University of Ottawa: Tenure Track Position in Cognitive Psychology

Full Time Faculty Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology of Language

School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

The Faculty of Social Sciences comprises nine departments, schools and institutes, which offer undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral programs in both English and French. With its 10,000 students, 260 full-time professors, and wide array of programs and research centres, the Faculty of Social Sciences plays a key role at the heart of the University of Ottawa. Its graduate students are supervised by excellent researchers and undertake cutting-edge research in the Faculty’s Master’s and Ph.D. programs.

The School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for one (1) tenure-track position in the area of the Cognitive Psychology of Language. Priority will be given to candidates demonstrating expertise in using cognitive science approaches and methods to examine bilingualism/multilingualism, in line with a priority research area of both the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University of Ottawa.

DUTIES

·Conduct research and publishing activities

·Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels

·Supervise Ph.D. candidates

·Participate in the University’s academic and administrative activities

·Carry out other activities as specified in the collective agreement

QUALIFICATIONS

·Completed Ph.D. in Psychology, or a closely related field

·Demonstrate excellence in teaching

·Strength of publication and research track record in the field.

BILINGUALISM

The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution, and all professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences must be actively bilingual in English and French to gain tenure. The University of Ottawa offers second language training to staff members and their spouses.

TERMS AND SALARY

Tenure-track position. Assistant Professor salary scale starting at $86,986. Tenure-track positions are subject to budgetary approval.

STARTING DATE

July 1st, 2020

LOCATION OF WORK

School of Psychology
University of Ottawa
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5

BENEFITS PACKAGE

The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

The Hiring Committee will begin to review applications on Nov. 15th, 2019. We cannot guarantee that applications received after this date will be considered.

Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, a letter describing their teaching and research experience and interests, an example of their current research, an indication their French and English language abilities, and submit copies of their main publications and teaching evaluations. Applicants must also request that three referees send letters of recommendation under separate cover.

All information and letters are to be sent directly to:

Catherine Plowright
Director, School of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Ottawa
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier, room 3002
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Email: psychair@uottawa.ca

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

https://www.uottawa.ca/vice-president-academic/faculty-relations/faculty-recruitment/openings#socialsciences

CRIUGM (Montréal): Post-doctoral Fellowship in Human Affective Neuroscience

NeuromoMod training position in Human Affective Neuroscience

The Courtois project on neuronal modelling (NeuroMod), is looking for a PhD student or Postdoctoral Fellow with prior training in human affective neuroscience. The successful candidate will work on a project using human neuroimaging and extensive physiological data to train artificial neural networks to behave in a more flexible, humanlike manner.

This project builds on a research platform integrating behavioral and physiological monitoring to develop brain models informed by dynamic changes in peripheral activity. Brain-body interactions will be examined using classical psychophysiological methods combined with fMRI to study emotion and affect regulation during standardized cognitive-affective, and more ecological conditions, such as watching movies and playing video games.

The desired candidate is a motivated individual willing to work in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. The research project requires strong knowledge and experience in physiological signal processing. Specific tasks will involve acquiring human physiological data in fMRI projects, and developing efficient signal processing pipelines to be applied in a variety of neuroimaging research contexts.

The candidate is also expected to work closely with research teams with expertise in machine learning and AI, and she/he will have opportunities to build on, and/or develop these skills. Education and experience requirements:

● Prior training in Affective Neuroscience or Biomedical Engineering
● Expertise in human physiological signal processing
● Knowledge of Matlab and/or Python programming
● Team-oriented; excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
● Experience in fMRI, multivariate pattern analysis, computational modeling, and/or machine learning are all assets

Start, duration, and salary: The position is available immediately and involves a collaboration between the laboratory of Pierre Rainville (LaNeP3) and Pierre Bellec (SIMEXP), at the Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM). Funding is available for 1 year, renewable, but selected candidates are expected to apply for external bursaries.

