Assistant Professor, Psychology (tenure-track)

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F072P
  • Deadline: May 3, 2022 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Psychology in the School of Science & Technology at CBU invites applications for a tenure-track position in Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will commence July 2022.

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research and we are known for our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses that fit departmental needs. The ability to teach in the broadly defined area of mental health and addictions including existing courses in clinical, counselling and abnormal psychology is a much needed asset. The Department of Psychology is a small department and candidates with research and teaching interests at the intersection of one or more of psychology’s traditional subfields are especially encouraged to apply.

The development of an active research program involving undergraduates as research assistants is expected and applicants must show their research can be successful in the CBU context.

Candidates are required to have a PhD in Psychology (or in exceptional cases an ABD may be considered), along with demonstrated undergraduate teaching expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of outstanding undergraduate teaching both in-person/on-campus and online. The ability to attract research funding is also an asset, as well as if the candidate’s research interests intersected with one of the areas outlined as priorities described in the institution’s strategic research plan ( For example, this could include community mental health and addictions, holistic health in Indigenous communities, environmentally sustainable communities, etc. Priority will be given to candidates with extensive experience and/or special expertise in teaching online psychology courses as the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the delivery of the online Bachelor of Arts Community Studies program.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

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Applications must be received by May 3rd, 2022.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

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