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Gender and Social Movements in the Islamic World Tenure Track Position: Applications due 31Aug2018

 

The Department of Global Development Studies (DEVS) at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Gender and Social Movements in the Islamic World. We welcome applicants whose research examines the rise of diverse social movements that have challenged authoritarian states, ailing development models, and cultural and political norms around gender and sexuality throughout the Islamic World. The geographic focus is open. We seek an innovative researcher and educator interested in exploring global/local levels of scholarly and experiential engagement. The successful applicant will assume responsibility for one or more of our core undergraduate and graduate courses such as The Political Economy of Development, Culture and Development, and Research Methods. The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment.  The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate and graduate levels. S/he will be expected to work collaboratively with other members in the department in the area of curriculum design. Methodological innovation and comfort with current and emergent teaching technologies will also be assets. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research moving beyond the dissertation and leading to peer-assessed publications. Candidates must provide evidence of strong communicative and interpersonal skills combined with a flexible attitude and ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the department, to the Faculty, to the University, and/or to the broader community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

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. DEVS is enriched intellectually, socially and culturally by the presence and participation of people from diverse educational backgrounds, including from the Global South. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

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.

 

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a sample of academic writing;
  • a statement of research interests; and
  • a teaching dossier or statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available).

Short-listed candidates will be further requested to provide three letters of reference.

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2018.

 

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Marcus Taylor, Department Head, Global Development Studies.  We encourage applicants to send all documents in their application packages electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to Barbra Brousseau bb13@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B401, Queen’s University
68 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6
Attn:  Barbra Brousseau, Department Administrator
Email: 
bb13@queensu.ca (preferred)

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 the interview process, please contact Barbra Brousseau bb13@queensu.ca  or at 613-533-6000 x 77210.

 

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Click here to view the position posting in PDF format.

The Future is Public Conference Hopes to Redefine Anti-Privatization Movement

 

“The Future is Public Conference” Hopes to Redefine Anti-Privatization Movement

DEVS Professor David McDonald Co-organizing the “The Future is Public Conference” which will take place in Montreal on June 15th and 16th

Protest, Policing, and Surveillance in the Canadian Context Teaching Fellow Position Available: Applications due 18Jun2018

TEACHING FELLOW POSITION AVAILABLE – Winter Term 2019
DEVS 392/3.0 – Protest, Policing, and Surveillance in the Canadian Context

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

 

The Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a third year seminar course entitled “Protest, Policing, and Surveillance In The Canadian Context” (DEVS 392). This is an on-campus, third year undergraduate course with an expected enrolment of 35 students.  Candidates should have a M.A. or M.Sc. or Ph.D, and teaching experience at the University level in Global Development Studies.  This is a winter term appointment for the period of January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019, with classes in session from January 7, 2019 to April 5, 2019

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, 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: Global Development Studies, Barbra Brousseau, 613-533-6000, extension 77210.

Graduate Teachings Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows between PSAC Local 901 and Queen's University which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/teaching-assistants-and-fellows/collective-agreement.  Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. 

Applications should include a cover letter, a complete and current curriculum vitae, and a letter of reference from one (1) referee, as well as any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier, or student evaluations, etc.   Applicants are required to indicate their Preference Group (if applicable) as outlined in Article 12.04 in Collective Agreement for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows between PSAC Local 901 and Queen's University within their cover letter.

Please arrange to have applications and supporting documentation sent directly to:

Ms. Barbra Brousseau, Departmental Administrator
Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Suite B401
Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
Email:  bb13@queensu.ca (PREFERRED)

Note: The letter of reference should be sent separately by a qualified referee who is familiar with the applicant's teaching experience. Review of applications will begin on June 18, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.   Additional information about the Department of Global Development Studies can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/devs

Posted: June 8, 2018

Decade-long Cuban partnership continues

 

Decade-long Cuban partnership continues

Queen’s and the University of Havana celebrate the future of their partnership.

DEVS 305 Group May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Cuba trip cohort pose together with a statue in Havana. (Photo: Chris Tianyu Yao)

Queen’s and the University of Havana have partnered  for the past 10 years to teach the Cuban Society and Culture course and host visiting scholars and artists. The study abroad course has seen over 300 Queen’s students study in Havana thus far, and will continue thanks to a new agreement signed in Havana during a celebration of the course and partnership in May.

