Queen's National Scholar program accepting applications

Queen's National Scholar program accepting applications

October 2, 2014


Academic units still have time to submit expressions of interest (EOI) for the 2014-15 round of the Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) program, which provides $100,000 annually for five years to assist faculties and schools in hiring a new faculty member.

EOI’s are due to the relevant dean’s office by Oct. 17. Deans will then submit their recommendations to the Provost’s Office by Nov. 3.

“The QNS is a signature program for Queen’s, helping our Faculties and Schools in recruiting faculty members who are emerging leaders within their fields,” says Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). “The program has already resulted in some exceptional early and mid-career scholars choosing to continue their teaching and research at Queen’s.”

Expressions of interest are welcome from any academic discipline, and should highlight how the proposed QNS aligns with the faculty or school’s priorities, as well as with the University’s Academic Plan and Strategic Research Plan. Interdisciplinary and cross-faculty submissions are encouraged. The EOI template will guide interested units through the submission process.

Heather Aldersey is a new Queen's National Scholar in international community-based rehabilitation.

The QNS advisory committee will review the EOIs and select up to four to advance to the second stage of the competition, in which an expanded proposal is submitted. In the second stage, the committee will review the four proposals and recommend to the principal which two candidates should be appointed.

Five new faculty members arrived on campus this year as Queen’s National Scholars from both the 2012 and 2013 rounds of the competition, including:

  • Heather Aldersey, QNS in international community-based rehabilitation
  • Avena Ross, QNS in chemical biology and medicinal chemistry
  • Armand Ruffo, QNS in Indigenous literatures and languages
  • Norman Vorano, QNS in Indigenous visual and material cultures of the Americas
  • Awet Weldemichael, QNS in African history

For more information on the QNS program, and the EOI template, visit the QNS page on the Provost’s website.