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Limited Term Instructor, Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Job ID: 24654

Updated: December 13, 2021

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology invites applications for an Instructor (4-year limited term) in the area of Social Psychology. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022. 

Teaching expertise in social psychology courses (e.g., intergroup relations, interpersonal relationships, psychology of gender, psychology of morality, and social influence & persuasion) is required. In addition, ability to teach in one or more ancillary areas (introductory psychology, research methods, statistics, human sexuality, or history of psychology) would be an asset. The teaching duties for this position consist of seven undergraduate courses distributed over 2-3 academic semesters. Mentorship of students and service to the department, faculty, and university is also expected. Service may involve the development of courses and involvement in department, campus, and university activities.

The preferred candidate will hold a PhD in Psychology with a background in social psychology. The incumbent will have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education at the university level and a record of pedagogical innovation and excellence in undergraduate teaching. University-level training or professional development in pedagogy would be considered an asset. Evidence of experience working with diverse groups and a commitment to supporting equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice is required.

The Department of Psychology is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to scholarship and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department of 
Psychology please visit Descriptions of current courses can be found at

The search and selection committee will begin reviewing applications January 15, 2022. All applications must be received by February 1, 2022

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  • Letter of application 
  • A teaching dossier that includes at minimum a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness/excellence, and a list of courses the applicant would be interested in teaching
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A one-page statement identifying the applicant’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), plans to incorporate EDI in courses taught, and ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student body
  • Names and contact information for 3 referees. 

These materials should be addressed to:

Dr. Susan D. Boon, Chair Search and Selection Committee
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. 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.

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About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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