Assistant or Associate Professor in Human Geography with a Specialization in Indigenous Geographies

The Department of Geography and Planning (GPPL), Faculty of Arts and Science, at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Human Geography with a specialization in Indigenous Geographies. Specifically, we are seeking an individual with expertise in urban Indigeneity and/or Indigenous community health. This position will have a preferred starting date of July 1, 2022.

Candidates must have a PhD in Human Geography or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. Candidates must provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent and community-engaged research leading to peer assessed publications and/or creative work, meaningful impacts, and the securing of external research funding. Candidates must demonstrate a proven commitment to understanding Indigenous ways of knowing and centering Indigenous worldviews in their teaching and research. In keeping with the objectives of the Yakwanastahentéha Aankenjigemi Extending the Rafters: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report, we are especially interested in qualified Indigenous candidates. In addition, candidates must demonstrate substantial connections to Indigenous groups, communities or organizations in their research. Candidates should also demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of Departmental programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make contributions through service to the Department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • 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 statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • names, mailing addresses, e-mail address, telephone, and fax numbers of three referees to be sent directly to Ms. Joan Knox, Assistant to the Head (

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2022. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Ms. Joan Knox at, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Ms. Joan Knox
Assistant to the Head
Department of Geography and Planning Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room E208
68 University Avenue
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario