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Assistant Professor, Child and Youth Development
Brock University

Job Summary

Child and Youth Development

The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University invites applications for a probationary (tenure track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective January 1, 2019. The position is subject to budgetary approval.


A scholar with a completed PhD in psychology or a related discipline within Social Sciences is preferred. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of successful research and teaching in one or more of these preferred areas in the contexts of children and/or youth: self-regulation, peer relationships, civility, temperament, social cognition, and/or aggression. Potential or demonstrated record in multi, inter or transdisciplinary scholarship will be an asset. Evidence of strong and innovative research methodology and teaching will be expected.

In addition to departmental service and undergraduate teaching and supervision, the successful candidate will be expected to support the Graduate program in Child and Youth Studies, and continue a successful program of research within the department’s diverse multi- and transdisciplinary ethos.

Department Description

The Department of Child and Youth Studies offers undergraduate programs (BA Pass or Honours, BA with Major, BA/BEd) that provide a broadly based interdisciplinary approach that considers theoretical and applied approaches to children and youth within the multiple contexts of culture, the economy, the law, family, school, peer group, and community. With roots in anthropology, criminology, cultural studies, education, psychology, and sociology, the academic focus provides an integration of approaches through which a comprehensive understanding of children and youth can evolve. In addition, the CHYS Graduate Program (MA, PhD) offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to the study of children and youth, providing a theoretical foundation and the application of social science research methods.

Notes / To Apply:

Applications will be reviewed on August 15, 2018 until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application (indicating the file number stated above), curriculum vitae, selected reprints/preprints of publications, evidence of successful, high quality teaching, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Dr. John McNamara, Chair
Department of Child and Youth Studies
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1
Fax: (905) 641-2509

Applications may be submitted via email to; each document to be attached as a separate file.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form and include the completed form with their application. The Self-Identification Form available online at

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities Policy ( Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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Assistant Professor in Child and Youth Development at Brock University