Mar 03, 2023

Assistant Professor - Psychology

  • Ontario Tech University
  • Oshawa, ON, Canada
Full time General Introduction to Psychology

Job Description

Tracking Code: req516

Faculty/Department: Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Appointment Type: Tenured and Tenure-Track, Full-time Continuing

Number of Positions: 1

Salary Grade: Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement

Posting Date: February 24, 2023

Application Review Date: April 7, 2023

Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in Oshawa, Ontario, is proud to encourage an interactive, information-sharing culture for our individual staff, and teams which enhance organizational effectiveness.  Ontario Tech’s innovative programs, and technology-enriched learning environment create an atmosphere of academic excellence. Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining Ontario Tech's globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The starting date for the position is July 1, 2023.

The new psychology program at Ontario Tech University includes specializations in Developmental Psychological Science and Affective Science and Mental Health. Applicants with research expertise that connects with these broad areas of specialization may be prioritized. Of particular interest are applicants with research programs that focus on topics within Cognitive Development (broadly construed across the lifespan), including but not limited to: attention, memory, language, or executive functions, in typical or atypical populations.

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities is situated at Ontario Tech’s downtown Oshawa location. Classrooms and laboratory facilities are new and spacious. Mental health facilities, hospitals, addiction centres, and additional municipal agencies are all in close proximity to campus. The Faculty has Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs in Psychology and Forensic Psychology, as well as Masters and Doctoral programs in Forensic Psychology. The University is strong in both research and teaching, with state-of-the-art research labs, teaching spaces, and internationally renowned faculty.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Psychology, or a closely related field, and to show a record of excellence, or the potential for excellence, in both research (e.g. contributions in highly-ranked journals, conference presentations) and teaching (e.g. previous teaching reviews, a strong teaching philosophy, experience or plans for teaching to a diverse student body).

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct outstanding, innovative, and independent research, to establish a competitive and externally funded research program, and to undertake high-quality supervision and teaching of students and trainees. As a burgeoning program, Psychology at Ontario Tech is experiencing rapid development; the successful applicant will also be expected to contribute actively to that growth.

The position will entail a 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service workload. The position remains pending budgetary approval.

Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

 Only those who have, or will have, completed a Ph.D. by July 1, 2023 are eligible to apply. Interested applicants should send a formal letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests/experience, an outline of present and future research agendas, and provide the names and contact information for three referees through the Ontario Tech website.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association.  The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the  collective agreement.

Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2023 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a covering letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of teaching interests/experience; an outline of their present research program; a brief future research plan; and the names of three referees through the Ontario Tech website. 

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.

Prior to May 1, 2022, the university required all students, faculty, staff and visitors (including contractors) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as defined by our mandatory vaccine directive. This directive was paused, effective May 1, 2022, but may be reinstated at any point in the future depending on public health guidelines and the recommendations of experts. All employees of the university will be expected to comply with the requirements of this directive.

The university recognizes faculty and staff may require accommodations. We are committed to an accommodation process in which individualized needs (e.g. for medical and religious/creed grounds) are appropriately addressed under the Ontario Human Rights Code. A COVID-19 Vaccination Accommodation Application Form is available. If you require accommodation, please contact Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy

The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

Job Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Expected Start Date: 7/1/2023

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