Full-time, tenure-track position in Clinical Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Western University invites applications from exceptional researchers with a background in clinical science to fill a tenure-stream academic position in Clinical Psychology, with a preference for research on one of three main areas of scholarship: (1) the developmental psychopathology of externalizing problems; (2) personality-psychopathology; or (3) psychosis/schizophrenia. We are also interested in candidates who have experience in developing, applying, and/or teaching advanced quantitative methods. The position is probationary (tenure-track), at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Western University is a large research-intensive medical-doctoral university in London, Canada, a thriving city of 500,000 people located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts galleries, theatre, music and sporting events, and many opportunities for outdoor activities. In 2021, London was voted Canada’s first UNESCO City of Music. With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive 12-month salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses. 

Western’s Department of Psychology is a research-intensive department with world-leading facilities. We also have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, including a CPA-accredited graduate training program in Clinical Science and Psychopathology. We invite you to visit our website: www.psychology.uwo.ca. The department has strong links with several research groups, centres and institutes at the University and across London that are relevant to clinical psychological science: these include the Computational Brain Sciences Group (https://www.uwo.ca/bmi/cbs/), the Optical Neuroimaging Research Group (https://www.uwo.ca/bmi/research/onrgroup/index.html), the Centre for the Science of Learning (https://www.scilearn.uwo.ca/about_us/team.html), the Brain and Mind (https://www.uwo.ca/bmi/), the Network for Economic and Social Trends (https://nest.uwo.ca/), the Children’s Health Research Institute (https://childhealth.ca/childrens-health-research-institute/); the Lawson Health Research Institute (https://www.lawsonresearch.ca/), and the new Western Institute for Neuroscience (https://win.uwo.ca/).

Western Psychology values diversity and is committed to equity and inclusion. The successful applicant must have demonstrated experience and capacity to substantively contribute to an inclusive and diverse academic community. We encourage applications from all qualified persons, particularly those from equity-deserving groups, including but not limited to racialized minority, indigenous, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

As a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, the successful candidate will develop an active program of research and will, as part of their responsibilities, contribute to graduate student training in the Clinical Science and Psychopathology cluster. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from a CPA- or APA-accredited program and demonstrate a strong commitment to the clinical science training model; an outstanding record of publishing rigorous and high-quality research; evidence of potential to obtain external research funding; and clear potential for excellence in supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. Finally, successful candidates will be expected to become registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as part of their involvement in Clinical Psychology graduate training. 

Applicants are invited to submit the following via email: 

  1. letter of interest
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement that describes the applicant’s experiences with EDI and how their EDI-related values inform their research, teaching, mentorship, and service. (See https://shorturl.at/FJKTW).
  4. statement of research interests
  5. statement of teaching philosophy
  6. three publications
  7. names and contact information for three academic references
  8. completed Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form (https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf)
The above materials should be emailed as individual PDF attachments, in confidence to:
Professor Ingrid Johnsrude
Chair, Department of Psychology

Applications will be considered beginning Friday, March 1, 2024
and the search will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2024 or as negotiated.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.  

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Kimberley Baxter at kbaxter7@uwo.ca or 519-661-2065.