[Students, staff, and faculty from both universities enjoy local food and musical (Photo: Chris Tianyu Yao)]
Students, staff, and faculty from both universities enjoy local food and music. (Photo: Chris Tianyu Yao)

For Susan Lord (Film and Media) and Karen Dubinsky (History/Global Development Studies), their ongoing professional relationship with their colleagues from the University of Havana has created opportunities that stretch farther than their annual course.

The course begins at Queen’s in the winter term. Students learn about the history of Cuba from 1959 to present day, studying social and cultural challenges, successes, and innovations. Students then travel to Havana for two weeks to experience what they learned over the semester. They visit historic monuments, take in the modern landscape of music, agriculture, and city living, participate in classes at the University of Havana, and enjoy the warm hospitality of their Cuban colleagues and fellow students.

“We have sessions throughout the trip for students to digest their experiences,” says Dr. Lord. “We talk about what they find on the street that contradicts or extends what they’ve learned in books. Some of the key takeaways for students from this past trip was the amount of music everywhere in Havana and the diversity of perspectives on Cuban reality presented by professors in the course. This is much more enriching than only learning in a textbook.”

[Students travel through an art exhibit featuring mosaic tile. (Photo: Chris Tianyu Yao)]
Students travel through an art exhibit featuring mosaic tile. (Photo: Chris Tianyu Yao)

A decade of collaboration has led to lasting relationships between the coordinators from both countries. University of Havana professor Sonia Enjamio was a core contact for Drs. Lord and Dubinsky before she died in 2010. To commemorate her dedication to the course and students, the coordinators of the course, including Drs. Lord and Dubinsky and University of Havana Vice-Dean (International) Lourdes Perez, decided to create the Sonia Enjamio Fund to help Queen’s students continue their studies and University of Havana students study at Queen’s.

“Relationships are a key ingredient to success for these kinds of programs, and the Cuban Society and Culture course is a great example of best practices,” says Jenny Corlett, Director of International Initiatives with the Faculty of Arts and Science. “The coursework is the trunk of the tree, but there are so many relationships that spread like roots to make it stable and keep it growing.”

This connection between Queen’s and the University of Havana has led to dozens of research projects by both universities’ researchers. Ten scholars and artists from Cuba have participated in exchanges to Queen’s. Freddy Monasterio Barso (Cultural Studies) is a Cuban PhD candidate and one of the course instructors for Cuban Society and Culture.

Recent research collaborations between Cuba and Queen’s include:

  • An upcoming book of essays and interviews of Sara Gómez, an Afro-Cuban filmmaker of the sixties by Dr. Lord;
  • A book on Canada-Cuban person-to-person relations by Dr. Dubinsky;
  • A master’s thesis on staying current in an offline country by Xenia Reloba de la Cruz, a Cuban journalist who completed her master’s at Queen’s in Cultural Studies; and
  • A 2014 anthology of renowned Cuban musician Carlos Varela’s work in English and Spanish curated by Dr. Dubinsky, Ms. Reloba de la Cruz, and former Cuban visiting scholar to Queen’s Maria Caridad Cumana. Mr. Varela received an honorary degree from Queen’s in the same year.

“The relationship between Queen’s and the University of Havana precedes the course by several decades,” says Dr. Dubinsky. “It began in the early seventies as part of a large project organized by Canadian University Service Overseas, a Canadian non-governmental organization. Fifty Canadian engineering professors taught over 300 Cuban students. That first project was judged a rousing success, and efforts such as our course continue that connection.”

[Kathy O’Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International), and Barbara Crow, Dean (Faculty of Arts and Science) participate in the awarding of certificates to students in the course. (Photo: Chris Tianyu Yao)]
Kathy O’Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International), and Barbara Crow, Dean (Faculty of Arts and Science) participate in the awarding of certificates to students in the course. (Photo: Chris Tianyu Yao)

Dr. Lord’s vision for the next five years of the course is a healthy mixture of growth and sustainability.

