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Instructor, Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology

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Job ID: 11144

Updated: January 16, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Psychology, in the Faculty of Arts, invites applications for a full-time, limited-term (4-year) position at the rank of Instructor, in the area of Developmental Psychology.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017

We are seeking a candidate who is focused on teaching and teaching innovation in the area of developmental psychology with a focus on child and/or adolescent human development. Preference will be given to applicants with a focus on social development; however, applicants with other areas of expertise within child/adolescent developmental psychology are encouraged to apply. Duties will include teaching at the undergraduate level including large, first-year courses as well as 3rd and 4th- year courses designed for our program majors. Participation in curriculum development and administrative duties, departmental and university service, and active support for our undergraduate program including mentoring and inspiring students in the subject area is expected.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and demonstrate evidence of, or strong potential for, teaching effectiveness, experience in student mentoring, innovation in teaching at the university level, and facility with the use of technology in classroom instruction.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF document and must include a current curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching dossier, up to three samples of peer-reviewed work that demonstrates integration of teaching and scholarly expertise, and the names and contact information for 3-5 referees. The materials should be sent electronically to:

Chair, Developmental Search Committee
Department of Psychology
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2N 1N4

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 31, 2016.

For more information about the Department and the University of Calgary, please see our websites: and  The Department of Psychology is administratively located within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary
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