To apply: Please send a cover letter stating your research interests and experience, along with a CV and the contact information for two references to courtois.neuromod@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
 

University of Victoria: Tier I Canada Research Chair in Mobile Health and Aging

 Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Mobile Health and Aging 

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself. 

The University of Victoria community acknowledges with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. 

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Mobile Health and Aging. The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a CRC Tier 1 and, upon approval by the CRC Secretariat, will then be offered a position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, eligible for tenure or with tenure. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. 

The area of mobile health is an emerging strength of researchers at UVic and is a key component of improving public health and wellness by providing reliable, efficient, and low cost approaches for measuring health-related processes and efficacy of interventions. Mobile assessments permit an ecologically valid assessment of health behaviors, contextual factors, and health outcomes, including well-being and cognition, by capturing these processes throughout an individual’s daily life, where and when it matters. This Tier 1 Canada Research Chair will run a world-class research program developing innovations in real-time monitoring and just-in-time interventions using wireless technologies (mobile phones, wearables) to optimize psychological and health states and to improve health outcomes. The target candidate will establish an externally funded, internationally recognized research program in the area of aging and lifelong health. 

This CRC recruitment is part of a broad strategy to expand and raise the profile of research in health and aging at the University of Victoria. The Faculty of Social Sciences has a complement of 128 research faculty members, including four existing CRCs and over 400 graduate students. The successful applicant will be appointed to the Department of Psychology (in the area of Lifespan Health and Development) and will be expected to engage with the UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/aging/), which has a 25-year history of high-quality research, community outreach, and trainee support. Research strengths in the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health are currently organized around cognitive health, lifelong health, and vulnerability and frailty. 

Tier 1 CRC Chairs are tenable for seven years and renewable once. They are designed for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. The successful candidate must be a full professor or associate professor who is expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination. For more information on the CRC program generally and on eligibility specifically, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website. 

The candidate must be recognized internationally in the field of mobile/digital health technologies, have an excellent understanding of the potential and limitations of digital health technologies in the context of aging and lifelong health, and propose an original, innovative research program of the highest quality. The candidate will offer evidence of successful teaching and supervision, including support to create inclusiveness and foster learning among a student body diversified by gender, ethnicity, age, place or origin and many other factors. The selected candidate will demonstrate potential to collaborate with a range of diverse colleagues affiliated with the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health. In addition, the candidate will be expected to translate the knowledge generated by their research program through the Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization office. 

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to women. Candidates from this group must self-identify. 

To be considered, please submit a completed application package including: 

  • Cover letter providing an overview of the candidate’s qualifications, how they fulfill the criteria defined above, and how their research capacity would complement the existing research strengths within the Department of Psychology and the Institute on Lifelong Health and Aging; 
  • Detailed curriculum vitae; 
  • Maximum 4-page description of the candidate’s proposed research program; 
  • 1-page description of the candidate’s three most important research contributions to date; 
  • Maximum 2-page statement of teaching experience and approach, including evidence of teaching effectiveness and working well with diverse students; 
  • One-page statement identifying their strengths and experiences in promoting diversity; 
  • Contact information for three referees. 

The application package should be addressed to Dr. Scott Hofer, Chair of Search Committee via email to psycsecretary@uvic.ca with the subject heading “CRC in Mobile Health and Aging”. In order to be considered, application packages must by received by September 15, 2019. 

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement. 

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record. 

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence. 

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca). 

University of Toronto Scarborough: Post-doctoral fellowship - Ambiguity

Department of Psychology
University of Toronto

JOB POSTING – POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Area of Research: The Computation and Psycholinguistics Laboratory (CAP Lab) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellow to study how semantically ambiguous words are represented and processed. 

Description of duties:

The project primarily focuses on developing computational models of how individuals learn to represent words with different numbers of meanings and different degrees of relatedness among those meanings, as well as how processing mechanisms selectively activate a contextually appropriate meaning.  Although the focus of the project will be on computational modeling, there will also be opportunities for conducting coordinated behavioural, EEG, and/or transcranial stimulation experiments in the CAP lab experimental suite. 

