Assistant Professor – Psychology (Personality Psychology)

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Ottawa West, ONTARIO

About the Position

Field of Specialization: Personality Psychology

Academic Unit: Psychology

Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-track)

Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor

Start Date: July 1, 2023

Closing Date: December 23, 2022

The Department of Psychology at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure-track) appointment in Personality Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at .

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research on issues related to Personality Psychology, teach both at the undergraduate and graduate level in Personality, and have effective leadership and collaborative skills. The Department is open to all specializations within the area. The successful candidate is expected to show evidence of being able to maintain a successful program of research that is eligible for Tri-Council funding.

Carleton University acknowledges and respects the Algonquin people, traditional custodians of the land on which the Carleton University campus is situated.

About the Academic Unit

The Department of Psychology is committed to excellence in teaching and research across five research areas: health, personality/social, forensic, developmental, and cognitive. The Department of Psychology currently offers undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, as well as the Faculty of Science. Graduate programs in Psychology are offered at the master’s and doctoral level. Further information about the department is available or by contacting Dr. John Zelenski (Chair of the Search Committee) at


Applicants must have a Ph.D. (ABDs also will be considered) in Psychology and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching and possess a strong commitment to scholarship, as reflected in publications in the area of Personality Psychology. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop an externally-funded, high quality research program; will be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; and will contribute effectively to the academic life of the Department.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit their application electronically to Dr. Guy Lacroix, Chair, Department of Psychology ( ) in three PDF files including: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) copies of representative publications; and 3) a summary of research objectives and teaching experience by December 23, 2022.

At the same time, applicants should arrange for three individuals to provide letters of recommendation electronically to Dr. Guy Lacroix, Chair, Department of Psychology ( ).

Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa .

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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