Missouri State University: Tenure-track position in Quantitative/Experimental Psychology

The Psychology Department at Missouri State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in psychology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the Fall of 2019.  Application review will begin on October 15th, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must have a Doctoral degree in Experimental/Quantitative Psychology or related field.  ABD will be considered with an expected completion by start date.  The primary teaching responsibilities will be courses in the undergraduate core curriculum, graduate courses in advanced statistics, research methods, and cognition, and supervision of graduate student culminating experiences.  Successful candidates may be able to fill other departmental teaching needs including courses in the undergraduate online program and courses within the applicant’s area of expertise.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate student research and to the development of programmatic research in expertise area.  Service is expected at university, college and departmental levels, and participation is expected in activities that contribute to the public affairs mission of the university.  The university is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment; hence, the successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues.  

To apply online, submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and a brief (i.e., no more than one page) statement of commitment to diversity (submit under ‘Other Document’).  In addition, submit unofficial transcripts and supporting evidence of accomplishments in teaching and research (e.g., publications in scholarly journals, research presentations at conferences, student evaluations, etc.).  Three confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited through the application system.

Applications are to be submitted online at https://jobs.missouristate.edu/.

Further information may be requested from Carol Shoptaugh, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair (CarolShoptaugh@missouristate.edu).  Employment will require a criminal background check at University Expense.  Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer and institution.

St. Francis-Xavier University: Tenure-track position in Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University is seeking applications for a tenure track position in Neuroscience with a specialization in any area including, but not limited to, behavioural, cognitive, clinical, developmental, physiological, or social. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates will have a demonstrated ability and potential for excellence in teaching. Consideration will be given to candidates with a completed Ph.D. and an active research program. Ability to teach undergraduate courses in Neuroscience is required and ability and willingness to teach undergraduate Research Methods and Statistics is a strong asset. A summary of teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and an outline of current and future plans for research and/or practice should accompany the letter of application.  A curriculum vitae, letter of application, and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three (3) references should be sent to Dr. Peter McCormick, Chair, Department of Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University, P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish, N.S., B2G 2W5. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply by email. Send material to psychology@stfx.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. St. Francis Xavier University is committed to employment equity.

University of Toronto - Mississauga: Tenure-track position in Developmental Neuropsychology

The Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Developmental Neuropsychology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2019. 

The successful candidate will have received a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter. The applicant must demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research in developmental neuropsychology in an area that expands and complements the breadth of our program. Candidates should have a strong research program that demonstrates both theoretical and methodological excellence.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates also must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of impactful contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Applicants who are able to contribute to multiple research areas within Psychology are especially welcomed. 

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, innovative, independent, externally funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students as well as graduate students enrolled in the tri-campus University of Toronto Psychology Graduate Program.  There will be opportunities to collaborate with UTM psychologists in research clusters focused on Behavioural Neuroscience, Developmental Science, Human Communication, and/or Health, Adaptation and Well-being, as well as with researchers on all three campuses of the University of Toronto. Applicants are encouraged to speak to how they will contribute to the research activities of the department. 

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information on the Department of Psychology, UTM please visit us at 

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1802921&tz=GMT-04%3A00 (job # 1802921). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and copies of representative publications. 

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. 

All application materials should be submitted online. Please direct questions to:  psychair.admin@utoronto.ca.  The application deadline is October 15, 2018.  

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  We recommend combining attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask [at least] three referees to send letters (dated, signed, and on letterhead), directly to the department via e-mail to psychair.admin@utoronto.ca by the closing date. We encourage applicants to use Interfolio http://www.interfolio.com/services/dossier/ for their letters of reference only.

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. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey.  This survey is voluntary.  Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff.  Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes.  For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

DRDC - Term position, Defense Scientist

Defence Research and Development Canada is seeking to hire a full-time Defence Scientist for a 2-year term to work on two related research projects that apply judgment and decision science to improving intelligence analysis and military risk assessments. Specific topics that will be of the focus of the research include forecasting and prediction markets, threat and risk assessment, methods for improving the elicitation and integration of probabilistic judgments, methods for recalibrating and aggregating judgments, methods for effectively assessing and communicating probabilities, analytic confidence, and facets of information uncertainty (e.g., source reliability, information credibility).

