Ryerson University - Tenure track position in cognitive or developmental psychology

Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban, culturally diverse teaching and research institution offering more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, distinguished by a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, to over 45,000 students. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

The Opportunity:

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Cognitive or Developmental Psychology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade. Modern and innovative, and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Department of Psychology is home to dynamic scholars, award-winning teachers, and some of the university’s top students.

The Department of Psychology consists of 33 tenure-stream faculty members and offers undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/ PhD) programs. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.


Responsibilities will include contributing to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/ PhD) programs through teaching and student supervision. Successful candidates will also be expected to establish and maintain a strong, independent, and externally-funded research agenda, and be engaged in the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.


Candidates will hold a PhD in Psychology or closely related field and will have expertise in any area of cognitive or developmental psychology. They will hold a strong, emerging research profile and scholarly record that demonstrates evidence of impact through peer-reviewed publications and other contributions, as well as an ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program. Applicants must show evidence of high-quality teaching and student training. Expertise in neuroscience methods and the ability to teach graduate statistics would be considered an asset. Candidates must also demonstrate a capacity and commitment to collegial service.

Equity at Ryerson University

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

How to apply:

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by January 15, 2019.

The application must be in a single file, in PDF or Word format and contain the following:

  • A letter of application, including research interests
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Up to three (3) recent research publications
  • Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
  • The names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

In order for the University to comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, candidates must indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident by including one of the following statements in reference to their status: “I am a permanent resident or citizen of Canada” OR “I am not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada”. Candidates are not required to specify their country of origin or citizenship in their application.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Michelle Dionne, at mdionne@psych.ryerson.ca. Only those candidates selected for the short-list of consideration will be contacted for interviews.

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Ms. Davina Chan, Senior HR Consultant. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here.

The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca. A summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

St. Mary's University - Lecturer

Applications are invited for a Lecturer Stream appointment starting July 1, 2019. Candidates are expected to have at least a master's degree in Psychology (or equivalent), and an established record as a superior teacher. Faculty who hold appointments in the Lecturer Stream have the primary responsibilities of teaching and service. It is not expected that they engage in research, except to the extent that scholarship enhances their teaching or service activities. Applicants with expertise in all areas will be considered, but there is particular need for individuals who can contribute to teaching in areas such as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and introductory statistics.

Successful candidates are expected to teach 4.5 full credit courses per year (e.g., 2.0 during the fall and winter semesters, and 0.5 during the spring or summer terms). One or more courses may be replaced with other duties with the approval of the Chair and Dean. Candidates should present evidence, commensurate with experience, of their teaching ability, and the courses they are interested in teaching. As well as meeting their teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other department colleagues, and contribute to the Department's programs. Additional information on Lecturer Stream positions can be found in Article 10.1.26 of the Collective Agreement between Saint Mary's University and Saint Mary's University Faculty Union (see http://www.smu.ca/administration/hr/collective.html).

The successful applicant will join a 22-member Department, which includes one Canada Research Chair. The Department has an applied focus with major and honours curriculum (B.Sc. and B.A), a M.Sc. in Applied Psychology (Industrial/Organizational stream and Forensic Psychology stream), a Ph.D. program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a certificate program in Human Resource Management. Department members also participate in the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and in the Science Faculty's M.Sc. in Applied Science program.

Saint Mary's University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located close to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. For additional information about the University and the Department, please see our website at: http://www.smu.ca/academic/science/psych/.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and the names and email addresses of three referees (the search committee will solicit letters directly from referees, as required) to:

Dr. Jason Ivanoff, Chair of Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3. Telephone: (902) 491-6345. Fax: (902) 496-8287. Email: psych.lecturerappointment@smu.ca.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Missouri State University: Tenure-track position in Quantitative/Experimental Psychology

The Psychology Department at Missouri State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in psychology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the Fall of 2019.  Application review will begin on October 15th, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must have a Doctoral degree in Experimental/Quantitative Psychology or related field.  ABD will be considered with an expected completion by start date.  The primary teaching responsibilities will be courses in the undergraduate core curriculum, graduate courses in advanced statistics, research methods, and cognition, and supervision of graduate student culminating experiences.  Successful candidates may be able to fill other departmental teaching needs including courses in the undergraduate online program and courses within the applicant’s area of expertise.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate student research and to the development of programmatic research in expertise area.  Service is expected at university, college and departmental levels, and participation is expected in activities that contribute to the public affairs mission of the university.  The university is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment; hence, the successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues.  

