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Queens National Scholar in Indigenous Studies Position: Applications due 9Dec2019

Departments of
Global Development Studies and
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Queen’s National Scholar in Indigenous Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The Departments of Global Development Studies and Languages, Literatures and Cultures, in Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies. We strongly encourage applicants with experience in land-based or language-based pedagogies and practices. The position will contribute to the expansion and consolidation of Indigenous Studies at Queen's University. This is a tenured or tenure-track position held jointly in the Departments of Global Development Studies (DEVS) and Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU) with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020. Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment or have equivalent qualifications as an indigenous knowledge keeper and/or through teaching experience, in academic and other relevant (e.g. activist and community-based activities) settings. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The main criteria for selection are demonstrated academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate would be expected to teach one or more core courses in the Indigenous Studies curriculum such as DEVS 220: Introduction to Indigenous Studies.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the histories, traditions and current trajectories of the Indigenous nations of Turtle Island, with preference given to candidates whose experience concerns the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee or Mohawk peoples, and who are familiar with either Anishinaabemowin, Kanienskéha or Mohawk. In selecting a candidate, the committee will take into account relevant scholarly publications, public communications, and community-based activities. The successful candidate will have the ability to secure external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an on-going commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. The successful candidate will be expected to make contributions through service to the respective departments, the Faculty, the University, and the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Queen’s National Scholar Program requires that the successful candidate will provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students, and will develop a research program that aligns with the University’s priorities. Information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s may be found in the Queen’s Academic Plan, and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan.

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, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

In keeping with the objectives of the Preliminary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force, we are especially interested in qualified Indigenous candidates. Indigenous candidates will be welcomed into an academic community, which includes:

  • Indigenous colleagues from multiple faculties;
  • Indigenous Committees and an Indigenous Student Centre (Four Directions Indigenous  Student Centre) welcoming Indigenous students and faculty members;
  • The Indigenous community of Tyendinaga near campus.

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children.  Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave.  In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to 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, awards and grants received);
  • A statement of current and prospective research interests;
  • A statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching philosophy, as well as teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
  • A statement of experience with, and commitment to, facilitation and promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
  • A sample of academic writing or other research and advocacy publications.

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

The deadline for applications is December 9, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Barbra Lalonde at devsmngr@queensu.ca although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Queen’s National Scholar in Indigenous Studies Committee
c/o Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall B412
68 University Avenue
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON CANADA K7L 3N6

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 in The Department of Global Development Studies, at 613-533-6000, ext 77210 or by e-mail 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

Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.

Click here to view the position advertisement in PDF format.

 

DEVS 221-700 (online) Teaching Assistant Positions Apply by 7Dec2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:  Teaching Assistant Position (January to April 2020)

DEVS 221 Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology
Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

 

Queen’s University

In accordance with the collective agreement between the University and Teaching Assistants (PSAC Local 901) applications are invited from qualified individuals for the following winter-term online course:

DEVS 221-700: Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology
Indigenous Human Ecology re-evaluates conventional knowledge based on Indigenous knowledge, worldview, and culture. Introduction to an Indigenous perspective on contemporary issues. Lectures and discussion provide detailed examinations of topics such as contemporary issues in Indigenous healing, art, teaching and learning, socio-political life. 

Responsibilities:

The teaching assistant will be expected to grade assignments using MS word, facilitate online discussions forums, and make themselves available online to assist students with course work. More specific expectations will be covered in the beginning of the term.

Requirements:  

Applicants should have strong familiarity with the course material. Previous experience with online courses, familiarity with the onQ course management system and videoconferencing software (e.g. Blackboard Elluminate, Zoom), as well as appropriate experience in teaching and/or in applied development work will be an asset. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is superior computer proficiency and ability to work closely with undergraduate students. Successful candidates will be expected to have continuous access to high-speed internet in order to provide prompt online advice and electronically monitor the progress of students.

This position is in support of an online course.  Some training and preparation is needed before the start of the course.  Candidates must be prepared to work outside the regular 9-5 work week.  Experience with learning management systems (e.g. onQ) and videoconferencing software (e.g. Zoom) would be an asset. 

Contract hours

The hours in the TA contract will be determined on the basis of the actual course enrolment.   Current enrollment would indicate that the contract hours would be 100 hours over the four month term.

To Apply:

Please reply by email indicating your interest and highlighting any relevant experience or background.

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 persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.  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 the interview process, please contact: Barbra Lalonde, devsmngr@queensu.ca, (613) 533-6000, ext. 77210.

Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows between PSAC Local 901 and Queen's University.     Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.  TAships are filled according to Group Preferences set out in the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC 901 http://psac901.org/).

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, and a short note or email from at least one referee, normally their supervisor, as well as any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier or student evaluations, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting documentation sent directly to:

Barbra Lalonde, DEVS Manager
Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
Email:  devsmngr@queensu.ca

Applications due no later than December 7, 2019.

 Click here to view a PDF of the call for applications

Queen's National Scholar in Development in Practice Position: Applications due 3Dec2019

Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s National Scholar in Development in Practice
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The Department of Global Development Studies (DEVS) at Queen’s University invites applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the field of ‘Development in Practice’. This is a tenured or tenure-track position with a preferred start date of July 1, 2020. Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) at: http://queensu.ca/vpr/prizes-awards/queens-national-scholars.

We welcome applicants whose research examines the social and political dynamics of development projects as they unfold in practice. Areas of expertise would include the politics of knowledge and the practices of engagement, accommodation, and contestation that occur between implementing agencies and target populations. With strong experience working within or conducting research upon development projects, the successful candidate would have the ability to teach an undergraduate course on the practical elements of project design, implementation, and evaluation while also guiding students in the practices of reflexive cross-cultural exchange and cooperation. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for undergraduate and graduate courses in this field while also contributing to the established curriculum in the department. While not a requirement, a geographic focus on North Africa, the Middle East, Central or Southeast Asia would be considered an asset.

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 high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children.  Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave.  In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

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, 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 as to 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.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

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, awards and grants received);
  • A statement of current and prospective research interests;
  • A statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching philosophy, as well as teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
  • A statement of experience with, and commitment to, facilitation and promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and,
  • A sample of academic writing or other research and advocacy publications.

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

The deadline for applications is December 3, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Barbra Lalonde at devsmngr@queensu.ca although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Queen’s National Scholar in Development and Practice Appointments Committee
c/o Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall B412
68 University Avenue
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N9

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 in the Department of Global Development Studies, 68 University Avenue, B413 Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N9 Telephone 613-533-6000, extension 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/col... and at http://www.qufa.ca. 

Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.

Click here to view the position posting in PDF format.

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