Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

Tenure Stream Position in Social Neuroscience - 1501275

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Social Neuroscience. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2016.

Candidates must have a PhD in Psychology, or a closely related field, by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter. We encourage applications from candidates with an excellent research record in social psychology. Although we are especially interested in candidates who take a biological approach to social psychology (e.g., incorporating methods from neuroimaging, electrophysiology, endocrinology, genetics, etc.), our main focus is on research excellence. We will therefore consider applications from all candidates with a background in social psychology, broadly construed.

The successful candidate must have an established record of excellent scholarly research and publications, and demonstrated commitment to, and record of innovation in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. She or he will have an established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees. She or he must have demonstrated excellence in teaching. This can be accomplished through very strong course evaluations, a coherent teaching philosophy statement that is linked to excellent pedagogical practice, or demonstrated superior performance in other teaching related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, or excellent conference posters or presentations. The successful candidate must also demonstrate excellence as a graduate supervisor, as they will be expected to undertake undergraduate and graduate research supervision and teaching, and to perform standard professional and administrative activities typical of a department and/or university. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world. The successful candidate will be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Psychology (

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at Applicants should submit a complete and current curriculum vita, a statement outlining current and future research interests, three recent publications, and a teaching portfolio. If you have questions about this position, please email psychology- All applications must be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Applications will be reviewed starting November 22, 2015, but applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.


For more information about the Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough please visit:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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