Assistant Professor (TT) in Developmental Psychology at Ryerson University

  • 11 Mar 2022 7:28 PM
    Message # 12657416

    Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Developmental Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval. We are particularly interested in the study of marginalised and/ or stigmatised groups and intersectionality in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Interest in, and demonstrated capacity for research and teaching in the area of Black Psychology is an asset.

    The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research, supervision, and service duties. Specifically, these include contributing to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/PhD) programs through teaching and student supervision; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, and externally-funded research program; and engaging in the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.

    We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to their work. Candidates will hold a PhD in Developmental Psychology and will present evidence of the following: 

    • a strong, emerging research profile and scholarly record that demonstrates evidence of impact through peer-reviewed publications and other contributions including high-quality knowledge translation and applied work; as well as an ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program; 
    • potential for high-quality teaching and student training for a diverse student population;  
    • a capacity and commitment to collegial service;  and
    • a willingness to share a commitment to our departmental values of equity, diversity, inclusion and justice, including assisting us in expanding our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense.  

    We especially welcome applications from candidates who self-identify as Indigenous, Black or racialized and invite self-identification in the Diversity Self-ID questionnaire of our online application process. 

    This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) ( The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

    Ryerson University

    Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, Ryerson is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

    Department of Psychology

    The Department of Psychology has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade. Modern and innovative, and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Department of Psychology is home to dynamic scholars, award-winning teachers, and some of the University’s top students.

    The Department of Psychology consists of 34 tenure-stream faculty members, over 100 graduate (MA/ PhD) students and an undergraduate (BA) program that will grow to over 1200 students by 2024.  Ryerson Psychology prides itself on the excellence of its research and on the quality of its teaching, training, and supervision. 

    Working at Ryerson

    At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. 

    Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks

    Visit us on Twitter:  @RyersonU, @RyersonHR@RyersonVPFA and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page.

    Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.

    Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

    How to Apply

    Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal []. Applications, consisting of the following, in a single file as a PDF or in Word format, must be received by 8 April 2022

    • letter of application; 
    • curriculum vitae;
    • research statement;
    • teaching statement or dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness;
    • diversity statement addressing how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, supervision, and/or service;
    • up to three (3) reprints or preprints of recent research publications; and
    • the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for references. Letters are not required at this stage.

    Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  


    Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Michelle Dionne, at Only those candidates selected for interviews for the short-list of consideration will be contacted. 

    Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Miigis Kwe, the Indigenous Human Resources Lead and the Founding Co-Chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group at 

    Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at   

    For any confidential accommodation needs, please contact Renee Gordon, HR Advisor at

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