Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology
Faculty of Arts
Assistant or Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Position #27285 and #27286
The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Manitoba invites your consideration of a move to a vibrant and friendly city, Winnipeg, to join a research-intensive department and program in Social Psychology at the Province's most comprehensive (U15) university as a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC). The Government of Canada has established the CRC program to enable Canadian universities to foster world class research excellence (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/index-eng.aspx). Recent changes to the program include an additional $20,000 research funds in the first term.
Posting Date: 28/03/19 [revised and re-posted May 13, 2019]
The Department of Psychology is the largest academic unit in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba. We are a department of approximately 30 faculty members, 12 support staff members, over 100 graduate students, and approximately 37,000 square feet of space for offices, laboratories, and classrooms. The University of Manitoba is the province's largest, most comprehensive post-secondary educational institution. More than 29,000 students from all over the world currently study in a wide range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, the creative arts, and the professions.
Winnipeg, a city of over 800,000, offers a vibrant arts community, professional sports teams, affordable housing, diverse cultural institutions, festivals, and entertainment possibilities. Residents of Winnipeg can enjoy a multitude of parks and trails. A short trip outside of Winnipeg reveals the geographical diversity of Manitoba, with ample opportunities for many leisure activities (see www.tourismwinnipeg.com; https://www.thestar.com/life/travel/2017/01/04/why-you-should-spend-your-next-long-weekend-in-winnipeg-manitoba.html).
This will be a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Psychology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Rank and salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. Tier 2 CRC positions are intended for exceptional emerging researchers at an early phase of their careers (i.e., normally within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D.). These positions are for five-year terms and are renewable once. For the duration of the CRC, the successful candidate will have reduced teaching responsibilities. The candidate selected for this position will be required to work with the Department of Psychology and the Faculty of Arts to prepare a formal nomination to the CRC Secretariat according to the CRC program guidelines. However, this faculty appointment is not contingent on the success of the nomination to the CRC.
We are seeking an exceptional emerging leader in research on any aspect of Social Psychology. The successful candidate will be someone who has an outstanding publication record and innovative research program in this area, who can further build on existing strengths and forge connections within and beyond the community of Winnipeg that will catalyze the University of Manitoba as a nationally and internationally leading institution for research and undergraduate and graduate training in this vitally important field for the basic understanding of society, social change, and individual well-being.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The intent of the CRC program is to give Canada a competitive edge in attracting, recruiting, and retaining academics who are world leaders in their respective fields of expertise and we are interested to receive applications of qualified Canadians and non-Canadians.
Applications for this position must include: (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae including information on supervisory training of highly qualified personnel (HQP), (c) a research proposal (maximum 1500 words) appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program, (d) two samples of published research, and (e) a brief statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and names and contact information of three referees, who will be contacted only upon shortlisting. Electronic (preferred) or hard copy applications should be sent directly to:
Dr. Heidi Marx, Acting Associate Dean (Research)
c/o Janice Gripp, Confidential Assistant to the Dean
Faculty of Arts
310 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2
Inquiries by telephone (204-474-8439) or email are welcome.
Review of applications will begin on May 31st, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). Please note that application materials will be provided to participating members of the search process.
Please visit the following for details regarding the Department, University, City, and Province:
- Department of Psychology (www.umanitoba.ca/psychology/)
- Faculty of Arts (www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/)
- University of Manitoba (www.umanitoba.ca/)
- City of Winnipeg (www.winnipeg.ca/)
- Province of Manitoba (www.gov.mb.ca/)