Department of Global Development Studies


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DEVS 361-700/3.0 – Project Planning and Policy Advocacy

Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Global Development Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in Project Planning and Policy Advocacy (DEVS 361-700/3.0).  This is an online undergraduate course with an expected enrolment of 120 students.  This is a term appointment for the period September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 with classes in session from September 10 to December 4, 2020. 

Successful candidates will typically have a Ph.D. and teaching experience at the University level in Global Development Studies or a related discipline.  They will have expertise in the field or fields relevant to the course, appropriate teaching experience including experience working within an Online Learning Management platform (such as onQ).

As this course is being offered online, successful candidates will also:

  • have regular access to high speed internet and a computer that meets current specifications
  • be willing to take an active role in delivering the course and communicating regularly with students
  • be open to learning how to use the new technologies in order to be effective in the virtual environment
  • be flexible in terms of availability, which may include offering online office hours via the web at times outside of the regular 9-5 work week
  • be willing to provide students with timely and constructive feedback
  • be comfortable with working in a partnership with Arts and Science Online in the delivery of the course.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Barbra Lalonde, Department Manager (email: or phone (613-533-6000, ext 77210).

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To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two referees, course description/outline, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:

Barbra Lalonde, Department Manager
Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B412, Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

Applications will be received until July 10, 2020.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of Global Development Studies can be found at

Course Description

Project Planning and Policy Advocacy

The course prepares students for fieldwork in global development. It connects theory with practice through in‐depth, skills‐based modules on economic literacy, results‐based management (RBM), and policy advocacy. Students will apply core concepts and best practices to effective proposal writing, project management, and policy advocacy.

NOTE Only offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online.

PREREQUISITE [(DEVS 240/3.0 or DEVS 280/3.0) and (Level 2 or above or registration in GAEN certificate)] or permission of instructor.                                                                                                                           

Posted: June 23, 2020

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