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The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University seeks applications for a Sessional Instructor position for PSYC 391 - Human Cognition, Language, and Evolution in summer 2020 (from May 4 to August 28). Applicants must have a PhD or be a PhD candidate in psychology or some other cognate field with demonstrated expertise in the desired area of teaching. We invite applicants who have demonstrable teaching experience and/or practical experience in human cognition, language, and evolution and developmental psychology as well as knowledge of relevant teaching methods.

In your application, please include the following:

  • A current resume/curriculum vitae
  • A list of past courses taught at SFU and/or another university or college, and teaching employment evaluations for those courses
  • Three letters of reference, including at least one from a department/school/program for which courses have been taught
  • A brief course outline and a more detailed (e.g. week by week) course syllabus
  • A statement of the applicant’s teaching pedagogy

Please note that all Sessional Instructor positions are in the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU); and are subject to sufficient enrollment, and FINAL budgetary authorization. The Department of Psychology follows Article XIV (E.2) of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement when hiring Sessional Instructors.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. More information about the Psychology Department and the University can be found on our website, and for information about neuroscience laboratories across campus. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city, and is considered one of the top cities in the world in which to live and work.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at promoting equity, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

Deadline to apply is Friday, December 20, 2019. Please send applications to the attention of Dr. Jeremy Carpendale at (jcarpend@sfu.ca); cc to Tara Smith at tds11@sfu.ca.

Article XIV E.3.a of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement allows for up to 25% of appointments within a given department to be reserved for graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. “While priority will be given to Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in awarding this RESERVED position, all Sessional Instructors are encouraged to apply. In the event it is not filled by a Grad or Postdoc, it will be filled by another qualified applicant in accordance with Article XIV E of the Collective Agreement.”

Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to:
Dr. Jeremy Carpendale
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada
jcarpend@sfu.ca

CRC (Tier 2) Tenure-Track Position in Behavioural Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University seeks an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure-track Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Neuroscience, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin as early as October 1, 2020. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website for eligibility details or contact SFU’s Institutional Strategic Awards office. Appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology requires a Ph.D. completed by the time of appointment.

We seek a scientist with an exceptional track record in empirical research and clear potential to develop a highly productive, theory-based research program in behavioural neuroscience -- at the cellular and/or systems level and using vertebrate or invertebrate models -- that will be attractive to grad students and postdocs, and strongly competitive for external grant support. The successful candidate will join the Cognitive and Neural Sciences area within the Psychology Department, which currently has research strengths in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, behavioural endocrinology and chronobiology. In addition to their research program, the successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to departmental needs for service and teaching, such as delivering courses in the neurobiology of learning and memory and/or psychopharmacology.

Appointment to this position is contingent upon successful nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only investigators with outstanding publication records will be considered. The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program. Simon Fraser University is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to make a strong application for the CRC. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the term of the CRC. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. More information about the Psychology Department and the University can be found on our website, and for information about neuroscience laboratories across campus. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city, and is considered one of the top cities in the world in which to live and work.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at promoting equity, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psyccrc@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of representative publications, and arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference. SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to January 1, 2020.

Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to:
Dr. Deborah Connolly
Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada
debc@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Continuing Faculty Position – Lecturer in Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for one continuing faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to begin as early as July 1, 2020. [For more information about SFU’s teaching faculty ranks please see the SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement].

We are seeking candidates who have an interest and a demonstrated ability in teaching courses at the undergraduate level. The ideal applicant will have experience teaching large classes in Introductory Psychology and in Research Methods. Experience teaching upper-division courses would be an asset. Applicants should be familiar with delivering blended or online courses, and should be knowledgeable about curriculum development and learning outcomes within psychology. They should provide evidence of educational leadership, or the potential for leadership. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at any of SFU’s three metro-Vancouver campuses (Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver). Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology (any APA Division) by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered.

Review of applications will commence December 15, 2019, with priority given to applications received by that date. To determine whether applications are still being accepted, please visit the Department of Psychology Job Postings website. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a teaching statement and dossier including course outlines, lecture materials, teaching evaluations, etc.;
  3. a curriculum vitae including details of all previous teaching experience;
  4. the names of three academic referees who will be submitting letters of reference.

Application materials should be submitted via email to psyclec@sfu.ca, citing the candidate’s name and position applied for in the subject line. Please arrange for your referees to email confidential letters of reference directly to psyclec@sfu.ca.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. More information about the Psychology Department and the University can be found on our website. The main campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city, and is one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Inquiries about this position may be directed to:
Dr. V. Gordon Rose
Chair, Lecturer Search Committee

Dept. of Psychology, Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada
vgrose@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see the Collection Notice.

Tenure-Track Position in Clinical Child Neuropsychology or Clinical Child Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Clinical Child Neuropsychology or Clinical Child Psychology to begin as early as July 1, 2020. Given program needs, strong preference will be given to applicants with expertise in clinical child neuropsychology, but we welcome strong applicants with expertise in clinical child psychology more broadly.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. with a focus on clinical child neuropsychology or clinical child psychology from a CPA- or APA-accredited institution by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Successful candidates must be eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, must initiate the registration process within the first 12 months of hire and subsequently maintain registration throughout their employment.

We seek candidates who will contribute to and complement existing strengths in clinical neuropsychology or clinical child psychology. All candidates should clearly demonstrate the potential to establish a strong research program focused on children, youth, adolescence, and/or developmental issues. A commitment to diversity in research, teaching, and service and to mentoring students who will conduct research with and serve diverse populations also is desirable.

Clinical child neuropsychology candidates should have formal didactic training in normal and abnormal psychological development as well as child/adolescent expertise in neuropsychological evaluation and intervention.

For both clinical neuropsychology and clinical child psychology candidates, integrative, translational, and cross disciplinary interests (e.g., social, cognitive, affective, biological factors related to development and psychopathology) are desirable, as are interests in development, evaluation, and implementation of preventive and treatment interventions.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate training and departmental activities and service, and to fill undergraduate teaching needs in developmental psychopathology and other areas related to clinical child psychology or neuropsychology as well as graduate teaching in child neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment and/or child assessment and treatment more broadly. Interest in and ability to provide clinical supervision is desirable. The candidate will be a member of the clinical psychology faculty within the Department of Psychology.

SFU is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The psychology department at SFU has a positive, collegial atmosphere and is strongly supportive of faculty members’ strengths, interests, and career progress. More information about the department and the university can be found on our website. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city and is one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psycclin@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of representative publications, and arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to December 16, 2019.

Inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Deb Connolly
Chair, Department of Psychology

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada
debc@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Normal Posting Practices and Timelines for Sessional Instructor Positions

The Department of Psychology posts sessional instructor positions approximately 8 months before the start of the semester whenever possible, although occasionally positions are posted closer to the start of the semester when last minute teaching changes occur.