Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Applied Social Psychology, Two-Year Contractually-Limited

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Department: Psychology

Date Posted: April 28, 2022
Deadline: May 28, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-41

Position Description:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a two-year contractually-limited position at the Assistant Professor level in Applied Social Psychology.

The successful candidate will engage in teaching, research and service duties that contribute to the Applied Social (AS) Psychology program as well as the academic life of the Department, the College, and the University. We are interested in candidates who will complement our existing strengths in teaching and research in the AS area. In particular, this position aims to fulfill unmet teaching needs of the department, primarily in the Applied Social area.

The Department of Psychology offers a unique program of research and graduate training in Applied Social Psychology that prepares students for research careers in a wide range of applied and academic settings. Faculty and graduate students conduct research and community-engaged scholarship in areas that include health, illness and disability, gender, violence, prejudice, cooperation, culture, immigration, intergroup relations, and science and technology. The AS program values principles of social justice and open science practices, and welcomes methodological diversity (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, field, participatory, and big data approaches).

Candidates will hold a PhD in Applied Social Psychology or related field (e.g., Community Psychology, Social Psychology), and should demonstrate evidence of:

  1. A strong, emerging research profile, and an active research program within applied social psychology that complements the strengths of the AS Psychology program.
  2. A record of effective knowledge mobilization, including peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, high-quality research communication to broader audiences, and community-engaged and applied work.
  3. A proven ability to obtain external support for research, as evidenced by previous grant and/or major scholarships.
  4. Potential for effective and innovative teaching and research training for a diverse student population.
  5. Experience, capacity and commitment to collegial service in the academic, professional, and/or broader community.

Strong consideration will be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service activities.

This is an exciting time of growth for our Psychology Department. We are conducting searches for five positions in the Industrial-Organizational, Applied Social, Clinical, and Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science areas. As such, the successful candidate will join the department together with a cohort of enthusiastic and well-supported early career scholars. Our wider department reflects a collegial and welcoming academic community that aims to support a diverse range of people and perspectives in an inclusive work environment.

The Department maintains a standing committee focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion and has a departmental EDI statement.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on May 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests detailing the candidate’s area of expertise, future plans for an independent research program, and how the candidate’s research program complements that of the AS area; (4) a teaching dossier, detailing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence; (5) up to three representative publications; (6) the names and contact information of three academic references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Ian R Newby-Clark
Professor & Chair
Department of Psychology
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: inewby@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.