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Term Adjunct – Marketing and Society (COMM 338)

Term Adjunct – Marketing and Society (COMM 338)

A Term Adjunct position is open at the Smith School of Business for an instructor to teach at our Kingston (main) campus in a lecture-style undergraduate course. The course is anticipated to include in-person instruction (and remote instruction if required) in the Commerce program. The position is to teach the Marketing and Society course, COMM 338, which is taught during the fall term. Teaching this course will generally include teaching twenty-four "one and a half hour" sessions from September to December 2021. The successful applicant will be required to teach 100% of one (1) section of COMM 338 with an anticipated enrollment of approximately 55 students.


Qualifications include: a Master’s degree or Ph.D. and/or several years of familiarity and professional experience in marketing and/or experience teaching university courses. Experience teaching courses on Ethics will be considered an asset.

The course is described as follows:

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to examine multiple perspectives related to the ethical implications of marketing decisions and strategies. Using current topics in the media, case studies and research projects, students will explore, discuss and debate the ethical dilemmas that face marketing practitioners and society at large. The course has the three major objectives of encouraging students to 1) develop a broad-based perspective on marketing’s role in society; 2) develop an informed perspective on ethical issues within marketing; and 3) to learn how to incorporate ethics and social responsibility as a part of decision-making practice and processes. Topics to be discussed include social marketing and entrepreneurship; ethics in advertising (e.g. deception/puffery advertising to vulnerable populations); ethical issues related to production, distribution and pricing; and volunteerism, philanthropy and non-profit marketing. This course is designed for individuals with a focus on marketing, but is open to others with an interest in the issues of ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Prerequisite for students - COMM 131/231

This course is restricted to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of their program.


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.

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How to Apply

Deadline for applications:

June 18, 2021

Applicants should submit:

  • 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.

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

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Roshan Udit, Faculty Resource Advisor, via email at

Submit your application to:

Roshan Udit
Faculty Resource Advisor
Office of the Dean