“We work hard to keep the costs low. This is one of the least expensive exchange courses to Cuba, so we have to be innovative about how we grow sustainably,” says Dr. Lord. “We would like to increase the Sonia Enjamio Fund to have more reciprocal exchange, and explore more initiatives to support the course. I’d also like to do more work with graduate students to help facilitate their participation.”

The end of the tenth trip was marked with a celebration involving students, staff, and faculty from both universities. Guests enjoyed local cuisine, music (including a concert by Cuban hip hop artist Telmary Diaz, visiting artist at Queen’s in 2017), and the signing of an agreement by Barbara Crow, Dean (Faculty of Arts and Science) and Kathy O’Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International) to continue the partnership for another 5 years.

[Students thank their guides and professors during the contract signing and 10 year celebration at the end of the visit. (Photo: Chris Tianyu Yao)]
Students thank their guides and professors during the contract signing and 10 year celebration at the end of the visit. (Photo: Chris Tianyu Yao)

“Cuban Culture and Society is one of my favourite memories of my first year here at Queen’s,” says Chris Tianyu Yao (ArtSci’21), a Film and Media student. “From my perspective, the uniqueness of the course is the diverse and interdisciplinary content. It gave me an opportunity to engage in many new fields of study, such as politics, global development, and health studies. I could also easily find my own interests in this course. These experiences helped me to continue my study and research in film, art, and cultural studies.”

To find out more about the course, visit the Department of Global Development Studies website.

 

 

DEVS Students Get a Warm Welcome in India for DEVS 410 Internship

 

DEVS Students Impress in India for DEVS 410 Work Study Internship

Three DEVS student got a warm welcome and were covered in the local news in India where they are currently doing a work-study internship for DEVS 410. Dorothy Beale, Jason Shamatutu and Stephanie Rodriguez are in India to work for the Chandragupta Institute of Management Patna (CIMP) on a World Bank initiated project that focuses on rural women as the primary channels for development intervention.

To see the local news coverage, go to page 3 of the Morning India Newspaper online.

Canadian Association of African Studies Conference Hosted at Queen's

 

Canadian Association of African Studies Conference Hosted at Queen's

Dr. Marc Epprecht, the outgoing president of the Canadian Association of African Studies, wraps up this year's very successful annual conference with an address to the delegates on Sunday (May 6th). Over 140 attendees came from 17 countries to share their research on such diverse topics as resources extraction, climate change, sexual and reproductive rights, refugees and immigration, the crisis in Zimbabwe and much more. Queen's was well-represented with over twenty graduate students from a wide range of departments including DEVS. Here, Marc convinces the delegates to support accounting for carbon offsets in future conference fees. This years conference generated an estimated 300 tonnes carbon.

For more information click on the following link to see the Queen's Gazette Article from May 11, African Studies Conference Focuses on Transformation

DEVS 240: Culture and Development Teaching Position Available (Winter 2018)

TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE 2018-2019 (Winter Term)
DEVS 240:  Culture and Development
Department of Global Development Studies

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a second year lecture course entitled “Culture and Development” (DEVS 240). This is an on-campus, lecture course with an expected enrolment of 200 students. Candidates should have a MA or PhD, and teaching experience at the University level in Global Development Studies. This is a winter term appointment for the period of January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019, with classes in session from January 7, 2019 to April 5, 2019.

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: Department of Global Studies, Barbra Brousseau, bb13@queensu.ca, 613-533-6000 x77210.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.

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, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.  Please note that the letters of reference should be sent separately by a qualified referee who is familiar with the applicant's teaching experience. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:

Barbra Brousseau, Department Administrator
Department of Global Development Studies

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B401, Queen’s University
68 University Avenue
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N9
Email:  bb13@queensu.ca (preferred method)

Applications will be received until May 25, 2018.  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 http://www.queensu.ca/devs.

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Course Description:

DEVS 240 Culture and Development

Provides students with a broad overview of debates relating to development and culture, including issues of religion, music, sport, art and literature, and how these interact with economic policy and political change.

