Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

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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/Aboriginal people, 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 (2019-2022) 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.

Term Adjunct

*Please note: Classes will be online for the Summer 2021 term, and in person for the Fall 2021 Term, subject to change depending on health restrictions.

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: employment.education@queensu.ca (inbox monitored by Brooke Ethridge and Kyle Cummings-Bentley).

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

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.

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.

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.


Staff Positions

The Faculty employs approximately 40 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.

Resources for Work and Life at Queen's and in Kingston

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.

Mandatory Training for Employees

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

As part of its obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005) the University is required to provide mandatory training. All employees of the University are expected to complete the training.

The AODA Training Suite can be found at queensu.ca/hreo/education.

  • Faculty, GTFs and TAs must complete: 1. Accessible Customer Service, 2. Human Rights 101, 3. Access Forward and 4. Accessible Instruction for Educators.
  • Staff must complete: 1. Accessible Customer Service, 2. Human Rights 101 and 3. Access Forward.

Environmental Health & Safety Training

In compliance with Ontario Regulation 297 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, all employees of the University must complete Safety Awareness Training. The training module can be found at http://www.safety.queensu.ca/training.

In addition to the Safety Awareness Training, supervisors (defined as a person who has control over the workplace or authority over an employee) must also complete the Supervisor Health & Safety training session. Registration information can be found at https://safety.queensu.ca/training/health-and-safety-awareness-training

In compliance with Bill 168 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, all employees of the University must complete the Violence and Harassment training. For information on upcoming training sessions, please visit the Human Rights and Equity Office webpage. 


The Faculty offers four awards for faculty and staff.