Université de Montréal: Tenure-track position in computational neuroscience and machine learning

Position description

Assistant Professor in computational neuroscience and machine learning
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in computational neuroscience and machine learning.

Research area(s) of the potential candidates should be interdisciplinary and at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and neuroscience. Specific research directions of interest include, but are not limited to: learning and memory; plasticity versus stability trade-off in lifelong, continual learning; network communication dynamics and its links to behavior; reinforcement learning and learning representations in biological and artificial neural networks; machine learning approaches to computational neuroscience as well as neuro-inspired methods for advancing state-of-art machine learning, and deep learning in particular. Research on analysis of language, speech and dialogue in mental health or neurological disorders is also of interest. A strong background in statistics, signal processing, and dynamical systems, as well as experience in developmental neuroscience is a plus.

Please note that this position is conditional to the award of a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) to Université de Montréal, a decision that should be known in early January 2020 at the latest. The appointed candidate will work closely with the CERC chairholder and could be considered for a Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) AI chair. Candidates demonstrating strong affinities with the mission of Mila (Quebec AI Institute) which includes advancing AI, machine learning and deep learning, will have higher chances of obtaining a CIFAR AI chair and a membership at Mila.

The Department of Psychology has 58 professors and is a leading force in cognitive and computational neuroscience, neuropsychology and mental health. It groups together several technological platforms on campus (e.g., MEG, EEG, TMS, augmented/virtual reality, motion capture, eye tracking) and maintains close links with affiliated research centers (hospitals and rehabilitation centers) within which several professors of the Department have developed research infrastructures (e.g., MRI, EEG, NIRS, polysomnography, smart apartment). In addition to our Department’s faculty, the appointed candidate will have the opportunity to develop collaborations with researchers from other departments/ centers/institutes of the University in the areas of computer science, data science, and AI (namely Mila), neuroscience, and mental health.

The teaching that the appointed candidate will offer will be part of a state-of-the-art undergraduate training in cognitive neuroscience, the only one of its kind in French in the world, as well as training in research masters and doctoral level for which the computational neuroscience component is in full development. These programs draw on the advanced expertise of professors in the Department of Psychology, but also on strong interdepartmental and interfaculty collaborations. The appointed candidate will also be immersed in an environment that offers two doctorates in clinical neuropsychology. These contribute to the integration of knowledge in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology to better understand, treat and rehabilitate health issues that affect cognition and mental health. At the heart of these programs is the University Psychology Clinic, a practical training environment for doctoral students that welcomes community users. A clinical research infrastructure is currently being developed within the Clinic to accelerate applied research in these areas.

Responsibilities

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department’s various programs (ex., B.Sc. in cognitive neuroscience, M.Sc. in psychology, and cognitive and computational neuroscience option of the Ph.D. in psychology), supervise graduate students, be active in research, publishing, and the dissemination of knowledge, and contribute to the reach and activities of the Department and the University.

Requirements

Doctorate (Ph.D.) in psychology, cognitive or computational neuroscience, or a related discipline and enough postdoctoral experience to rapidly develop a research program that will attract competitive research funding in computational neuroscience and machine learning.
Strong research record in the field.
Ability to provide high quality university teaching.
Adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

How to submit your application

The application file must consist of the following documents:

  • a letter outlining your interests and career goals;
  • to comply with the requirements of the Government of Canada, please include in your cover letter any of the following: "I am a citizen/permanent resident of Canada" or "I am not a citizen/permanent resident of Canada ";
  • a curriculum vitæ;
  • copies of recent publications or research;
  • a presentation of your research program (no more than three pages);
  • three letters of recommendation, which must be sent directly by their author to the Department Chair.

The application and the letters of recommendation must be sent by e-mail to the Chair of the Department of Psychology no later than January 24, 2020:

Michelle McKerral, Chair
Faculty of Arts and Sciences / Department of Psychology
Université de Montréal
Phone: 514-343-6503
Email: direction@psy.umontreal.ca

More information about the Department of psychology is available on its website at www.psy.umontreal.ca.

McMaster University:  Postdoctoral Fellowship, ARiEAL Research Centre

Job ID: 29553 

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

Bargaining Unit: CUPE Local 3906, Unit 3
Primary Location: McMaster University
Duration: 12 months with possibility of renewal
Department: ARiEAL Research Centre
Hours per week: 35
Compensation: $40,000/year plus benefits in accordance with the collective agreement

• Dr. John Connolly, Director, ARiEAL Research Centre, Professor & Senator William McMaster Chair in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language 

• Dr. Jim Reilly, Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Drs. John Connolly and Jim Reilly are accepting applications for a one-year (renewable) postdoctoral fellowship at the Language, Memory and Brain (LMB) Lab co-directed by Dr. John Connolly. The LMB Lab is located at the ARiEAL Research Centre, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The ARiEAL Research Centre, directed by Dr. Connolly, is an interdisciplinary research site that brings together researchers versed in experimental and applied methods, machine learning and AI, and behavioural and neurophysiological approaches to a broad range of cognitive function in both theoretical and applied settings. 

