Social Psychology, Probationary (Tenure Track) Assistant Professor, or, Probationary or Tenured Associate Professor

The Department of Psychology at Western University invites applications from exceptional researchers to fill two full-time academic positions in the area of Social Psychology. These hires 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. Successful applicants will join a cluster of research excellence in Social, Social Development, and Personality Psychology, and preference will be given to candidates whose research will build on existing strengths in Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations. Depending upon qualifications and experience, the position will be either probationary (tenure track) at the rank of Assistant Professor, or, probationary or tenured at the rank of Associate 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 social psychology, 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.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree at the time of application and be internationally recognized for excellence in social psychology research. Candidates must have demonstrated an outstanding research record of publishing in the highest quality journals, evidence of research funding success, supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate students. Outstanding researchers in any area of social psychology relating to interpersonal or intergroup relations, including those whose work links with social development and/or personality will be considered. Research areas that build on, or complement, existing research strength in the current cluster of research excellence in Social, Social Development, and Personality Psychology will be given preference. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous externally-funded research program; teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate research trainees; and demonstrate a track record of creative, innovative and scientifically rigorous approaches to research.

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 will be accepted until the positions are filled. Review of applications will begin on August 21, 2017. The anticipated start date for these positions is July 1, 2018.

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.