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Instructor position: Psychology and Neuroscience Department

Posted by Psychology & Neuroscience/Faculty of Science on April 29, 2015 in Job Postings

Psychology and Neuroscience Department, Dalhousie University 
Position: Full-Time Instructor (Limited-Term Appointment) 

Description: The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University invites applications for a full-time 12-month Instructor position commencing 1 July 2015. The duties associated with this position will be equivalent to a nine half-credit course load distributed over a one-year period. Specifically, the Instructor will be responsible for teaching three courses in the Fall term, three courses in the Winter term, and one course in the Spring session. Examples of relevant courses might include: 

PSYO1021.03 – Introduction to Psychology 
PSYO1012.03 – Intro to PSYO & NESC II: (one section) 
PSYO3082.03 – Experimental Social Psychology 
PSYO3122.03 – Methods in Experimental Clinical Psychology 
PSYO3280.03 – Personality 
PSYO6001.03 – Statistics and Design 
PSYO6003.03 – Multivariate Statistics 
PSYO6209.03 – Clinical Research Seminar 
One of PSYO1021.03, PSYO1022.03, PSYO3280 in the Spring session 

Note that teaching two advanced (graduate level) statistics is required for this Instructor position. 

In addition to teaching responsibilities, the Instructor will also have administrative and professional development responsibilities, such that work will fall into the following areas: 
1. Teaching and teaching-related activities 80% 
2. Academic administration activities 15% 
3. Professional development 5% 

In terms of administration responsibility, the Instructor will attend staff meetings, supervise student projects, provide statistical consultation, and serve on departmental committees as required or appropriate. The exact nature of the the administration responsibilities will be negotiated with the Chair of the Department. 

In terms of professional development, the Instructor will remain current with developments in the teaching of Psychology and Neuroscience, participate in conferences, workshops, or relevant professional development classes as appropriate, as well as perform additional scholarly work as time permits. 

Applicants should have an advanced degree in Psychology and/or Neuroscience, and experience teaching classes in a university setting. Experience teaching advanced (graduate level) statistics is required. 

Applications should be submitted by 8 May 2015 to Dr. Sophie Jacques, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2 (FAX 902.494-6585), e-mail: ( 

Applications should include a summary of previous teaching experience, statement of teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, evaluations received in previously taught university classes, and three confidential letters of reference forwarded under separate cover by the referrees. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.