Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) Appointment in African American Gender History
The Departments of History and Gender Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, invite applications for a Queen's National Scholar (QNS) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This joint faculty appointment will be a tenured or a tenure-track position with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018.
We are seeking exceptional candidates with expertise in 20th Century African American Gender History and welcome applications from those who work at the intersection of Black, feminist, queer, and/or trans* studies. Scholars whose work emphasizes struggle, resistance, and social change are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment; in order to be considered for the position applicants not yet holding the degree must have a scheduled defence date. 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 each 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 both departments, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.
The Queen’s National Scholar Program expects that the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students, and to develop a research program that aligns well with the University’s priorities. Further information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s is available in the Queen’s Academic Plan, and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan.
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.
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);
a writing sample of article or chapter length; and
three letters of reference addressed to Dr. Rebecca Manley and Dr. Samantha King and emailed directly by the referees to email@example.com (with ‘QNS’ and the applicant’s last name in the subject line).
The deadline for applications is January 8, 2018.
Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Dr. Rebecca Manley and Dr. Samantha King at firstname.lastname@example.org (with ‘QNS’ and the applicant’s last name in the subject line) although hard copy applications may be submitted to:
Dr. Rebecca Manley Associate Professor and Chair The Department of History Room 212, Watson Hall 49 Bader Lane Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6
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 Cindy Fehr, in the Department of History, at email@example.com.