Assistant Professor

Psychology - Faculty of Social Sciences

The Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019. Applicants must have a PhD in Social Psychology or a related field (e.g., Indigenous Studies, Cultural Psychology, Personality Psychology) at the time of appointment.

 In recognition of the valuable diversity of perspectives that visible minority and Indigenous persons bring to their scholarship and teaching, and in accordance with the university’s equity plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection for this position will be limited to people who self-identify as visible minorities and/or Indigenous persons. Candidates from these groups are asked to self-identify in their cover letters.


Our ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement in basic, applied, or community-based research that contributes to the diversity of perspectives and methodologies in social psychology. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in stereotyping and prejudice, Indigenous psychology, intergroup attitudes and relations, cultural psychology, or social justice and activism, but we value excellence above any specific topic or methodological approach. Postdoctoral or equivalent professional experience is desirable. Candidates must also demonstrate outstanding teaching effectiveness for both introductory undergraduate courses and advanced seminars in social psychology. We value candidates who demonstrate their commitment to student mentorship and recognize the diversity of student experience in their teaching. We also seek candidates who can effectively collaborate on shared research and professional activities within the Psychology Department, the University of Victoria, and the wider community. We strongly value candidates who share our Department’s commitment to equity and inclusivity in scholarship and teaching.


Additional information

The University of Victoria is a top research university located in Victoria, British Columbia, close to Vancouver and Seattle.  We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. The University of Victoria is known for its innovative Indigenous programming facilitated by a diverse group of Indigenous faculty and staff originating from local communities and around the world (to connect with the UVic Indigenous community visit

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (

Contact information

For more information please contact Dr. Danu Anthony Stinson (Search Committee Chair) at or 250-721-6281, or Dr. Ulrich Müller (Department Chair) at

Applicants should submit the following materials in electronic format to 1) a cover letter, including a statement of self-identification as a visible minority or Indigenous person and a statement of citizenship status; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research interests; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if available); 5) a one page statement of current and potential contributions to the diversity of perspectives and methods in social psychology; 6) copies of relevant scholarly works (up to six documents); the names and contact information for three academic reference

Application deadline

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.

Equity statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Pamela Richards, Director, Faculty Relations and Academic Administration at (250) 721-7010 or at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.