Assistant Professor in Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Queen’s University

Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies in Transnational Contexts,
Assistant Professor

The Department of Gender Studies, 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 Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies in Transnational Contexts, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval.

To support our interdisciplinary mission we seek a dynamic colleague who demonstrates expertise in critical race theories within one or more of the following areas: feminist, queer or trans studies in transnational contexts. Candidates will be expected to teach courses that critically address questions of oppression and resistance, in the context of imperialism, colonialisms, migration, or border studies transnationally. Preference will be given to candidates whose interests engage questions linked to community-based activism and/or social justice issues.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criterion for selection is excellence in research and teaching. 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. Transnational expertise is particularly sought after as well as activist experience. Scholars trained in any disciplinary or interdisciplinary field are welcome to apply, and should provide evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the department, to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community. Gender Studies is linked to a number of programs that include: the Other Kingston Project, the Reel-Out Arts Project Inc., and the newly re-launched Journal of Critical Race Inquiry, all of which offer exciting opportunities for service engagement. Salary is 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 people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All 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 about 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 writing sample, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), and three letters of reference.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to<>, although hard copy applications may be  submitted to Dr. Jacqueline Davies, Acting Head, Department of Gender Studies, 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 Ms. Terrie Easter Sheen in the Department of Gender Studies, at<>.

Academic staff at Queen’s are governed by a Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and
the University, which is posted at:

The deadline for applications is February 12th 2015.

Katherine McKittrick
Associate Professor
Department of Gender Studies
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6<>