School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Employment Opportunities at SPS

Faculty Recruitment and Support Program

The Faculty Recruitment and Support Office provides prospective faculty members with information on life at Queen's and in the Kingston Community and assists new faculty members and their families with the relocation process. Services are confidential.

Accommodation in the Workplace: 

The University has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability.

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 the interview process, please contact Human Resources Administration,, 613-533-2070.


New Positions

The School of Policy Studies has Teaching Assistantships available in the following courses for 2020‐2021 academic year.

Applications are due no later than Wednesday August 12, 2020:

Governing Institutions

Fall Term Remote (60 hour TAship)
An examination of the institutions and processes involved in addressing policy problems. While particular attention is given to Canadian governments, the course considers other influences on the decision making process emanating from the third sector and the global environment.

Principles of Economics   
Fall Term Remote
(2 positions offered: 1 at 60 hours (PMPA) and 1 at 130 hours (MPA)
This course introduces basic concepts in microeconomics and macroeconomics to students who have had limited exposure to economics. It focuses on issues relevant to the public sector.

Quantitative Analysis

Fall Term – Remote (60 hour TAship)
This course introduces basic statistics and multivariate regression to students. The focus is on interpreting quantitative information contained in reports and studies commonly found in the public sector.

Management in the Public Sector

Fall Term – Remote (60 hour TAship)
This course provides students with practice in the skills required for effective leadership of public organizations. Focusing on the general management level, the course addresses the tasks of integrating managerial functions, establishing organizational goals and executing organizational strategies. Particular emphasis is placed on problems of adaptation and innovation under fiscal restraint.

Policy Challenges

Fall Term – Remote (60 hour TAship)
This course introduces basic policy concepts, the policy process and elements of the machinery of government showing the links between the foundations of policy analysis and contemporary public issues. (3.0 credit units).



To apply, please forward required information by email as outlined below to Gail MacAllister, Department Manager.

DEADLINE: Applications are being accepted immediately and are due no later than Wednesday August 12, 2020.   

Applicants please provide the following: 

  • Course preference
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcript

The School of Policy Studies offers the Masters of Public Administration degree and therefore preference will be given to Ph.D. Candidate applicants.