Sep 15, 2023

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Quantitative and Research Methods

  • York University
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
Contractor Quantitative Research Research Methods

Job Description


Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Quantitative and Research Methods

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health


The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Health at York University invites highly qualified applicants for a Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream position in Quantitative and Research Methods. This is a Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) to the teaching stream for a three-year term to commence July 1, 2024.


York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.


York’s Psychology Department is comprised of 87 full-time faculty members and offers multiple undergraduate, Master's and PhD programs, with specializations in Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Developmental Psychology, Developmental Science, Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies in Psychology, Quantitative Methods, and Social and Personality Psychology. Our Psychology Department is ranked 4th in Canada according to the 2023 QS World Rankings and 33rd in the World according to the 2020 Times Higher Education Global Impact Ranking.


Candidate Qualifications:

·   Degree: PhD or PhD near completion by the appointment’s start with demonstrated expertise in Quantitative Methods in Psychology, Education, or Educational Measurement is required.

·   Teaching:

o A record or evident promise of excellence in teaching and dedication to students (e.g., a teaching statement that articulates teaching philosophy and documents teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations, including curricular development; teaching evaluations; and letters of reference).

o Suitability for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, given that the position may involve graduate teaching and supervision.


Hiring Policies:

·   Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

·   All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

·   York is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, in its community. Details of the AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found here or by contacting Christal Chapman, EDI Program Manager (; 416-736-5713).

·   York welcomes and employs scholars from all over the world. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples of Canada will be given priority.

·   York has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation are invited to contact Dr. Jennifer Connolly, Chair, Department of Psychology at


Application Process:

·   Due date for completed applications: October 15, 2023

·   Required materials: 1) cover letter; 2) current CV; 3) a teaching dossier (that includes a teaching statement, course outlines from previously taught courses, and teaching evaluations); and ) the names and contact information for three referees. Reference letter will only be requested for shortlisted candidates.  

·   Provide required information regarding your Canadian work status and optional self-identification for Affirmative Action purposes as part of the online application.

·   All questions regarding this position should be direct to Dr. Ji Yeh Choi, Chair, Search Committee at

·   Submit materials: at HH_CLA_Quan  


Learn More About York:

·   York University generates and shares knowledge through our research, teaching and engagement with communities around the world. The 2023-2028 Strategic Research Plan showcases the depth, breadth and ambition of research at York.

·   York’s commitments to social justice are laid out in our Decolonizing, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, the Framework & Action Plan on Black Inclusion and the Indigenous Framework for York University.

·   Follow the activities and accomplishments of York’s faculty, students and staff on YFile.



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York University


Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health

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