The Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a Probationary (Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor in the area of Developmental Psychology. Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2022 and the appointment has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

Name of department/lab:
Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba

Name of supervisor:
Dr. Dan Bailis

Closing date:
Jan 5, 2022

Position title:
Assistant Professor, Developmental Psychology, University of Manitoba

Position description:
Job Description: Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba
Developmental, Assistant Professor – Position # 31062

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally competitive research program in any area of Developmental Psychology, attract external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in one or more formats such as in-person or online instruction (from course offerings such as child development, adolescent development, and/or adult development, and in the candidate’s areas of specialization or research expertise), supervise graduate and undergraduate research, and contribute to departmental, university, and community service. These responsibilities are usually allocated as 40% of time for research, 40% for teaching, and 20% for service.

Candidates must have a PhD in Developmental Psychology (or a closely related field) completed at the start date of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with:

• Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching (including teaching evaluations, if available) and/or potential for teaching excellence;

• Demonstrated evidence of research excellence through a track record of peer-reviewed publications, presentations at national and international conferences, and potential to attract external grant funding, and/or engage in community-based research/partnerships or knowledge translation; and

• A research program that will enhance the Developmental program area’s intellectual, technological, and methodological diversity.

 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Additional Information
The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest research-intensive university. The Department of Psychology is the largest academic unit in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba with currently 36 faculty members, 14 support staff, 110 graduate students, and space for offices, laboratories, and classrooms. The University of Manitoba offers many excellent opportunities for collaboration relevant to developmental psychology through related programs (e.g., School/Clinical psychology), departments/faculties (e.g., Family Social Sciences, Education), and centres and institutes (e.g., Centre on Aging, Child Health Research Institute of Manitoba, Institute for Humanities, and Centre for Social Science Research and Policy).

Winnipeg, a city of over 800,000, offers a vibrant arts community, amazing culinary scene, professional sports teams, affordable housing, diverse cultural institutions, festivals, and entertainment possibilities. Residents of Winnipeg can enjoy a multitude of parks and trails. A short trip outside of Winnipeg reveals the geographical diversity of Manitoba, with ample opportunities for many leisure activities (see; article in The Star).

More information about the University, the Department, the City, and the Province can be found at the links below:

• Department of Psychology (

• Faculty of Arts ( of Manitoba (

• City of Winnipeg (

• Province of Manitoba (

• University of Manitoba’s Strategic Plan (

Application Information
Applications for this position must include a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, copies of up to three recent publications, and three letters of reference (sent directly from the referees). Research and teaching statements may be included in the letter of application or presented separately. Electronic applications (preferred) should be emailed to .

Hard copy applications and letters should be sent to:
Dr. Dan Bailis, Head
Department of Psychology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). Please note that application materials will be provided to participating members of the search process.

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