Dr. Connolly’s areas of investigation include the study of cognitive functioning in brain injured populations with particular emphasis on coma, other disorders of consciousness (DOC), locked-in syndrome, and concussion. In particular, he employs EEG and related measures (e.g. event-related potentials [ERP]) to study brain injury across the age span from pediatric populations to the elderly. The postdoctoral fellow position will be in the coma research project that focuses on developing brain recording tools to enable the assessment of cognitive functioning that will also have relevance to patients who have emerged from coma and are unable to communicate through language or gesture effectively. The postdoctoral fellow will work primarily within a new CIHR/NSERC funded CHRP project on the development of a point of care system for automated coma assessment and prognosis using neurophysiological recordings and machine learning techniques. The postdoctoral fellow is also encouraged to lead his/her own research within this coma project context. 

Dr. Reilly’s area of interest is in signal processing and machine learning, with specific focus on applications in neuroscience and psychiatry. He has worked extensively on the prediction of response to treatment for major depression using the EEG, in conjunction with machine learning methods. Dr. Reilly and his team in collaboration with the Connolly lab have developed new machine learning methods for analysis of ERP responses to predict emergence from coma. He is also interested in estimation of networks of the brain and the use of network parameters as features for machine learning algorithms. Dr. Reilly is a co-principal-investigator on Dr. Connolly’s CHRP project and will play a supervisory role in the machine learning aspects relating to this research. 

ARiEAL Research Centre, L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 4020, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1, Canada 905-525-9140 x21032 ariealrc@mcmaster.ca arieal.mcmaster.ca 

The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow is to develop and evaluate experimental paradigms appropriate for electrophysiological studies of coma/DOC populations, and work with a team developing machine learning tools and their implementation using AI approaches. The applicant is expected to aid and lead EEG testing in the hospital setting and will be in direct contact with a full team of trainees and primary care providers and research team members at the hospital. Note: ARiEAL is a research centre exclusively and this fellowship will be entirely research focused with no teaching requirements. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Eligible applicants will have completed a PhD with training in cognitive neuroscience and/or biomedical engineering. Extensive experience in recording and analyzing human electrophysiological activity is essential as is experience in using and developing software for machine learning applications. Experience with interpretable machine learning, large clinical research studies, code-versioning, TensorFlow (or other frameworks), and software development will be an asset. Successful candidates will be intellectually curious, have impeccable planning skills, work well in a clinical setting, and be a highly motivated individual who can work well in teams and contribute to the translational goals of this research. A thorough understanding and experience in proper machine learning validation procedures, real-time processing of biosignals, experimental design, and statistics will be critical for a successful candidate. 

HOW TO APPLY 

To apply, applicants should submit a current CV, graduate transcripts, and a letter of interest (also indicating the earliest possible start date) as one attachment in .pdf format through MOSAIC or Working@McMaster portal (https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/). Please also arranged two letters of reference to be e-mailed directly to Ms. Chia-Yu Lin (ariealrc@mcmaster.ca) with “PDF Application – Coma & AI” and the applicant's full name in the subject line. All documentation submitted in support of your application becomes the property of McMaster University and will not be returned. 

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY STATEMENT 

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs. 

McMaster University: Postdoctoral fellowship in education and cognition

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Education and Cognition

Education and Cognition Lab

Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Applicants are invited to apply for the McCall-MacBain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Education and Cognition, to work with Drs. Joe Kim and Faria Sana in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University in Canada, starting August 1, 2020 (an earlier or deferred start date is negotiable). This is a three-year position with an annual salary of $50,000 plus research stipend, and benefits.

Research in the Education and Cognition Lab (http://edcog.ca) focuses on the application of cognitive principles to inform instructional design, training and education. Lab facilities include the LIVELab (http://livelab.mcmaster.ca) for exploring physiological measures in an authentic learning environment.

Candidates for the position should have completed their PhD, and must have a high degree of expertise in cognition (attention, memory, learning), strong programming and statistical analysis skills and interests in application of research to education. Other preferable skills (but not required) include experience in eye-tracking, cognitive and behavioural testing, and EEG. Experimental design and communication skills appropriate for a Cognition/Experimental Psychology PhD graduate are also expected.

Applicants should be comfortable working in a team environment, and the successful candidate will mentor and provide day-to-day assistance to more junior members of the lab, and actively participate in the new McCall-MacBain Postdoctoral Fellows Teaching and Leadership Program. The primary research location will be in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University. The Fellow will have the opportunity to take part in foundational, applied, and collaborative research projects with an active core cognition group in the department, pedagogy researchers in the university, and intervention studies through the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.   

McMaster University is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities, and one of the top 100 universities in the world. The University is located on a scenic 300-acre campus in Hamilton, Ontario, which enjoys the reputation of being Canada’s waterfall capital. Hamilton is a thriving, cosmopolitan city with a population of well over 500,000, and is located less than an hour from Toronto, and an hour from the Canada/US border.

This is a CUPE Local 3906, Unit 3 Collective Agreement Posting.

