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Senate committee vacancies now posted

The University Secretariat invites all faculty, staff, and students to put their names forward for membership on Senate committees. Senate is Queen’s highest academic governing body and its committees deal with issues related to academic programs and their review, educational equity, residences, student aid, the library, and research.

All existing vacancies are listed on the vacancies page. The application deadline is Feb. 25, 2022.

  • Committee terms are usually for two years, with the number of meetings per year depending on the particular committee’s area of responsibility.
  • Most terms will start Sept. 1, 2022, but any exceptions are listed next to the committee name on the vacancies page.
  • Note that Individuals holding an appointment at the level of Associate Dean, or equivalent, and above (e.g., Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Vice-Principal, Associate Vice-Principal, Dean, Vice-Dean, University Librarian, Associate University Librarian, University Archivist, Associate University Archivist) are not eligible to serve as a faculty senator or as a faculty member on a Senate committee.
  • An informational panel hosted by the Senate Governance and Nominating Committee will be held on Feb. 3, 2022 at 1 pm and all applicants are invited to attend.

Senate committees discuss issues of broad interest to the academic community and make recommendations on policy and practice that are essential to the university's operations and evolution.  Committee work allows you to directly affect the way Queen's functions as a teaching and research institution, and as a community of scholars, students, and staff.

Contact senate@queensu.ca if you have any questions.