The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

Applications are invited for one 8-month, full-time sessional appointment at the Assistant Professor level starting September 1st, 2020. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Psychology or be near completion of the degree. We seek individuals who can contribute to teaching in areas such as Forensic and/or Clinical Psychology. Successful candidates are expected to teach three courses per semester. Candidates should present evidence, commensurate with experience, of their teaching ability, a letter outlining the courses they are interested in teaching (course descriptions are available here:, and evidence of their scholarly productivity. As well as meeting their teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other department colleagues, and contribute to the Department's programs.

What you'll need


The successful applicant will join a 22-member Department, which includes one Canada Research Chair. The Department has an applied focus with major and honours curriculum (B.Sc. and B.A.), a M.Sc. in Applied Psychology (Industrial/Organizational Psychology stream and Forensic Psychology stream), a Ph.D. program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a certificate program in Human Resource Management. Department members also participate in the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and in the Science Faculty's M.Sc. in Applied Science program.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at

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Work With Us

Saint Mary's University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located close to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. For additional information about the University and the Department, please see our website at:

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and person with disabilities. All applicants will receive a self-identification form for confidential submission to our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office. In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The Search Committee encourages applicants to highlight any involvement in enhancing diversity and inclusion in their previous institutional environment.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and the names as well as email addresses of three referees (the search committee will solicit letters directly from referees, as required) to:

Dr. Kevin Kelloway, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS, CANADA B3H 3C3. Telephone: (902) 491-8605. Fax: (902) 496-8287. Email: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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