September 11, 2014

Full-time, Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position at Ryerson University in Toronto

The Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto invites applications for a full-­time, tenure-­‐track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will commence July 1, 2015 (subject to budgetary approval). Candidates will hold a PhD in Psychology, with postdoctoral experience preferred.

The areas of specialization include Adult Development or Social Psychology. Additional teaching interests in areas such as Positive Psychology, Introductory Psychology, Personality, and/or Death, Dying, and Bereavement are also an asset. The successful candidate will have the ability to contribute to both our undergraduate (BA) program and our graduate (MA/PhD) programs (in particular, the Psychological Science stream). Candidates should hold a strong research profile (e.g., evidence of an emerging scholarly record, ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program), evidence of high-­‐quality teaching and student training, and a capacity for
collegial service.

Applicants should submit (preferably by email) the following: a letter of application, a curriculum
vitae, 3 recent research publications, results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such
as a teaching dossier), and the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to Martin M. Antony (Chair of Psychology) at The review of applications will begin Friday November 7, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of application, but only those candidates selected for the short-­‐list of consideration will be
contacted for interviews.

The Psychology Department ( undergone extraordinary growth and
diversification over the past decade, with 25 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 launched the Institute for Stress and Wellbeing Research (with over $1 million in shared research tools and infrastructure).  We are housed in the Faculty of Arts, an integral and thriving contributor to the education of over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate

Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically-oriented learning.  More than 100 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.  Ryerson University is located in the multicultural heart of Downtown Toronto.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).  The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at:  The RFA’s website can be found at:  A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:

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; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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