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The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor, effective July 1, 2015. The Department is seeking a candidate for a position that will be focused on teaching and teaching innovations.

Duties include teaching at the undergraduate level in the areas of behavioral neuroscience and in some combination of sensation-perception, cognition, introductory psychology, and statistics/research methods. Courses will range from large first year courses to 3rd and 4th year courses taken by our program majors. Participation in curriculum development and administrative duties, and active support for our undergraduate program including mentoring and inspiring students in the subject material is expected.

Qualifications include: a doctoral degree in psychology or a closely related field; demonstrated teaching effectiveness, student mentoring, and innovation in teaching at the university level; facility with the use of technology in classroom instruction.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

Applications should be sent as a single .pdf document and must include a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching dossier, and up to three samples of peer- reviewed work that demonstrates integration of teaching and scholarly expertise. The applicant should also ensure that three letters of recommendation are sent to:

Dr. H. Stam
Chair, Instructor Search Committee Department of Psychology University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta Canada T2N 1N4


To ensure full consideration, complete applications (including all reference letters) must be
received by December 15, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada (Yes/No) and are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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Tenure Track Position in Child Pain

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts in partnership with the Cummings School of Medicine, and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) at the University of Calgary invite applications for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Child Pain, to start July 2015. This position fits within the University priority in Brain and Mental Health, the ACHRI priority in Brain and Mental Health and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Vi Riddell Pain and Rehabilitation Centre initiative, the vision of which is to transform child and youth pain management in Calgary into an internationally recognized research intensive program. The applicant will function in a strong cohort of outstanding basic scientists and clinical researchers focusing in the area of pain.

We are seeking an outstanding scholar (research and educator) who will play an active leadership role in the development of this program; integrating clinical care, translational research and education. The applicant will develop an active and externally funded research program focused on children and youth, with support from ACHRI, and in conjunction with its partners. The position offers 75% protected research time, with a 1 half-course teaching requirement per academic year, for a period of 4 years. After the expiration of the 4 year term, teaching duties will be re-negotiated with the Dean.

The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (CPA or APA Accredited internship) with an outstanding track record of publication, external grant support and mentorship, and leadership in the context of research in the psychosocial aspects of child pain.  The successful candidate will be a full member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) and participate in its Behaviour and Developing Brain research theme.  The applicant will have the opportunity develop strong ties to complementary programs in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. The applicant will also be an active member of an accredited doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology.

Applicants will promote the University’s Academic Plan and its strategic direction, through the Eyes High initiative, to help establish the University of Calgary among one of Canada’s top five research universities. The person filling this position will contribute to at least one of the six priority research initiatives that represent the institution’s greatest research strengths, most likely in the areas of Brain and Mental Health; or Infections, Inflammation and Chronic Diseases in the Changing Environment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

Calgary has a population of over 1 million and is a thriving modern city situated in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains a one hour drive from Banff National Park and Lake Louise, and offers excellent recreational opportunities. The University of Calgary is in the top ten of Canadian Universities in a broad range of measures, including research funding, endowment, graduation of Ph.D. students, fundraising, and the quality of its professoriate. It is located on a modern campus in an attractive residential area, just minutes from downtown Calgary. (City of Calgary Website:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please provide an updated curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and a teaching dossier, and arrange that letters of reference be sent from 3-5 referees. The materials should be directed to:

Dr. Tavis Campbell
Chair, Child Pain Search Committee
Department of Psychology, University of Calgary
255 Administration Building

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4 

These materials can also be sent electronically to behmed@ucalgary.caAll applicants are strongly encouraged to visit and to obtain additional information.