LEARNING HOURS    120 (24L;12T;84P)

 

DEVS 220: Introduction to Aboriginal Studies Online Teaching Position Available (Winter 2019)

COURSE DEVELOPER/INSTRUCTOR POSITION AVAILABLE
Course Development to begin June 1, 2018
Term Adjunct appointment anticipated for Winter Term 2019

DEVS 220:  Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
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 jointly redeveloping and teaching Introduction to Aboriginal Studies.  This is an online undergraduate course with an expected enrolment of 95 students. The contract for course development will commence July 1, 2018, with the offering of the course anticipated to be in winter term, January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019, with classes in session from January 7, 2019 to April 5, 2019.

Candidates should have a MA or PhD, and teaching experience at the University level in Global Development Studies and experience working within an online learning management platform (such as onQ). Candidates should also have experience in course design, development, and online delivery.

In addition to expertise in the relevant academic subject, as a Course Developer the candidate needs to:

  • Work in partnership with an instructional designer and Continuing and Distance Studies to take an active learning approach to the design of the course using best practices in online learning to meet the quality standards
  • be comfortable with technology, interested in how technology can enhance teaching and learning, and open to learning and using new technologies
  • be prepared to meet  project timelines that are determined collaboratively at the start of the project
  • be willing to teach the first offering of the course

As this course is being offered online, the successful candidate as the Course Instructor will also need to :

  • 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 Continuing and Distance Studies 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: Department of Global Studies, Barbra Brousseau, bb13@queensu.ca, 613-533-6000 x77210.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.

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, a 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 Brousseau, Department Administrator
Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B401, Queen’s University
68 University Avenue
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N9
Email:  bb13@queensu.ca (preferred method)

Applications will be received until May 18, 2018.  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 http://www.queensu.ca/devs.

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Course Description

DEVS 220 Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
An introduction to Aboriginal world view and culture organized on an historical basis, from Creation to 1969, emphasizing Aboriginal culture and experience in Canada. Aboriginal perspectives will be introduced through traditional teaching methods and contributions from elders and other community members

POSTED:  May 1, 2018

 

 

Dr. Marcus Taylor appointed DEVS Department Head, effective July 1, 2018

 
Kamari ClarkeProfile Photo

Congratulations to Dr. Marcus Taylor

The Department of Global Development Studies congratulates Dr. Marcus Taylor on his appointment of Head, Department of Global Development Studies for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023.

Dr. Taylor has taught in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s since 2006 and is cross-appointed to the Department of Sociology and the School of Environmental Studies. He researches and teaches courses on the political ecology of development, with a focus on agriculture, labour and livelihoods as reflected in courses such as DEVS 250: Global Environmental Transformations and DEVS 311: Labour and Global Development. His current SSHRC funded project is on new approaches to rice cultivation in south Asia in conditions of climate change, livelihood strains, and mounting pressures to ensure food security by increasing yields. Recently books by Dr. Taylor include The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation (Routledge 2015) and Global Labour Studies (with Sébastien Rioux, Polity Press, 2018).

Dr. Taylor has been the graduate chair within Global Development Studies for the past five years, and recently spearheaded the establishment of a PhD program of study within DEVS. Faculty, staff, and students are looking forward to working with Dr. Taylor as the new department Head in Global Development Studies starting in July 2018. 

Special thanks is extended to Dr. Marc Epprecht for his tireless work as the Department Head of Global Development Studies over the past six years.   

 

DEVS to offer a PhD program starting in September 2018

Global Development Studies PhD program Approved

The Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University extends its innovative approach to the field of development studies with its newly approved Ph.D. program.

Welcoming its first cohort in 2018, the PhD in Global Development Studies will prepare students to apply advanced development research within a rapidly changing global policy context.

Global Development Studies at Queen’s enjoys well-established pedagogical profile at the graduate level that gives us a clear identity within the Canadian and international context.  

The foundations of our innovative and quality doctoral program are grounded in four core research and pedagogical themes: the political economy of development; the cultural politics of development; indigenous studies; and development and sustainability. Students receive teaching, training, supervision and research support across these themes.

The advanced interdisciplinary research and teaching skills that the program provides are in strong demand among employers that include national and international development agencies, university research and teaching, the public sector, non-governmental organisations, the business sector and the media.

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