To apply online, submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and a brief (i.e., no more than one page) statement of commitment to diversity (submit under ‘Other Document’).  In addition, submit unofficial transcripts and supporting evidence of accomplishments in teaching and research (e.g., publications in scholarly journals, research presentations at conferences, student evaluations, etc.).  Three confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited through the application system.

Applications are to be submitted online at https://jobs.missouristate.edu/.

Further information may be requested from Carol Shoptaugh, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair (CarolShoptaugh@missouristate.edu).  Employment will require a criminal background check at University Expense.  Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer and institution.

St. Francis-Xavier University: Tenure-track position in Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University is seeking applications for a tenure track position in Neuroscience with a specialization in any area including, but not limited to, behavioural, cognitive, clinical, developmental, physiological, or social. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates will have a demonstrated ability and potential for excellence in teaching. Consideration will be given to candidates with a completed Ph.D. and an active research program. Ability to teach undergraduate courses in Neuroscience is required and ability and willingness to teach undergraduate Research Methods and Statistics is a strong asset. A summary of teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and an outline of current and future plans for research and/or practice should accompany the letter of application.  A curriculum vitae, letter of application, and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three (3) references should be sent to Dr. Peter McCormick, Chair, Department of Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University, P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish, N.S., B2G 2W5. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply by email. Send material to psychology@stfx.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. St. Francis Xavier University is committed to employment equity.

University of Toronto - Mississauga: Tenure-track position in Developmental Neuropsychology

The Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Developmental Neuropsychology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2019. 

The successful candidate will have received a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter. The applicant must demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research in developmental neuropsychology in an area that expands and complements the breadth of our program. Candidates should have a strong research program that demonstrates both theoretical and methodological excellence.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates also must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of impactful contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Applicants who are able to contribute to multiple research areas within Psychology are especially welcomed. 

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, innovative, independent, externally funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students as well as graduate students enrolled in the tri-campus University of Toronto Psychology Graduate Program.  There will be opportunities to collaborate with UTM psychologists in research clusters focused on Behavioural Neuroscience, Developmental Science, Human Communication, and/or Health, Adaptation and Well-being, as well as with researchers on all three campuses of the University of Toronto. Applicants are encouraged to speak to how they will contribute to the research activities of the department. 

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information on the Department of Psychology, UTM please visit us at 

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1802921&tz=GMT-04%3A00 (job # 1802921). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and copies of representative publications. 

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. 

All application materials should be submitted online. Please direct questions to:  psychair.admin@utoronto.ca.  The application deadline is October 15, 2018.  

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  We recommend combining attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask [at least] three referees to send letters (dated, signed, and on letterhead), directly to the department via e-mail to psychair.admin@utoronto.ca by the closing date. We encourage applicants to use Interfolio http://www.interfolio.com/services/dossier/ for their letters of reference only.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey.  This survey is voluntary.  Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff.  Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes.  For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

DRDC - Term position, Defense Scientist

Defence Research and Development Canada is seeking to hire a full-time Defence Scientist for a 2-year term to work on two related research projects that apply judgment and decision science to improving intelligence analysis and military risk assessments. Specific topics that will be of the focus of the research include forecasting and prediction markets, threat and risk assessment, methods for improving the elicitation and integration of probabilistic judgments, methods for recalibrating and aggregating judgments, methods for effectively assessing and communicating probabilities, analytic confidence, and facets of information uncertainty (e.g., source reliability, information credibility).

 Applicants must be Canadian citizens residing in Canada or abroad. Applicant should have very strong data analytic and programming skills. For instance, they should be well versed in a wide range of statistical and graphical methods for the behavioral sciences, and they should be adept at using R (and preferably Python too). Applicants should also be well versed in at least one relevant area of judgment and decision science, and should be able to adapt well to new challenges. Applicants should work effectively in teams but also be capable of advancing research independently. Candidates for this position will normally have a Ph.D., but exceptional pre-doctoral candidates with a Masters degree will also be considered. 

