Psychopathology and Clinical Science, Probationary (Tenure Track) Assistant or Associate Professor, or, Tenured Associate or Full Professor

The Department of Psychology at Western University invites applications from exceptional researchers to fill three full-time academic positions in the area of Psychopathology and Clinical Science. These new faculty positions will contribute to our graduate training program in Clinical Psychology, and are part of an intensive recruitment effort of a cluster of at least six faculty members in the areas of social, clinical, and industrial/organizational psychology. Depending upon qualifications and experience, the positions will be either probationary (tenure track) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, or tenured at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Western’s Department of Psychology is consistently ranked as one of the top psychology departments in Canada and internationally. We are a research-intensive department with a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, and have outstanding research facilities. We invite you to visit our website: The university campus is in London, Ontario, a thriving city of 400,000 people located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts galleries, theatre, music and sporting events, and many opportunities for outdoor activities.

We seek to hire faculty members whose research will help define the future of clinical science, and who are committed to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. Successful applicants must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate collegiality in a comprehensive psychology department.

Outstanding researchers in any area of clinical psychology are invited to apply, but preference will be given to those whose research is in the area of mechanisms of psychopathology that cross diagnostic boundaries. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree at the time of application (or have completed all doctoral requirements except an internship/residency that is in progress at the time of application) and be internationally recognized for research excellence in psychopathology. Candidates must have demonstrated a superior research record of publishing in the highest quality journals, evidence of research funding success, and supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate students. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, innovative, and externally funded research program, and to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate student trainees. Finally, successful candidates must be eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as part of their role in Clinical Psychology graduate training.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

Applicants are invited to submit:
1)    letter of interest
2)    curriculum vitae
3)    statement of research interests
4)    statement of teaching philosophy
5)    three publications
6)    names and contact information of three references
7)    Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form ( Form.pdf)

Applications should be emailed as a PDF attachment, in confidence to:
Professor Scott MacDougall-Shackleton
Chair, Department of Psychology

Applications received by the deadline of September 30, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Kimberley Baxter at or 519-661-2065.