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Assistant Professor, Industrial and Organizational Psychology

University of Calgary

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a position in Industrial & Organizational Psychology at the rank of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, to begin July 1st, 2022.

Candidates will have the opportunity to join a leading psychology department in the dynamic city of Calgary. The University of Calgary I/O Psychology program is well established and widely regarded as one of the best in Canada. We offer both a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. with a Specialization in I/O Psychology. Many of our Ph.D. graduates have gone on to careers in academe, reflecting the strong research focus of our program, and our graduate program receives many competitive applications every year.

Successful candidates will develop a strong research program, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and engage in service activities at all levels of the university and in the community. The position is expected to involve an equal emphasis on research and teaching.

The successful candidate will bring expertise on equity, diversity, and inclusion in the context of traditional I/O topics (e.g., recruitment, selection, performance management, leadership, teamwork, motivation) in supporting productive, just, and inclusive workplaces. For example, the successful candidate’s teaching and research could examine the intersection of equity-deserving or sovereignty-deserving groups and workplace issues. With respect to teaching, course design, pedagogical practices, and assessments of learning should be centered on an intentional effort to create an inclusive environment and equitable opportunity for learning. With respect to research, successful applicants may have a focus on understanding the lived experience of a diverse workforce, seeking ways of enabling work to reflect more equitable and inclusive ideals, and/or address topics such as leadership in minority contexts; equity in personnel recruitment and selection processes; retention issues with respect to diverse peoples; voice, psychological safety, power, incivility, justice, microinequities, and microaggressions involving equity- and sovereignty-deserving groups; and inclusive practices, cultures, and strategies in organizations.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related discipline (e.g., Organizational Behaviour) by July 1st, 2022. The specialty within I/O Psychology areas of expertise is open, with the requirement that the successful applicant will bring experience and expertise in equity, diversity, and inclusion in the context of traditional I/O topics. Applicants should present evidence of quality and quantity of peer-reviewed published research in high-quality journals and other relevant publication or translational streams (e.g., book chapters, community reports), a record of funding, including studentships, fellowships, and awards, and demonstrate a record of or potential for external funding. Finally, ability to teach graduate-level univariate and multivariate statistics will be considered an asset. Applicants should feel free to state obstacles or other reasons with respect to why they might not have had the opportunity to meet traditional hiring criteria.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the 'Apply Now' link at https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/8247908-assistant-professor-industrial-and-organizational-psychology-department-of-psychology-faculty-of-arts. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of three referees, and written permission to the Chair of the Search Committee to contact the referees for letters of references
Research statement (not to exceed two pages)
A concise record of teaching experience, including evidence of effectiveness and a statement of teaching philosophy
A one-page statement detailing experience working with a diverse student body and the contributions you would make to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion in the classroom and in the lab
The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. It is likely that interviews will be virtual.

The Department of Psychology respects, appreciates, and values diversity, and we encourage diverse applicants to apply for this position. The Department of Psychology has a very active EDI Committee (click here to learn more) that was established because we recognize the historical inequities within the field of psychology that impact all aspects of what we do. In addition, a number of resources are available on campus to support diversity and inclusion, including two daycares, the Q Centre, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Writing Symbols Lodge, and the Women’s Resource Centre. For more information, please visit www.ucalgary.ca.

Competitive salary and start-up funds are available.

In 2018, the University of Calgary was chosen as one of Canada’s best diversity employers. The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity, and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning, and research, and provide staff, faculty, students, and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves.

We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the five designated groups (women, Indigenous people, LGBTQ2S+, persons with disabilities and members of racialized groups) to apply.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

COVIDSafe Campus Strategy

The University has implemented a new Vaccination Directive that requires all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 1, 2022. You will be required to upload proof of vaccination prior to commencing your duties. Please review the COVIDSafe Campus website for further information and access to additional resources.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

About Calgary, Alberta

The University of Calgary is located on a modern campus in an attractive residential area, just minutes from downtown Calgary. Calgary has a population of over 1.3 million and is a thriving city. It hosts the second largest number of corporate headquarters of all Canadian cities, affording opportunities for industry collaborations and partnerships. Calgary is routinely ranked in the top 5 most livable cities in the world by The Economist and other global quality of life indices. These rankings reflect Calgary’s highly regarded public and private schools, low crime rates, excellent health care, and thriving arts and leisure culture. Calgary is situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, a one-hour drive from the world famous Banff National Park, and offers excellent year round recreational opportunities such as skiing, hiking, rafting, and camping.