Field of Specialization: Health Psychology (Indigenous Mental Health)
Academic Unit: Psychology
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: October 15, 2019

About the Position:

The Department of Psychology at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure-track) appointment in Health Psychology with a focus on Indigenous mental health at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research on issues related to Indigenous mental health, teach both at the undergraduate and graduate level in Health Psychology (e.g., Indigenous mental health), and 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.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. In accordance with the University’s Employment Equity Program and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates from Indigenous communities are encouraged to self-identify.  Indigenous candidates who are women; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

 Carleton University acknowledges and respects the Algonquin people, traditional custodians of the land on which the Carleton University campus is situated.

About the Academic Unit:

The Department of Psychology is committed to excellence in teaching and research across six research areas: health, personality/social, forensic, developmental, cognitive, and organizational. Current health research in the department focuses on healthy goal setting behavior; personality and behaviours associated with health, illness and well-being; gambling and addiction; and environmental influences on health. The Department of Psychology currently offers undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, as well as the Faculty of Science. Graduate programs in Psychology are offered at the master’s and doctoral level. Further information about the department is available or by contacting Dr. Michael Wohl (Chair of the Search Committee) at


Applicants must have a Ph.D. (ABDs also will be considered) in Psychology and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching and possess a strong commitment to scholarship, as reflected in publications in the area of Health Psychology (research focus on Indigenous mental health). The successful candidate will have the ability to develop an externally-funded, high quality research program; will be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; will develop courses in indigenous mental health; and will contribute effectively to the academic life of the Department.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit their application electronically to Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Chair, Department of Psychology ( in three PDF files including: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) copies of representative publications; and 3) a summary of research objectives and teaching experience by October 15, 2019.

At the same time, applicants should arrange for three individuals to provide letters of recommendation, including at least one academic and at least one from an Indigenous community connection, electronically to Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Chair, Department of Psychology (

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 30,000 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. 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 almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Chair of the Search Committee (Dr. Michael Wohl; as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate requests in a timely manner.

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