Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Social-Personality Psychology
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: Psychology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

Psychology – Social / Personality Psychology
Professorial Stream, Social-Personality Area Hire

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health at York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a full‐time tenure‐track professorial‐stream appointment in Social-Personality Psychology, at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in Social and/or Personality Psychology at the time of appointment, with a specialization in Culture, a field of study that addresses important global issues including the psychology of racism, immigration, refugees, intergroup relations, social justice, and social policy, and a strong program of scholarly research is required. Applicants’ research statement should include information about how they have pursued or intend to pursue goals related to a reproducible and open science.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international caliber as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni. Our Psychology Department is ranked 8th in Canada according to 2020 QS World Rankings and 33rd in the World according to the 2020 Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. Jennifer Connolly, Chair – Department of Psychology at psychair@yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

A cover letter (please specify the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and in any correspondence), curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests including information about reproducible and open science practices, three reprints or preprints, and a statement of teaching, along with teaching evaluations (if available), should be uploaded into a single .pdf file and sent by November 1, 2020, to this email: psycjobs@yorku.ca. Arrangements should be made for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted to the same email address and addressed to Chair, Social‐Personality Psychology Professorial Stream Search Committee.


Posting End Date: November 1, 2020