Assistant Professor - Department of Psychology

Opportunity type:
Academic (full-time)
Position title:
Assistant Professor - Department of Psychology
Assistant professor
Supervisor's title:
Department Head
Posted date:
November 30, 2023
Closing date:
January 31, 2024
Anticipated start date:
July 1, 2024

Position description

The Department of Psychology at Mount Allison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Psychology (at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor) with expertise in the area of animal behavior and/or models (broadly defined – see teaching duties below). Mount Allison University is a small, collegial, and highly rated primarily undergraduate institution located in New Brunswick, Canada, that places high value on quality undergraduate education as well as on active and meaningful programs of research. Applicants can learn more about the Psychology Department and the current interests of our friendly and dynamic faculty at :…

Typical annual teaching within Psychology is four 3-credit courses (i.e. 2 and 2). These courses would include Drugs and Behaviour (Psychopharmacology); courses on Conditioning; Learning/ Behaviour Modification; as well as additional courses chosen with regard to the successful applicant’s area of expertise (which may include, but not be limited to: Psychology of Addictions; Comparative/Evolutionary Psychology; Neuroscience). Ability to teach Advanced Design and Analysis (advanced statistics/methods course) and Introductory Psychology would be an asset.

Essential qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in Psychology (or near completion). The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a balance between excellence in research and excellence in teaching and student supervision – as Mount Allison University places a high value on all these areas. Further, the successful candidate is expected to launch an active and ideally externally funded research program that can integrate undergraduate research students.  Note that within Psychology, we house a modest animal wing suitable for small mammals (currently rodents).  

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, evidence of effective teaching (if available), a statement of teaching interests, and a minimum of 3 letters of reference. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2024, subject to budgetary approval.

Ideally, applications (and letters of reference) should be sent to; please reference Position-TT AB in your submission.

Applications may also be sent to:
Dr. Geneviève Desmarais, Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Psychology, Mount Allison University
49A York Street, Sackville, NB E4L 1C7

Applications should be received (in full) by January 31, 2024. The review of applications will begin in February 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Mount Allison University is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

Mount Allison University acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.