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Assistant Professor (Limited-Term, Full-time Instructor), Psychology

Western University

The Department of Psychology at Western University invites applications for a Limited Term, 10-month full-time instructor position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Western Psychology values diversity and is committed to equity and inclusion. The successful applicant must have a demonstrated capacity to substantively contribute to an inclusive and diverse academic community. We encourage applications from all qualified persons. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek to hire an instructor who will carry out the following teaching duties: 1) Develop laboratory/tutorial exercises for our second year statistics and research methods courses (Psychology 2801, 2802, 2811, 2812). These materials will be developed under an authoring agreement and will remain freely available for future use by the Department of Psychology without restriction. 2) Serve as Coordinator for the laboratory/tutorial sections of our second year statistics and research methods courses (Psychology 2801, 2802, 2811, 2812) including supervision and regular meetings with Graduate Teaching Assistants in collaboration with course instructors. 3) Serve as course instructor for Psychology 2802G, Research Methods in Psychology II and Psychology 2812B, Statistics for Psychology II that will both be offered in winter term (January through April) in the 2022-23 academic year. 4) Supervise a group of Honours Thesis students (up to 15 students) conducting their thesis research by analyzing pre-existing and/or publicly available datasets, conducting meta-analyses, and/or quantitative literature reviews. In fulfilling the teaching duties listed above, the successful applicant will work closely with the instructors of Psychology 2801F, 2801G, 2811A and 2811B. The anticipated start date is Aug 1, 2022 and anticipated end date is May 31, 2023.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Psychology or equivalent, or have completed all components of the PhD except final defence and revisions by September 1, 2022. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching statistics and research methods to psychology undergraduate students, and in mentoring undergraduate students in statistics and data analyses. The successful applicant will also have a demonstrated ability to use R and/or Python in teaching statistics to undergraduate students, and will implement the use of these programs in the tutorial/laboratory exercises for Psychology 2811 and 2812.

Western’s Department of Psychology is consistently ranked as one of the top psychology departments in Canada and internationally. We are a research-intensive department with a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, and we have outstanding research facilities. We invite you to visit our website: www.psychology.uwo.ca. The university campus is in London, Ontario, a thriving city of 400,000 people located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts galleries, theatre, music and sporting events, and many opportunities for outdoor activities.
Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

Applicants are invited to submit the following via email:
1) letter of interest
2) curriculum vitae
3) equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement that describes the applicant’s experiences with EDI and how their EDI-related values inform their teaching and mentorship
4) brief statement of teaching philosophy and a teaching dossier
5) names and contact information for three references
6) completed Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form (https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf)

The above materials should be emailed as individual PDF attachments, in confidence to:
Professor Scott MacDougall-Shackleton
Chair, Department of Psychology
psychology-recruitment@uwo.ca

Review of applications will begin on May 28, 2021. The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2022.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Kim Baxter at kbaxter7@uwo.ca or 519-661-2065.