Professor of Psychology

University of New Brunswick


Teaching Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a 9-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. The position is for an individual with expertise in behavioural neuroscience. The appointment will start August 1, 2024. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Psychology or be near completion. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a total of five undergraduate courses including Drugs and Behaviour, Introduction to Statistics, Cognition, Motivation and Emotion and one other course to be determined in consultation with the Chair. They also will be expected to supervise the research of at least two undergraduate students. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

The Department of Psychology in Fredericton has BA and BSc majors and honours programs in psychology and a BSC in biology-psychology, as well as PhD programs in Clinical Psychology (CPA accredited) and Experimental Psychology.

UNB is the oldest English-language university in Canada. Offering over 75 undergraduate and graduate programs, we have a diverse campus community while maintaining a small student-to-faculty ratio. UNB is surrounded by natural beauty with large urban green spaces, an extensive network of trails (suitable for biking, running, snow showing, and cross country skiing). As the capital of New Brunswick, Fredericton has a vibrant array of culture and art, festivals and events, and heritage.

Overlooking the scenic Wolastoq (also called the Saint John River), the University of New Brunswick and Department of Psychology stands on the traditional unceded and unsurrendered territory of Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet). This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), Mi'kmaq, and Passamaquoddy peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Wolastoqey (Maliseet), Mi'kmaq, and Passamaquoddy title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Interested individuals should submit: (1) a cover letter outlining their research interests and experience and their teaching philosophy, interests and experience; and (2) their curriculum vitae. They should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Sandra Byers, Chair, c/o Questions should be sent to: Dr. Byers at

Review of applications will start April 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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