Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Employment Opportunities

Faculty Appointment(s)

None currently available. 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Buchanan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Canadian Democracy

The Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Buchanan Postdoctoral Fellowship in the field of Canadian Democracy. This fellowship provides an opportunity to spend time in an intellectually stimulating environment conducting research, writing, and teaching on topics related to any aspect of Canadian democracy. The fellowship is tenable for two years from 1 July 2019. A postdoctoral supervisor will be named depending on the successful candidate’s specialization.

The value of the fellowship in 2019-2020 will be $34,900. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research program and to teach a one-term course per year in Canadian politics in the Department of Political Studies. The teaching stipend is determined by the collective agreement and is approximately $8000 per one-term course for a total of approximately $43,000 per year. There will be a $2K travel and research grant in addition to this sum. The Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity has set aside $5,000 for the successful candidate to organize a workshop or symposium in their field in either year of the fellowship.

Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in Political Science or a cognate field from a recognized university no earlier than 1 January 2016; or have completed the doctorate no earlier than 1 January 2012 but have had their career interrupted or delayed for family reasons; or expect to have completed all degree requirements by 1 July 2019.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Postdoctoral fellows at Queen's University are governed by two collective agreements. The Postdoctoral Fellow Collective Agreement, which is posted at, governs the overall terms of the appointment. The candidate will also be appointed to a term adjunct teaching position as defined by the Collective Agreement for All Faculty, Librarians and Archivist between QUFA and Queen’s University which is posted at . Applications should be submitted electronically to Michelle Knapp-Hermer, Department Manager at and include a current C.V. and a 1 page, single spaced statement outlining the applicant’s program of post-doctoral research and three letters of reference. Applicants must arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference on their behalf.

Applications will be received until 30 April 2019. 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

Posted: (March 12 2019)

Buchanan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Canadian Democracy Posting Advert (PDF, 485KB)

SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowships

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
Term Adjunct Position(s)

None currently available.