Interested applicants should send a CV, details of three referees, and a cover letter stating relevant background and experience, as well as future goals, to Dr. Joe Kim at: kimjoe@mcmaster.ca

We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2019.

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons.

Université Laval: Stagiare Postdoctoral en l’interaction entre l’humain et les technologies/Post-doc in human-technology interaction

POSTE STAGIAIRE POSTDOCTORAL

Un poste de stagiaire postdoctoral est disponible à la Faculté des sciences sociales de l’Université Laval, à Québec, au Canada, sous la supervision de Sébastien Tremblay, professeur titulaire à l’École de psychologie. Ce dernier dirige le laboratoire Co-DOT (www.co-dot.ulaval.ca) qui se spécialise en cognition appliquée et en performance humaine.

Il s’agit d’un poste à temps plein de 2 ans (renouvelable) portant sur l’étude de l’interaction entre l’humain et les technologies. Les progrès récents en informatique, apprentissage automatique et intelligence artificielle nous poussent vers un avenir où les humains et les systèmes automatisés vont coexister et coopérer dans des environnements partagés ou via la réalité virtuelle et augmentée. Dans le cadre de ce projet, le candidat travaillera au développement de systèmes d’initiative mixte où l’humain et le système se partagent les tâches et les décisions en fonction de leur état et de l’état de l’environnement. Le candidat sera amené entre autres à développer des modèles pouvant prédire l’état cognitif et affectif de l’opérateur à partir de mesures comportementales et physiologiques. Ce projet sera effectué en contexte multidisciplinaire avec des experts des domaines des facteurs humains, de robotique, d’apprentissage machine, de réalité virtuelle et augmentée et de design de systèmes automatiques informatisés.

Le candidat préféré aura les qualifications suivantes :

  • Doctorat en psychologie cognitive ou en sciences cognitives;
  • Compétences supérieures en rédaction de manuscrits;
  • Capacité à superviser et coordonner des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs et des projets de recherche;
  • Capacité de gérer simultanément plusieurs tâches et projets;
  • Souci du détail, motivé, efficace, autonome et capacité de travailler en équipe;
  • Excellentes compétences en communication et en organisation (la connaissance du français est un atout);
  • Expérience en réalisation de projets multidisciplinaires en collaboration avec l’industrie est en atout;
  • Expérience en analyse de données psychophysiologiques est un atout (activité oculaire, cardiaque, respiratoire, électrodermale);
  • Expérience en rédaction de demandes de subvention est un atout.


Les candidats intéressés peuvent envoyer une lettre de motivation, leur curriculum vitae et le nom de deux référents par courrier électronique à :

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

Remarque :

Le salaire sera entre $48 000 $ CA – 56 000 $ CA par année plus budget voyage pour assister à des conférences.

Nous remercions tous les candidats pour leur intérêt; cependant, seuls les individus sélectionnés pour une entrevue seront contactés.

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE

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), a research laboratory specialized in applied cognitive psychology and human performance.

This is a full-time position for 2 years (extensible) related to the human-technologies interaction. Recent advances in computer engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence lead toward a world within which humans and automatic systems are required to coexist, cooperate and share a common environment or via augmented and virtual reality. As part of this research project, the selected candidate will work at developing mixed initiative systems in which both human and machine share tasks and decisions depending on their state and that of the environment. For instance, the candidate will be asked to build a model predicting the cognitive and affective state of the user from behavioral and physiological measures. This project will be carried out in a multidisciplinary context, comprising experts from several domains such as human factors, robotics, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, and automatic computerized systems.

The preferred candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in cognitive psychology or cognitive sciences;
  • Superior skills with writing journal manuscripts;
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate undergraduate research projects and graduate students;
  • 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 and organization skills (knowledge of French is an asset);
  • 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$56,000 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.

 

Université Laval: Stagiaire postdoctoral en sciences cognitif/Post-doc in cognitive science

STAGIAIRE POSTDOCTORAL EN SCIENCES COGNITIVES

(English follows below)

Un poste de stagiaire postdoctoral est disponible à la Faculté des sciences sociales de l’Université Laval, à Québec, au Canada, sous la supervision de Sébastien Tremblay, professeur titulaire à l’École de psychologie. Ce dernier dirige le laboratoire Co-DOT (www.co-dot.ulaval.ca) dont la mission est de contribuer à l’avancement des connaissances en sciences cognitives et en neuroergonomie et de contribuer à la recherche et au développement (R-D) de systèmes intelligents.

Il s’agit d’un poste à temps plein de 2 ans (renouvelable) en lien avec l’optimisation du travail de vidéosurveillance à l’aide de technologies adaptatives. Les opérateurs en surveillance doivent constamment effectuer de la recherche visuelle sur plusieurs caméras, et ce, pendant de longues périodes de temps et au sein d’un environnement caractérisé par de la distraction et des interruptions fréquentes. Dans le cadre de ce projet de R-D, le candidat contribuera au développement d’un système d’aide à la surveillance basé sur le suivi du mouvement oculaire en temps réel. Le candidat sera également responsable de la démarche scientifique et de l’élaboration du protocole expérimental ayant pour objectif de tester l’efficacité de tels outils en laboratoire et en milieu écologique. Ce projet se déroule en partenariat plurisectoriel (industrie, Université Laval, Centre en imagerie numérique et médias interactifs et centres de surveillance de la région) et interdisciplinaire (réalité augmentée, design UX et ingénierie de systèmes intelligents).

