Children and the Justice System
University of Regina
Regina, SK
Special Instructions to Applicants Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin 1 May 2019 and will continue until a CRC nominee is selected through a candidate appraisal and interview process. To apply, applicants must electronically submit the following documents:
1) a cover letter describing how the applicant meets the criteria for the position;
2) a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness;
3) an up-to-date curriculum vitae;
4) research article reprints or preprints;
5) unofficial transcripts; and
6) a proposed five-year research plan in Children and the Justice System that addresses the objectives of the CRC program (maximum 2,500 words). This plan should include a proposal for developing or enhancing interdisciplinary research strengths, and a plan for developing externally funded research projects and/or other projects appropriate to the CRC mandate.

Candidates should also arrange for letters from three (3) referees and official university transcripts to be sent directly to: Dr. Rick Kleer, Dean Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina SK, S4S 0A2, or to

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants representing designated diversity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application.
(Faculty and Sessional postings only) Academic inquiries may be addressed to:, 306-585-4221
Dr Chris Oriet,, 306-585-4193
Dr Richard MacLennan,, 306-585-4458
CUPE Information (CUPE postings only)
Department/Unit Arts-Psychology
Employee Group Canada Research Chair (CRC)
Category Academic
Position Title Canada Research Chair Tier 2 - Children and the Justice System
Salary Range As per URFA Collective Agreement
Status Permanent
Duration (if term)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Part-Time %

Work Hours:
Pay Grade Faculty Assistant Professor
Position Summary The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor; the successful applicant will be nominated for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the area of Children and the Justice System, with an expected appointment date of July 1st, 2020. The ideal candidate would develop a research program that uses the methods of experimental forensic psychology to investigate children's experiences within the justice system. Examples of such research programs could include the development of evidence-based practices to guide how police/attorneys collect information from children; perceptions of child witnesses; or, research that advances theory in the development of memory and morality/lie-telling in children.

The University of Regina provides excellent institutional infrastructure to support the research program of the Chair. It houses the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety, which brings together researchers from Psychology, Justice Studies, Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, History, and other disciplines to carry out research that can be disseminated directly to the justice community nation-wide and internationally. The successful applicant will be able to leverage the University's extensive network of relationships with virtually every major organization involved in justice and community safety in Saskatchewan, including the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Saskatchewan Police College; and, the Correctional Service of Canada. It is also home to the Child Trauma Research Centre (CTRC), an interdisciplinary centre developed in strategic partnership with community organizations that is designed to improve the lives of children who experience trauma.

The Faculty of Arts is home to approximately 100 full-time faculty members in fourteen departments and seven interdisciplinary programs in social sciences and humanities, and several research chairs, including the Saskatchewan Law Foundation Chair in Police Studies. The Faculty supports collaboration with community organizations through its Community Research Unit (CRU); the CRU plays a very important role in assisting researchers in mobilizing their research findings in the justice community.

The Department of Psychology offers a vibrant, diverse research environment that has yielded some of the University's greatest research successes, including attracting nearly 54 million dollars in external funding in the last decade. The Chair will find a rich network of potential faculty collaborators with a variety of forensic research interests and will have the opportunity to contribute to our graduate programs in Experimental and Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Police Studies, and Justice Studies.

The Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) were established by the Canadian Government as part of a national strategy to foster research excellence. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars with less than 10 years of active research in their field. 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.) are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Candidates may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program's Tier 2 justification process.
Requirements The successful candidate will have a PhD in psychology, or a related field. The Chair will be based in the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts. The University of Regina's Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (peyak aski kikawinaw - together we are stronger) emphasizes Social Justice and Community Safety as a strategic priority. The impact of the work carried out by our researchers in this area is felt at all levels, from first responders and police investigators to researchers and policy makers. The successful candidate's research program will contribute to the growth and impact of this research area.

The nominee must meet the requirements for the position of Tier 2 Chair as defined by the CRC program. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria All Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Program.
Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Unofficial Transcript(s)
Other [See Special Instructions to Applicants field on Posting]
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Sample Research Publication 1
Posting Date 04-04-2019
Closing Date Open Until Filled
Diversity Statement The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.
Competition Number 20190415