Assistant Professor Positions at University of Toronto

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of developmental psychology. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental psychology or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Evidence of excellence in teaching and programmatic research is necessary. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by, primarily, high-quality research papers in leading journals in the field and presentations at significant conferences, as well as through strong letters of reference of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments and the teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations, if available) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong reference letters.

The appointee will join a strong group of research-oriented colleagues who are committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels while conducting research at the highest level and supervising graduate students. We invite applications from outstanding scholars in all areas of developmental psychology, but priority will be given to candidates with areas of expertise in infant development or very early childhood which will bring a unique element to the developmental psychology group while complementing existing strengths. Postdoctoral experience will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally-funded program of research and be committed to both undergraduate and graduate education.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by visiting Click on “Faculty Opportunities” and search for Job # 1601392.

Applicants should submit a complete and current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining their strong and programmatic research approach, and a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations, if available). All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send strong letters of recommendation (signed, scanned and on letterhead) directly to the department via e-mail to [email protected] by the review date of December 12, 2016.

The committee will begin to consider applications as of December 12, 2016 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Susanne Ferber, Chair of the Department of Psychology ([email protected]). For more information about the Department of Psychology, please visit our home page at

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.