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Instructor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

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Job ID: 13849

Updated: November 1, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

We are seeking a candidate with expertise in cognitive, social, and/or abnormal psychology, who is focused on teaching and teaching innovation. Ability to teach quantitative psychology courses would be an asset.  Duties  will include  teaching  at  the  undergraduate  level,  including  large introductory and junior courses,  as  well as  more specialized senior seminars designed  for  psychology majors.

The successful candidate will participate in curriculum development, departmental and university service, and will actively support our undergraduate program. Opportunities for undergraduate research supervision are available.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Psychology (or equivalent) and demonstrate evidence of, or strong potential for, teaching effectiveness, experience in student mentoring, innovation in teaching at the university level, and facility with the use of technology in classroom instruction.

Applications should be sent as a single .pdf document and include a current curriculum vita, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching dossier that includes recent teaching evaluations, up to three samples of peer-reviewed scholarly work, especially those that demonstrate integration of teaching and scholarly expertise, and the names and contact information for three referees. The materials should be sent electronically to, directed to:

Chair, Psychology Instructor Search Committee
Department of Psychology
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2N 1N4

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 31, 2017.

For more information about the Department and the University of Calgary, please see our websites: and The Department of Psychology is administratively located within the Faculty of Arts ( at the University of Calgary.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

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