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Date Posted 07/08/13

Director, Centre for Gambling Research (Grant Tenured Position)

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus (www.psych.ubc.ca) recently established an international Centre for Gambling Research. The Department invites applications for the position of Director of the Centre, with a minimum of a five-year term appointment, starting as early as July 1, 2013. The Director will hold an academic appointment in the Department of Psychology at UBC.

We are seeking applicants who have a Ph.D., are appointable at the rank of Associate or full Professor, and possess a record of significant research productivity training, and administrative experience in order to direct the Centre’s activities and to be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Centre including research, consultations, grants and budgets. The successful candidate will undertake a leadership role in shaping the direction and development of the Centre’s strategic plan and advancing the Centre’s research, consultative, training and policy activities, as well as play an instrumental role in research activities. The candidate will also maintain an active academic role in his/her position within the Department of Psychology.

The successful candidate should be an energetic and visionary leader who will promote research excellence and help establish the Centre as an international leader in the field of gambling studies. We are seeking a senior level individual with a strong publication and research record in the field of gambling studies and who is adept at working within a research-oriented doctoral program and university setting.

We welcome application from individuals whose work focuses on both basic and applied aspects of gambling behaviours, policy development, prevention and training. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and leadership abilities and will be collegial and consultative in his or her leadership to drive strategic growth initiatives and educational programs for the Centre.

Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department (http://www.psych.ubc.ca/faculty/index.psy). As a member of the Department, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of teaching, departmental service, as well as graduate and undergraduate research supervision. The candidate is expected to maintain scholarly research that leads to publication and a strong international presence.

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

Applicants should upload a single PDF file (containing a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications) to https://websec1.psych.ubc.ca/internal/faculty/jobappl/ and complete the brief form found on that webpage. Next, applicants should arrange to have at least 4 confidential letters of recommendation submitted online (details provided at the above webpage).

Review of applications will begin June 21, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Post Until 11/30/2013

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