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Assistant Professor, Limited Term Appointment, Psychology

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Applications are invited for one 8-month, full-time sessional appointment at the Assistant Professor level starting September 1st, 2022. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Psychology or be near completion of the degree. We seek individuals who can contribute to teaching in areas such as Forensic and/or Clinical Psychology. Successful candidates are expected to teach three courses per semester. Candidates should present evidence, commensurate with experience, of their teaching ability, a letter outlining the courses they are interested in teaching (course descriptions are available here:, and evidence of their scholarly productivity. As well as meeting their teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other department colleagues, and contribute to the Department’s programs.

The successful applicant will join a 22-member Department. The Department has an applied focus with major and honours curriculum (B.Sc. and B.A.), a M.Sc. in Applied Psychology (Industrial/Organizational Psychology stream and Forensic Psychology stream), a Ph.D. program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a certificate program in Human Resource Management. Department members also participate in the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and in the Science Faculty’s M.Sc. in Applied Science program.

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Saint Mary’s is community-focused with strong values, operating the way the world should. We embrace diversity, are committed to sustainability, and bravely tackle the issues that matter to society. For additional information about the University and the Department, please see our website at:

With students from as many as 118 different countries and partnerships with institutions in dozens of other countries, Saint Mary’s University is a leader in international and intercultural education. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. Our campus is based in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and is global in reach and influence. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All applicants will receive a self-identification form for confidential submission to our Diversity and Inclusion Office. In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The Search Committee encourages applicants to highlight any involvement in enhancing diversity and inclusion in their previous institutional environment.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and the names as well as email addresses of three referees (the search committee will solicit letters directly from referees, as required) to:
Chair of Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS, CANADA B3H 3C3. Telephone: (902) 491-8605. Fax: (902) 496-8287. Email:

Review of applications will begin June 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.