Psychology - Assistant Professor (Personality Psychology)

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2012-10-16


The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area Personality Psychology. The successful candidate must have a PhD by the time of appointment and have demonstrated excellence in conducting personality-relevant research and potential for securing extramural funding from granting agencies. A research program incorporating both personality and social aspects is welcome, though not necessary. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated excellence in teaching and be prepared to teach undergraduate- and graduate- level personality courses. Expertise in Measurement and Assessment would be an asset but is not required. Responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, graduate supervision, undergraduate and graduate teaching in the core components of the departmental program, and service to the Department, Faculty, and University.

The Department of Psychology is the largest academic unit in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba. We have 38 faculty members, 12 support staff members, and over 130 graduate students. We boast approximately 37,000 square feet of space for offices, laboratories, and classrooms. We are a research intensive department and research facilities are housed in over 100 dedicated research rooms.

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. Research is a priority at the University of Manitoba and the success of its faculty in securing substantial research support in national and international competitions attests to this fact.

Winnipeg offers a vibrant arts community, 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

The appointment may begin on or after July 1, 2013. The starting salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications for this position must include a letter of application (including a statement of both teaching and research philosophies), a curriculum vitae, and a sample of published research. As well, three confidential letters of reference must be received directly from the applicant's referees. If available, candidates should also include evidence of effective teaching, such as teaching evaluations and sample course outlines.

Applications and letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Todd A. Mondor, Head, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, P405 Duff Roblin Building, 190 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2. Inquiries by telephone (204-474-6378) or Email ( ) are welcome.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Please visit the following for details regarding the Social/Personality area, the Department, University, City, and Province:


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