This project will be conducted within the context of the vibrant interdisciplinary research community at the University of Toronto, one of the world's highest ranked institutions in psychology, linguistics, and computer science, and with a number of laboratories and research groups standing at the intersection between these disciplines to study semantic ambiguity.  Among others, these include the research groups of Professor Suzanne Stevenson (Computer Science), Professor Yang Xu (Computer Science / Cognitive Science), and Professor Barend Beekhuizen (Linguistics / Computer Science), all of whom are pursuing research in areas related to the topic of this project.  Where appropriate, collaborations with other relevant research groups will be encouraged. 

Relevant background information regarding the focus for this project is available in the following articles: 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2016.1171366 ;  https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/d4dc/e378a9b747c0eb72e958752d5d594f1ce9d5.pdf

Salary: Salary will be in the $45,000-$60,000 range, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Required qualifications: The successful candidate must have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, or a closely related field by the time of appointment, with a focus on computational methods and theory. Candidates with prior training in computational modeling of language are encouraged to apply; candidates with prior training in neural network (connectionist / parallel distributed processing) models of language are particularly encouraged to apply.   

Application instructions

All individuals interested in this position must submit the following application materials to blair.armstrong@utoronto.ca by the closing date:

  1. Curriculum vitae. 
  2. A one-page research statement related outlining research experience and interests related to the project 
  3. A sample of previously published work
  4. Two reference letters (to be emailed directly to blair.armstrong@utoronto.ca by the referees) 

Closing date:    An initial review of applications will occur on August 23, 2019; candidates should submit by this deadline to receive full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

Supervisor: Professor Blair Armstrong

Expected start date: The target start date for the position is October 1, 2019, although this is flexible.

Term: The initial appointment will be for a term of one year with the possibility of renewal.

FTE:      Full-time / 100% FTE

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

The successful candidate will join the vibrant research community at the University of Toronto, one of the world's highest ranked institutes in psychology, linguistics, and computer science, and with a number of laboratories and research groups standing at the intersection between these disciplines.  Several talk series and discussion groups are also available at the intersection of these fields.  Candidates will have the opportunity to engage in a number of international collaborations involving computational, behavioural and neural investigations of semantic ambiguity, and have access to word-class computing facilities, neuroimaging, equipment, behavioural testing suites, and a large multi-lingual participant pool.  

Toronto is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the world. It is a highly multi-cultural environment both inside and outside the University community, and offers opportunities to enjoy the music, food, and arts of the world.   The city also boasts an extensive network of public parks and trails, including many along the edge of Lake Ontario, as well as an extensive public transportation network and world class public services. 

All qualified candidates will be considered, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

University of Toronto Scarborough: Post-doctoral fellowship - Reading

Department of Psychology
University of Toronto

JOB POSTING – POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Area of Research: The Computation and Psycholinguistics Laboratory (CAP Lab) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellow to study the computational mechanisms underlying reading.

Description of duties: The project focus is on identifying and modeling the mechanisms involved in learning new words and the consequences of this newly acquired knowledge for representation and learning to read.  It will involve extensive collaboration with Professors Mark Pitt (OSU) and Nicolas Dumay (Exeter).  Relevant background for the project is available in the following article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000257

Salary: Salary will be in the $45,000-$60,000 range, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Required qualifications: The successful candidate must have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, or a closely related field by the time of appointment, with a focus on computational methods and theory. Candidates with prior training in computational modeling of language are encouraged to apply; candidates with prior training in neural network (connectionist / parallel distributed processing) models of language are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience programming web-based experiments or with javascript/mysql would also be an asset. 

Application instructions

All individuals interested in this position must submit the following application materials to blair.armstrong@utoronto.ca by the closing date:

  1. Curriculum vitae. 
  2. A one-page research statement related outlining research experience and interests related to the project 
  3. A sample of previously published work
  4. Two reference letters (to be emailed directly to blair.armstrong@utoronto.ca by the referees) 

Closing date:    An initial review of applications will occur on August 15, 2019; candidates should submit by this deadline to receive full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

Supervisor: Professor Blair Armstrong

Expected start date: The target start date for the position is October 1, 2019, although this is flexible.

