Assistant Professor - Social Psychology

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Social Psychology - 1701151

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Social Psychology. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in social psychology or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Evidence of excellence in teaching and programmatic research is necessary. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by, primarily, a record of sustained contributions and high-impact research papers in leading journals in the field and presentations at significant conferences, as well as through strong letters of reference of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments and the teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations, if available) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong reference letters.

The appointee will join a strong group of research-oriented colleagues who are committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels while conducting research at the highest level and supervising graduate students.

We invite applications from outstanding scholars in all areas of social psychology, but we will pursue candidates with areas of expertise that connect well to the existing strengths in the Department ( while also bringing a unique element to the social/personality group. Strong quantitative skills will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to mount and maintain an active and externally funded program of research and show commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.

Applicants should submit a complete and current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining their programmatic research approach, and a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations, if available). All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents into one or two files.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send strong letters of recommendation (signed, scanned and on letterhead) directly to the department via e-mail to by the review date of October 2, 2017.

The committee will begin to consider applications as of October 2, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Associate Professor Nicholas Rule, Acting Chair of the Department of Psychology ( For more information about the Department of Psychology, please visit our home page at

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous/ Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Psychology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 11, 2017
Job Closing: Oct 2, 2017 Open Until Filled