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Teaching-Track Assistant Professor in Psychology

McMaster University

The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada invites applications for a full-time, teaching stream faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2020.

We seek an individual with a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline to teach a variety of courses in the broad discipline of Psychology. We are particularly interested in experienced candidates with an enthusiasm for teaching high enrolment courses to a cross-disciplinary audience of students with a broad range of backgrounds. Teaching experience in topics such as Personality, Abnormal Psychology, Positive Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Special (Clinical) Populations, and Social Psychology would be particularly suitable for this position, but we encourage flexible instructors with expertise in any area of Psychology to apply.

Our department has a long-standing research focus that centers on experimental psychology (perception, cognition, development, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, animal behaviour, sensory neuroscience), complemented by an equally long-standing history of excellence in undergraduate instruction across the broader discipline of Psychology, including topics aligned with clinical and social psychology. Our department and university value innovation in undergraduate instruction, as well as the integration of research in our teaching. As our department home is the Faculty of Science, candidates able to bring topical research examples and experiences to undergraduate instruction are particularly encouraged to apply.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.

Faculty members at McMaster enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty who are parents and/or need to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

McMaster is located in Hamilton, Ontario, which is part of the “Golden Horseshoe” region of southern Ontario. Hamilton is located between Toronto and the Niagara/Buffalo area. It sits on the shores of Lake Ontario alongside the Niagara escarpment, and boasts an abundance of waterfalls, hiking trails, and green space.

All candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be strongly committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a copy of their curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier. The teaching dossier should include: (a) a one-to-two page statement of teaching philosophy; (b) a one-page summary of prior experience in teaching (including class sizes), and any prior/planned activity in the area of scholarship of teaching and learning; (c) a summary of all available teaching evaluations; and (d) a one-page statement on the role of equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching.

Complete applications must be made online at (Faculty Positions, Job ID 30050) to the attention of:

Dr. Bruce Milliken, Professor & Chair
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1

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. Please know and alert your referees that their letters and your full application may be read by all faculty members in the Department and other persons associated with hiring at McMaster.

Review of complete applications will begin February 1st, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is expected to be July 1, 2020. 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 is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents 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 in their application package. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

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

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.

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 diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs.