Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Social Psychology
University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Social Psychology - 1702129

Job Field: Teaching Stream

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough

Department: UTSC: Psychology

Campus: Scarborough

Job Posting: Nov 25, 2017

Job Closing: Jan 3, 2018, 11:59pm EST


The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications from experienced educators to a teaching-stream appointment in Social Psychology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence on July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Psychology, or a closely related field, with a focus on social psychology, and must have significant teaching experience in a degree granting program at the University level. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching, and be able to demonstrate engagement in pedagogical/professional development, with clear indication of future ongoing development. Excellence in teaching may include a combination of excellent teaching skills, creative educational leadership and/or achievement, and innovative teaching initiatives. These must be demonstrated in a teaching portfolio that includes a compelling statement of teaching philosophy and goals, accompanied by a narrative that demonstrates how the candidate’s teaching practice aligns with their philosophy and goals. Evidence of excellence in teaching can also include strong letters of reference, excellent course evaluations, documentation of excellent pedagogical practice; and/or documentation of excellent performance in other teaching related activities, such as educational leadership, pedagogical research, the supervision of undergraduate research projects, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, and/or conference posters or presentations. Experience and/or knowledge related to evidence-based pedagogical practice as it applies to teaching courses in quantitative and/or research methods in psychology will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in social psychology, and supervise undergraduate students in research projects. They will also be expected to perform standard professional and administrative activities typical of a department and/or university. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world. The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough is particularly well known within the University (and beyond) for technological pedagogical innovation, and provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to join a department that values and promotes excellent teaching, and is committed to furthering the learning sciences in terms of both research and practice.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Applicants must submit a complete and current curriculum vita and brief summary of their teaching philosophy, experience and accomplishments. This document should be further supported by a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, goals and strategies as well as sample course materials, course evaluations, and other evidence of excellent teaching, and undergraduate supervision. If you have questions about this position, please email All applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, January 3, 2018.


Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.


Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned), addressed to Prof. George Cree (Chair), to be sent directly by the referee to:


The Department of Psychology at UTSC includes faculty members with interests in behavioral neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology. For more information about our department faculty and new initiatives in clinical science and brain imaging, please visit our home page:


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


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

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