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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Appointment, Department of Psychology

Acadia University

Acadia University
Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
Department of Psychology
Assistant Professor in Community Mental Health
Tenure Track Appointment

Position # 21116 – The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. In keeping with the Department's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, we invite applications from members of equity-seeking groups whose research and professional activities focus on community-minded mental health services and/or social policy with communities who are disadvantaged and/or experience marginalization. The candidate will be expected to teach courses that include community mental health and/or cultural diversity and introductory psychology. The ability to teach courses in quantitative and/or mixed methods, abnormal psychology, and courses within the department’s applied stream will be considered an asset.

Faculty members maintain active research programs involving primarily undergraduate supervision with the possibility of masters-level student supervision.

Acadia is a 182-year-old predominantly undergraduate university with a large enrolment in psychology. The Department offers specialized options in both applied psychology and neuroscience. We also offer an active honours program and a Master’s of Science degree in clinical psychology. The ability to contribute to the Master’s of Science clinical psychology program will be considered an asset. Interested candidates have an opportunity to collaborate with other university departments and programs, including the Department of Community Development and the Women and Gender Studies Program.

As outlined in the 15th Collective Agreement between the Faculty Association and the University Board of Governors, Acadia faculty receive a range of benefits, including: a defined benefit pension plan, yearly professional development funds, dental/vision insurance, health insurance to complement the public system, and internal research funding opportunities. The salary scale for Assistant Professors ranges from $76,984 - $97,585, with initial step placement based on experience.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or be near completion) in Psychology and have an established or developing research program in Community Mental Health that addresses equity, diversity, or inclusion. Eligibility for registration as a Psychologist within Nova Scotia will be considered an asset.

How to Apply: Apply by sending a letter describing research experience, including how your research program will engage undergraduate students; teaching experience, including evidence of teaching effectiveness or potential; and a curriculum vitae. The cover letter should clearly describe the applicant’s commitment to open science and discuss ways in which the applicant’s teaching, research, and/or service activities could contribute to the department’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Please email these details as a single PDF to psycdeptjobs@ACADIAU.CA. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide 3 letters of reference.

Randy Lynn Newman, PhD
Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6

Closing Date: December 17, 2021

For additional information on Department of Psychology, please visit:

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact: Dr. Randy Lynn Newman,