Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psychology University of Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
The Wisdom and Culture Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo (uwaterloo.ca/wisdom-and-culture-lab), directed by Professor Igor Grossmann, is seeking applications for a 2-year Post-Doctoral Research Associate, beginning Spring/Summer 2018. The postdoc is broken into two one year segments, with opportunity for renewal at one year mark assuming excellent performance.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Grossmann on projects funded by the Ontario Early Researcher Award and the Pathways to Character Initiative, examining the topics at the intersection of cognitive science, reasoning and meta-cognition, stress and emotion regulation, social ecology, and computer science (with a special focus on machine learning and mobile physiology assessment). Our interdisciplinary team is at the forefront of experimental wisdom research and the post-doctoral associate will have an opportunity to learn about the lab’s methodological advances and contribute to their further development. The postdoc will enjoy unique opportunities to collaborate on ongoing research, develop new studies, co-author publications, forge new scholarly connections within the Department, and advance his/her independent program of research.
QUALIFICATIONS. Competitive candidates will have: a PhD in psychology or a related discipline by the time of appointment; a strong track record of research and interest in topics such as stress/emotion regulation, meta-cognition, reasoning, social ecology, machine learning, excellent quantitative statistical skills, and excellent manuscript writing skills. Extensive programming and/or big data analytic experiences are greatly desired.
Salary will be benchmarked above the SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship pay scale at approximately $45K per annum plus benefits. Postdoctoral candidates who have their own funding may also apply.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. Please submit the following materials to Ms. Sonia Vintan by email (email@example.com): a cover letter; CV; a 2-3 page personal/ research statement containing biographic information, relevant research experience, and career goals; up to three sample publications; and the contact details of three referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Please direct inquiries to Dr. Grossmann by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Director, Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) - Psychology
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The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018.
The Department is looking for candidates with a Ph.D. from an accredited clinical psychology program and an accredited internship. Candidates must be registered or eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and have a strong, theory-driven, research investment that will be attractive to graduate students. The ability to provide clinical supervision for child and adolescent cases will be viewed very favourably. As part of the Clinical Psychology Program, this position will support the UW Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR). The CMHR combines in-house opportunities for research concerning the nature and treatment of psychological disorders with graduate training and psychological services to the surrounding community. Information about the Clinical Program, the CMHR, and the Department of Psychology can be found at http://www.psychology.uwaterloo.ca.
Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level (including supervision of graduate clinical and research work), and service to the unit.
The successful candidate will be appointed as a regular member of the Department and will subsequently be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs (CRC) are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat and appointment as a CRC is conditional on their approval (CRC website). The University of Waterloo is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to secure the CRC. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the term of the CRC.
In keeping with CRC eligibility regulations, the successful candidate will have obtained a PhD within ten years of nomination to the CRC position and will be an outstanding emerging scholar with a demonstrated potential to achieve a significant international reputation in the next five to ten years. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc. may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program's Tier 2 justification process which can be found at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3. The University of Waterloo understands the impact that legitimate career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages potential candidates to explain in their application the impact this may have had on their record. Please consult the CRC website and the Office of Research for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.
The salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $80,000 to $120,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.
The closing date for applications is November 1, 2017. Applicants should electronically submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, reprints or preprints of recent papers, and reference letters from three referees addressed to Professor Colin M. MacLeod, Chair, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada. Please use the email address email@example.com for your submission.
The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Multi-site Consortium on Gender Bias in STEM
May 1, 2017
University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, or Simon Fraser University
Salary $45,000 CAD
A new Canada-wide research consortium known as Engendering Success in STEM (ESS) is currently seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful applicant would work at one of the key research centres for the consortium (the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto, or the University of Waterloo) and would work directly with one or more members of the ESS Consortium Team: Toni Schmader (ESS Director), Andrew Baron, Hilary Bergsieker, Sonia Kang, Elizabeth Page-Gould, Steven Spencer, or Stephen Wright.
Research in the consortium is aimed broadly at understanding and intervening to change implicit gender bias and/or its consequences for girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math. Projects can include research focused on young children, adolescents, university students, and/or working professionals. Depending on the interests and experience of the fellow, applicants can gain expertise in multiple methods (implicit measures, developmental approaches, field-based event sampling studies, intervention research) and will work in a team-based environment to design and carry out projects that integrate research at the intersection of implicit bias, social identity threat, and intergroup contact theory. More information about the ESS consortium and its four key projects, please review information on the consortium website (SuccessinSTEM.ca).
The position is expected to begin during the summer of 2017. Review of applications will begin May 15th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is full-time for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants may be Canadian citizens or non-citizens. Responsibilities include taking a leadership role in designing and executing research projects, including statistical analysis and writing up the results of research for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research productivity related to implicit social cognition; stigma and stereotyping; gender; or intergroup relations. Scholars in social, organizational, and/or developmental psychology are encouraged to apply. Expertise in longitudinal research and/or intervention designs is a plus, as is experience using R in multi-level modeling.
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related discipline (or expect to have successfully defended their dissertation no later than July 31, 2017). To apply, send an email with the subject line “ESS PostDoctoral Position” to ESS@psych.ubc.ca with a single PDF document that includes: a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information (phone and email) for 3 references who are willing to be contacted. Also, include up to 3 representative publications (reprints or preprints as separate PDF files in the same email. The cover letter should specifically identify which ESS researcher(s) is the preferred post-doctoral supervisor and why. The base salary for this position is $45,000 (CAD/year plus benefits for the candidate and any eligible dependents). Salary and benefits are commensurate with standards set by the University of British Columbia. The successful candidate will also receive a travel allowance of $1,500 Cdn/year to attend conferences or scholarly meetings and will have the opportunity to receive training with more than member of the ESS team, if desired. Research-associated costs will be covered by the research supervisor’s grant. See here for info about postdoc benefits eligibility.
UBC, SFU, U of T, and University of Waterloo hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity and diversity in their communities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Note that if the successful applicant is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada he or she must be issued a work permit prior to commencing the position. The department administrator will work with Faculty Relations to provide a letter that the candidate will need to apply for a work permit. For more information about the position, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Open until filled.