Faculty position in Community Psychology @ Wilfrid Laurier University

Jan 24, 2019




The Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenure track (or tenured) open rank appointment in the Community Psychology Area beginning July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be a community-engaged scholar who is involved in addressing important social issues. The ideal applicant will have a strong commitment to teaching and is actively researching in one or ideally the intersection of at least two of the following five areas:

  • Aging
  • Community mental health
  • Critical disabilities studies
  • Health and wellbeing of Indigenous communities
  • Immigration

The ideal candidate is a scholar who will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels; as well as supervising graduate students in the MA and PhD programs. Applicants should have a PhD in community psychology (or related psychology fields such as health psychology and applied social psychology), an active research program with evidence of research excellence, an established track record of securing research funding or strong potential to attract external funding, and a commitment to mentorship and teaching.

Applicants should send: a curriculum vitae; copies of three publications, preprints, or other scholarly contributions (e.g. relevant literary or technical reports such as community manuals may also be considered); a statement of current and prospective research interests; a statement regarding teaching experience and interests; and contact information for at least three referees to: 

Dr. Rudy Eikelboom, Chair, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5, c/o Lucy Carreiro (email:  lcarreiro@wlu.ca). Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Applicants can learn more about the Department at: https://students.wlu.ca/programs/science/psychology/index.html, and about the Laurier Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action at: https://researchcentres.wlu.ca/ccrla/index.html

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from qualified candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, or having disabilities, and qualified candidates of any sexual identities and gender identity.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:

Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science, Dr. Kenneth Maly (kmaly@wlu.ca). Further information on the equity policy can be found at: https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html.

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Lucy Carreiro (lcarreiro@wlu.ca).

The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

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