Assistant Professor in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

WorkplaceGuelph, Ontario, Canada

Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department: Psychology
Date Posted: March 8, 2022
Deadline: April 17, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-27

Position Description:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to provide effective and innovative teaching and research supervision to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. As well, the successful candidate will contribute to service activities within the I-O program and Department of Psychology and contribute to our consulting training through Organization & Management Solutions. Strong consideration will be given to applicants who show strengths in innovative, equity-informed, and engaging teaching pedagogies.

This is an exciting time of growth for our Psychology Department. We are conducting searches for five positions in the Industrial-Organizational, Applied Social, Clinical, and Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science areas. As such, the successful candidate will join the department together with a cohort of enthusiastic and well-supported early career scholars. Our wider department reflects a collegial and welcoming academic community that aims to support a diverse range of people and perspectives in an inclusive work environment.

Applicants should have:
  1. A Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology, or equivalent (e.g., Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management).
  2. A vibrant research program in any topic area within I-O Psychology. However, a preference will be given to researchers focused on topics related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and/or well-being in the workplace (e.g., gender and leadership, systemic discrimination, inclusion climate, organizational justice, stress/strain/burnout) that complements the strengths of the I-O Area and attracts high-quality graduate students.
  3. An established record of effective knowledge mobilization, such as publishing in scholarly journals, conference presentations, and communication of research findings to a broad audience.
  4. A proven capacity to obtain external support for research.
  5. A commitment to train graduate students in research and Industrial-Organizational consulting skills.
  6. A teaching portfolio that demonstrates a record of excellent teaching, such as strengths in innovative and engaging teaching pedagogies, peer evaluations, participation in workshops and training.
  7. A commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  8. A record of past service activities and contributions to the unit, university, or broader community. If relevant, please highlight EDI-related activities.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on April 17, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a teaching dossier. Applications should be sent to the attention of: file:

Ian Newby-Clark
Professor & Chair
Department of Psychology
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2258038.