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Tenure Track Assistant Professor: The Political Economy of Extraction and Development, Queen’s University, Kingston

Tenure Track Assistant Professor: The Political Economy of Extraction and Development
Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada - Deadline 31st of November 2016

The Department of Global Development 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 in the field of The Political Economy of Extraction and Development, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017.

The successful applicant would examine extractivism and emerging technologies in areas such as mining, agriculture, energy, forestry or fisheries with a key focus on the differential impacts upon community, ecology, health and sustainable livelihoods. We seek an innovative researcher and educator interested in exploring global/local levels of scholarly and experiential engagement. The geographic focus of research is open, but applicants with an interest in Latin American and/or indigenous peoples are preferred. DEVS is enriched intellectually, socially and culturally by the presence and participation of people from diverse educational backgrounds, including from the Global South.

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 strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the ability to teach two or more of our core courses.  S/he will be expected to work collaboratively with other members in the department in the area of curriculum design.  The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research moving beyond the dissertation and leading to peer assessed publications.  Methodological innovation and comfort with current and emergent teaching technologies are considered assets. Candidates must provide evidence of strong communicative and interpersonal skills, combined with a flexible attitude and ability to work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative 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.

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 teaching dossier or astatement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
a sample of academic writing
Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide three letters of reference.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to Barbra Brousseau at, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Marc Epprecht, Department Head
The Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall B401
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 Barbra Brousseau in The Department of Global Development Studies, at 613-533-6000 x77210;

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