Employment Opportunities

The Department of Political Studies at Queen’s is a medium-sized department with twenty-six full-time regular faculty members who teach in all areas of the political science discipline. All our members have active research programs and share a commitment to providing the best learning experience for our students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. As such, the Department invites applications from all qualified individuals for the opportunities listed below. 

All inquiries should be directed to Gail MacAllister at pols.manager@queensu.ca.

Job Opportunities

All Faculty appointments and opportunities will be posted here.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the Responsible use of Artificial Intelligence

The Faculties of Arts and Science (FAS), Law, and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University are partnering to invite applications from exceptional early-career scholars at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Professor with specialization in Responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position. The successful candidate will submit an external nomination for a five-year term position as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, eligible for renewal once, to a maximum of two five-year terms as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair.

For more information, please view the job description.

Applications will continue to be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found.

The Department offers three 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.

  • The Buchanan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Canadian Democracy

 


  • The Peacock Postdoctoral Fellowship

 


  • The Skelton-Clark Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

Teaching Fellowships

  • Winter 2023 Teaching Fellowship Opportunities

Teaching Fellowship:

We are seeking applications for the following course: 

WINTER 2023:

POLS 392/3.0 Topic in Canadian Politics 

The above course will be available to be taught in person by Teaching Fellows in the Department of Political Studies (Subject to Article 12.08 of the PSAC (Local 901) Collective Agreement), in Winter 2023.  

POLS 392 Topics in Canadian Politics Units: 3.00  
An examination of selected aspects of Canadian politics and government, including institutions and behavioral approaches. The focus of this course will vary from year to year; consult the departmental website for further details.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;84P).

This advertisement is directed at currently registered doctoral students in the Department of Political Studies. 

Applicants are to submit an application file consisting of an unofficial transcript (from SOLUS is acceptable), an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a two paragraph (maximum) summary of the proposed course’s focus, and an email or short letter (a sentence or two) from doctoral supervisors indicating that the applicant is in a position to teach.  Expressions of interest must be sent to Gail MacAllister (pols.manager@queensu.ca) by November 15th, 2022

Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement between PSAC (Local 901, Unit 1) and Queens University and shall follow Section 12.08 (Appointment of Teaching Fellows).  All positions are subject to funding and enrolment criteria.

Date of posting: November 7th, 2022.

Deadline date:  November 15th, 2022.

 


  • Summer 2023 Teaching Fellowship Opportunities

The Department of Political Studies will be offering two Summer courses in 2023: one at the third-year level, and another at the fourth. 

 Applicants interested in teaching at the third-year level should submit a proposal to teach one of the following courses. 

POLS 319/3.0   Public Discourse in Canada: Issues and Debates

POLS 327/3.0   Topics in Comparative Politics

POLS 348/3.0   Middle East Politics

 Applicants interested in teaching at the fourth-year level should submit a proposal to teach one of the following courses: 

 POLS 402/3.0   Science and Justice

POLS 434/3.0   Multiculturalism

POLS 457/3.0   Issues in Global Justice

 The advertisement is directed at currently doctoral students in the Department of Political Studies. Applicants are free to submit up to two proposals: one for the third, and another for the fourth-year level. The selected courses will be taught in Summer 2023 (the May-June schedule).

 For more information on specific courses, consult the Arts and Science Calendar for a list of Course Descriptions. See this link: Arts and Science Academic Calendar

 Applicants are invited to submit an application file consisting of an unofficial transcript (from SOLUS is acceptable), an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a two paragraph (maximum) summary of the proposed course’s focus, and an email or short letter (a sentence or two) from doctoral supervisors indicating that the applicant is in a position to teach.  Expressions of interest must be sent to Gail MacAllister (pols.manager@queensu.ca) by November 15th, 2022

 Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement between PSAC (Local 901, Unit 1) and Queens University and shall follow Section 12.08 (Appointment of Teaching Fellows).  All positions are subject to funding and enrolment criteria.

 

 Date of posting: October 11, 2022.

Deadline date:  November 15th, 2022.

 

 

All Term Adjunct appointments and opportunities will be posted here.

**None are currently available. 

All Administrative positions and opportunities will be posted here.

 

Office Program Assistant

Competition Number: J1022-1461

Position Title: Office Program Assistant

Employee Group: Support Staff - USW Local 2010

Job Category: Administrative

Department or Area: Political Studies

Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Salary: $41,808.00/Year

Grade:04

Hours per Week:27.5

Job Type: Term

Length of term:11.5 months

Shift: Monday to Friday 6 hours (9:30 - 3:30)

Number Of Positions:1

Date Posted: November 7, 2022

Closing Date: November 15, 2022

 

COVID 19 On-Campus Requirements

The Queen’s University Policy Regarding Mandatory Vaccination Requirements for In-person University Activities requires ALL Community Members, including employees, to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to participating in any In-person University Activities. This is a condition of employment for all employees who are required to attend University Property to perform their employment responsibilities. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to substantiated grounds (medical and other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code) may ask the University to validate the exemption and request an accommodation for these rare circumstances. If approved, they will be subject to additional health and safety measures.

 

About Queen's University

Queen’s University is the Canadian research intensive university with a transformative student learning experience. Here the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting. We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more.

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

Come work with us!

 

Job Summary

A Brief Overview

This position supports the operations through frontline activities such as filing, photocopying, scanning, updating content on web pages, preparing draft correspondence, proofreading, collecting or distributing student materials. The position processes information and documents, ensuring deadlines are met. The position also supports the operations by assisting with room bookings, coordinating key and fob sign-out, processing payments and refunds, and dealing with equipment rentals and locker deposits.

Job Description

What you will do

  • Responds to basic inquiries in a timely manner, where appropriate redirects problems and/or distributes messages received, logs common issues related to remote online teaching systems and documents responses.

  • Maintains the main office and mailroom including bulletin boards and event screen, mail distribution, date stamps and distributes assignments, arranges service for all office equipment, including telecom and monitors office supplies inventory, replenishes as needed.

  • Updates and maintains administrative procedure manuals, standard instructions and training material for online course platforms in support of faculty onboarding. Monitors online resources and course offerings and alerts faculty to upcoming sessions.

  • Assists with room bookings as required, maintains key and fob tracking system and coordinates key and fob sign-out.

  • Processes payments such as student payments and the refund of fees, equipment rentals, and key, fob, and locker deposits.

  • Verifies and maintains course information systems and websites and completes minor web content updates to ensure the event pages and research pages are accurate and up-to date.

  • Processes information and documents including course application forms and ensures annual deadlines are accurately reflected.
  • Other duties as required in support of the department and/or unit.
Required Education
  • One-Year Post Secondary Certificate or Diploma.
Required Experience
  • More than 1 year and up to and including 2 years of experience.
Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Knowledge and Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of standardized, work procedures, general facts, or the use of simple equipment that is typically acquired through on the job training.
  • Provide clear, concise information to others that requires basic courtesy and minimal explanation or interpretation.

  • Ability to relay unwelcome information or deal with minor conflicts/complaints.
  • Prioritize own work to deliver objectives on time and to meet standards and expectations.

  • Follows direction and seeks clarification when required.
  • Resolve recurring problems and situations using established procedures and guidelines.

  • Bring forward problems, obstacles or challenges to work completion in a timely manner so deadlines continue to be met.
  • Awareness of human rights, diversity, equity, Indigenization and inclusion.

  • Understand university specific processes and policies to address human rights or equity concerns.

 

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

 

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 persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca.

 

To apply to this position, visit Career Q: Office Program Assistant