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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Psychology

St. Jerome's University

The Department of Psychology at St. Jerome’s University, a public Roman Catholic university federated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2024 (subject to budgetary approval). All applicants must hold a PhD in Psychology and must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

At SJU, we embrace and celebrate the philosophy of educating the whole person – intellectually, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our commitment to academic excellence and to the integration of knowledge, research, and experiential learning allows us to inspire learning and discovery not only in our students but also in those with whom we interact. We foster a respectful, inclusive community that is centred on the well-being of our students and the promotion of the common good, consistent with the ideals of the contemporary Roman Catholic Church. The faculty at SJU are members of the St. Jerome’s Academic Staff Association.

Located in Waterloo, Ontario, we are on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our University is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes 10 kilometers on both sides of the Grand River. We give thanks for the privilege to work and live on this land, and we are committed to building respectful relationships with Indigenous people and communities, to enhance our knowledge, and learn how we can have an active role in reconciliation.

The successful candidate will have training, teaching, and research expertise in the area of Clinical/Counselling Psychology. The candidate is expected to be able to teach courses in Psychology such as Psychopathology and Introduction to Clinical Psychology and will have opportunity to develop new courses in their areas of expertise. The successful candidate may also be appointed to teach up to two courses per year in the Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies program in subject areas such as family relationships, romantic relationships, sexualities, and/or sex and relational therapy. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong quantitative research skills and have an active and productive research program. They must also be committed to participating in university service.

As of May 1, 2023, the base salary for an Assistant Professor is $86,160.

The Psychology program at St. Jerome’s offers Honours, Double Honours, Four-Year General, Three-Year General undergraduate degrees. For further information about the Department, visit https://www.sju.ca/psychology, and for Psychology plans and courses visit the Waterloo Undergraduate Calendar, https://ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca/group/ARTS-Psychology .

Complete applications from interested candidates will include:
• Cover letter detailing interest in and suitability for the position – clearly state how your training and experience make you an excellent fit for the Psychology program. Please indicate how you see your teaching and research will contribute to the Psychology program and to interdisciplinary scholarship in sexualities and relationships.
• Curriculum vitae
• Teaching dossier – include evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching
• Outline of current and future research agenda (one page)
• Two sample publications
• Contact information for three referees – to be contacted if your application is shortlisted

Send applications by email to Dr. John K. Rempel, Chair, Department of Psychology, St. Jerome’s University: sjupsych@sju.ca. All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2024.

The University respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity and welcomes faculty, staff, and students from all faiths and backgrounds. Applications from all qualified individuals are encouraged, however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Candidates requiring accommodation should contact the Director, Human Resources. For further information, visit www.sju.ca.