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Two (2) Tenure-Track Positions in Clinical Psychology

Ryerson University

The Department of Psychology invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track positions in Clinical Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor (research area open), beginning July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade. Modern and innovative, and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Department of Psychology is home to dynamic scholars, award-winning teachers, and some of the university’s top students.

The Department of Psychology consists of 33 tenure-stream faculty members and offers undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/ PhD) programs. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (
The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.


The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research, and service duties. Duties will include contributing to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/PhD) programs through teaching and student supervision; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, and externally-funded research program; and engaging in the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.


Candidates will hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology from a Canadian Psychological Association or American Psychological Association accredited program and be eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. They will hold a strong, emerging research profile and scholarly record that demonstrates evidence of impact through peer-reviewed publications and other contributions, as well as an ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program. Applicants must show evidence of high-quality teaching and student training and demonstrate a capacity and commitment to collegial service.

Research focus within the field of clinical psychology is open. Interest in clinical supervision at our Psychology Training Clinic is considered an asset.

About Ryerson University:

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for every year since 2015. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at

Equity at Ryerson University:

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

How to apply:

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by November 5, 2019. The application must be in a single file, in PDF or Word format and contain the following:
- letter of application;
- curriculum vitae;
- research statement;
- teaching statement or dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness;
- up to three (3) reprints or preprints of recent research publications; and
- the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for references.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates should therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Michelle Dionne, at Only those candidates selected for interviews for the short-list of consideration will be contacted.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Jennifer Tejay, HR Advisor at