Six-Month Term Position – Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

Applications are invited for a six-month full-time term position in the Department of Psychology, effective August 1, 2020, or as mutually agreed. Due to COVID-19, courses will be taught via an alternative synchronous online format.
Teaching responsibilities include:
1) Course Instruction September to December 2020 (9 credit hours)
• Two sections of 82.160 Introduction to Psychology: Part I
o Students will be given an insight into the foundations of psychology through an examination of the following topics: history and research in psychology, biological and genetic foundations of behaviour, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, and memory.
• One section of 82.274 Child Psychology
o This course will focus on various aspects of development in children, starting with prenatal development until adolescence. Topics will include physical growth and maturation, cognitive development, development of language, personality and social development. Students will be introduced to various theories of development and research in child psychology.
• A PhD in Psychology is preferred; a Master’s Degree in Psychology is required.
• Experience in university level instruction and demonstrated skill in effective interaction with students required.
• Knowledge and experience with Instructional Management Systems (e.g., Moodle, D2L) would be an asset.
Rank: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application deadline: July 13, 2020, or until position is filled

To be considered applications should be sent via email in a single pdf file of reasonable size and MUST include a cover letter outlining how their qualifications and experience fit the position; a current resume; copies of transcript(s); indication of citizen or Canadian immigration status to: Dr. Bernadette Ardelli, Dean of Science, Brandon University; e-mail:

We thank all applicants for their interest in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The names and contact information of three referees will be requested of short-listed candidates.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter. All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.

Issued June 25, 2020