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 Assistant Professor in Social Psychology
Institution/Organization: University of Victoria
Job Location: Canada
Job Type: Tenure-Track
Contact Person: Frederick Grouzet
Date Posted: August 31st, 2017
Web Site: http://www.uvic.ca/psyc/socialpsychologyposition/


The University of Victoria is a top research university located in Victoria, British Columbia, close to Vancouver and Seattle. We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. The University of Victoria is known for its large and diverse group of Indigenous faculty and staff originating from local communities and around the world (to connect with the UVic Indigenous community visit http://web.uvic.ca/inaf/).

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the area of social psychology at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is preferably for an individual with background and specialization in intergroup attitudes and relations, stereotyping and prejudice, stigmatization, cultural psychology, social identity, social justice, or other related fields in social psychology. But applications from individuals with background in different social psychology subfields are welcome. We also value scholars who can contribute with their research and teaching to the diversity of perspectives (e.g., sociocultural, social neuroscience, evolutionary, constructivist) and methodology (e.g., quantitative and qualitative methods, community-based research, “big data” research, ecologically valid designs and measures, Indigenous methodologies, etc.) in social psychology, as well as those who are interested in the reasonable use of transparent, reproducible, and replicable research practices. Finally, we would like a scholar who can bring the perspective from a visible minority or indigenous person to their teaching and research.

Therefore, in accordance with the university’s equity plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection for this position will be limited to members of visible minorities and Indigenous persons. Candidates must self-identify to be considered. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Irene Stratham, Office of the VP Academic and Provost at 250-472-4344 or cooracad@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Requirements
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in social psychology or closely related psychology sub-fields (e.g., cultural psychology, personality psychology) at the time of appointment and demonstrate research excellence as evidenced by publications, conference presentations, community engagement, and grant funding appropriate to level of experience. Applicants must also present evidence for potential excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This position will require the teaching of both large introductory undergraduate courses and small advanced seminars in social psychology, as well as classes in their subject of expertise. Postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience is desirable.

We are seeking candidates with the ability to bring a unique element to the social psychology group while showing potential to collaborate with other faculty and students. Duties will include maintaining a successful program of research (as evidenced by publications and external grant support), teaching and student supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contributions to the collegiality, reputation, and day-to-day operation of the Department and the University (e.g., collaborative research, curriculum development, committee service).

Additional information
The Department of Psychology offers opportunities for research collaborations with colleagues in the Cognition and Brain Sciences, Lifespan Development, Clinical Psychology, and Individualized Programs associated with the University’s Centre for Youth and Society, Institute for Aging and Lifelong Health, Centre for Addictions Research of BC, and CanAssist. Faculty and librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Application deadline and procedure
Application review will begin on October 30, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, complete the online form at https://www.uvic.ca/psyc/socialpsychologyposition/. The following documents need to be submit in pdf format:
• a complete curriculum vitae,
• a description of previous, current, and plans for future research program,
• copies of 3 publications in peer-review journals and up to 3 other relevant scholarly publications,
• a one page description of current and potential contributions to diversity of perspectives and method in social psychology, and
• teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations, if available)

In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference on institutional letterhead signed, scanned and emailed directly to socialpsyc@uvic.ca. In all emails, please request that your name be included on the subject line.

Contact information
For more information please contact Dr. Frederick Grouzet (Chair of the search committee) at socialpsyc@uvic.ca or 250-721-7537, or Dr. Ulrich Müller (Department Chair) at psychair@uvic.ca.



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