Faculty Position in Social Science
University of Ottawa Faculty of Social Sciences

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 Aging. Priority will be given to candidates demonstrating expertise in using cognitive science approaches to Health and Wellness during aging, which is in line with a priority research area of both the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University of Ottawa. This position will strengthen collaborations with institutes focussed on cognitive aging such as the Memory and Cognition Group, the newest pillar of the multi-disciplinary Brain & Mind Research Institute in partnership with the Bruyère Research Institute and the Royal’s Institute for Mental Health Research.


  • 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.

Terms and salary

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

Starting date

July 1st, 2021

Location of work

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

Benefits package

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 October 30th, 2020. 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 of 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.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. Please take note of this posting number. This questionnaire can be found online.

Posting no.: 20058-SSOC

All information and letters are to be sent directly to:

Christopher Fennell, PhD.
Director, School of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Ottawa
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier, room 3002
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Email: psychair@uottawa.ca

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

Notice of Collection of Personal Information

In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario) and with University Policy 90, your personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Ottawa Act, 1965 and is intended to be used for the purpose of and those consistent with your employment application and the administration of your employment relationship, if established. If you have any questions regarding this collection of personal information, please contact Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at (613) 562-5958 or by email at vra.affairesprofessorales@uottawa.ca.


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