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Applications are invited for a vacant tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The start date is open but the candidate must take up the position no later than July 1, 2017. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in psychology (or be near completion of the degree in the case of Assistant Professor applicants). We are seeking an Industrial/Organizational psychologist whose main teaching, research and applied interests reside in core Personnel Psychology topics (e.g., recruitment, selection, job analysis, job performance). As well as meeting their teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate must have an ongoing research program in core Personnel Psychology topics (research record should be commensurate with experience level), be able to conduct and supervise graduate student research, contribute to the Department’s undergraduate programs, and collaborate with other department colleagues. Applied experience in Personnel Psychology also is highly desired to facilitate research and teaching in this area.

The successful applicant will join a 21-member Department, which includes two Canada Research Chairs in I/O Psychology. The Department has an applied focus with major and honours curriculum and offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in I/O Psychology and a certificate program in Human Resource Management. Department members also may participate in the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, the Centre for Leadership Excellence, and the Science Faculty’s M.Sc. in Applied Science program.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. For additional information about the University and the Department please see our website at

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Applicants should submit: 

• A cover letter describing their teaching interests (including specific courses they are interested in teaching), research interests (focusing on how they reflect core Personnel Psychology), and citizenship status,
• Their curriculum vitae,
• Their teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching ability and their philosophy of teaching),
• Copies of no more than three of their latest reprints, and
• The names and email addresses of three referees (the Search Committee will solicit letters directly from referees, as required) to:

Dr. Marc Patry, Chairperson, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3. Telephone: (902) 491¬-8605. Fax: (902) 496-8287. Email:

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.