Mar 22, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow, Social/Cognitive Psychology

  • University of Toronto
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Postdoc Cognitive Culture Decision Experimental Judgment and Decision Making Philosphical Physiological Postdoctoral Social Social Cognition

Job Description

Area of Research: Social Psychology, Cognitive Science

Description of duties: Ph.D. students expecting to receive their doctorate degree by summer 2018 are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto to support the work of Professor Spike W. S. Lee. The successful applicant will work closely with Professor Lee (cross-appointed in the Rotman School of Management and Department of Psychology) and collaborate with graduate students and senior undergraduate students in the Mind and Body Lab ( on a variety of research projects. Topics of current interest include grounded cognition, conceptual metaphor, mind-body relations, unconscious processes, morality, politics, culture, social class, social cognition, knowledge activation and use, and judgment and decision making.

Expected start date and term: The target start date for the position is August 1, 2018, or as early as possible thereafter. This extramurally funded appointment will be for a term of two years, with the opportunity of renewal for additional years.

FTE: The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow, recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Required qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, or a closely related field by the time they start the Postdoctoral Fellowship. Publications and demonstrated interest within the research areas listed above and expertise in experimental research methods and techniques required to work within these established areas will be considered an asset. Training in philosophy of mind and competence in advanced data analysis and data visualization using R, cardiovascular psychophysiology, and eye-tracking will be valued as well.

Application instructions: Beginning April 1, 2018, all qualified candidates are invited to submit the following application materials to

  1. A full CV
  2. A research statement describing the applicant’s research experience, qualifications, and current interests
  3. A sample of previously published work, with priority given to publications in peer-reviewed academic journals
  4. Names of at least two referees

An initial review of applications will occur on April 13, 2018. Qualified candidates should submit by this deadline to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Living in Toronto: Toronto is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the world. It is a highly multi-cultural environment both inside and outside the University community, and offers opportunities to enjoy music, food, and arts of the world. The city also boasts an extensive network of public parks and trails, including many along the edge of Lake Ontario, as well as an extensive public transportation network and world-class public services.


Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


University of Toronto


Rotman School of Management and Department of Psychology

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