Le candidat préféré aura les qualifications suivantes :

  • Doctorat en psychologie cognitive ou en sciences cognitives;
  • Compétences supérieures en rédaction de manuscrits;
  • Capacité à superviser des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs et coordonner des projets de recherche;
  • Capacité à gérer simultanément plusieurs tâches et projets;
  • Souci du détail, motivé, efficace, autonome et capacité de travailler en équipe;
  • Excellentes compétences en communication;
  • Expérience en réalisation de projets multidisciplinaires en collaboration avec l’industrie est un atout;
  • Expérience en analyse de données psychophysiologiques est un atout (activité oculaire, cardiaque, respiratoire, électrodermale);
  • Expérience en rédaction de demandes de subvention est un atout.


Les candidats intéressés peuvent envoyer une lettre de motivation, leur curriculum vitae et le nom de deux référents par courrier électronique à :

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

Remarque :

Le salaire sera entre 48 000 $ CA - 56 000 $ CA par année plus budget voyage pour assister à des conférences.

Nous remercions tous les candidats pour leur intérêt; cependant, seuls les individus sélectionnés pour une entrevue seront contactés.

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 (R&D) of intelligent systems.

This is a full-time position for 2 years (extensible) related to the optimization of the work conducted by surveillance operators using adaptive technologies. Surveillance operators must oftentimes monitor several security cameras simultaneously during long periods of time in an environment characterized by frequent distractions and interruptions. As part of this R&D project, the selected candidate will contribute to the development of an adaptive tool based on the analysis of operators’ eye movements in real time. The candidate will also be responsible for the scientific procedure and the elaboration of the experimental design aiming at testing the tool’s efficiency in laboratory and real-life settings. This project will be carried out in the context of a multisectoral (industry, Université Laval, Centre en imagerie numérique et médias interactifs, regional security surveillance centers) and multidisciplinary partnership (augmented reality, UX design and intelligent system engineering).

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$56,000 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: Tenure-track appointment in auditory cognitive neuroscience

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.
 
The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade. Modern and innovative, and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Department of Psychology is home to dynamic scholars, award-winning teachers, and some of the university’s top students.
 
The Department of Psychology consists of 33 tenure-stream faculty members and offers undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/ PhD) programs. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.
 
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca).
The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.
 
Responsibilities
The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research, and service duties. Duties will include contributing to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/PhD) programs through teaching and student supervision; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, and externally-funded research program; and engaging in the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.
 
Qualifications
Candidates will hold a PhD in Psychology or a closely allied field. They will hold a strong, emerging research profile and scholarly record that demonstrates evidence of impact through peer-reviewed publications and other contributions, as well as an ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program. Applicants must show evidence of high-quality teaching and student training and demonstrate a capacity and commitment to collegial service. The ideal candidate will support a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as outlined in Ryerson’s academic plan, and will assist us in expanding our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense.  
 
Research focus within the field of auditory cognitive neuroscience is open. A background in neuroscience methods and an interest in aging, hearing, and perception of speech and music are considered assets.
 
About Ryerson University
Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus. 
 
Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for every year since 2015. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU,@RyersonHRand @RyersonECIand our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at t26king@ryerson.ca.

Equity at Ryerson University
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic planoutlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
 
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 
 
How to apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by January 15, 2020. The application must be in a single file, in PDF or Word format and contain the following:
·letter of application; 
·curriculum vitae;
·research statement;
·teaching statement or dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness;
·up to three (3) reprints or preprints of recent research publications; and
·the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for references. 
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates should therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. 
 
Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Michelle Dionne, at mdionne@psych.ryerson.ca. Only those candidates selected for interviews for the short-list of consideration will be contacted. 

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty 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. 

University of Manitoba: Tenure-track assistant professor in quantitative methods

Job Description:

Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba

Quantitative Methods, Assistant Professor - Position # 28102

The Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the area of Quantitative Methods. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and the appointment has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.

Job description: We seek a colleague with an active and promising program of research with relevance to the advance of Quantitative Methods.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally competitive research program, attract external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in quantitative methods, supervise graduate and undergraduate research, and contribute to departmental service.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with:

- Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience with preference for expertise

in latent variable modelling, big data analysis, data mining, neural networks, computerized testing, and/or growth-curve longitudinal modelling; and,

- Demonstrated evidence of research excellence through a track record of peer-reviewed publications, presentations at national and international conferences, and potential to attract external grant funding.

Additional Information:

The institution: The University of Manitoba is the province's largest research-intense University. The Department of Psychology is the largest academic unit in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba with 36 faculty members, 14 support staff, over 110 graduate students, and ample space for offices, laboratories, and classrooms. More information about the University, the Department, the City, and the Province can be found at the links below.

