Job – Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) Aboriginal Psychology at the University of Calgary. Due: Jan 8, 2016

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Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Psychology, Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts
 
The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Aboriginal Psychology.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.  Specific area of research within the domain of Aboriginal psychology is open, but it is expected that applicants’ research will be relevant to Canada’s indigenous peoples.
This position is part of the Faculty of Arts plans for an aboriginal strategy. This involves a cluster hire initiative of six (6) tenure-track positions in aboriginal research and scholarship. While appointed to individual departments, the cluster hires will facilitate cross-disciplinary and collaborative research, education and outreach by building on traditions of knowledge and experience developed among First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada and the partnerships that have emerged between these groups and the University of Calgary.
The successful candidate will establish and maintain an active and externally-funded research program that is relevant to the local indigenous communities in Canada, preferably within Alberta. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and in particular, to develop and teach courses in the field of Aboriginal Psychology. As well, there may be opportunities to contribute to teaching in the International Indigenous Studies program within the Faculty of Arts. Further expectations include mentoring students, supervising honours and graduate students, participating in departmental and university service, and engaging with the community.
The preferred candidate will have a PhD in Psychology.  Candidates who do not possess a PhD but are near completion of a PhD will be considered.  The successful candidate must display evidence of strength in both research and teaching.  Candidates may demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, research merit through peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals, a strong record of research productivity and an ability to successfully secure research grants. Evidence of distinction in teaching may be demonstrated via a teaching dossier (including a convincing statement of teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, and/or a persuasive record of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience and expertise in advancing projects in and with indigenous communities.
The Department of Psychology is dynamic and growing, currently having 34 faculty members, over 80 graduate students, and 834 undergraduate majors. It offers BA, BSc, MSc, and PhD programs.  We are a highly collegial department, and it is anticipated that the successful candidate will participate in multi-disciplinary collaborations within the Department of Psychology, the Faculty of Arts and the University more broadly. Applicants may find more information about the Department at http://psyc.ucalgary.ca/ .
 
Applications (including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching dossier, a maximum of three samples of scholarly work, as well as three letters of recommendation) should be sent by January 8, 2016 to:
H. Lorraine Radtke, Ph.D.
Chair, Aboriginal Psychology Search Committee
Department of Psychology
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4
 
These materials can also be sent electronically to ljwother@ucalgary.ca .
 
The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. 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 a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
 
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.
To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.
To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website
About Calgary, Alberta
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 
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