Full Time Faculty Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology of Language

School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

The Faculty of Social Sciences comprises nine departments, schools and institutes, which offer undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral programs in both English and French. With its 10,000 students, 260 full-time professors, and wide array of programs and research centres, the Faculty of Social Sciences plays a key role at the heart of the University of Ottawa. Its graduate students are supervised by excellent researchers and undertake cutting-edge research in the Faculty’s Master’s and Ph.D. programs.

The School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for one (1) tenure-track position in the area of the Cognitive Psychology of Language. Priority will be given to candidates demonstrating expertise in using cognitive science approaches and methods to examine bilingualism/multilingualism, in line with a priority research area of both the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University of Ottawa.


·         Conduct research and publishing activities

·         Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels

·         Supervise Ph.D. candidates

·         Participate in the University’s academic and administrative activities

·         Carry out other activities as specified in the collective agreement


·         Completed Ph.D. in Psychology, or a closely related field

·         Demonstrate excellence in teaching

·         Strength of publication and research track record in the field.


The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution, and all professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences must be actively bilingual in English and French to gain tenure. The University of Ottawa offers second language training to staff members and their spouses.


Tenure-track position. Assistant Professor salary scale starting at $86,986. Tenure-track positions are subject to budgetary approval.


July 1st, 2020


School of Psychology
University of Ottawa
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5


The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

The Hiring Committee will begin to review applications on Nov. 15th, 2019. We cannot guarantee that applications received after this date will be considered.

Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, a letter describing their teaching and research experience and interests, an example of their current research, an indication their French and English language abilities, and submit copies of their main publications and teaching evaluations. Applicants must also request that three referees send letters of recommendation under separate cover.

All information and letters are to be sent directly to:

Catherine Plowright
Director, School of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Ottawa
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier, room 3002
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.




Christopher T. Fennell, Ph.D.


Chaire de recherche de l’Institut des langues officielles et du bilinguisme en apprentissage et en acquisition des langues


The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute Research Chair in Language Learning and Acquisition


Directeur adjoint et Professeur titulaire │Assistant Director and Full Professor


École de Psychologie │ School of Psychology


Professeur titulaire │Full Professor


Département de Linguistique │ Department of Linguistics


Université d’Ottawa │ University of Ottawa


Vanier 6016, 136 Jean Jacques Lussier, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 CANADA


(613) 562-5800 (4445)