- Department of Psychology (www.umanitoba.ca/psychology/)

- Faculty of Arts (www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/)

- University of Manitoba (www.umanitoba.ca/)

- City of Winnipeg (www.winnipeg.ca/)

- Province of Manitoba (www.gov.mb.ca/)

- University of Manitoba's Strategic Plan

  (http://umanitoba.ca/admin/president/strategic_plan/)

Application information:

Applications for this position must include a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, copies of up to three recent publications, and three letters of reference.

Electronic (preferred) applications should be emailed to randy.jamieson@umanitoba.ca; letters of reference should be sent directly to randy.jamieson@umanitoba.ca. Hard copy applications and letters should be sent to:

Dr. Randall K. Jamieson, Acting Head
Department of Psychology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3T 2N2
 

The University 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.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). Please note that application materials will be provided to participating members of the search process.

University of Manitoba: Tenure-track assistant professor of brain and cognitive science

Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba

Brain and Cognitive Science, Assistant Professor - Position # 28103

The Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the area of Brain and Cognitive Science. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and the appointment has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.

Job description: We seek a colleague with an active and promising program of research in any area of Brain and Cognitive Science (excluding nonhuman primate research) with preference for candidates whose research program will augment the department's technological and methodological diversity.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally competitive research program, attract external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, supervise graduate and undergraduate research, and contribute to departmental service.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral or equivalent experience, demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience, and demonstrated evidence of research excellence including a track record of peer-reviewed publications, a record of presentations at national and international conferences, and the potential to attract external grant funding.

Additional Information:

The institution: The University of Manitoba is the province's largest research-intense University. The Department of Psychology is the largest academic unit in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba with 36 faculty members, 14 support staff, over 110 graduate students, and ample space for offices, laboratories, and classrooms. More information about the University, the Department, the City, and the Province can be found at the links below.

- Department of Psychology (www.umanitoba.ca/psychology/)

- Brain and Cognitive Sciences Area  

   (http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~psycarea/programs/brain_cog/index.html)

- Faculty of Arts (www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/)

- University of Manitoba (www.umanitoba.ca/)

- City of Winnipeg (www.winnipeg.ca/)

- Province of Manitoba (www.gov.mb.ca/)

- University of Manitoba's Strategic Plan

   (http://umanitoba.ca/admin/president/strategic_plan/)

Application information:

Applications for this position must include a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, copies of up to three recent publications, and contact information for three letters of reference.

Electronic (preferred) applications should be emailed to: randy.jamieson@umanitoba.ca. Hard copy applications should be sent to:

Dr. Randall K. Jamieson, Acting Head
Department of Psychology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3T 2N2

The University 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.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). Please note that application materials will be provided to participating members of the search process.

Dalhousie University: Tenure track position in cognitive neurodevelopment

Cognitive Neurodevelopment Position at Dalhousie University

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Cognitive Neurodevelopment. The position will begin July 1, 2020. The successful applicant will have demonstrated expertise in developmental cognitive and/or neuroscientific research. Strong preference will be given to those applying this to the study of language and/or reading development in languages appropriate to the local context, doing so with empirical behavioural and/or neuroimaging methods, and complementing existing departmental expertise in this area. The successful applicant will have an excellent record of published research for their career level. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability or potential to build an independent, funded, internationally competitive laboratory, as well as to contribute to the training of graduate students, undergraduate and graduate teaching (including among our existing course offerings), and departmental and university service. Information about the research activities and courses offered in our department can be found at www.psychology.dal.ca.

The ideal applicant will have a PhD (i.e. dissertation defended) in Developmental Psychology, Developmental Neuroscience, or a related discipline completed by July 1, 2020.

The successful applicant will be well-positioned and -resourced. Faculty members in Psychology and Neuroscience have excellent connections with schools, childcare centres, and clinicians facilitating access to both typically and atypically developing individuals. Our department houses world-class research facilities and boasts a strong reputation for collaborative use of infrastructure. We house a developmental neuroimaging research lab with 3 EEG systems, well-equipped behavioural research labs, and excellent connections to the IWK—the only pediatric tertiary care hospital in the Maritime provinces of Canada—which provides access to clinical populations and expertise, as well as infrastructure such as child-friendly 3T MRI and MEG scanners. Our research-intensive department has talented undergraduate and graduate student researchers keen to pursue developmental research. The graduate program has an innovative shared funding structure, and close connections to relevant national training programs (such as Kids Brain Health Network and the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program). The department and university have a strong commitment to community engagement, outreach, and both basic and applied/translational research.

