Department of Psychology at York University

Developmental Science

The Department of Psychology at York University ( invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Developmental Science to commence July 1, 2017, subject to budgetary approval. Candidates with a PhD in Psychology (or related area) and a strong program of research in any area of Developmental Science are encouraged to apply. A priority research area is some aspect of cognitive development in childhood but all applicants with active research programs in developmental science will be given full consideration. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence, or promise of excellence, in scholarly research and excellence in teaching. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and supervision of honours students.

Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively and will be expected to contribute through service to the department, faculty and university. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-discipline programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and 295,000+ alumni. Our Psychology Department is ranked among the top 100 in the world according to 2016 QS World Rankings.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

A cover letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three reprints or preprints, and teaching evaluations (if available) should be uploaded into a single .pdf file and sent by November 1, 2016 to email: Arrangements should be made for three signed confidential letters of reference to be submitted by this deadline to the same email and addressed to Chair, Developmental Science Search Committee, 296 Behavioural Science Building, Department of Psychology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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