Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for a tenure track position in Social or Personality Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023, subject to final budgetary approval. We are especially interested in applicants who will integrate diverse and inclusive perspectives into their research and teaching in the context of social or personality psychology. In addition to teaching interests related to social or personality psychology, interest or experience in teaching any of the following courses is also an asset: Introductory Psychology, Community Psychology, Qualitative Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Stress and Coping, History of Psychology.
We particularly welcome applications from candidates who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, or racialized, and invite self-identification in the Diversity Self-ID questionnaire of our online application process.
The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research, supervision, and service duties. Specifically, these include contributing to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/PhD) programs through teaching and student supervision; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, and externally-funded research program; and engaging in the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.
We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to their work. Candidates will hold a PhD in Social Psychology, Personality Psychology, or a related area, and will present evidence of the following:
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.
Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)
Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.
Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade, and currently includes 36 tenure-stream faculty members, over 100 graduate (MA/ PhD) students and an undergraduate (BA) program that will grow to over 1200 students by 2024. The Department prides itself on the excellence of its research and on the quality of its teaching, training, and supervision. The successful applicant would join a vibrant and collaborative community of colleagues working in the area of social psychology.
Working at TMU
At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU and within our department/school, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Dedicated to a people-first culture, TMU is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks.
Visit us on Twitter: @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our LinkedIn page.
TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.
Toronto Metropolitan University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal [https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/] by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Complete applications must be received by November 15, 2022:
The application must be in a single file, in PDF or Word format and contain the following:
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.
Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Martin Antony, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those candidates selected for interviews for the short-list of consideration will be contacted.
Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Hayden King, Advisor to the Dean of Arts, Indigenous Education (email@example.com). They may also contact Tracey King, Miigis Kwe, the Indigenous Human Resources Lead and the Founding Co-Chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Dr. Mélanie Knight, Advisor to the Dean of Arts, Blackness and Black Diasporic Education at email@example.com. They may also contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any confidential accommodation needs, please contact Jeff Pabillar, Sr. Human Resources Partner at email@example.com.