Dalhousie University (www.dal.ca) is located in the vibrant ocean-side city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, which offers an excellent quality of life, including active local food, arts, and music scenes, easy access to outdoor activities, and high-quality health and education centres.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of at least three published or in-press papers, and statements of teaching and research interests. Please also arrange for three referees to send confidential letters of reference under separate cover to suzanne.king@dal.ca. All other application materials should be submitted directly by the applicant at http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/2111.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Review of applications will begin November 7, 2019; applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Huron University College at Western: Tenure Track in Cognitive Psychology

Huron University College
Psychology Department
Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Cognitive Psychology
Job Advertisement
October 10, 2019

The Department of Psychology at Huron University College, an undergraduate liberal arts institution affiliated with the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology, subject to final budgetary approval. The appointment will commence July 1, 2020. All applications will be considered with preference given to those candidates with an established research background in any area of cognitive psychology. The ability to teach research design and statistics at the undergraduate level would be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and tight-knit community of faculty who are committed to delivering a high-quality undergraduate experience in a small, liberal arts context. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 2/3 teaching load of undergraduate courses per year (including a share of our team-taught Introductory Psychology course), maintain a research program that is inclusive of undergraduate researchers, and engage in the administrative life of the department and university. Applicants should have a completed Ph.D., evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching and an established research record in their field. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), research dossier showing evidence of research trajectory, and a list of three referees with contact information. Referees of candidates who enter the next stage of the search process will be contacted by the search committee at that time.

Applications should be sent as an email attachment to:

Dr. Christine Tsang
Chair, Department of Psychology
Huron University College
ctsang33@huron.uwo.ca

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Huron University College is committed to the highest standards of equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.  

McGill University: Postdoctoral fellowship in memory

The Sheldon Memory Lab { https://www.sheldonmemorylabatmcgill.com/ ] at McGill University is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to join our team.

The Sheldon Lab investigates the cognitive and neural processes that support autobiographical memory, how these processes extend into non-memory scenarios like problem solving, and how they are recruited differently across individuals and populations (e.g., aging, patient populations). We are looking for a post-doc who is highly motivated, curious and knowledgeable about the cognitive neuroscience of memory and interested in working with a wonderful team of young researchers. The successful candidate will have a PhD in cognitive psychology or in a related field, and will have experience with neuroimaging analysis, preferably fMRI. We are recruiting for a one-year term, however there may be the opportunity to renew the position based on grant funding and performance. 

In this position, the post-doc will collaborate on a research project that collects fMRI measures of younger adults learning and recalling complex autobiographical-like memories as well as measures of individual differences (musical training, imagery). The post-doc will have the opportunity to link these two measures together and also extend the project to other populations (aging), as well as to design and conduct new experiments relevant to the focus of the lab. The post-doc will be encouraged to collaborate with researchers, take advantage of workshops on neuroimaging analysis, attend talks and conferences, and apply for grants. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Signy Sheldon. { signy.sheldon@mcgill.ca }

McGill University is located in Montreal (Quebec, Canada), a diverse and vibrant city, and is a wonderful place to learn and live. There are several research centers devoted to neuroscience that use innovative techniques and tools to answer important questions about topics like memory. 

University of Massachusetts Boston: Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology and the Developmental and Brain Sciences PhD Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston invite applications for a tenure-track Professor  in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (9/1/20 start date). Review of applications will begin October 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 

Requirements: Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field. While research area is open, preference will be given to a Cognitive Neuroscientist studying early cognitive development in humans (e.g., executive functions, attention, learning, decision making, social cognition, higher-order reasoning) with a track record of excellence in research and teaching. Competitive candidates should have brain imaging expertise, including fNIRS and/or EEG. Interest in translational research of relevance to Clinical Psychology and other programs at the University is also an asset. Candidates should also have the appropriate expertise to teach core courses at the undergraduate level as well as advanced and graduate courses in an area of expertise. This position will be affiliated with the Developmental and Brain Sciences PhD Program, the only Neuroscience Program at a public university in the Boston area. Our Neuroscience labs are housed in the new Integrated Sciences Building, part of our campus on the Columbia Point peninsula, offering wonderful views of the city and Boston Harbor. The University of Massachusetts Boston serves the most diverse student population in New England, with a majority of students of color; many of our students are from immigrant backgrounds, and/or are the first in their families to go to college. We especially encourage applicants from underrepresented groups in the neurosciences to apply. 

Application instructions:

Applicants should submit online a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interest/experience, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Please refer to the Job Number (502715) in the cover letter.

Please direct questions to Erik Blaser, erik.blaser@umb.edu, Chair of the Search Committee.

York University: Tenure track assistant professor in developmental science

Faculty of Health – Department of Psychology

Developmental Science (Infant and/or Child Development)

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health at York University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Developmental Science, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2020.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants with a PhD in Psychology or related field and a strong program of scholarly research in infant and/or child developmental psychology are encouraged to apply. Candidates whose research is in cognitive or language development are especially welcome to apply; however, all areas will be considered. Applicants should show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, graduate supervision, and scholarly research, as evidenced by publishing in high quality journals, and potential to obtain sustainable research funding. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, community engaged learning, and technology enhanced learning is an asset. The position will involve undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York is Canada’s third largest university, located in Toronto, Ontario, with a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets it apart. Our Psychology Department is ranked among the top 100 in the world according to QS World Rankings. There is opportunity for collaboration with colleagues across fields, and faculty have access to numerous types of state-of-the-art equipment, including a neuroimaging facility dedicated for research.

