Assistant Teaching Professor

Limited Term

Psychology - Faculty of Social Sciences

We acknowledge with 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 committed to the ongoing work of decolonizing and Indigenizing the campus community both inside and outside the classroom.

Located in Victoria, British Columbia close to Vancouver and Seattle, the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria invites applications for a two-year limited-term Assistant Teaching Professor position starting May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2022. The successful applicant will be expected to teach eight courses per year (typically a 3-3-2 distribution). The teaching assignments may include Introductory Psychology, Methods, Statistics, and core courses in the areas of Social Psychology, Lifespan Development and Mental Health & Wellbeing.


Candidates must be experienced in teaching psychology courses and must hold a PhD at commencement of the position.  The candidate must also demonstrate excellence in teaching through their teaching materials, letters from referees, course evaluations, and peer observations. Preference will be given to the candidate who has a demonstrated background in teaching core courses in two of the three areas of Social Psychology, Lifespan Development, and Mental Health & Wellbeing.​

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 

Additional information

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Contact information

To apply, please submit the following application materials in PDF format to the Departmental Secretary at Please make sure to tell us about your efforts to promote equity and diversity in your scholarly, teaching, and professional work.

1) a cover letter summarizing your interest in the position;

2) a curriculum vitae;

3) a teaching narrative statement including teaching interests and experience, syllabi and other sample teaching materials; and

4) evaluations of teaching.

In addition, please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be forwarded electronically to the aforementioned email address. In all email correspondence, please include your name on the subject line.

Application deadline

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2019.

Equity statement

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here:

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.