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Jodie Gawryluk is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology
Jodie Gawryluk is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

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Assistant Professor with Expertise in Cognitive Psychology or Cognition and Brain Sciences (tenure-track).

University of Victoria

Psychology - Faculty of Social Sciences

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Located in Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island, close to Vancouver and Seattle, the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Cognitive Psychology or Cognition and Brain Sciences.  The position begins on 1 July 2022.  The extant core faculty members in the Cognition and Brain Sciences Program share interests in the basic mechanisms that give rise to mental and brain events and productions (e.g., perceptions, actions, beliefs). We are a closely integrated and collegial group, and we often work together on collaborative research enterprises. Our faculty are major players in the world of cognitive and brain science, as indicated by grants, journal editorships, leadership positions in large professional organizations, etc. We are positively enthused about our work, and very excited about recruiting and supporting the success of a new member of our program. 

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Applicants must have successfully completed a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment, in an area directly relevant to the analysis of basic cognitive mechanisms.  The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor and we are unable to consider applications from more senior candidates.  Expertise in a methodology that adds to existing departmental expertise is valued; for example, EEG, fNIRS, TMS, motion capture, eye-tracking, virtual reality, or computational modelling.  Applicants must have demonstrable research excellence, as evidenced by publications and grant funding appropriate to their level of experience. Applicants must also present evidence for potential excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels in an environment that supports diverse cultures and perspectives. This position will require the teaching of courses in both basic and advanced areas of cognitive psychology or cognition and brain sciences.  Interest in teaching statistics and methodology courses will also be considered an asset.

We are seeking candidates with the potential to play a leading role in the future of the cognitive program. Our aim is to build on our strengths, and therefore we are seeking applicants whose research interests will complement and contribute to collaborations with other faculty and students. Duties will include maintaining a successful program of research (as evidenced by publications and external grant support), effective teaching and student supervision of a diverse student body at the undergraduate and graduate levels, respectful interactions and collaborations with colleagues, and contributions to the collegiality, reputation, and day-to-day operation of the Program, Department, and University (e.g., collaborative research, curriculum development, committee service).

Additional information

The Department of Psychology offers opportunities for research collaborations with colleagues in the Cognition and Brain SciencesLifespan Health and DevelopmentSocial PsychologyClinical Psychology, and Individualized Programs including Environmental Psychology. There are also opportunities to collaborate in multidisciplinary groups such as the University’s Centre for Youth and Society,​ Institute on Aging and Lifelong HealthCanadian Institute for Substance Use Research and CanAssist.

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: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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 accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process are invited to contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

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 (www.uvicfa.ca).

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. 

Contact information

To apply, please convert the following application materials into PDF format, and email to the Chair of the committee Dr. Daniel Bub at dbub@uvic.ca, copied to the Departmental Secretary at psycdept@uvic.ca. Please make sure to tell us about your efforts to promote equity and diversity in your scholarly, teaching, and professional work.

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a description of research and teaching experience and plans,
  • copies of relevant scholarly publications, and
  • available evidence of teaching effectiveness.

In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the same email addresses. Please ask letter writers to include your name in the subject line.


Application deadline

Application review will begin on 1 July 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. We intend to hold interviews before the end of the year.

Assistant Teaching Professor Position 2


Sessional opportunities


DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY - Sessional Teaching Vacancies – 2021-22


The Department invites applications from qualified applicants to deliver the following 1.5-unit Psychology courses.  Please note that it is anticipated that these courses will be taught F2F and not online.

Fall Term – Sep-Dec 2021

  • PSYC 335 A01 – Infant & Child Development – MWR 1430-1530 – max=100
  • PSYC 366 A02 – Psyc Disorder: Child & Adolescent – TWF 0830-0930 – max=100
  • PSYC 435C A01 – Adv Adolescent Development – Time sequence=TBD – max=25

Spring Term – Jan-Apr 2022

  • PSYC 335 A01 – Infant & Child Development – TWF 0830-0930 – max=100

In keeping with Article 13.01 of the Collective Agreement between UVic and CUPE 4163 (Component 3), Expressions of Interest are hereby sought from graduate students, adjunct faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows and sessional instructors in the department as well as other interested parties. An offer of sessional employment will be made from the pool of qualified individuals who express their interest.