Term: The initial appointment will be for a term of one year with the possibility of renewal.

FTE:      Full-time / 100% FTE

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

The successful candidate will join the vibrant research community at the University of Toronto, one of the world's highest ranked institutes in psychology, linguistics, and computer science, and with a number of laboratories and research groups standing at the intersection between these disciplines.  Several talk series and discussion groups are also available at the intersection of these fields.  Candidates will have the opportunity to engage in a number of international collaborations involving computational, behavioural and neural investigations of learning and representation in the US, Spain, and Israel, with possible travel to these labs, and have access to word-class computing facilities, neuroimaging, equipment, behavioural testing suites, and a large multi-lingual participant pool.  

Toronto is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the world. It is a highly multi-cultural environment both inside and outside the University community, and offers opportunities to enjoy the music, food, and arts of the world.   The city also boasts an extensive network of public parks and trails, including many along the edge of Lake Ontario, as well as an extensive public transportation network and world class public services. 

All qualified candidates will be considered, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

McMaster University: Program Manager and Research Coordinator

Job Title: Program Manager & Research Coordinator for the McCall-MacBain Postdoctoral Training Program 

Location: Central Campus McMaster University 

Job Type: Limited Term (initial funding for 3 years)

Employee Group: Interim

Department: Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, Reporting to Dr. Joe Kim

Qualifications: Ph.D. in cognitive psychology or a related discipline

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsible for managing the McCall-MacBain Postdoctoral Training Program (launches Fall 2019). Implements and manages program activities and facilitates ongoing program development and evaluation. Responsible for the overall quality of program services and responding to evaluation data to make ongoing program improvements. Participates in critical appraisal of research related to assessing the needs of the program. Responsible for managing the program budget and forecasting projected resource needs. 

Deals with stakeholders and participants on a provincial and national basis. Responsible for applying specialized knowledge to initiate, implement, manage, and coordinate moderate to large research projects.

Interested candidates should submit CV and cover letter and contact info for two references to: kimjoe@mcmaster.ca 

University of Manitoba: Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience

Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science 
Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience

Position #: 26017

The Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science invite applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenure position, commencing 1 July 2020, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Departments seek an emerging scholar as an assistant professor with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Excellent candidates at any level will be considered. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, interdisciplinary, and visionary early career scholar committed to the study of Neuroscience and Cognition preferably with a research program that uses computational methods and theory. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. and preferably post-doctoral experience or other distinguishing attributes in Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, Neuroscience or Neurobiology or a related field. The successful candidate will carry out research and develop a competitive research program that emphasizes mechanistic, comparative, or evolutionary aspects of the neurophysiology, molecular, or cognitive processes underlying behaviour. Candidates working with a range of experimental systems, including model organisms are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a bioinformatics, computational or “big data” focus on neurobiology. The successful candidate will have their home department in either Biological Sciences or Computer Science. Duties will include meaningful contributions to the research, teaching and service activities of both Departments. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.

The Department of Computer Science currently has 23 full time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 8 Instructors, and offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and its applications. The Department of Biological Sciences currently has 31 full time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 7 Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in molecular biology, evolution, development, systematics, ecology and behavior, pathology, toxicology, and physiology. The Department of Biological Sciences has a well-established and equipped research facility, including microscopy and plant growth facilities, and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Microbiology, Chemistry, and Plant Science. Further information about the Departments can be obtained from cs.umanitoba.ca and umanitoba.ca/science/biological_sciences.

Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at <winnipeg.ca>.

