Assistant Professor, General Psychology
Ontario Tech University
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Position Title: Teaching Faculty - Assistant Teaching Professor - General Psychology
Appointment Type: Continuing Full Time
Posting Date: June 4, 2021
Application Review Date: June 25, 2021
Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in Oshawa, Ontario, advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining Ontario Tech's globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.
The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in the area of General Psychology to commence on August 1, 2021. Position is subject to budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Psychology (completed by July 1, 2021), evidence of high-calibre teaching, and a minimum of two years full-time experience teaching psychology curriculum at the undergraduate level.
Ontario Tech is a technology-enhanced learning environment and the candidate shall be expected to have skills in the integration of technology into teaching and to model those skills in their own teaching in the University’s web-centric and mobile learning environment. In addition, a proven commitment to providing innovative and inclusive teaching strategies is required as is evidence of an ability to work in a collaborative environment. Excellent communication skills with an ability to maintain effective relationships with a range of faculty, staff and students are essential.
Duties will include preparing and delivering lecture and tutorials, preparing and marking assignments, tests and examinations, responding to student inquiries, maintaining regular office hours, and invigilating tests and examinations.
The successful candidate will be expected to follow an 70% teaching, 20% service, and 10% Other workload each year.
The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities is situated at Ontario Tech’s downtown Oshawa location. Classrooms and laboratory facilities are new and spacious. Police departments, mental health facilities, hospitals, addiction centres, and the Durham Region courthouse are all in close proximity to campus. The Faculty has Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs in General Psychology, as well as Masters and Doctoral programs in Forensic Psychology. The university is strong in both research and teaching, with state-of-the-art research labs, teaching spaces, and internationally renowned faculty. Further details about the Faculty can be found at: https://socialscienceandhumanities.ontariotechu.ca/index.php.
This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website.
Applications will be accepted until June 25, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a covering letter, their resume; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and the names of three referees through the Ontario Tech website.
Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority.
Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.
If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager or Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy
The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.