If you are applying for the first time, please include a cover letter, CV and the names of three references, including their email addresses.

Graduate Students: With the approval of their supervisor, graduate students who have successfully completed their candidacy exams by 30 JUN 21 may apply. Interested students must discuss with their supervisors the trade-offs among teaching experience, additional income and progress toward their degree.

DEADLINE:  Posting period remains open until filled.

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.<https://www.uvic.ca/equity/employment-equity/statement/index.php#statement> Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.<https://www.uvic.ca/equity/employment-equity/statement/index.php#statement>


Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Belinda Fontes, HR Programs and Project Manager, at uviccareers@uvic.ca<mailto:uviccareers@uvic.ca>. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.


Student opportunities


ACADEMIC AND LABORATORY ASSISTANT POSITIONS – Winter session (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022)

This is your opportunity to apply for TA (Teaching or Laboratory Assistant) positions in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria for 2021-22 fall and winter. If you have difficulty reading any of the attachments, please contact Wendy Davies @ psycsecretary@uvic.ca or you may contact one of the general office staff if you require further information. The deadline to receive applications is noon Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is extremely difficult to estimate course enrollments in advance of the commencement of classes; therefore in order to be prepared, it is assumed that all undergraduate level courses will attain registration levels that make them eligible for the support of a teaching assistant.  As registration proceeds, the number of TA hours assigned per course may be increased where enrollments are higher than anticipated. At the same time, courses that do not attain a set minimum enrollment of 25 may become ineligible for TA support, or the course may be cancelled altogether.

Remuneration:  $27.65 + 4% vacation Pay.

Duties:  The duties and responsibilities of a teaching/laboratory assistant may include some or all of the following duties:


- grading exams

- marking papers; checking homework

- preparing exams/quizzes

- preparing grades using "Grades" program

- in-class teaching; leading discussion groups

- present during established office hours

- invigilate examinations

Special skills and knowledge requirements are specified under "Skills/Duties" in the position descriptions which are set out below.  Except where noted under "Course Title," all positions are for Academic Assistants. 

Importance of knowledge of the course content:

1      =  not important at all; 5  =  extremely important

It is expected that applicants have the desired knowledge content required for any course they express interest in, and if not, it is their responsibility to get caught up on the content on their own time in order to successfully complete the role of the TA position.

TA’s must be able to work on campus and are expected to come to campus when asked to meet with the instructor, etc.

Availability during course class time:  Where there is a requirement for the assistant to attend all or some classes, the days and times the course meets are shown.  Please consider your work and/or class timetable when determining the positions to apply for.

To apply:

1)  Review the information provided herein and on the application form (attached is in .xls and .pdf format [if you cannot open it please email me and I'll relay the information in another format]).

2)  Provide personal information requested on the form.

3)  If you are a first time applicant, provide:

  • a resume, including the email address of 3 references;
  • document outlining any funding (eg. Scholarship, RA, etc.) if you’re a graduate student at UVic.

4)  Review the positions listed in the application form with a view to your qualifications, interest level, and availability.

5)  Prioritize the positions you are applying for by putting #1 before most desired position, #2 before next most desired position, and so on.  Return the file electronically OR print a copy and submit the hard-copy attention c/o the Department of Psychology General Office (Cornett A236).

Application Deadline:  noon, Wednesday, July 14th, 2021.

If you need more information, please contact Wendy Davies at psycsecretary@uvic.ca.

Employment decisions will be made by late-July to mid-August and it’s important to note that a submitted application does not ensure employment.

In making assignments, priority will be given to qualified applicants as set out in the UVic/CUPE 4163 Collective Agreement.  Preference will first be given to graduate students enrolled in the Department’s graduate program, in accordance with Appendix A Appointment Priority Policy or LOU #TA 1. All interested parties are invited to submit applications in the event that there are more positions available than there are applications from the students in the priority categories, or where attrition over the course of the session results in positions becoming available.  Postings are subject to funding availability (in some cases based on course enrollment numbers) and/or course cancellation.

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 Belinda Fontes, HR Programs and Project Manager, at uviccareers@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence

 2021 TA Application Form.xls

2021 TA Application Form.pdf


Postdoc opportunities