Free open Job in North, South & Central America Assistant Professor in the field of Indigenous Resurgence and Development at Queen’s University, Kingston

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Typical Assistant Professor salaries are in the range of CAN$100,000 to $125,000.

Tenure-Track Position in Indigenous Resurgence and Development 

The Department of Global Development Studies (DEVS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Indigenous Resurgence and Development. We welcome applicants addressing any geographical region who examine the relationships between Indigenous social and political movements and the discourses and practices of development. Candidate specialisations might include Indigenous land, food and resource management; domestic and international Indigenous laws and politics; and local and global processes of colonization and decolonization. Experience in Indigenous knowledges and approaches to development would be considered an asset.

The main criteria for selection are research and teaching excellence. Successful candidates will have: 

  • A PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment.
  • High quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research moving beyond a dissertation and leading to peer-assessed publications.
  • Strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions and curriculum design at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Excellent communicative and interpersonal skills combined with a flexible attitude and ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.
  • Community involvement, community knowledge production, traditional knowledge, and lived experience would be included in these assessments. 

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. DEVS is enriched intellectually, socially and culturally by the presence and participation of people from diverse educational backgrounds, including from the Global South.  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.  

The full list of materials necessary for a complete application is detailed at:

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM EST on September 9, 2019.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Marcus Taylor, Department Head, Global Development Studies.  We encourage applicants to send all documents in their application packages electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to Barbra Lalonde at, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B401, Queen’s University
68 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6
Attn:  Barbra Lalonde, Department Manager

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 Lalonde at 613-533-6000 x 77210 or via email at

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


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