 Applicants must be Canadian citizens residing in Canada or abroad. Applicant should have very strong data analytic and programming skills. For instance, they should be well versed in a wide range of statistical and graphical methods for the behavioral sciences, and they should be adept at using R (and preferably Python too). Applicants should also be well versed in at least one relevant area of judgment and decision science, and should be able to adapt well to new challenges. Applicants should work effectively in teams but also be capable of advancing research independently. Candidates for this position will normally have a Ph.D., but exceptional pre-doctoral candidates with a Masters degree will also be considered. 

 The successful applicant will work under my research supervision and will be expected 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 in Toronto, Ontario at DRDC, 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 and be prepared to provide references upon request. Please send these documents by email to David.Mandel@drdc-rddc.gc.ca but also copy drmandel66@gmail.com as attachments often get stripped at the former address.  

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 / Tel: 416-635-2000 ext. 3146

University of Regina: Assistant Professor - 2 year term position

The Department of Psychology at the University of Regina is seeking applications for a 2-year term position in psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Psychology, or will have completed their doctorate within 4 months of their appointment. Area of research specialization is open for this position. Anticipated date of commencement is September 1, 2018, depending on the availability of the successful candidate.

Duties of the successful applicant will include a combination of the following: teaching at the undergraduate & graduate level, Honours and graduate thesis supervision or co-supervision, and participation in departmental activities. We are specifically seeking candidates who can teach some of the following courses: introductory psychology, forensic psychology, neuropsychology, health psychology, psychopathology, psychology of women, qualitative research methods, history & systems of psychology, and developmental psychology.

The Department maintains good relations with a number of health care, policing, research, and other educational facilities both within Regina and throughout the province. Of interest to those applicants with a clinical background, the clinical program at the University of Regina is committed to the scientist-practitioner model and is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. The Department has also recently opened a state-of-the art Psychology Training Clinic. For more information on the Faculty of Arts, please refer to http://www.arts.uregina.ca.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must electronically submit via http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers: a covering letter providing a statement of teaching and research interests, a current curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of teaching philosophy, reprints or preprints, course outlines (either actual or proposed), and unofficial transcripts. 

Candidates must also arrange for three (3) current letters of reference to be sent directly by the referees to Dr Rick Kleer, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 0A2 or arts.deans.office@uregina.ca. Please note that shortlisted candidates will be asked to have original transcripts sent directly to the address above.

Position enquiries may be addressed to: Dr Richard MacLennan, Head, Department of Psychology; phone: (306) 585-4157; email: richard.maclennan@uregina.ca.

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

Postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience and Music


Postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience and Music – Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral fellow to study the neural basis of individual and social benefits of group music performance. We are particularly interested in how brain-to-brain coordination during group music performance contributes to health and wellbeing benefits. The position will be supervised by Dr. Janeen Loehr, in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Nicol, registered doctoral psychologist and accredited music therapist, in the Brain in Action and Interaction Laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan.

The successful applicant will assume leadership of the research process, with opportunities to drive the research questions and research designs. The project will take advantage of the lab’s mobile EEG hyperscanning systems, capable of recording brain activity from up to 4 participants simultaneously. The project also provides opportunities to collaborate with members of Saskatoon’s professional music community. The successful applicant must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or a related field by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with a musical background and prior experience with EEG experimental design and analysis. Proficiency in programming (e.g., Matlab, EEGlab, PsychoPy) is also desirable. The target start date is September 1, 2018, although this is negotiable. The position is for a term of one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year. The salary is $37000 CDN.  

Applicants should submit a CV, a brief statement of research background and fit for the position, and a sample of previously published work, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Janeen Loehr at janeen.loehr <at> usask.ca. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

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. Located in the heart of Saskatoon and overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, the University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. It is home to the Canadian Light Source national synchrotron and features a robust research community. Signature areas of strength include human and animal health; synchrotron sciences; engagement and scholarship with Indigenous peoples; agriculture, food and bioproducts; energy and mineral resources; and water security. The University offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of more than 20,000. World-class research facilities, renowned faculty and award-winning students make the U of S a leader in post-secondary education.

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