Organizational Psychology Core Faculty, MAIOP Program

  • Adler University
  • Vancouver, BC, CAN
  • Feb 15, 2021
Full time Psychology

Job Description




Adler University's growing Masters Degree programs in Organizational Psychology has an opening for a full-time core faculty position.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated organizational psychology consulting experience, academic teaching, research, and thesis supervision experience in a post-secondary environment. The preferred candidate will have a background in personnel psychology, assessment, training and development, organizational change, Foundations of I-O psychology. Strategic HR management. 

Under the general guidance of the Program Director of M.A. in Organizational Psychology, the Core Faculty leverages industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the M.A. in Organizational Psychology Program and the institution. Supports culture development and management efforts. The Core Faculty position include teaching courses in areas of expertise, student advising and mentoring, thesis or capstone project supervision, active committee work (e.g., faculty welfare committees, diversity committee), and participation in curriculum development and program advocacy. The Core Faulty will support training socially responsible and culturally competent organizational psychology practitioners.


Education/ Experience :

  • A doctoral-level degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (or Organizational Behavior) from an accredited program or a degree in a closely related discipline from a recognized program is required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of progressive teaching experience within undergraduate or graduate Industrial and Organizational Psychology or related field.
  • Specialized training in Human Resources, Selection and Assessment, Psychometric Theory and Strategy and Change Management preferred.


  • Knowledge of general HR Bodies of Knowledge
  • A commitment to building a diverse community 
  • Ability to leverage influence to drive change and influence stakeholders
  • Ability to consistently identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations based on observations
  • Strong demonstration of alignment with Adler's social justice mission and vision
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and visioning acumen
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges and barriers to stated objective and employ assistance in addressing these
  • Strong collaboration acumen and abilities
  • Demonstration of Emotional Intelligence and professional maturity
  • Proficient and functional knowledge of MS Office (Work, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong research acumen and abilities
  • Strong communication acumen including written, oral, and listening


Principal Responsibilities 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teaching graduate students, chairing dissertations, student advisement and mentoring, and serving on institutional and departmental committees.

Faculty members are expected to teach 21 credits per year; develop syllabi and teaching materials related to courses taught; and collaborate with department faculty on curriculum and program policies. In addition, faculty engage in student learning assessment activities, as well as participate in professional development activities. Full time faculty will build up their research responsibilities to the expected level which is to chair 6 dissertations and be a member of 6 additional dissertation committees.

Faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship activities, which may include submissions to peer-review journals or professional and/or lay readership publications; present at academic and professional conferences; and develop and deliver professional workshops and training programs for professionals.  Active engagement in ongoing research projects and other scholarly pursuits is encouraged.  Scholarship is broadly defined and consistent with our practitioner model and socially responsible practice focus.

Faculty members are expected to serve on committees at the campus, department, and professional level. Faculty must demonstrate engagement in and commitment to service to the community and profession consistent with the mission and values of the university.  Diversity, socially responsible practice, advocacy and service to underserved communities and populations are core elements of our training model and faculty mentor and support students, providing strong role models reflecting these priorities.


COVID-19 considerations: The health and safety of our staff/faculty and their families, as well as our stakeholders, potential candidates, and the communities we serve, are of the utmost importance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role will temporarily be performed remotely. The successful candidate will train and work from home until such time as it is determined that role will return to the campus full-time.



  • Applicants should electronically submit a complete application including: a cover letter addressing qualifications and interests that address the applicant's:
    • Interest in working with a scholar practitioner program in Canada
    • Teaching philosophy and experience teaching at the graduate level
    • A commitment to training culturally competent organizational psychologists to work with marginalized and underserved populations
    • Research interests and experience supervising research
    • A curriculum vitae
    • Names and contact information of three professional references
    • Any acquired related counselling licensures
    • Successful applicant(s) will be required to provide official graduate transcripts prior to start date
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge and interest in one of the following areas:
    • Human Resources
    • Selection and Assessment
    • Psychometric Theory
    • Strategy and Change Management



Equal Opportunity Employer

Adler University is committed to the principle of equal employment and advancement opportunity for all employees and potential employees, along with a discrimination and harassment - free workplace environment. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. 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.



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