The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Full-time - Permanent

Date Posted: May 2, 2023
Posting Deadline: Until filled
Department: Faculty of Science, Department of Psychology
Type of Employment: 8+1-month Limited Term Appointment, Full-time
At Saint Mary's University, you will be surrounded by a talented and dedicated team of professionals committed to accessibility, diversity, and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the University's success. We are currently looking to fill two Limited Term Appointments of Assistant Professor to join our Department of Psychology team, commencing August 4, 2023 (8-month teaching contract with a 4-week paid preparatory period).

The successful applicant will join a 22-member Department. 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, the Science Faculty's M.Sc. in Applied Science program, and the interdisciplinary Master of Applied Health Services Research program. For additional information about the University and the Department, please see our website at:

Job Information and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Dean of Science, the Assistant Professor will:

  • Contribute to teaching in areas such as Forensic/Clinical Psychology and Industrial/Organization Psychology.
  • Be expected to teach three courses per semester.
  • Be expected to be physically present in Nova Scotia.
  • Along with meeting their teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other department colleagues and contribute to the Department's programs.

Note: 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.

Experience and Education Requirements

To be the successful Assistant Professor you will have:

  • A Ph.D. in Psychology or be near completion of the degree.

Application Details

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:

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: [email protected].
Review of applications will begin May 22, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

We appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

At Saint Mary's University, equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as Black/African Nova Scotians, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and women. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected].

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Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada's best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary's provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast, Saint Mary's University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary's University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world-a world without limits.

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