Cognitive Psychology, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

The Department of Psychology (Faculty of Arts) of the University of Waterloo invites applications for one full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Cognitive Psychology.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology or closely related area. Responsibilities will include a commitment to a strong, theory-driven research program; graduate and undergraduate teaching; supervision of graduate and undergraduate student research; and participation in the Department and University service. The salary range for this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $90,000 to $120,000 per year commensurate with experience.

This is a particularly exciting time to join the Department of Psychology as we are conducting three tenure-track searches this year (Cognitive, Industrial-Organizational, and Social/Personality); the successful candidate will join a vibrant, active cohort of early career scholars. Our collaborative, inclusive research community welcomes diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas, so that all scholars can feel welcome, heard, and supported to do their best work.

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The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2022. The closing date for receipt of applications is October 1, 2021. Applicants should electronically submit their curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and reprints or preprints of four recent papers, and the names and contact information for three referees (including their email addresses) to: [email protected]. Questions regarding the position or the Department can be addressed to Dr. Heather Henderson, Chair, Department of Psychology, [email protected].

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit/Inuk), Black, people of colour, people with disabilities, women, and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

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

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