Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Employment Opportunities

Faculty Appointment(s)

None currently available.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Skelton-Clark Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University invites applications for the Skelton-Clark Post- Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian Affairs. This fellowship provides an opportunity to spend time in an intellectually stimulating environment conducting research, writing, and teaching on topics in any area of Canadian politics. Total salary: approximately $53,000 minimum (unlike some post-doctoral fellowships, this PDF is taxable because it carries full Queen’s benefits). This sum will include teaching two half-courses in Canadian Politics. The fellowship is tenable for 24 months from 1 July or 1 September 2020.

Eligibility: preference will be given to citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are not already in a tenure-stream position. Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in political science from a recognized university no earlier than 1 January 2017; or have completed the doctorate no earlier than 1 January 2015 but have had their career interrupted or delayed for family reasons; or who expect to have completed all degree requirements by 1 July 2020.

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

Postdoctoral fellows at Queen's University are governed by two collective agreements. The Postdoctoral Fellow Collective Agreement, which is posted at https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/post-doctoral-fellows/collective-agreement, 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 http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement.

Please direct inquiries to Michelle Knapp-Hermer at knappm@queensu.ca. Applications must include a current c.v. and a 1 page, single spaced statement outlining the applicant’s program of post-doctoral research. Applicants must arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference on their behalf, either mailed to the address below or sent by email to knappm@queensu.ca.

Please send applications to: Michelle Knapp-Hermer, Department Manager, Department of Political Studies, Mackintosh-Corry Hall Room C316, Queen’s University, 68 University Avenue, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada. We will consider only applications received by 21 Feb 2020.

Skelton-Clark Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF, 579KB)

Peacock Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University invites applications for the Peacock Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the field of Political Theory with a specialization in Gender & Politics or Environmental Politics. This fellowship provides an opportunity to spend time in an intellectually stimulating environment conducting research, writing, and teaching. Total salary: approximately $53,000 (unlike some post-doctoral fellowships, this PDF is taxable because it carries full Queen’s benefits). This sum will include teaching two half-courses in Political Theory, at least one of which might also include Gender and Politics or Environmental Politics content. The fellowship is tenable for 24 months from 1 July or 1 September 2020.

Eligibility: preference will be given to citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are not already in a tenure-stream position. Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in political science from a recognized university no earlier than 1 January 2017; or have completed the doctorate no earlier than 1 January 2015 but have had their career interrupted or delayed for family reasons; or expect to have completed all degree requirements by 1 July 2020.

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.

Postdoctoral fellows at Queen's University are governed by two collective agreements. The Postdoctoral Fellow Collective Agreement, which is posted at https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/post-doctoral-fellows/collective-agreement, 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 http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement.

Please direct inquiries to Michelle Knapp-Hermer at knappm@queensu.ca. Applications must include a current c.v. and a 1 page, single spaced statement outlining the applicant’s program of post-doctoral research. Applicants must arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference on their behalf, either mailed to the address below or sent by email to knappm@queensu.ca.

Please send applications to:

Michelle Knapp-Hermer, Department Manager, Department of Political Studies, Mackintosh-Corry Hall Room C316, Queen’s University, 68 University Avenue, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada. We will consider only applications received by 21 Feb 2020.

Peacock Post-Doctoral Fellowship, (PDF, 648KB)

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

Available Teaching Assistantships: 

None currently available.

Term Adjunct Position(s)

None currently available.