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Assistant Professor, Psychology

Acadia University

Position # 21109 – The Department of Psychology seeks to fill a 9.5 month contractually limited position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective August 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be required to teach Research Design and Analysis I (3 hrs/week) and four associated 1.5 hr/week laboratory sections in the fall term. Winter term courses will be selected based on the successful applicant’s background and departmental needs. Possibilities may include, but are not limited to, Introductory Psychology 2 (PSYC 1123), graduate level Research Design & Statistics, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a Special Topics class, preferably on a topic that would support the Department’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should hold a Master’s or Ph.D. in Psychology, although a Master’s or Ph.D. in a related discipline, and suitable teaching experience, will be considered.

How to Apply: Applications must include a letter of application, and an up-to-date curriculum vitae. In the letter of application, we ask candidates to address how their teaching philosophy aligns with the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Potential candidates shall send the application package as a single PDF to: Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit 3 letters of reference.

Randy Lynn Newman, PhD
Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6

Closing Date: April 22, 2021

For additional information on The Department of Psychology, please visit:

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact: Dr. Randy Lynn Newman, Head of Psychology (contact information above).