Assistant Professor, Psychology
Cape Breton University
One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.
CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU's position in post-secondary education.
Applicants must have a PhD in psychology (in exceptional cases ABD may be considered) and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The Psychology Department is committed to offering a broad program of core and speciality courses in psychology. The successful candidate will be flexible and able to teach several of our undergraduate courses each year including Introductory Psychology, Statistics and Research Methods, and upper level courses as department needs arise. Evidence of outstanding teaching both on campus and online is an asset. An interest in working with students from diverse groups is required.
The development of an active research program involving undergraduates as research assistants is expected and applicants must show that their research can be successful in the CBU context. Research may be in any area of psychology though it would be considered an asset if research interests intersected with one of the areas outlined as CBU priorities (https://www.cbu.ca/research/research-at-cbu/). The ability to attract research funding is an asset.
CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.
The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (PSY1904), a complete dossier including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. 8 May 2019. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.
Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Cape Breton University
Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2