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The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and welcomes applications from black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous peoples, women and persons with disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ 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 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.

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 this process, please contact Brooke Ethridge.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement (2022-2025) between the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University which is available online at the Faculty Relations Office website and on the QUFA website.

Types of Teaching Positions

Tenure Track

Tenure Track positions are associated with job titles, such as Professor and Associate Professor. Academic tenure is primarily intended to guarantee the right to academic freedom.

Tenure Track Positions Available

Graduate Teaching Fellow (GTF)

GTFs are graduate students who serve as the sole instructor of a Bachelor of Education course. The GTF is responsible for all aspects of curriculum and assessment. Most fellowship nominations are adjudicated by the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies through annual competitions. Others are administered by departments.

Graduate Teaching Fellow (GTF) Positions Available


Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) are valued members of the Queen's community and make an indispensable contribution to the research environment of the University. As trained researchers, they have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to their chosen field. As members of a research group, they can form partnerships with faculty researchers and can guide graduate students.


Term Adjunct

Term adjuncts with and without benefits are instructors with a limited-term faculty appointment of one term to three years in duration and with a limited range of academic responsibilities (e.g., instruction/evaluation, coordination/administration). 

For questions about the term adjunct postings, please contact:

Application packages, with all required documentation, should be sent to the email address identified in the application section of each job posting.

Term Adjunct Positions Available


Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistants are graduate students (MEd and PhD candidates). They are supervised by one instructor and are assigned to assist the professor during his/her course. The professor and Teaching Assistant sign the Queen’s Teaching Assistant Agreement Form which outlines the total number of hours for which the Teaching Assistant is to be paid (total number of hours per term is 100) and the allocation of those hours by duties/responsibilities. Some duties/responsibilities include: a) lecturing, b) marking assignments, c) attending classes, and d) regular meetings with course instructors. New Teaching Assistants are required to take a three hour introductory training workshop. They are financed through the Faculty of Education.

Queen’s is one of Canada’s most prestigious and innovative universities located in one of the country’s most appealing cities – Kingston, Ontario. The University is known for the quality of its programs; its active and high-achieving student body; its vibrant, residential community; and its international opportunities. Queen's is one of the country’s top-ranked institutions and has a global reputation for scholarship, research, social purpose, spirit, and diversity.

Kingston, situated at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, is midway between Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. The beautiful and historic Thousand Islands region is at its doorstep, as is the bridge crossing the St. Lawrence River to the USA. It is easy to work, live, and travel in Kingston where there are abundant opportunities for cultural, recreational, and leisure activities.

As part of government mandated regulations, all employees of the University are required to complete the following training modules. University employees include: faculty members, staff, graduate teaching fellows, teaching assistants and casual staff.

Equity Training

There are four training components that are mandatory for all Queen’s employees:

1. Environmental Health and Safety Awareness Training (1.5 hours)

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2. Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Training (3.5 hours). Modules to complete are:

a. Accessible Customer Service

b. Access Forward

c. HR101

d. Accessible Instruction for Educators (faculty, GTFs, and TAs only)

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3. Sexual Violence Training, “It Takes All of Us” (1 hour)

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4. Anti-Racism Training, "Building a Foundation for Change at Queen's" (45 minutes)

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All modules for training are available online with your NetID through the applicable Queen’s University website and should be completed within one month of your appointment commencing. Visit the NetID Profile Manager webpage to activate your Net ID. If you do not remember if you have already completed the training, you can review your training record via mytrainingrecord, and any outstanding mandatory training will be listed under ‘Trainings Still Required’.



Staff Positions

The Faculty employs approximately 60 staff members, including administrative assistants, coordinators, and managers, as well as instructional designers and technical support staff. Staff positions are advertised on the Queen’s Human Resources website.


The Faculty offers four awards for faculty and staff.