Field of Specialization: Forensic Psychology
Academic Unit: Psychology
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Closing Date: November 15, 2020

About the Position:

The Department of Psychology, Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track appointment in the area of Forensic Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2021.

Candidates should have an established academic program of research with scholarly, academic publications in Forensic Psychology/Psychology and Law.

About the Academic Unit:

The Department of Psychology has a strong undergraduate and graduate program in experimental Forensic Psychology. Further information can be obtained from our website at or by contacting Dr. Joanna Pozzulo at the address below or by email at


The position requires a Ph.D. in psychology with evidence of research in Forensic Psychology/Psychology and Law. 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 forensic psychology. The successful candidate must also have a research program that aligns with Forensic Psychology/Psychology and Law. 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 15, 2020 to Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Chair, Department of Psychology ( in three PDF files including:

1)          Curriculum vitae;
2)          Copies of representative publications; and
3)          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

Please also identify any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in your previous institutional environment such as in curriculum development and in supporting diverse students.

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

To see the full posting for this position, please visit

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. 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. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made 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.