A cover letter of application (please specify the title of the position in the subject line of your email and in any correspondence), an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three reprints or preprints, and teaching evaluations (if available) should be merged into a single pdf file and sent by November 1, 2019 to: psycjobs@yorku.ca. Arrangements should also be made for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted to the same email and addressed to Chair, Developmental Science Search Committee.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities.  Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. Jennifer Connolly, Chair – Department of Psychology.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/.  Please select the “Affirmative Action Program Self-Id Forms” tab under which forms pertaining to Work Status Declaration (citizenship) and AA can be found.

University of Lethbridge: Tenure-stream appointment in neuroscience

Tenure Stream Position in Neuroscience – Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge seeks an exceptional neuroscientist to fill a position at the Assistant Professor level. This is a probationary (tenure track) appointment, beginning July 1, 2020. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in research on human cerebral function, with systems-level and/or computational approaches, utilizing state-of-the-art imaging methods, including MRI. 

The position will reside in the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN), which is housed within the most advanced facility for science education and research in Canada, the newly constructed Science and Academic Building. Within this world-class research facility, the CCBN is equipped with exceptional infrastructure, including: 3 NMRs, electron microscope, multiphoton and several confocal microscopes, high throughput digital imaging, flow cytometer, deep sequencing platform, in vitro recording facilities, multiple in vivo ensemble single unit recording suites, PCR, dense-array human EEG, voltage and calcium imaging lab, dedicated parallel computing cluster, numerous state-of-the-art surgical and behavioural testing suites. The CCBN also hosts a newly constructed human 3T MRI unit.

The successful applicant will interact with a research-intensive group, all of whom focus on fundamental problems in the neurobiology of cerebral functioning. The successful applicant will develop a research program focusing on mechanisms underlying normal or disordered complex processes, including memory, perception, action, social behaviour, emotion, and/or neurodevelopment in humans. In addition, interest and accomplishment in working in systems neuroscience with non-human animals are an asset. Our department has embarked on an expansion of research in the areas of human cognitive neuroscience and translational research in brain and mental health.  The centrepiece of this expansion is a newly installed 3T Siemens Skyra scanner, and the successful candidate will be a foundational member of this new research initiative.

Located in southern Alberta, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate that is agreeably mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions. Founded in 1967, the University has an enrolment of over 8,500 students from around the world. Our student body has grown by 50 percent in the last 10 years, phenomenal growth among institutions in Canada. Despite this growth, we have remained true to who we are: student-focused, research-intensive, and grounded in liberal education. 

For more information about the University please visit our website at http://www.uleth.ca, or the CCBN website at http://ccbn.uleth.ca/

All applications must be submitted online and should include a curriculum vitae, a letter of application indicating interest and anticipated research contribution, sample publications, as well as names and contact information for at least three references who are scholars in the field. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website atbit.ly/2kNSigX.  References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters.

For inquiries about this position, please contact Dr. Robert J. Sutherland, Chair of the Neuroscience Search Committee (robert.sutherland@uleth.ca). For inquiries about the application process, please contact human.resources@uleth.ca

Consideration of completed applications will begin on January 30, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

At the University of Lethbridge, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.  In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The University is located in traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory. We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing in caring for this land, as well as all Aboriginal peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our University community.

University of Toronto Mississauga: Tenure track in cognitive psychology

Assistant Professor – Cognitive Psychology: Human Technology Interaction 

(JOB ID: 1903326) 

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 Cognitive Psychology, focusing on Human-Technology Interaction. The successful applicant will join the Perception, Cognition, and Language Cluster. The appointment will begin July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter. 

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 an area that expands and complements the breadth of our department. Candidates must have a research program that demonstrates strengths in both theory and methodology in the general area of Human-Technology Interaction. Example research topics include but are not limited to brain-computer interfaces, human-robot interaction, and sensory-motor behaviour in the context of augmented reality. 

A record of excellence in research will be demonstrated by high quality contributions in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards, and other honours, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through a teaching dossier documenting the candidate's contributions to teaching and learning, which includes a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. 

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally competitive, 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 exploring Perception, Cognition, and Language across the lifespan, as well as with psychologists in other clusters (Behavioural Neuroscience, Developmental Science, and/or Health, Adaptation and Well-being), and other researchers on all three campuses of the University of Toronto. 

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

For more information on the Department of Psychology, UTM please visit us at http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/psychology/welcome-psychology-utm 

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply online via: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1903326&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

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 no more than three 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 groups, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. 

All application materials must be submitted online. Please direct questions to: psychair.admin@utoronto.ca. The application deadline is October 17, 2019. 

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 must 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.

University of Toronto Mississauga: Tenure track in developmental neuropsychology

Assistant Professor – Developmental Neuropsychology

(JOB ID: 1903324)

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, broadly defined. The appointment will begin July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter. 

