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Limited Term Appointments in Psychology

Last updated: April 8, 2020, 11:38 a.m.

Date posted:   April 8, 2020
Application deadline:
April 30, 2020
Advertised until:  
May 5, 2020

The Department of Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for two limited-term appointments to start on August 1, 2020 in the following area topics:

  1. Sensation & Perception and Research Methods.
  2. Social Psychology and Lifespan Development

Position descriptions

The department is seeking teaching expertise in the areas of: Sensation & Perception and Research Methods; and Social Psychology and Lifespan Development. Successful applicants must have a PhD in Psychology (or a related field), and be qualified to teach introductory and advanced level courses in these specific domains. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is the key attribute by which qualified candidates will be ranked.

About the Department

The department of Psychology ( is home to 44 faculty members, with research strengths in the areas of behavioural neuroscience, clinical and health, cognitive science, and human development. The department is one of the largest in the University, with over 1600 undergraduate students, and 200 graduate students, and offers programs ranging from the BA and BSc to the PhD. The department is also home to three Concordia University research centres including the Center for Studies in Behavioural Neuroscience, the Centre for Research in Human Development, and the Centre for Clinical Research and Health.

About Concordia

Concordia University is recognized as Canada’s top university under the age of 50 and one of the most international universities in the world. With more than 7,000 faculty and staff, and 47,000 students, Concordia enables individuals to grow, contribute and innovate.

Located on two campuses in the heart of cosmopolitan Montreal, our faculty and students benefit from state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities and compelling program offerings in our four Faculties, Library, School of Graduate Studies and Centre for Continuing Education.

Today’s challenges require new, collaborative, interdisciplinary thinking and action. We are designing a next-generation university that draws on the skills of our faculty and on the strengths of our external academic, private and public sector partnerships to prepare our students and society for what comes next. Our priority is to mobilize cross-sections of experts to translate novel scholarship into real-world applications. We aspire to ask big questions on health, well-being and social responsibility and to find creative solutions that transcend academic boundaries.

Ambitious, innovative, research- and community-engaged, our university is celebrated for its commitments to transformative learning, convergent thinking and public impact. Concordia supports teaching, learning and research by its commitment to sustaining excellence, inclusion and opportunity for the entire academic community.

In 2019, Concordia was recognized as a top Montreal employer for the fourth year running. We made the list based on a number of criteria, including pension and benefits, training and development opportunities and the physical and social aspects of the workplace.


Eligible applicants should have a PhD degree in Psychology or a related field. Successful candidates for this position must also demonstrate a willingness and ability to adapt course offerings to online formats as needed.


The application should consist of single .pdf formatted document that contains a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Applicants should specify the title of the position to which they are applying. Successful applicants must be qualified to teach introductory and advanced level courses in the specific domains described above. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is the key attribute by which qualified candidates will be ranked. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly via email to (, and addressed to:

Dr. Aaron Johnson, Chair
c/o Linh Tran
Department of Psychology, PY 123-14
Concordia University
7141 Sherbrooke St., W
Montreal, Qc. H3G 1M8

These positions are subject to budgetary approval and department/unit need. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years. They are normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2020 and ending May 14, 2021. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three courses per semester.

All inquiries should be directed to Ms. Linh Tran ( Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the positions have been filled. All applications should reach the department no later than April 30, 2020.

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