Assistant Professor, Psychology (2-Year Fixed-Term)
Ambrose University invites applications for a two-year term-specific faculty position in Psychology, starting August 2024. Reporting to the Dean of Arts and Science and working collaboratively with the Chair of Social Sciences, the individual has shared responsibility for developing and executing a robust Psychology program vision while successfully maintaining individual teaching, committee, and research loads.
The primary area of responsibility will be in Cognitive Neuroscience with specialization in Health Psychology, with preference for someone with expertise in Quantitative Methods. The Social Sciences department offers two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (4-year major); and a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioural Science (3-year concentration or 4-year major), which is an interdisciplinary degree with Psychology and Sociology. Minors in Psychology, Behavioural Science, and Sociology are also offered. The successful applicant will complement our current expertise in areas related to Cultural Psychology, Human Development, and Narrative Psychology by teaching Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, Multivariate Statistics, and elective courses in a secondary area such as: Introduction to Neuroscience, Brain and Behaviour, Cognitive Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Drugs and Behaviour, Psychology of Health, or other courses related to an applicant’s area of interest and expertise.
Duties will include:
- Preparation and teaching of Psychology courses.
- Ongoing research and publication.
- Supervision of senior student independent research projects.
- Regular committee work at departmental and institutional levels.
- Academic advising and support for students involved in work-integrated learning opportunities.
- Periodic involvement in student recruitment, curriculum development, and other department initiatives.
Education and Experience
- PhD in Psychology or equivalent
- Demonstrated success in post-secondary teaching.
- Demonstrated success in research.
- Demonstrated ability to integrate the Christian faith and the study of Psychology.
- Demonstrated experience as a team player and colleague in the Social Science department.
- Ambrose Employees agree to uphold and sign the University’s Statement of Faith upon initial appointment and govern the conduct of his or her work, in accordance therewith.
- Employment is contingent upon satisfactory background criminal check and academic transcripts.
- In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
- A relocation allowance may be provided.
To apply, please send a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three referees to email@example.com, indicating “Position in Psychology” in the subject line.
Ambrose University is committed to employment diversity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.
Ambrose University is a private, accredited Christian post-secondary institute located in South West Calgary. Our Faculty of Arts and Science offers provincially accredited Bachelor of Arts degree programs majoring in Behavioural Science, Christian Studies, English Literature, General Studies, History, and Psychology as well as Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology. We also offer a Bachelor of Education (After Degree). Our Faculty of Theology offers undergraduate degree programs in Children’s Ministries, Church Ministries, Intercultural Studies, Worship Arts and Youth Ministries. At the Seminary level there are a variety of graduate options including Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Christian Studies as well as Diploma and Certificate programs. Ambrose is committed to the integration of Christian faith with academic discipline, with a vision for academic excellence in the service of the church and the world. For more information visit us online at www.ambrose.edu.