TheUniversity of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at Valerie.williams@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications including: a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests, a three-page research plan, a description of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references, should be sent to search@cs.umanitoba.ca (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 26017 in the application. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair at search@cs.umanitoba.ca. The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 September 2019.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Western University: Assistant Professor (Animal Cognition/Animal Behaviour)

The Department of Psychology at Western University invites applications from exceptional researchers to fill a tenure-stream academic position in the area of Animal Cognition/Animal Behaviour. This hire is part of an ongoing intensive recruitment effort and period of renewal within the department. The position is probationary (tenure track), at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Western’s Department of Psychology is consistently ranked as one of the top psychology departments in Canada and internationally. We are a research-intensive department with a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, and have outstanding research facilities. We invite you to visit our website: www.psychology.uwo.ca. The university campus is in London, Ontario, a thriving city of 400,000 people located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts galleries, theatre, music and sporting events, and many opportunities for outdoor activities.

The Department of Psychology has excellent animal facilities, and collegial and collaborative group of researchers that study animal cognition and behaviour in a variety of species. Facilities include i) a conventional Psychology facility for small mammals with a range of behavioural testing rooms and equipment, as well as ii) the world-leading Advanced Facility for Avian Research (http://birds.uwo.ca) that has extensive infrastructure for research on bird behaviour and physiology. Depending on research area, the successful applicant will also have the potential of becoming a member of the Brain and Mind Institute (http://www.uwo.ca/bmi) and obtaining support through Western’s BrainsCAN funds and facilities (http://brainscan.uwo.ca).

We seek to hire a faculty member whose research will help define the future of research in Animal Cognition, and who is committed to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. Successful applicants must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate collegiality in a comprehensive psychology department.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be internationally recognized for research excellence. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an outstanding record of publishing research in the highest quality journals, evidence of potential to obtain research funding, and evidence of supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate students. The successful candidates must also clearly demonstrate a capacity to maintain a theory-driven research program with relevance to both ultimate and proximate levels of analysis of the processes of animal cognition. Outstanding researchers in any area of animal cognition, broadly defined, are invited to apply, including comparative cognition, behavioural ecology, or behavioural neuroscience. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous externally-funded research program; teach and supervise psychology undergraduate and graduate students; and demonstrate a track record of innovative and scientifically rigorous approaches to research.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

Applicants are invited to submit the following via email:

  1. letter of interest
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. statement of research interests
  4. statement of teaching philosophy
  5. three publications
  6. names and contact information for three references
  7. completed Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form (http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf
  8. completed Psychology Supplementary Anonymized Application

(https://psychology.uwo.ca/about_us/saag.html)

The above materials should be emailed as individual PDF attachments, in confidence to:

Professor Scott MacDougall-Shackleton
Chair, Department of Psychology
psychology-recruitment@uwo.ca 

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019.  The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2020.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Kimberley Baxter at kbaxter7@uwo.ca or 519-661-2065.

Defence Research and Development Canada: Term Scientist in Judgment and Decision Making

I am recruiting a full-time scientist (equivalent to a postdoctoral research fellow) for approximately an 18-month term starting later this summer or early Fall. The successful candidate will work on research projects that apply judgment and decision science to improving intelligence analysis and risk assessment. Specific topics include monitoring and improving forecasting accuracy, developing effective methods for threat and risk assessment, and testing methods for improving the elicitation and integration of probabilistic judgments, recalibrating and aggregating judgments, and effectively communicating uncertainty.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens and the successful applicant will be required to pass a security screening. Applicants should have behavioral research experience and have strong data analytic skills and be well versed in SPSS, R, and/or Python. Applicants should also have a strong interest in one or more relevant areas of judgment and decision science, and should be able to adapt well to new challenges. Applicants should work effectively in teams and be capable of advancing research independently. Candidates for this position will normally have a Ph.D., but exceptional pre-doctoral candidates with a Masters degreemay also apply.

The successful applicant will work under my research supervision and will have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of research, including dissemination of research through peer-reviewed publications and other mechanisms (conference presentations, scientific advice to clients, etc.).

The post will be held at DRDC's Toronto Research Centre [see  map], which is on a direct subway line from downtown Toronto.

