Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Associate or Full Professor and Chair of Psychology (Open to University of Guelph Internal Applicants Only)

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Department: Psychology

Date Posted: May 17, 2024
Deadline: May 31, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #24-25

Position Description:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph invites applications from University of Guelph internal applicants only for a tenured position at the Associate Professor level.

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Chair in the Department of Psychology. The appointment as Chair will be for five years, effective July 1, 2024, with the possibility of being renewed for a second term of up to five years.

Candidates must be tenured faculty members at the University of Guelph* and should have a substantial understanding of the Psychology department and the disciplinary sub-fields that comprise the teaching and research programs. The successful candidate will possess leadership and management capabilities in line with the University of Guelph leadership framework that serve the needs of the department, college and university, as well as the ability to appreciate and provide balanced leadership across scholarly areas. A strong record of teaching, scholarship and service is also required. A record of successful service at college and university levels would be an asset. An ideal candidate will be committed to developing their leadership, administrative, and management skills.

In collaboration with departmental colleagues, the Chair will be expected to cultivate a collective sense of purpose and growth, and strategically guide the future direction and positioning of the department. The Chair will also be expected to support the development of members of the department using a person-centered approach through mentorship, and maintain a sense of pride and community among all members (students, staff and faculty) of the department. They will foster inclusive governance, open communication, and a respectful work environment. The ideal candidate will promote the values of integrity, equity, diversity, inclusion, fairness, and excellence. The Chair will be expected to creatively problem solve, act as an advocate for the department, and facilitate and maintain respectful relationships with other members of the University of Guelph and broader scholarly community. The Chair has overall responsibility of ensuring that department practices and processes are formulated and effectively implemented, that resources are properly allocated, and that college and university policies and procedures are followed.

*Note that appointment of an applicant from a department other than Psychology would be subject to provisions in Article 24.1 of the collective agreement, consideration of operational and budgetary considerations, and consent by the respective Dean(s) and Provost.

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 31, 2024 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. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Uwa Idemudia
College of Social & Applied Human Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: csahsdean@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 M├ętis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion (https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9) 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.

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