Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Developmental Psychology and Education

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Developmental Psychology and Education

Date Posted: 11/13/2020
Closing Date: 02/01/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 1335
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Department: Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)



The Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development (APHD) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Developmental Psychology and Education. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence on July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have completed a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology or a closely related discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a clearly demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and student training. We seek applicants with demonstrated teaching and scholarly expertise in developmental psychology and education whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. Candidates are expected to have a strong academic background and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • cognitive, biological, or environmental risks for learning difficulties or child emotional and behavioural difficulties;

  • typical or atypical learning and adjustment in school and learning environments;

  • developmental disabilities;

  • autism spectrum disorders;

  • the intersection of mental health and learning/schooling.

The successful candidate will have experience in university teaching in a degree granting program, preferably at the graduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to combine disciplinary expertise with innovative, effective teaching methods that enhance the excellence and diversity of OISE’s scholarly community. Additionally, they must demonstrate their commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and their engagement in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Excellence in teaching, student training, and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (including a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations).

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of both core and interdisciplinary curricula within and across programs offered by the Department. In addition, the successful candidate will establish a program of teaching-related research on some aspect of developmental psychology and education. Other responsibilities of the position include service to APHD and to OISE, and contributing to collaborative teaching and teaching-related research in mental health and education that combines areas of expertise within APHD and fosters collaboration in programs and scholarly activities locally and internationally.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development offers graduate programs in Counselling Psychology, Counselling and Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Education, School and Clinical Child Psychology, and Child Study and Education (a teacher education program). For more information, please visit the APHD web page at:

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education has, for more than a century, made major contributions to advancing education, human development and professional practice around the world. OISE was ranked 5th in the world for Education by the 2020 QS World University Rankings, holding first rank in the subject among Canadian institutions and among public universities in North America. With a network of approximately 100,000 alumni, over 3,000 students, 4 graduate departments, and 17 research centres, ours is an intellectually rich and supportive community, guided by the highest standards of scholarship and a commitment to equity and social justice. For more information, please visit OISE’s homepage at:

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest and most research-intensive university and the only Canadian university to be ranked among the top 20 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse cities, the University of Toronto's vibrant academic life is enhanced by the cultural diversity of its own and surrounding community.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future interests in teaching-related scholarship and/or pedagogical inquiry, three recent publications or examples of teaching-related scholarship, and a complete teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and other course materials, and teaching evaluations).

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at [email protected] by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University's automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at If you have any questions about this position, please contact the department at: [email protected].

All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by Monday, February 1, 2021, 11:59pm EST.

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

Diversity Statement
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

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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Posted: 11/14/2020
Application Due: 2/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time