November 11, 2013

Calgary Gambling Research Chair, Tenure-track Position

In partnership with Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI), the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts invites applications to fill an AGRI Research Chair.  This full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor will be effective July 1, 2014

The AGRI Research Chair will generate new knowledge that will increase understanding of gambling behaviours and their consequences and will contribute to enhancing the province’s capacity to provide evidence-informed decisions regarding the development of responsible gambling policy and processes. To these ends, the goal of this Chair position will be: (1) to develop an internationally-recognized, long-term research program that will sustain and enhance provincial impact in gambling research, (2) to develop and implement effective and integrated knowledge mobilization strategies to ensure that new knowledge is transferred to key stakeholders, and (3) to actively support and promote student training and development in areas relevant to gambling research. For the first five years of the appointment, the position will have 75% protected research time.

The successful applicant will be an early career scholar and will be expected to establish a successful and externally funded program of research in gambling studies. Previous accredited clinical psychology training (including an APA- or CPA-approved internship) and being eligible for registration as a psychologist in the province of Alberta would be an asset. 

The AGRI Research Chair program is intended solely for recruitment purposes and therefore tenure-track faculty members at Alberta-based institutions (prior to January 1, 2012) are NOT eligible for appointment; Alberta-based trainees (e.g. Post Doctoral Fellows, graduate students) are eligible to apply.

AGRI is a consortium of the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge and serves to support and promote research into gambling in the province. The Institute aims to achieve international recognition in gambling-related research. For more information on the Department of Psychology and the University of Calgary, please visit

Individuals interested in this position are requested to submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching focus and philosophy (including potential courses to be taught), representative reprints/preprints and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. David Hodgins, Head
Department of Psychology
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applications submitted via email in .pdf format are preferred.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

Additional Information about the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes.'

To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary
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