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Assistant Professor – History and Theory of Psychology

Arts, Psychology

Posted: August 28, 2012
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Applications are invited for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, commencing August 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval. We seek applicants with expertise in the History and Theory of Psychology, and an interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in this area. Research focus for this position is open, though we particularly encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of perspectives, who study contemporary themes (e.g., culture, gender, development, etc.) that cut across a number of core areas in Psychology. All exceptional applicants with related interests are encouraged to apply. Candidates for the position will hold a PhD in Psychology, with postdoctoral training preferred. The successful candidate will have the ability to contribute to both our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/PhD) programs. They should hold a strong research profile and evidence of an emerging scholarly record, evidence of high-quality teaching and student training, as well as capacity for collegial service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, 3 recent research publications, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier), and the names of at least 3 individuals who could be contacted for reference letters to: Chair, Department Appointments Committee, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair at The review of applications will begin Friday November 9, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Only those candidates selected for the short-list of consideration will be contacted for letters.

The Psychology Department ( has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past 7 years, with 24 new tenured- or tenure-track faculty hires, 3 new degrees, 2 new certificates, and a newly expanded research laboratory centre devoted to basic and applied psychological science. In 2012 we will launch the Institute for Stress and Wellbeing Research (with over $1 million committed for research tools and infrastructure). We are housed in the Faculty of Arts, an integral and thriving contributor to the education of approximately 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

ThIS position fall under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at:

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Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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