The Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Law and Forensic Psychology to begin July 1, 2019. Simon Fraser University has two law and forensic streams: an experimental law-forensic program and a clinical forensic program. This position is specifically for our experimental law-forensic program.
Applicants must have a PhD by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates with clearly demonstrated potential to establish a strong research program, excel in undergraduate and graduate training and teaching, and participate in departmental activities and service. The area of research specialization within law and forensic psychology is open. However, we seek applications from scholars who study the application of basic psychological process to legal issues; this includes, but is not limited to, topics such as interrogation, witnesses, racial biases, children, and legal decision-making. Also, we are interested in applications from scholars whose research is strongly complementary to that of our current faculty, while providing additional breadth and innovation.
Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. More information about the Psychology Department and the University can be found on our website at www.sfu.ca/psychology. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city, and is one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.
Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of representative publications, and arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference.
Completed applications will be reviewed as they are received. All applications and supporting materials must be received by November 23, 2018.
Inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Deborah Connolly, Chair
Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
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