QNS Faculty Positions for Indigenous Scholars

Queen’s University is recruiting seven Queen’s National Scholars (QNS) this year in support of Queen’s interdisciplinary Indigenous Studies Program and new major and joint honours in Indigenous Studies. The seven positions were selected for recruitment following a university-wide call for proposals, and span a wide variety of disciplines.

Position Unit/Faculty Status
Chair in Indigenous Studies Indigenous Studies Program, Faculty of Arts & Science Application Deadline: February 1, 2024
Indigenous Knowledges and Perspectives Indigenous Studies Program and Cultural Studies Program, Faculty of Arts & Science Application Deadline: January 29, 2024
Indigenous Literary Arts Indigenous Studies Program and Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Science Application Deadline: January 26, 2024
Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Community Health School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science Application Deadline: November 17, 2023
Indigenous Sciences Department of Biology and School of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is successfully filled 
Indigenous Legal Studies Faculty of Law Application Deadline: October 22, 2023
Indigenous Health Promotion Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences Application Deadline: January 29, 2024

Candidate Eligibility 

Applicants must be Indigenous persons with clear and demonstrable ties to an Indigenous community(ies). In accordance with the Hiring of Indigenous Specific Positions – Interim Policy, applicants will be required to provide documents confirming their Indigenous identity. Shortlisted candidates will have their identity verified prior to being invited to interview and only applicants whose identities have been positively verified will proceed to the interview stage of the hiring process.

More Opportunities for Indigenous Faculty at Queen's 

Faculty of Education invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Indigenous Education. Application deadline: October 15, 2023. 

Indigenous Studies Program

Indigenous Studies at Queen’s (INDG) is hosted by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and is anchored in language, cultural, and land-based education. The program launched as a minor in 2013 and added a major and joint-honours in 2022 and it features a dynamic and growing list of courses from diverse units across the Faculty of Arts & Science. INDG currently has two Indigenous tenure-track faculty members and is overseen by the Indigenous Studies Program Steering Committee, comprised of faculty, staff, students, and community members. The QNS will join a core of people committed to centering Indigenous knowledges and perspectives as INDG continues to grow and flourish. More information is available on the Indigenous Studies Program website

Queen’s University and Kingston

Queen’s University has a long history of scholarship, discovery, and innovation that shapes our collective knowledge and helps address some of the world’s most pressing concerns. Home to more than 25,000 students, Queen’s offers a comprehensive research-intensive environment. Diverse perspectives and a wealth of experience enrich our students and faculty while a core part of our mission is to engage in international learning and research.

A member of the U15 group of Canadian research universities, Queen’s is home to a vibrant research community that includes 33 Canada Research Chairs, over $227 million in research income from a variety of sources, and over 20 research institutes who work in partnership with communities, governments, and industry to advance research and innovation, making a measured impact on Canada and the world.

As evidence of this, in 2023, for the third year in a row, Queen’s University ranked in top 10 globally Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, securing the position of third worldwide and first in North America. The rankings measured over 1,700 post-secondary institutions on their work to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Queen’s builds community, advances reconciliation, and integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being into the fabric and life of the university. Researchers at Queen’s have many existing networks with Indigenous communities and researchers locally and from across Turtle Island. 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, with access to many natural areas and proximity to vibrant First Nations Communities including Tyendinaga and Akwesasne. Kingston is also home to a vibrant and growing urban Indigenous community, supported by urban Indigenous organizations dedicated to Indigenous cultural revitalization and social support. The city is near Frontenac Provincial Park, the Thousand Islands National Park, and the Frontenac Arch UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Queen’s University Biological Station, north of the city, encompasses 34 km2 of diverse lands, affording premier learning and research opportunities.

You can visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

Indigenous Resources at Queen’s  

Office of Indigenous Initiatives

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre