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 ( and Spalding ( 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.

University of Waterloo - Tenure Track Position in Neuromechanics

The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of neuromechanics. In special circumstances, qualified candidates who are at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered.

The Department of Kinesiology is an inter-disciplinary department with expertise spanning the scientific study of human movement. A main focus of the department is to discover and explain mechanisms and principles of human movement and to apply this knowledge to the prevention of illness and injury using strategies that optimize health and physical performance. The department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology. Further information about the department can be found at the Department of Kinesiology:

The successful candidate must have a PhD with evidence of an active research program within the area of neuromechanics of human movement. Candidates are expected to have a strong portfolio of scholarly research, evidence of ability to obtain extramural funding and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching. In addition to advancing a personal research program, candidates will have the opportunity to work as part of multidisciplinary teams. Research opportunities exist not only within the Department of Kinesiology and its new 20,000 ft2 Applied Research facility but also within the several related research centres such as the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorder, Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.  We welcome applications from individuals across a range of possible disciplines and research themes related to human movement including, but not limited to: biomechanics, neuroscience, neuromuscular control, muscle mechanics, bioengineering, biomedical science, sport performance, injury mechanisms and/or rehabilitation.  Individuals planning to develop or having both a fundamental and applied focus of neuromechanics research are particularly encouraged to apply. Primary duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervising graduate students. 

Based on qualifications, the salary range for this position will range from $90,000 to $130,000.  Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is May 1, 2018. The start date will be July 1, 2018 or as negotiated.

Applications should include a statement of research interest and teaching experience, overview of the applicant’s anticipated 5-year research plan and curriculum vitae.  These materials should be sent electronically to the attention of:  Professor W. E. McIlroy, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada. Please send via email to Denise Hay at:   Applicants should also provide names for four referees who would be willing to provide letters of support upon request from the search committee.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.

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University of New Brunswick - Instructor (9 month term)

The Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a 9-month appointment at the rank of Instructor. The appointment will start August 1, 2018. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Psychology or be near completion. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Introductory Psychology, Foundations of Memory and Cognition, Cognition, Research Methods, as well as one other course to be determined in consultation with the Chair. They will also be expected to supervise undergraduate student research. The Department of Psychology in Fredericton has BA and BSc majors and honours programs as well as PhD programs in Clinical Psychology (CPA accredited) and in Experimental Psychology. This position is subject to budgetary approval. 

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter outlining the courses that they would feel prepared to teach, their research interests and experience, and curriculum vita, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Daniel Voyer, Acting Chair, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 5A3. The application should be sent by mail; letters of recommendation can be sent by email to Review of applications will start March 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. 

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