Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics and an expertise on Asia

Queen's University


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 Comparative Politics and an expertise on Asia (or part thereof), with a preferred starting date of 01 July 2024.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates strong potential for outstanding 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 also be expected to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Prior to 01 May 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had an approved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities. These requirements were suspended effective 01 May 2022, but the University may reinstate them at any point.

The Department of Political Studies
As one of Canada’s premier departments of political science, the Department of Political Studies is committed to both high calibre teaching and research. Our 24 faculty are actively engaged in the discipline of political science both in Canada and internationally. The undergraduate program is among the largest at Queen’s and provides students with a solid foundation in political science. Our undergraduates are well placed in graduate programs, law, government and the mass media. At the graduate level, we offer a MA and PhD in all major subfields of the discipline (i.e., Canadian politics, comparative politics, gender and politics, international relations and political theory) including one of only two to offer a gender and politics specialization at the doctoral level. In addition, we have a MA-level stream in political and legal thought. The Department is affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity, the Canadian Opinion Research Archive and the Centre for International and Defence Policy each of which further enhances our research and outreach missions. The Department of Political Studies serves as home for the Tier-1 Canada Research Chair in Nationalism and Democracy, the Tier-2 Canada Research Chair in Gender, Security, and the Armed Forces, the Sir Edward Peacock Professorship of Political Theory, and the Sir Edward Peacock Professorship of Nationalism and Democracy Studies.

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.
In 2023, for the third year in a row, Queen’s University ranks in the 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).
From Nobel Prize-winning research exploring the building blocks of the universe to cancer care and treatment to sustainable technologies, our university is tackling humanity’s most pressing challenges.
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 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.
Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. Employees also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

The City
The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Queen’s is an integral part of the Kingston community, with the campus nestled in the core of the city, only a 10-minute walk to downtown. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural and creative opportunities, with access to many natural areas and proximity to vibrant First Nations Communities including Tyendinaga and Akwesasne. Kingston is a unique Canadian city of 125,000 with a distinct blend of history, recreation, industry, and learning. Kingston offers waterfront living with many recreational opportunities. It is within a two-and-a-half hour drive (two-hour train ride) to the commercial, industrial and political hubs of Toronto, Montreal, and the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and a thirty minute drive from the international bridge linking Ontario and upstate New York. The city is also the origin of the historic Rideau Canal system – a UNESCO International Heritage site, and is close to Frontenac Provincial Park, the Thousand Islands National Park, and the Frontenac Arch UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

How to Apply
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ 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. Applications from all qualified candidates will be considered in the applicant pool. In order to support your employment at Queen’s, we require you to indicate whether or not you will need a work permit.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

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 Dr Kyle Hodder in the Department of Political Studies, at [email protected].

Those interested in this position should submit a complete application package, including the following documents:
• a cover letter, indicating whether or not you will require a work permit and/or require support with an extension of your work permit in the future;
• 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 include Queen’s Political Studies courses for which you have expertise;
• a statement of experience with, and commitment to, facilitation and promotion of Indigenization, equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and accessibility;
• contact information, including name, address and email for three people who will provide references upon request; and
• A writing sample.

The deadline for applications is 17 June 2024.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Department Manager, Dr Kyle Hodder at [email protected] although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Jonathan Rose
Department Head
Department of Political Studies
Room C 316, Macintosh-Corry Hall
68 University Avenue
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

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