Area of Research

Black Feminist Thought


The Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University seeks a postdoctoral fellow specializing in Black Feminist Thought. The postdoctoral fellow will be an emerging scholar with expertise in any area(s) of black feminist thought (such as but not limited to black and black diaspora feminism, African feminism, Caribbean feminism, black feminist and queer studies, black trans studies, black feminist geographies, black feminist cultural production [music, poetry, fiction, visual arts], black feminist activism and organizing). In addition to supporting a wider research program on black creative methodologies, as faculty member in the Department of Gender Studies, the candidate will also support the new Program in Black Studies through teaching and service. Scholar-activists and scholar-creatives are encouraged to apply.

Applicant Details

Applicants must have a PhD in hand by June 15, 2022.

Application Materials
  • An updated curriculum vitae
  • One scholarly paper and/or excerpts from a creative portfolio
  • A statement (1,500 words or less) describing the proposed research project
  • Two confidential letters of reference (sent directly to us before the deadline)
  • Graduate Transcript(s)

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research and creative 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.

Please send all materials to Taylor Cenac (



Closing Date

February 1, 2022 or until position is filled


Katherine McKittrick

Expected start date

July 1, 2022


One year  

About Queen’s University

Post-doctoral fellows are represented under the collective agreement between PSAC 901, Unit 2 and Queen’s University.  Post-doctoral fellows are eligible for pregnancy and/or parental leave as defined in the Employment Standards Act. Additionally, employees may be eligible for some reimbursement of Eligible Childcare Expenses incurred under the Childcare Benefit Plan. For more information on postdoctoral benefits, see PSAC 901, Unit 2 Collective Agreement.

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 Anishinaabe, 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 strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.

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.

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