Assistant Professor in International Relations

Queen's University
  • Location
    Ontario, Canada
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Mar 15

Position description

The Department of Political Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in International Relations, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

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 LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Application instructions

A complete application consists of: 
•    a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
•    a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications); 
•    a statement of research interests; 
•    a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and, 
•    Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Zsuzsa CsergĹ‘, Department Head at [email protected].

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Barb Murphy at [email protected], although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Barbara Murphy
Administrative Assistant  
The Department of Political Studies 
Room C316, Mackintosh-Corry Hall
68 University Avenue
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

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 Barbara Murphy in The Department of Political Studies, at [email protected], phone number 613-533-6226. 

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