 The successful applicant will work under my research supervision and will be expected to engage in all aspects of research, including dissemination of research through peer-reviewed publications and other mechanisms (conference presentations, scientific advice to clients, etc.). 

 The post will be held in Toronto, Ontario at DRDC, Toronto Research Centre [see map], which is on a direct subway line from downtown Toronto.

 Candidates wishing to apply should send me their CV and a cover letter and be prepared to provide references upon request. Please send these documents by email to David.Mandel@drdc-rddc.gc.ca but also copy drmandel66@gmail.com as attachments often get stripped at the former address.  

David R. Mandel, Ph.D. 
Defence Scientist
Intelligence Group 
Intelligence, Influence and Collaboration Section 
Toronto Research Centre 
Defence Research and Development Canada
Government of Canada
David.Mandel@drdc-rddc.gc.ca / Tel: 416-635-2000 ext. 3146

University of Regina: Assistant Professor - 2 year term position

The Department of Psychology at the University of Regina is seeking applications for a 2-year term position in psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Psychology, or will have completed their doctorate within 4 months of their appointment. Area of research specialization is open for this position. Anticipated date of commencement is September 1, 2018, depending on the availability of the successful candidate.

Duties of the successful applicant will include a combination of the following: teaching at the undergraduate & graduate level, Honours and graduate thesis supervision or co-supervision, and participation in departmental activities. We are specifically seeking candidates who can teach some of the following courses: introductory psychology, forensic psychology, neuropsychology, health psychology, psychopathology, psychology of women, qualitative research methods, history & systems of psychology, and developmental psychology.

The Department maintains good relations with a number of health care, policing, research, and other educational facilities both within Regina and throughout the province. Of interest to those applicants with a clinical background, the clinical program at the University of Regina is committed to the scientist-practitioner model and is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. The Department has also recently opened a state-of-the art Psychology Training Clinic. For more information on the Faculty of Arts, please refer to http://www.arts.uregina.ca.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must electronically submit via http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers: a covering letter providing a statement of teaching and research interests, a current curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of teaching philosophy, reprints or preprints, course outlines (either actual or proposed), and unofficial transcripts. 

Candidates must also arrange for three (3) current letters of reference to be sent directly by the referees to Dr Rick Kleer, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 0A2 or arts.deans.office@uregina.ca. Please note that shortlisted candidates will be asked to have original transcripts sent directly to the address above.

Position enquiries may be addressed to: Dr Richard MacLennan, Head, Department of Psychology; phone: (306) 585-4157; email: richard.maclennan@uregina.ca.

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

Postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience and Music


Postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience and Music – Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral fellow to study the neural basis of individual and social benefits of group music performance. We are particularly interested in how brain-to-brain coordination during group music performance contributes to health and wellbeing benefits. The position will be supervised by Dr. Janeen Loehr, in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Nicol, registered doctoral psychologist and accredited music therapist, in the Brain in Action and Interaction Laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan.

The successful applicant will assume leadership of the research process, with opportunities to drive the research questions and research designs. The project will take advantage of the lab’s mobile EEG hyperscanning systems, capable of recording brain activity from up to 4 participants simultaneously. The project also provides opportunities to collaborate with members of Saskatoon’s professional music community. The successful applicant must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or a related field by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with a musical background and prior experience with EEG experimental design and analysis. Proficiency in programming (e.g., Matlab, EEGlab, PsychoPy) is also desirable. The target start date is September 1, 2018, although this is negotiable. The position is for a term of one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year. The salary is $37000 CDN.  

Applicants should submit a CV, a brief statement of research background and fit for the position, and a sample of previously published work, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Janeen Loehr at janeen.loehr <at> usask.ca. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities. Located in the heart of Saskatoon and overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, the University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. It is home to the Canadian Light Source national synchrotron and features a robust research community. Signature areas of strength include human and animal health; synchrotron sciences; engagement and scholarship with Indigenous peoples; agriculture, food and bioproducts; energy and mineral resources; and water security. The University offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of more than 20,000. World-class research facilities, renowned faculty and award-winning students make the U of S a leader in post-secondary education.

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