Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Employment Opportunities

Faculty Appointment(s)

None currently available.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities

The Department welcomes inquiries from students who are applying for a Social Science and Humanities Research Council post-doctoral fellowship. Please e-mail the Head of the Department and the intended supervisor for further information.

Teaching Fellowships and Assistantships

None currently available.

Term Adjunct Position(s)

TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE 2020-2021 (Winter Term)
POLS 312* - Political Behaviour
Department of Political Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in Political Behaviour (POLS 312*). This is a remote delivery, lecture/seminar course with an expected enrolment of 60 students. Candidates should have a M.A. or M.Sc. or Ph.D, and teaching experience at the University level. Preference may be given to qualified applicants who provide a course proposal that includes a section considering the influence of COVID-19 on political behaviour. This is a winter term appointment for the period January 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, with classes in session from January 11, 2021 to April 9, 2021.

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, 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 this process, please contact: Department Manager, Michelle Knapp-Hermer at knappm@queensu.ca

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about 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.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Eleanor MacDonald, Department Head, Political Studies and should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc. We encourage applicants to send all documents in their application packages electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to Michelle Knapp-Hermer at knappm@queensu.ca. If you must submit a hard copy application, please reach out to Michelle Knapp-Hermer at knappm@queensu.ca so arrangements can be made.

Applications will be received until September 17, 2020. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of Political Studies can be found at https://www.queensu.ca/politics/.

Course Description:
POLS 312/3.0
Political Behaviour
This course provides an introduction to the principal theoretical perspectives and empirical debates in the study of elections, voting, public opinion, political participation and political culture in established democracies.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;84P) PREREQUISITE (12 units in POLS at the 200 level or above) and (a GPA of 2.0 on all units in POLS), or permission of the Department.

Posted: September 3, 2020

Term Adjunct Position POLS 312 (PDF, 167KB)


TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE 2020-2021 (Winter Term)
POLS 394* - Issues in Political Theory
Department of Political Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in Issues in Political Theory (POLS 394*). This is a remote delivery, lecture/seminar course with an expected enrolment of 60 students. Candidates should have a M.A. or M.Sc. or Ph.D, and teaching experience at the University level. Preference may be given to qualified applicants who provide a course proposal focused on anti-racist political theory. This is a winter term appointment for the period January 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, with classes in session from January 11, 2021 to April 9, 2021.

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, 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 this process, please contact: Department Manager, Michelle Knapp-Hermer at knappm@queensu.ca

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about 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.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Eleanor MacDonald, Department Head, Political Studies and should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc. We encourage applicants to send all documents in their application packages electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to Michelle Knapp-Hermer at knappm@queensu.ca. If you must submit a hard copy application, please reach out to Michelle Knapp-Hermer at knappm@queensu.ca so arrangements can be made.

Applications will be received until September 17, 2020. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of Political Studies can be found at https://www.queensu.ca/politics/.

Course Description:
POLS 394/3.0
Issues in Political Theory
An exploration of different aspects of political thought, political theory, and political philosophy. The focus of this course will vary from year to year; consult the departmental website for further details.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE (12 units in POLS at the 200 level or above) and (a GPA of 2.0 on all units in POLS), or permission of the Department.

Posted: September 3, 2020

Term Adjunct Position POLS 394 (PDF, 168KB)