Job Details

University of Northern British Columbia
  • Position Number: 5224550
  • Location: Prince George, Canada
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Faculty of Human and Health Sciences

Posting #FAPS01-24 BA

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) invites applications for 2 tenure-track positions in the Department of Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a proposed starting date of July 1, 2024. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship. We are seeking highly qualified and passionate individuals with a PhD in Psychology to join our dynamic Psychology Department. The ideal candidates will specialize in one of the following areas: Health, Multicultural, Indigenous, Personality, Psychopathology, or Abnormal Psychology.

UNBC's Department of Psychology offers BSc, MSc, and PhD in Psychology and an MEd in Counselling. The Psychology Department is dedicated to developing and disseminating knowledge in psychology, focusing on areas relevant to the North, such as human health, human development, and social well-being. UNBC's Psychology Department provides a comprehensive and rigorous education in psychology, underpinned by an Honors Program that is particularly robust, offering students a chance to delve deeply into psychological research and develop a solid foundation for advanced graduate study.

The ideal candidates will have a PhD (or ABD) in Psychology from an accredited university. A demonstrated record or strong potential for research excellence, excellent teaching and communications skills, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion are also necessary. Additionally, experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students with research is a plus. Current membership (or potential membership) and involvement in professional organizations related to your field is advantageous. The successful candidates will work with the Department of Psychology faculty to ensure outstanding teaching, research and service to the university and surrounding community.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Employment Equity

The University of Northern British Columbia is fully committed to creating and maintaining an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that is accessible to all. We are devoted to ensuring a welcoming, safe, and inclusive campus free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. This commitment is woven into our motto and mission. In the Dakelh language, UNBC's motto 'En Cha Huna' translates to "he/she/they also live" and means respect for all living things. Through the respect for all living things, we are able to grow and learn better together, each bringing our own unique individual differences and contributions to inspire leaders for tomorrow by influencing the world today.

Employment equity requires that we remove barriers and overcome both direct and indirect discrimination. In this way, the pool of excellent candidates increases substantially. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

About the University and its Community

Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada's best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North. UNBC's excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.

Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have walked gently on the diverse traditional territories where the University of Northern British Columbia community is grateful to live, work, learn, and play. We are committed to building and nurturing relationships with Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge their traditional lands, and we thank them for their hospitality. UNBC's largest campus in Prince George is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T'enneh, in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia.

UNBC's three regional campuses are located in Quesnel, Fort St. John, and Terrace. The South-Central campus in Quesnel is situated on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dené (Red Bluff Band), Nazko, Lhoosk'uz Dené Nation (Kluskus Band), and Esdilagh First Nations (formerly Alexandria Band). Lhtako, Nazko, and Lhoosk'uz are Dakelh First Nations, and Esdilagh is a member of the Tsilhqot'in Nation. The Peace River-Liard campus in Fort St. John is situated on the traditional territory of the Doig River, Blueberry River and Halfway River First Nations. They are the Dunne-Za people. The Northwest campus in Terrace is situated on traditional Ts'msyen (Tsimshian) territory of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations. It includes a satellite campus in the coastal community of Prince Rupert.

UNBC consistently ranks in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean's university rankings. UNBC also recently placed among the top five per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to and Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.


The salary for this position will be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant qualifications and experience as per the UNBC Faculty Association Collective Agreement. The annual salary range for this position is expected to be from $84,637 to $122,736. Please refer to the link below to the Collective Agreement (Article 48) for more compensation information:

To Apply

Applicants should forward the following documents to or mail to Office of the Provost quoting the posting number (#FAPS01-24 BA):

  • cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program;
  • the names and addresses of three references (including telephone and email information); and
  • the Statement of Eligibility to Work in Canada form, which can be found here:
  • Voluntary Form: the Self-Identification from, which can be found here:

  • Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact UNBC Health & Wellbeing at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

    Mail Submissions: Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9

    Email Submissions:

    Inquiries: John Sherry, Acting Chair, Department of Psychology, or (250) 960-5961

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC. However, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

    Applications received on or before May 17 2024, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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