Candidates wishing to apply should send me their CV and a cover letter. Please send these documents by email to drmandel66@gmail.com and copy David.Mandel@drdc-rddc.gc.ca.

David R. Mandel, Ph.D.
Defence Scientist
Intelligence Group
Intelligence, Influence and Collaboration Section
Toronto Research Centre
Defence Research and Development Canada
Government of Canada
David.Mandel@drdc-rddc.gc.ca<mailto:David.Mandel@drdc-rddc.gc.ca> / Tel: 416-­-635-­-2000 ext. 3146

Université Laval: Postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive science

A postdoctoral position is available at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Sébastien Tremblay, full professor at the School of Psychology. Sebastien Tremblay is the director of the Co-DOT lab (www.co-dot.ulaval.ca)  whose mission is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in cognitive science and neuroergonomics and to contribute to the research and development of intelligent systems.

This is a full-time position for 2 years (extensible) related to the optimization of human-technology interaction. In this era of artificial intelligence, humans and autonomous systems will coexist and co-operate in shared environments. As part of this research project, the selected candidate will work at developing mixed initiative systems where humans and autonomous systems jointly make decisions depending on their own states and the state of the environment. The candidate will have to contribute to the development of models able to predict the cognitive and affective state of the user based on behavioral and physiological measures. This project will be carried out in a multidisciplinary context, including experts from several domains such as robotics, machine learning and UX design.

The preferred candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in cognitive psychology or cognitive sciences;
  • Superior skills with writing journal manuscripts;
  • Ability to supervise graduate students and to coordinate research projects;
  • Be able to effectively balance multiple tasks and projects;
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, efficient, and able to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience with conducting multidisciplinary projects in collaboration with industrial partners is an asset;
  • Experience with analyzing psychophysiological data is an asset (e.g., ocular, cardiac, respiratory, electrodermal activity);
  • Experience with writing grant applications is an asset.

Interested applicants may forward a cover letter, their curriculum vitae and the names of two referees by email to:

Dr. Sébastien Tremblay
École de psychologie
Faculté des sciences sociales
2325, rue des Bibliothèques
Email: sebastien.tremblay@psy.ulaval.ca

Notes:

Salary will be between CA$48,000 – CA$54,000 per year plus travel budget for attending conferences

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Ryerson University - Postdoctoral position in memory and decision processes

 Postdoctoral Research Position 

Memory and Decision Processes Lab, Ryerson University, Toronto (PI: Dr. Julia Spaniol) 

The Memory and Decision Processes Lab (PI: Dr. Julia Spaniol, psychlabs.ryerson.ca/spaniol/) in the Psychology Department at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow to start as early as September 1, 2019. 

The successful applicant will conduct research on motivation-cognition interactions in younger and older adults using a combination of approaches (e.g., behaviour, eye-tracking, electrophysiology, fMRI, computational modeling). The postdoc will work closely with the PI, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants, and will have access to rich opportunities for research collaboration at Ryerson and at neighbouring institutions in Toronto. Emphasis will be placed on professional development via conference presentations, manuscript preparation, and grant writing. The postdoc will also gain mentorship experience by learning to direct and supervise the research of students and research assistants. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and benefits will be provided. 

Required qualifications: 

 PhD in cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience 

 Strong record of research productivity, including first-authored publications 

 Excellent time-management, communication, and interpersonal skills 

 Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

 Strong quantitative and programming skills (e.g., R, Matlab, Python) 

Additionally, prior experience with EEG/ERP, eye-tracking, or fMRI is desirable, as is experience working with older adults. 

This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Funding for the position comes from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and from the Canada Research Chair program. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, up to three representative publications or manuscripts, and contact information for three references. Informal inquiries and application materials should be sent to Dr. Julia Spaniol (jspaniol@psych.ryerson.ca). Review of applications will begin June 24 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban, culturally diverse teaching and research institution. The Department of Psychology at Ryerson has 34 full-time faculty members, 5 staff, over 630 full-time undergraduate students, 100 graduate students (30 MA; 70 PhD), and 6 postdocs and research associates. 

