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Assistant Professor Tenure Track Position: Applications due 15Sept2020

Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Tenure-Track Position in Global Development Studies

The Department of Global Development Studies (DEVS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Indigenous or Ethnic Minority Self-Determination. We welcome applicants who examine the political-economic and socio-cultural dynamics of self-determination on issues such as political autonomy, resource management, livelihood strategies, local knowledge, and cultural preservation. This would include reflection on how indigenous or ethnic minority groups engage mainstream development paradigms and how their struggles are positioned within regional and global contexts for the right to self-determination.  The preferred start date for this appointment is July 1, 2021.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are research and teaching excellence. Candidates’ community involvement, community knowledge production, traditional knowledge, and lived experience would be included in this assessment. The successful candidate will provide evidence of strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They 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 a 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:

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

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

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday September 15, 2020.

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 Lalonde at devsmngr@queensu.ca although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B411, Queen’s University
68 University Avenue, Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6
Attn: Barbra Lalonde, Department Manager
Email: devsmngr@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 Lalonde at 613-533-6000 x 77210 or via email at devsmngr@queensu.ca

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 advertisement in PDF format.

 

Cuban Culture and Society Course Video Release

DEVS 306/DEVS 307:  Cuban Culture and Society Courses

The DEVS course Cuban Culture and Society which, for the past 12 years, has taken Queen’s students to the University of Havana and invited Cuban professors and artists to Queen’s, has released a video.  Produced by former student Roy Zheng (currently an MA student in Cultural Studies), the seven minute video includes brief interviews with a range of students, and photos of many of the instructors, artists and excursion sites in Havana.  The course will be offered in 2020-2021 with an on-campus portion (DEVS 306) and, international travel permitting, a Havana portion in May (DEVS 307).  The video is a reminder, during this period of lockdown, of what we can learn when we have the opportunity to look beyond ourselves.  

SNID Program Coordinator Position: Applications Due: 20July2020

PROGRAM COORDINATOR POSITION
Studies in National and International Development
c/o Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

Studies in National and International Development (SNID) invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator. Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program at Queen’s University. This is a term appointment for the period of August 15, 2020 to April 15, 2021 with a possibility of renewal for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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. 

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 via email at devsmngr@queensu.ca or by telephone at 613-533-6000, extension 77210.

As a graduate student employed as a Research Assistant, you are represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 901, Unit 1.  Research assistants at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 901, Unit 1, which is posted at http://psac901.org/unit-1-collective-agreement-2018-2021/

The successful candidate responsibilities will include but not be limited to website maintenance (working knowledge of HTML and/or WebPublish required); listserv management; virtual meeting (eg. Zoom) set-up and facilitation; social media networking; email correspondence; preparation and distribution of promotional materials; coordination of speaker logistics if and when applicable (travel plans, expense reimbursement, assistance with technology); and fundraising initiatives.  The successful applicant will work under the supervision of two Queen’s faculty members who serve as SNID Co-Chairs.  

The Program Coordinator position runs from mid-August to mid-April each year, as some work is required in August in preparation for a September kick-off. In light of COVID-19, SNID will be hosting its seminar series virtually until it is possible to safely meet again in-person. SNID sessions are held Thursdays from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM. The Program Coordinator must be available to attend weekly talks (whether they are virtual or in-person) and must be registered as a graduate student at Queen’s University.  The position is approximately forty (40) hours per month.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM EST on Monday July 20, 2020. Applications should include a cover letter outlining the candidate’s interest and qualifications in the position, 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. 

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

Ms. Barbra Lalonde, Department Manager
Department of Global Development Studies
Email:  devsmngr@queensu.ca

The final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.   Additional information about Studies in National and International Development can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/snid/

Click here to view the position advertisement in PDF format.

 

Fall 2020 Term Update Live Zoom Session with Dr. Marcus Taylor: Wednesday June 24th at 1:00 PM

DEVS Q&A Fall Term

DEVS is excited to invite you to our live zoom session with Dr. Marcus Taylor to discuss the department’s fall 2020 term plans!

Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/devs-live-zoom-fall-term-2020-update-tickets....

Zoom Session link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87162960535

Password will be sent to registered attendees by noon on June 24th!

Fall 2020 Term Adjunct Position: DEVS 361: Policy Project Planning and Policy Advocacy (Applications due 10Jul2020)

TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE 2020-2021 (Fall Term)
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:  devsmngr@queensu.ca or phone (613-533-6000, ext 77210).

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 https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivist...

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
Email:  devsmngr@queensu.ca (PREFERRED)

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 http://www.queensu.ca/devs.


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

Click here to view the position advertisement in PDF format

 

DEVS Live Zoom Session with Cathy Keates, Director of Career and Experiential Learning, Career Services at Queen's. Wednesday May 20th at 1PM

DEVS Zoom Session with Cathy Keates

Register via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/devs-live-zoom-career-session-tickets-105428050136

Zoom Session link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88909531206?pwd=c25ZVG9NSGV1amVZWmxkTmp6ektodz09

Password will be sent to registered attendees by noon on May 20th!

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