All GSFS courses will be taught remotely for Fall 2020. Course overviews and remote delivery guides are now available.


IGSF Job Postings



Winter 2021 Course Lecturer Positions
Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
PDF icon Current Priority Points List - up to and including Summer 2020

The current Priority Points list contains the names of those who have acquired priority points in accordance with the Collective Agreement of McGill Course Lecturers' and Instructors' Union (MCLIU).

Deadline to apply: 22 October 2020

*Please note that job applications are now submitted through Workday, McGill’s new HR system. Please apply directly via the official posting on the McGill Careers website, found here. Please use a personal email (non-McGill) when creating a job application.*

PDF icon Workday Job Application Guide

GSFS 306-001 Queer Theory

Examines the emergence of queer theory in the context of major social movements and key bodies of theory such as women of color feminisms, poststructuralism, performativity, affect and psychoanalysis. Engages with contemporary queer critiques such as queer of colour, transnational, and Indigenous perspectives.

Thursdays 14:35 pm-17:25 pm, January 4, 2021 - April 13, 2021. Location: ENGMD 276
Expected enrolment: 50 students

Salary: $8,220 per course

Please note that given the current circumstances and the lack of certainty with regards to the resumption of in-person teaching activities, this course may be required to be taught in part or entirely remotely or in part or entirely in person. Confirmation of primary mode of teaching for the Winter semester for specific courses in a Faculty/School will be announced at the latest by the end of October 2020. The course lecturer may be required to prepare and deliver teaching material suited to a remote/online teaching environment using a virtual learning platform [e.g., Zoom, WebEx] and the McGill myCourses learning management system. Training and assistance on remote teaching is available through Teaching and Learning Services. Course Lecturers are encouraged to record their lectures.

Veuillez noter que compte tenu des circonstances actuelles et de l’incertitude entourant la reprise des cours en personne, ce cours pourrait être donné en partie ou en totalité à distance ou en partie ou en totalité en personne. Le mode d’enseignement principal pour le trimestre d’hiver pour des cours spécifiques donnés par une faculté ou une école sera confirmé avant la fin du mois d’octobre 2020. Il est donc possible que le chargé de cours soit tenu de préparer et fournir du matériel pédagogique adapté à un environnement d'enseignement à distance en utilisant une plateforme d'apprentissage virtuelle (ex. : Zoom, WebEx) et myCourses, le système de gestion de l'apprentissage de McGill. Les services d’aide à l’enseignement offrent des formations et de l’assistance sur l’enseignement à distance. Les chargés de cours sont encouragés à enregistrer leurs cours.

Teaching Qualifications Requirements

  • A completed PhD degree or enrolled in a doctoral program in a discipline related to the course;
  • Teaching experience in related courses at the university level preferred;
  • Experience as a teaching assistant for a course is an asset.



For new candidates, a Curriculum Vitae must be submitted with the application form.
For returning candidates, any update to the curriculum vitae must be attached.
For returning candidates, submission of Work Permit is not required unless the Work permit has expired.

Teaching Assistant Positions

Here are the courses expected to have TA positions:

PDF icon Fall 2020 TA Positions Posting

To apply, complete the Microsoft Office document icon TA Application Form and submit it to andrew.folco [at] (Andrew Folco) before the deadline.

Applicants should normally be students registered in a McGill graduate program.

For any questions or concerns, please contact andrew.folco [at] (Andrew Folco), IGSF Student Affairs Coordinator.

Teaching Assistant Forms

If you are accepted for a TA position, you must complete the following forms:

SKILLSETS - AGSEM Teaching Assistant Training

For more information, click here.

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS)

Learning to Teach (LTT) Day is a professional development workshop for McGill graduate students and post-doctoral fellows designed to help improve teaching competencies through interactive learning sessions. Participants will develop pedagogical knowledge and skills through small and large group sessions. Additionally, participants will receive a certificate of participation to add to their teaching portfolio upon completion of the event.

Important Note: International Students

International students must have a valid Canadian Social Insurance Number to work as a teaching assistant (or other employment on campus). To apply for a Social Insurance Number, you will need to present your Visa/Study Permit at your local Service Canada Centre after arrival in Canada, before starting work. For more information, see the International Student Services website, here.

The Centre nearest McGill’s downtown campus is:
Montréal (Downtown) Service Canada Centre
Guy-Favreau Complex, Suite 034
200 René-Lévesque Blvd West
Montreal, Quebec
Tel: 514-522-4444

Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies McGill University 2020-2021

The Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) at McGill University, Montreal, Canada invites applications for the position of Muriel Gold Visiting Professor. This position is open to professors who wish to spend one or two academic terms in a university environment in order to carry out research on gender, sexuality or feminist studies. The Institute offers work space and support, an ongoing seminar program, contact with other professors within McGill and in neighbouring universities - all this located at the centre of a stimulating, bilingual, urban environment.

The Visiting Professor position is ideal for faculty with research leave funding, a portable research fellowship, or sabbatical. Preference will be given to professors who already hold faculty positions. Research funding in the amount of $5,000 for the Muriel Gold Senior Visiting Professor is available from the IGSF. Visiting professors also participate in our Esquisses works in progress talk series, and have an opportunity to present and discuss their research with an engaged and enthusiastic research community.

If interested, please send a one page proposal via email with the header “Muriel Gold Visiting Professorship”, describing the research that would be undertaken while in residence as a Visiting Professor, a copy or link to a recent publication, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and an indication of what period you would like for your tenure as IGSF Visiting Professor to:

Miranda Hickman, Acting Director
Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF)
3487 Peel Street, 2nd floor
Montreal, QC H3A 1W7
e-mail: miranda.hickman [at]

While we may be able to provide administrative advice on the following matters, we ask that IGSF visiting professors assume full responsibility on matters relating to visa applications, health insurance, housing and living expenses. Please note in particular that Canada does not pay for hospital or medical services for visitors. We ask all visiting professors to ensure to have health insurance to cover any medical costs for the duration of your visit to Canada.

Please submit your application and all documents electronically.

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