Julie McCarthy

Professor &
Associate Chair – External Relations and Strategic Initiatives

Phone: (416) 287-7342
Location: IC 392

Biography

Julie’s research examines how organizations can ensure that their policies and practices are viewed favorably by job applicants and employees. She also investigates strategies that individuals can use to build resilience and achieve success in their work and home lives. Her work is published in leading academic journals, including The Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Psychological Science, as well as book chapters in the influential Oxford Handbook Series. Her work is generously supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and she has received numerous awards and recognitions for her research contributions.

In addition to receiving numerous awards and recognitions for her research contributions, Julie’s work has received a considerable amount of media attention. In the corporate sector, Julie has developed training programs, performance management systems and personnel selection tools on behalf public and private corporations. 

Professional Experience

Full Professor, University of Toronto (2017–present)
Associate Professor, University of Toronto (2010–2017)
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (2002–2010)
Instructor, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario (1998–2001)
 

Education

PhD, Western University
MA, Western University
BA, Western University
 

Affiliations

Affiliations & Professional Service

Editorial Board; Personnel Psychology (2018–present)

Editorial Board; Journal of Applied Psychology (2014–present)

Editorial Board; Journal of Business and Psychology (2012-–present)

Chair (Incoming); Alliance for Organizational Psychology Special Program Committee (2015–present)

SIOP Representative; Alliance Special Programming Committee (2014–2015)

Vice Principal Research (Acting), University of Toronto Scarborough (2013–2014)

Area Coordinator, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management; University of Toronto Scarborough (2009–2011)

Memberships: Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Academy of Management, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, International Association for Applied Psychology
 

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests lie in organizational behavior, human resource management, leadership resilience and occupational health.
 

Research Interests

My research examines issues in the realm of employee selection and recruitment, workplace anxiety and stress, work recovery and resilience, and performance management.
 

Awards & Grants

2019-2023 McCarthy, J.M. (with Feeney, J.). Improving Prospective Applicant Reactions and Organizational Recruitment. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
2018 Research Excellence Faculty Scholar, UTSC
2018 Fellow, International Association of Applied Psychology
2018-2022 McCarthy, J.M. (with Toh, S.M., & Ma, D.). Family-work enrichment: resource recovery for well-being and work. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
2015-2023 McCarthy, J.M. (Sole Investigator). Personnel Selection through the Lens of Job Applicants: Leveraging Test Reactions. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
2011-2015   Research Grant; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
2004-2009   Research Grant; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
2008-2009   Wynne and Beryl Plumptre Research Award; University of Toronto