Professor, Psychology

Full Time

Website Vancouver Island University

Professor, Psychology Situated on beautiful Vancouver Island, on the territory of the Coast Salish peoples, Vancouver Island University is one of British Columbia’s top 100 employers awarded by the Top Employers program. With close proximity to the ocean, lakes, and forests, and a temperate year-round climate, life in this region of Canada offers an abundance of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Vancouver Island University, a primarily undergraduate, teaching-focused institution with approximately 12,000 students, evolved from a trades school to a degree-granting institution offering a broad range of programs including technical trade diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, and some graduate programming. The main campus is located in Nanaimo, an oceanside city of approximately 100,000 people.

For more information, visit In addition to Psychology, the Faculty of Social Sciences includes undergraduate programming in Anthropology, Criminology, Geography, Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Political Studies, and Sociology and graduate studies in Geographic Information Systems Applications and Community Planning. Employment Group VIUFA Position Number 00207 Division Faculty of Social Sciences Department Psychology Campus Nanaimo campus Location British Columbia Country Canada Appointment Type regular full-time FTE 1 Workload Teach eight 3-credit courses per year for full-time 1.0 FTE Pay Level VIUFA F2: $62,212 – $99,968 per annum (prorated if part-time). Collective bargaining is ongoing and salary rates will be updated once an agreement is reached and ratified Starting Salary Faculty are placed on the salary scale based on education, experience and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement Start: Employment begins August 1, 2024 and duties begin August 15, 2024. Appointment Start Date 01-Aug-2024 Applicant Documents CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Philosophy, Qualifications , Referees/References Posted Date 12-Oct-2023 Closing Date 17-Jan-2024 Job Reference 2231 Duties: We invite applications from accomplished university educators seeking to join a collegial department where teaching innovation and student success are highly valued.

We seek applicants who share our passion for high-quality undergraduate education and can skillfully infuse their teaching with their scholarly work. The successful candidates will mentor students in research and scholarly activity. We seek to hire one individual whose area of specialization is neuropsychology or clinical neuropsychology. We offer both a BSc and BA Psychology degree option.

Course descriptions and more information about the Psychology Department can be found here and here. As an open-access institution, VIU welcomes a wide range of students, many of whom are first-generation learners in a post-secondary environment. The successful candidate for this faculty position will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles and skilled in fostering a climate of inclusion and effective support for student success. Instruction includes the preparation and delivery of lectures, assessment and evaluation of students, facilitation of students’ learning, and provision of student support during office hours.

The successful candidate will also be expected to apply departmental norms for evaluating student learning in psychology and will participate in a wide range of activities inside and outside of the classroom, including student support, institutional, faculty, and departmental committee meetings, research, and other initiatives and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines. The successful candidate will be required to teach eight sections per academic year. Full-time Professors who teach upper-level courses receive one (1) section of release time per year. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service.

Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution. Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent in neuropsychology or clinical neuropsychology from an APA or CPA-accredited institution. Experience in successfully teaching courses in neuropsychology or clinical neuropsychology. An established research program that complements the interests and expertise of current faculty.

Active ongoing participation in professional development activities. Demonstrated proficiency with technology relevant to the position. Ability to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Preferred Qualifications: Recent experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching a wide range of psychology courses.

An established record of successful supervision of undergraduate research. Experience in teaching small classes in an inclusive institutional environment. A record of institutional service. To be considered for this posting, please submit the following: Cover Letter/CV Cover Letter highlighting relevant experience and education A statement of teaching philosophy, past evaluations, and course outlines.

A statement outlining research interest. Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on your resume. VIU is pleased to offer eligible employees a comprehensive benefit plan; ample paid holiday time; professional development opportunities and a desirable pension plan. As part of the VIU campus community, our employees work with supportive colleagues within an encouraging environment and are provided with the tools and training that promote learning and development.

The perks of VIU employment are multiple, and include well-being initiatives and services, strategic discounts, and flexible work opportunities. Note: Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Vancouver Island University (VIU) is collectively committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students.

In our journey towards greater diversity, we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences. We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter. When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their cover letter, the information will be used only for the fulfillment of the career opportunity. Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.


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