Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Job Opportunities

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Faculty Recruitment and Support Program

 

Faculty Positions

Queen’s National Scholar in Anishinaabe Language, Philosophy and Culture (ALPC)

The Departments of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Philosophy, and the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies seek applications for a joint Queen’s National Scholar position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Anishinaabe Language, Philosophy and Culture. This is a tenured or tenure-track position with a preferred start date of July 1, 2020. The successful candidate should have expertise in Anishinaabemowin; Anishinaabe and non-Indigenous philosophies; and knowledge embedded in oral, visual or performance traditions. The successful candidate will also have experience with community-engaged practices and methodologies. 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.

Given that Queen’s is located on Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee territory, we are called upon to bring Anishinaabe language teaching and learning together with place-based knowledges in the form of research and/or research-creation that bridges customary Anishinaabe practices and their contemporary adaptations found in everyday life. We recognize that Anishinaabe language resurgence is fundamental to the resurgence of Anishinaabe ways of knowing and cultural practices. The ALPC QNS candidate would bring together a range of disciplinary inquiries that are vitally connected in Indigenous scholarship.

The successful candidate will have a PhD and/or demonstrated excellence in an active, community-engaged research and/or research-creation program, and teaching experience. We are interested in candidates with a very strong teaching and research profile. 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 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 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);
· a research dossier with three (3) writing samples or research-creation portfolio;
· a teaching dossier with at least two outlines for courses previously taught;
· course evaluations, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration
· a statement of experience in and commitment to facilitation and promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion;
· three (3) references (referees are to email letters directly to: ALPC-hire@queensu.ca)

Applicants should submit their application (with the exception of references which applicants should ensure are sent directly by referees) in a single pdf file by November 30, 2019 to: ALPC-hire@queensu.ca
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 Professor Christine Sypnowich at philhead@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/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.

 

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 Queenʹs 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 studentcentred 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‐andarchivists/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.

 

Student Positions

Grader position for LLCU 110

Applications are invited for one Grader position for the course LLCU 110 Linguistic Diversity and Identity, being offered in Winter 2020. Students wishing to apply for this position should meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants should be registered in a Linguistics Program (MAJ LING or MIN LING).
  • Applicants must have completed LING 100, ideally with a final grade of 80 per cent or higher (at least A- or 3.7).
  • Previous experience as a Teaching Assistant in LING 100 is an advantage, though not required.
  • In addition to the general criteria listed above, the selection of Candidates will be based on overall academic standing, strength in linguistics, and potential as a teacher. Other things being equal, preference will be given to students registered in the Major in Linguistics (MAJ LING).

The Grader will be expected to work 85 hours over the course of the term. The successful candidates’ responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in training at the beginning of the semester;
  • Attending LLCU 110 lectures (3 hours per week);
  • Collating student responses to end-of-class questions (1 hour per week)
  • Grading assignments and tests.

Applicants should provide an up-to-date transcript (unofficial) and a cover letter discussing why you want to be a TA for this class. Please submit your application via e-mail to Dr. Margaret maliszew@queensu.ca by Friday, December 13, 2019.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Margaret by email, or by phone at 613-533-2072.