Tenure Track Position in Cognitive or Developmental Psychology Ryerson University, Department of Psychology Canada

Tenure Track Position in Cognitive or Developmental Psychology


Arts, Psychology


Posted: November 5, 2018


Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

 

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:

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.

 

Qualifications:

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.


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