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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Social Psychology

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Social Psychology

Date Posted: 10/31/2022
Closing Date: 12/07/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 26100
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Psychology
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for two (2) full-time teaching-stream positions in the area of Social Psychology. The appointments are at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, beginning on July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in social psychology or a related area by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must also possess a record of excellence in teaching and teaching-related scholarly activities. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

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

The positions involve teaching undergraduate courses primarily in social psychology, and successful candidates will be provided with opportunities to teach courses in other areas in the department. Additional responsibilities include supervision of undergraduate research projects and departmental service.

The successful candidates will be provided with opportunities to assist the Department in providing coverage in courses in other relevant areas including statistics, research methods, social psychology, personality psychology, psychopathology, sex roles, social cognition, cross-cultural psychology, psychology and the law, health psychology, positive psychology, relationships, and environmental psychology. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. At least one reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining the attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the Search Chair, Professor Paul Bloom, at [email protected]. For more information about the Department of Psychology, please visit our website https://psych.utoronto.ca/.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 7, 2022.

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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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  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
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