Unique position for a critical scholar at Queen’s University, Ontario

The Department of Sociology at Queen’s University, Ontario, is looking for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) in Intersectional Surveillance Studies, specializing in Big Data and Social Inequality, at Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The full advert and job specification can be found here: http://www.queensu.ca/sociology/about-us/job-opportunites. More details on the QNS program in general can be found here: http://www.queensu.ca/vpr/prizes-awards/queens-national-scholars

Please note that due to the particular requirements of the QNS process, this position has a closing date of December 15th.

The start date is negotiable, but could be any time from July 1st 2018.



Surveillance Studies is changing and growing, and SSC wants to encourage this. SSC wants Surveillance Studies to be diverse and focus on equality, social justice and human rights. The selected candidate will exemplfy this in their work and in themselves. SSC seeks an excellent scholar, who would be an active member of both the Department of Sociology and the SSC. SSC actively encourages applications from women, indigenous people, scholars of colour and anyone who fits into what Canada calls ‘equity-seeking groups’.

This is a position in a Sociology department, but SSC would not discourage critical scholars from cognate disciplines, and certainly not those who cross disciplinary boundaries. The program is seeking a candidate with qualifications in and strong publications on surveillance and data issues relating to human rights, injustice or inequality in Geography, Anthropology, Science & Technology Studies, Media & Communications or Criminology as well as Sociology.

This position is also envisaged to lead to the eventual Directorship of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s after Professor Lyon. The program is seeking someone who supports the goals of openness, excellent scholarship and care for students and colleagues that all us involved in Surveillance Studies have tried to cultivate, whether at SSC, through Surveillance & Society and the Surveillance Studies Network and in further afield.  The person applying should imagine that they will have a significant opportunity to help shape the future of the SSC, and Surveillance Studies.


Read the full article at: http://www.queensu.ca/sociology/about-us/job-opportunites