QUEEN’S NATIONAL SCHOLAR
Departments of English Language and Literature, Drama, and
Languages, Literatures and Cultures Queen’s University
INDIGENOUS LITERATURES AND LANGUAGES
The Department of English Language and Literature, the Department of Drama, and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Queen’s University jointly invite applications from outstanding scholars in the area of Indigenous Literatures and Languages for a faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor under the Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) Program. The successful candidate will be expected to have Indigenous literature(s) or language(s) as his or her primary field; a secondary strength in other forms of creative or artistic practice (e.g., performance art, film and media, drama, or music) would be an asset. The position will be housed primarily in the sponsoring Department most suited to the successful applicant’s areas of expertise.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and, where
possible, participate in graduate supervision. In keeping with the strong ties between identity, culture, and land that are assumed in this field, the successful applicant will be expected to engage with local Indigenous nations and Indigenous students on campus. The main criterion for selection will be recognized excellence in the study and teaching of Indigenous literatures and languages. The Queen’s National Scholar Program expects that the successful candidate will have demonstrated their ability to provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students and have developed a research program that aligns well with the University’s priorities. Further information can be found at: http://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/index/QUniversityAcademicPlanFinal2011.pdf and http://www.queensu.ca/vpr/SRP/SRPMay2012Final.pdf. A detailed description of how this position aligns with existing research and teaching strength in Indigenous Studies in the Departments of English Language and Literature, Drama, and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures may be found at: http://www.queensu.ca/english/news/positions.html.
This is a tenured or tenure-track position and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Performance expectations for tenure-track and tenured faculty members at Queen’s include innovative and high quality peer-assessed scholarly or creative work (which is normally demonstrated by presentation or publication in a suitable academic or artistic forum), outstanding teaching contributions and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence, as well as substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community. The review of applications will begin on August 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2014.
Applicants are asked to submit: a letter of application describing their research and teaching interests; a
teaching portfolio; curriculum vitae; three samples of published work; and letters from three referees. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MSWord files). They may be sent to: Chair, QNS Search Committee, Department of English Language and Literature, Queen’s University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who are unable to submit their materials electronically may send hard copies by regular mail to: Chair, QNS Search Committee, Department of English Language and Literature, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6. Tel (613) 533-2154; Fax (613) 533-6872.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada
will be given priority. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. The University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
The academic staff at Queen’s are governed by a collective agreement, the details of which are posted at: http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveagreement.html.
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