About the Position

  • Field of Specialization: Cognitive Psychology
  • Academic Unit: Psychology
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
  • Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Start Date: July 1, 2022
  • Closing Date: November 1, 2021

The Department of Psychology, Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track appointment in the area of Cognitive Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2022.

Candidates should have an established academic program of research with scholarly, academic publications in Journal of Experimental Psychology, Cognition, etc.

To see the full position posting, please visit the Deputy Provost’s website.

About the Academic Unit

The Department of Psychology has a strong undergraduate and graduate program in Cognitive Psychology. Further information can be obtained from our website at http://www.carleton.ca/psychology or by contacting Dr. Joanna Pozzulo at the address below or by email at PsychChair@carleton.ca.


The position requires a Ph.D. in psychology with evidence of research in Cognitive Psychology. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and would be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the field of cognitive psychology. The successful candidate must also have a research program that fits within the cognitive psychology domain. As well, we are interested in candidates that have effective leadership and collaborative skills. The successful candidate is expected to show evidence of being able to maintain a successful program of research that is eligible for Tri-Council funding.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit applications electronically by November 1, 2021 to Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Chair, Department of Psychology (PsychChair@carleton.ca) in three PDF files including:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of representative publications; and
  • A summary of research objectives and teaching experience.

At the same time, candidates should arrange to have three referees forward supporting letters to: Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Chair, Department of Psychology, Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 or via email at PsychChair@carleton.ca

Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 31,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America and Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of over one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.