Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough

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The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Etiology and Treatment of Addiction and/or Mental Disorders in Indigenous Persons. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from a CPA or APA accredited program by the time of the appointment or shortly thereafter. The candidate will also be eligible for or currently registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with a declared competency in adult clinical psychology.

The candidate should have a broad knowledge of clinical research designs and demonstrated capacity to implement this knowledge in the treatment of mental disorders in Indigenous persons. The ideal candidate will also possess several of the qualities, skills, experiences and capacities as listed below:
• familiarity with concepts and theory that inform intervention, assessment and consultation practices broadly consistent with Indigenous beliefs, values, culture and Indigenous ways of knowing
• capacity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses that impart knowledge and familiarity with the concepts and theories described in the preceding bullet
• demonstrated record of engagement with Indigenous communities
• capacity to link with community-based programs and support them in the delivery of evidence-informed clinical psychological services to Indigenous persons and/or Indigenous communities
• willingness to generate opportunities for graduate clinical training and research involving Indigenous persons and/or Indigenous communities in Canada.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest level and establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. They will have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments and should provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing, as well as a letter of support commenting on Indigenous community engagement. The ideal candidate will display some record of research involving Indigenous research methodologies and ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions, and will show evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships.

The candidate must also have a commitment to excellence in teaching, as well as demonstrated knowledge and experience in Indigenous-based teaching methods. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments, a teaching portfolio including excellent course evaluations and a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practice, or demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching-related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, or conference posters or presentations.

The successful candidate will provide evidence of readiness to undertake undergraduate and graduate research supervision and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to perform standard professional and administrative activities typical of a department and/or university and contribute more generally to the clinical program

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity, including a vibrant Indigenous community.

The Department of Psychology at UTSC includes faculty members with interests in clinical, developmental, social, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience. For more information about our department faculty and new initiatives in brain imaging and clinical science, please visit our home page:

The successful candidate will be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science. The clinical and research interests of our faculty are wide-ranging, encompassing most of the major mental disorders and methods of inquiry and models of treatment in clinical psychology. For further information on the department please visit our web site at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at Applicants must submit a complete and current curriculum vita, a statement outlining current and future research interests, three recent publications, and a teaching portfolio (to include a statement of teaching philosophy, and excellent course evaluations, or evidence of excellent performance in other teaching related activities), as well as a letter of support commenting on their Indigenous community engagement. If you have questions about this position, please email the Chair of the UTSC Department of Psychology, Prof. Suzanne Erb, at All applications must be submitted online by the closing date of December 6, 2018.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (to the attention of Prof. Suzanne Erb, Search Committee Chair, on letterhead, signed and scanned) to be sent directly by the referee to: by the closing date.

Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous. Recognizing that there are a variety of terms that potential candidates may use to self-identify, the University uses the term “Indigenous” in this search, which forms part of the U of T Response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to encompass the people of Turtle Island, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuk (Inuit), Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian people.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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