Assistant Professor - Social/Personality Psychology
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in social/personality psychology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Social or Personality Psychology or a closely related field with demonstrated expertise in statistics by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We are looking for scholars in the field of social or personality psychology who demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, who show evidence of advanced statistical and methodological expertise, whose research program draws on multiple perspectives within psychology and connects across sub-disciplines, who complement our existing strengths (, and who work on psychological aspects of major social issues at the cutting edge of the discipline.

Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the quality of published papers in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals or forthcoming papers meeting high international standards, presentations at conferences, research awards and accolades, the submitted research statement, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Evidence of excellence in teaching is based on strong letters of reference, teaching accomplishments and a teaching dossier containing a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi. Applicants are encouraged to review the research and teaching profiles of current faculty members. Please visit our home page: Department of Psychology,

The University of Toronto is an international leader in psychology research and education. Successful candidates are expected to conduct independent, innovative research at the highest international level; to establish a strong externally funded independent research program; to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to contribute to the Department by leveraging the ample opportunities for collaboration. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

An appropriately qualified individual may also be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Nominees should be within ten years of receiving their PhD. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.

For further information on these federally endowed chairs, open to all nationalities, including eligibility criteria, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website. For more information about the CRC nomination process at the University of Toronto, contact Judith Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services -

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a curriculum vita, a cover letter, a list of publications and/or forthcoming publications, a research statement outlining their programmatic research approach, one sample publication, as well as a teaching dossier containing a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three strong letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) sent directly to the Chair of the Department of Psychology, Professor Susanne Ferber, via e-mail at by the closing date, November 20, 2019.

If you have questions about this position, please contact the Chair’s Assistant at All application materials must be submitted through the University of Toronto’s online application system. Submission guidelines can be found at http://U of

The University recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments.

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 process, please contact In addition, the office of Health & Wellbeing Programs and Services assists with providing accommodation to persons with disabilities in the workplace.

Canada Research Chairs Program requires institutions to collect self-identification data from all applicants, following the program’s best practices. This data is important to the University’s ability to ensure that researchers from diverse groups are able to benefit from participation in the program. As part of your application, you will be required to submit a brief Diversity Survey, accessed via the online application system. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in any of the groups where applicable. While completion of the survey is required, providing answers to the individual survey questions is voluntary, and applicants can log a response indicating that they decline the survey. For more information, please see http://U of

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.

Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Aggregated and anonymized data regarding the applicant pool will be reported only to the chair of the selection committee, the committee’s equity advisor, and a small number of staff members in the Division of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, for purposes of program administration and to meet reporting requirements.

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