Assistant Professor - Cognitive Psychology

$70,000.00 - $85,000.00
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business, to more than 8,900 students.

The University of Lethbridge recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence as early as July 01, 2021, subject to budgetary approval. We are looking for a Cognitive Psychologist, broadly defined, who uses an experimental approach and works with human subjects. The successful candidate will be an excellent researcher, teacher, mentor, and colleague. This position requires an earned doctorate in Psychology. Hiring salary will be in the range of $70,000-$85,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Psychology is an Experimental Psychology department, with strengths in animal behaviour, development, sex and gender, and perception. We are currently hiring in the areas of Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Data Science. The University of Lethbridge offers B.A., B.Sc., M.A., and M.Sc., degrees in Psychology, as well as a Ph.D. in Evolution and Behaviour. The Department is housed in a new state-of-the-art facility. The world-renowned Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience is just across the hall. Our department recently revised the undergraduate curriculum revision, so the new hires will be part of the new curriculum rollout proposed for fall, 2022.

Teaching duties will include Learning and Cognition, Sensation and Perception, Human Cognition, an advanced course in the applicant’s area of expertise, and contributions to our team-taught second-year course. The ability to teach Introduction to Statistics is also desirable. The Department of Psychology emphasizes excellence in teaching. Research expectations include the development of a robust, externally funded research program and graduate student supervision.

All applications must be submitted online, and should include a letter of application, description of research program, a curriculum-vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references who are academics in the field. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. The application submission triggers this request to your references, so please ensure that they are prepared to submit their letters no later than May 7, 2021. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at and choose this position under the Academic postings option. 

For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. David Logue, Chair, Department of Psychology, at

The deadline for applications will be May 6, 2021 or until a suitable applicant is found.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their applications the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you.  All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

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