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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Social Psychology

McMaster University

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

The Social Psychology Program at McMaster University, in partnership with the Department of Health, Aging & Society, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (in exceptional circumstances) to begin July 1, 2022. Applicants must hold a PhD in social psychology or a related discipline by the time of appointment. Specifically, we seek a candidate whose research addresses the mental health impact of phenomena such as racism, prejudice, and discrimination, inequality, oppression, stigma, social identity, intersectionality, relationships, isolation, acculturation, and climate change, to name just a few possibilities. We also value lifespan perspectives (especially a focus on aging) and critical perspectives that challenge power structures and status quos.

The candidate will be expected to pursue interdisciplinary research in the area of social psychology and mental health and to contribute half of their teaching to the Social Psychology Program and half to the Department of Health, Aging & Society. The Social Psychology Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that allows students to explore the relationship between individual and society through courses in a broad range of disciplines. We have been experiencing an exciting period of growth over the past few years and would welcome a scholar who can bring diverse and innovative ideas to our community. Please see our website for more information: https://socialpsychology.mcmaster.ca/

The Department of Health, Aging & Society is also an interdisciplinary unit. Its undergraduate programs are in Health and Society and Aging and Society, its MA is in Health and Aging, and its two PhDs programs are in Health and Society and Social Gerontology. Faculty members are engaged in collaborative research across a number of disciplines, examining social and cultural expressions of health, illness, and aging, and issues relating to policy and care. Please see our website for more information: https://socialsciences.mcmaster.ca/health-aging-society

Candidates will be evaluated on their potential to develop a dynamic program of research yielding significant peer-reviewed publications, to attract external peer-reviewed research funding, to excel in teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development, including teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising graduate students, and to participate in service in the Program and/or Department. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We also invite candidates to highlight how they could contribute to the development of the Social Psychology Program, such as by providing experiential education, community engagement, and research opportunities.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. McMaster has a vision to achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence as a student-centred, research-intensive university. McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences comprises over 130 faculty members advancing education and research in collaboration with one or more of the Faculty’s 13 schools, departments and program areas. Its disciplines are preparing societal leaders to respond to economic, political and cultural shifts in Canada and abroad. Discover more about the Faculty of Social Sciences and the City of Hamilton.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengths our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey as part of the application process. It takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to hr.empequity@mcmaster.ca.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at 905-525-9140 ext. 26156 or admstsoc@mcmaster.ca to communicate accommodation needs.

How to apply:

Please submit the following materials through the University’s electronic portal:
https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/
[Job Opening #40951] by November 1st, 2021:

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of research
• Teaching dossier
• A brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, research or service within higher education, community-based or other profession settings (2-page maximum)
• Academic reference letters are not required at the time of application, but applicants should provide the names of three referees who may be subsequently contacted.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1st, 2022. The Department will begin reviewing applications on November 1st, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University gathers information about applicants’ status as either a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Please direct any inquiries about this position to the Co-Chair of the search committee, Dr. Tara Marshall (marsht6@mcmaster.ca).