Assistant Professor – Psychology

The Department of Psychology within the Faculty of Arts at Concordia University of Edmonton invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Psychology with a background in research methods, statistics, and cognition.

Concordia University of Edmonton strives to be a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders, reflective servants in their occupations, and citizens for the common good. Please note this position is anticipated to begin January 1, 2017.

Our Psychology Department offers a 3-year Bachelor of Arts, 4-year Bachelor of Arts, and a 4-year Bachelor of Arts with an applied emphasis program. We also offer graduate courses in assessment that lead to either a diploma or certificate.

The successful candidate(s) will:

  • Prepare instructional and test material relevant to the courses taught.
  • Teach and proctor exams for a range of courses including: Introductory Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, and Cognition.
  • Mark and grade exams and assignments, etc.
  • Provide constructive feedback to students.
  • Contribute to the operational activities of the Psychology Department including: meetings, coordination of Department activities, and planning for the development of the psychology program.
  • Participate in research and scholarship.
  • Maintain regular office hours.

Requirements for the position include:

  • A Ph.D. in psychology.
  • University-level teaching experience; two to five years is preferred.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching through student evaluations at the bachelor level in psychology.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in the English language.
  • Experience using a learning management system, such as Moodle.
  • Empathetic approach to the instructional needs and concerns of students.
  • A demonstrated record of or clear potential for strong research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member.

The normal teaching assignment is 4 courses per semester; however, faculty are encouraged to apply for a reduction in teaching to allow for an active research program. In addition, the successful candidates must assume academic administrative duties and will be committed to building professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

Interested individuals may contact the Chair of the Psychology Department, Dr. Dorothy Steffler for further information at dorothy.steffler@concordia.ab.ca.

This is an exciting growth opportunity for the successful candidate to make a significant contribution to our existing Department and broader community.

Closing Date: Application review will commence September 30, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. Concordia is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience as per Concordia’s Collective Agreement. For more details about our current collective agreement, please see as follows: http://concordia.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Collective-Agreement-Final.pdf

Application packages must include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of citizenship/immigration status
  • Copies of official transcripts
  • A record of refereed publications
  • A letter describing teaching interest and teaching philosophy
  • Recent teaching evaluations for University courses taught
  • Three professional and/or post-secondary confidential letters of reference forwarded to the following address under separate cover by the referees.

Please forward all documents in hard-copy or electronic format to:

Human Resources
Concordia University of Edmonton
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4
Fax: (780) 479-2793 Tel: (780) 479-9214
 E-mail: humanresources@concordia.ab.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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