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty, staff and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Western University: Two postdoctoral fellowships in neuroscience

Two Post-Doctoral Positions Available:

Two postdoctoral position are available immediately under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Saksida and Dr. Tim Bussey at the Robarts Research Institute, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario. The positions will focus on questions related to molecular and cellular mechanisms of information storage mainly in the hippocampus. The project will involve recording neuronal activity using miniscopes and fibre photometry, manipulating circuits with DREADDs and optogenetics, and integration of these techniques with sophisticated analysis of high-level cognition.

Cognitive neuroscience in health and disease is a major research focus at Western, which is currently supported by BrainsCAN, a $66M Canada First Research Excellence Fund grant awarded to Western in 2016. The Robarts Research Institute and the Brain and Mind Institute together create a vibrant neuroscience research community with many opportunities for collaborations. The University of Western Ontario (www.uwo.ca) is a major educational and research center in Ontario with over 25,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. London, also known as the Forest City, is an affordable and lively community close to the Great Lakes and two hours from Toronto. The city offers many options for outdoor and cultural activities.

Qualified applicants should have a PhD degree in Neuroscience or related disciplines with significant expertise in studying mouse models. Prior experience in mouse surgery, fibre photometry, optogenetics, DREADDs, in vivo electrophysiology, data analysis using MATLAB, Python and/or R, documented in peer-reviewed publications will be an asset. We are looking for two highly-motivated individuals within 2 years of receiving a PhD. Salary will be paid commensurate with experience.

Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Please send a statement of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and the names of at least two references to:

Dr. Lisa Saksida & Dr. Tim Bussey, 
Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario
Email: tcnlab@uwo.ca

TCNLab: http://www.tcnlab.uwo.ca @TCNLab

BrainsCAN: https://brainscan.uwo.ca/ @Brains_CAN

Touchscreens: https://touchscreencognition.org/ @TouchScreenCog

Informal scientific enquiries are also welcome via email to Tim Bussey (tbussey@uwo.ca) or Lisa Saksida (lsaksida@uwo.ca)

University of Saskatchewan - Lecturer (2 positions)

Applications are being accepted for two full-time positions as Lecturer without-term (i.e., continued from year to year) in Psychology effective September 1, 2019 or January 1, 2020. 

A Ph.D., or equivalent, in Psychology is required, and the candidate must demonstrate evidence of effectiveness in teaching from evaluations, reference letters, teaching statement, and past teaching experience. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses at both the senior and junior levels. 

A Lecturer position involves teaching as the primary responsibility entails teaching between 7 and 

10 courses spread over the Fall, Winter, Spring, and/or Summer terms. Courses will be assigned to 

ensure 6 continuous weeks for vacation. 

Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach many of the following courses: Psychology 120 –Biological and Cognitive Bases; Psychology 121 – Social-Cultural, Clinical, and Developmental Psychology; statistics; research methods; qualitative research; and cognition/neuroscience-, developmental-,social-, and/or psychopathology-related courses. For a complete list of course offerings see catalogue.usask.ca;

The Department has 23 full-time faculty members, 5 affiliate members from St. Thomas More College, and 2 faculty in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health Studies. There are over 80 graduate students completing an MA or PhD across the four graduate programs. 

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. There are over 10,000 students and 300 faculty, including 7 Canada Research Chairs in the College. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and international opportunities. The University of Saskatchewan provides an excellent and active teaching and research environment. 

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000. 

Lecturer salary band: $77,613 to 115,245 

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program 

Applications should submit, via email, a curriculum vita, statement of teaching interests (including research background as it pertains to teaching ability), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: psychology.departmenthead@usask.ca . 

Gordon Sarty, Ph.D., P. Eng 
Head, Department of Psychology 
University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive 
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5A5 
Phone (306) 966-2321, Fax: (306) 966-6630 

Review of applications will begin June 26, 2019, however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the positions are filled. 

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated. 

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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