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Term Adjunct Position

COMM 307 Canadian Business-Government Relations

A term adjunct position is open at the Smith School of Business for an instructor to teach at our main campus in a lecture-style undergraduate course in the Commerce program. The position is to teach the Canadian Business-Government Relations Economic course, COMM 307, which is a fall term course. The course will be offered from September 2022 until December 2022. The successful applicant will be required to teach 100% of one (1) or more sections of COMM 307 with an anticipated enrollment of 55 students per section.


Qualifications include a Master’s degree or PhD; several years of related experience; and experience teaching university courses

The course is described as follows:

This course is an analysis of public policies as represented by laws and regulatory governmental activities, and their effects on business decision-making, distribution of wealth, and allocative efficiency in the public and private sectors. The course will deal with such topics as: externalities and the assignment of property rights (natural resource conservation, pollution, congestion, issue of corporate social responsibility); theories of the regulatory process and the performance of regulatory agencies in specific markets; legislative process and lobbying strategies; competition policy; marketing boards; government assistance to failing firms; Canadian industrial strategy; public ownership; free trade, etc.


Smith offers a competitive salary package. The minimum starting salary for a term adjunct teaching one section of a course in our Commerce program is $10,929.87, which excludes vacation pay and lieu of benefits pay. This salary is pro-rated based on course credit. The actual salary will be commensurate with skill and experience.

Equity Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, 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.

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: Brittany Lovelock 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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How to Apply

Deadline for applications:

June 17, 2022

Submit your application online via the Interfolio Faculty Search link below.

Applicants should submit:

Interfolio Faculty Search Link:
  • A cover letter
  • Current CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation*
  • Teaching evaluations if available 

*Please list the names and email addresses of your referees on your Interfolio Faculty Search application. Interfolio will send an automated email to your referees and provide them with a link that will allow them to upload their recommendation letters.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Brittany Lovelock, Senior Staffing Officer at

Submit your application to: