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Queen’s National Scholar in Indigenous Studies: Land- and Language-Based Pedagogies and Practices

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Deadline: January 


The Departments of Global Development Studies  and Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar(QNS) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with specialization in land- and language-based pedagogies and practices.  The position will contribute to the expansion and consolidation of lndigenous Studies at Queen's UniversityThis is a tenured or tenure-track position held jointly in the Departments of Global Development Studies and Languages, Literatures and Cultures with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017.  Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment or have equivalent qualifications as an indigenous knowledge keeper and/or through teaching experience, in academic and other relevant (e.g. activist and community-based activities) settings. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment.  The main criteria for selection are demonstrated academic and teaching excellence.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the traditions and current trajectories of Indigenous nations of Turtle Island, with preference given to candidates whose experience concerns the Anishnaabe or Haudenosaunee peoples, and who are familiar with either Anishnaabemowin or Kanienskéha.  In selecting a candidate, the committee will also take into account relevant scholarly publications, public communications, and community-based activities.  The successful candidate will have the ability to secure 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. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the respective departments, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Queen’s National Scholar Program requires that the successful candidate will provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students, and will develop a research program that aligns with the University’s priorities.  Information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s may be found 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.


In keeping with the objectives of the Preliminary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force, we are especially interested in qualified Aboriginal candidates. Aboriginal candidates will be welcomed into an academic community which includes:

  • Aboriginal colleagues from multiple faculties;
  • Indigenous Committees and an Aboriginal Student Center (Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre) welcoming Aboriginal students and faculty members;
  • The Aboriginal community of Tyendinaga near campus.
  • 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, awards and grants received);
  • a statement of current and prospective research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching philosophy, as well as teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Barbra Brousseau, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  At least one of the letters of reference must be at arm’s length, and the letters should preferably be from more than one university or other appropriate institutions.  Reference letters should be dated, and include the referee’s name, position, department, institution, email address and telephone number, the name of the nominee, and the period of time and the capacity in which the referee has known the nominee.
  • a sample of academic writing or other research and advocacy publications.

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.


The deadline for applications is January 13, 2017


A complete application consists of:

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Barbra Brousseau at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Laurie Young atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. although hard copy applications may be submitted to:


Dr. Marc Epprecht, Department Head                              

Department of Global Development Studies

Mackintosh-Corry Hall B401

68 University Avenue

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario



Dr. Donato Santeramo, Department Head

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures  

Kingston Hall, Room 416

103 Stuart Street                                                                                                                   


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 Barbra Brousseau in The Department of Global Development Studies, at 613-533-6000, ext 77210 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.