Job Opportunity: Psychology Department at York University

The Department of Psychology at York University ( invites applications for a full-time alternate stream (teaching-focused) tenure track position at the Assistant Lecturer rank in Critical Thinking, Writing, and Communication to commence July 1, 2017.  Core responsibilities will include teaching and overseeing newly developed courses including Writing in Psychology (introductory level) and Critical Thinking in Psychology (upper-level).

Candidates with a doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field (such as Education) are invited to apply. Applicants must have experience teaching at the undergraduate level and must demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence, in the teaching of writing and/or critical thinking to undergraduate students. The ideal applicant will have experience with innovative teaching methods as well as research expertise in pedagogy.  Additional experience with curriculum development would be an asset. This position will primarily involve undergraduate teaching. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.  Applicants should also provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively, as the selected candidate will be expected to contribute through service to the Department, Faculty, and University, and show leadership in our undergraduate program.

York is Canada’s third largest university, located in Toronto Ontario, with a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets it apart. Our Psychology Department is ranked among the top 100 in the world according to 2016 QS World Rankings.

A cover letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, samples of academic writing and a teaching dossier (that includes a teaching statement, course outline(s) from previously taught courses, and teaching evaluations) should be uploaded into a single .pdf file and sent by December 15, 2016 to email: Arrangements should be made for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted to the same email and addressed to Chair, Psychology 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.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. 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. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.