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.

University of Manitoba - Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience

The Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science at the University of Manitoba invite applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track joint position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, commencing July 1, 2019, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Departments seek an emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. We seek 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 candidate will hold a doctoral degree (and preferably post-doctoral experience) in a relevant discipline such as Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, Neuroscience or Neurobiology. The successful candidate will carry out research and develop a competitive research program that emphasizes mechanistic aspects of the neurophysiology, molecular, or cognitive processes underlying behaviour. 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 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 Sciences. 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>. 

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 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 philosoph, 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 September 15, 2018. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. 

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intelligence Analysis

 

I am seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with me on a research program that applies decision science to improving the practice of intelligence analysis. The post would range from 1-3 years and focus on topics such as forecasting, methods for improving the elicitation and integration of judgments, methods for recalibrating and aggregating judgments, methods for effectively assessing and communicating probabilities, analytic confidence, as well as facets of information uncertainty (e.g., source reliability, information credibility).

The ideal candidate would have very strong data analytic and programming skills (R, Python), be well versed in at least one relevant area of decision/cognitive science, and would be able to adapt well to new challenges. The post would be held in Toronto, Ontario at DRDC, Toronto Research Centre [see map], which is on a direct subway line from downtown Toronto.

Prospective candidates should apply through the following site:

https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/careers/17880

However, candidates wishing to learn more or discuss the post are encouraged to email me in advance of applying. Please note that although the NRCAN program is open to non-Canadians, the specific requirements of the current post necessitate Canadian citizenship.

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Alberta

Call for Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Applications are solicited for up to two, one-year postdoctoral fellowships, with the potential for renewal, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta, supervised by Christina Gagné and Thomas Spalding. This project is supported by SSHRC and NSERC funding to the supervisors.

The supervisory team is looking for postdoctoral researchers who have demonstrated expertise in psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, or cognitive psychology. Experience in and knowledge of the literature on compound processing is particularly sought. Experience with databases, corpora, and programming in various languages is a benefit.

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to contribute to the following:

1) Design, programming, and analysis of psycholinguistic experiments.

2) Preparation of publications and presentations.

3) Supervision of undergraduate and graduate students and general lab management.

4) Management and programming for a large-scale database.

Candidates should begin with an introductory email to Drs. Gagné (cgagne@ualberta.ca) and Spalding (spalding@ualberta.ca). Formal applications will include a CV, publication list, brief statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. Applications will be assessed as they arrive. Position open until filled, however, a start date no later than August 30, 2018 is expected.

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