The successful applicant must have received a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter and demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates must conduct research with humans. Researchers who conduct studies with special populations are strongly encouraged to apply, especially if their work is lab-based and has clinical and/or applied relevance. The successful candidate will have a rigorous program of research that focuses on the relationship between brain and behaviour in any developmental period(s) - from the prenatal period to adolescence, in an area of Psychology that complements and expands the breadth of our programCandidates must have a strong research program in developmental neuropsychology that demonstrates both theoretical and methodological excellence that complements ongoing research in the department.

A record of excellence in research will be demonstrated by high quality contributions in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards, and other honours, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through a teaching dossier, to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, documenting the candidate's contributions to teaching and learning, as well as strong reference letters. 

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally competitive, 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, Perception Cognition and Language, and/or Health, Adaptation and Well-being, as well as with researchers on all three campuses of the University of Toronto. Applicants who help bridge the Developmental Science and Behavioral Neuroscience research clusters within our department are especially welcomed. 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 http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/psychology/welcome-psychology-utm

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply online via: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1903324&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

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 no more than 3 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 must be submitted online. Please direct questions to: psychair.admin@utoronto.ca.  The application deadline is October 15, 2019. 

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 must 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.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 15, 2019. 

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.

Queen's University: Two tenure track positions in cognitive psychology/cognitive neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Queen’s University invites applications for two positions in Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience: one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor and one tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. These positions will be held in the Department of Psychology, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. We invite applications from all areas of cognitive psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience. We seek individuals who will make substantial theoretical contributions to their topic area, build on strengths and connections within our department (such as attention, memory, and decision making). The successful candidates will be required to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Successful candidates for the tenure-track Assistant position will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding. The candidate must also be able to teach courses of broad appeal to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Psychology.

Successful candidates for the tenured Associate Professor or Professor position will show leadership in independent high quality research, with peer assessed publications and secured external research funding, as well as outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For both positions, the successful applicant will be positioned to train leading scholars, and would have the potential to build bridges into the technology sector that can supplement effective training for highly qualified jobs in academia and industry. In addition, the successful candidate would have the opportunity to collaborate with other departments at Queen’s University, such as Computer Science, Education, and Medical Sciences. Successful candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment.

The Department has excellent facilities for interdisciplinary research through links with the Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience Studies and its research-dedicated 3T Siemens Prisma MRI facility (http://neuroscience.queensu.ca/), the Queen’s Biological Communication Centre (http://www.queensu.ca/psychology/queens-biological-communication-centre) and the Centre for Advanced Computing (https://cac.queensu.ca/).

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada” OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

- a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);

- a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications, awards and grants received); - a statement of current and prospective research interests;

- a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching philosophy, as well as teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,

- Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Wendy Craig at the address included below. Reference letters should be dated, and include the referee’s name, position, department, institution, email address and telephone number, the name of the nominee, and the period of time and the capacity in which the referee has known the nominee.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Dr. Wendy Craig at psychead@queensu.ca although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Wendy Craig, 
Head Department of Psychology 
Humphrey Hall 
Queen’s University 
Kingston, Ontario 
CANADA K7L 3N

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Theresa Brennan in the Department of Psychology, 613-533-6406.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

University of Toronto Scarborough: Tenure-track position in behavioural neuroscience

Assistant Professor - Behavioural Neuroscience Psychology - 1903424 

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Behavioural Neuroscience. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.


We seek applications from candidates with an excellent research record in fundamental neurobiological mechanisms of behaviour in non-human animals, including rats, mice and other vertebrates. Applicants must demonstrate an integrative, multidisciplinary approach in their research. Areas of interest may range from molecular and cellular to systems level approaches, and must complement existing departmental strengths at UTSC in the fields of learning and memory, motivation, emotion, addiction, cognition and neurodevelopment. 


The successful candidate must have a PhD in Psychology, or a closely related field, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must also have an emerging record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovation and independent research at the highest international level and to provide evidence of an ability to build an excellent, competitive, world-class externally funded research program.

 
The candidate must also demonstrate excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will provide evidence of readiness to undertake undergraduate and graduate research supervision and teaching and be expected to perform standard professional and administrative activities typical of a department and/or university. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive campus with a new, state of the art vivarium facility and access to a CFI-funded Centre for Neurobiology of Stress. The campus is also committed to interdisciplinary research collaborations and boasts a multicultural student body, a modern campus surrounded by parklands and green spaces, and access to a recently opened Pan Am athletic centre. The position offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world. 


The Department of Psychology at UTSC includes faculty members with interests in behavioural neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology. For more information about our department faculty, please visit our home page: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~psych


All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, three recent publications, and a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations (supplementary information related to demonstrated teaching effectiveness is encouraged).

Equity and diversity 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 encouraged to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): the development of inclusive pedagogies; the recruitment/mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.


If you have questions about this position, please email psychology-applications@utsc.utoronto.ca. All applications must be submitted online by Thursday October 31, 2019.

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

Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned), addressed to Prof. Suzanne Erb (Chair), to be sent directly by the referee to: 
psychology-applications@utsc.utoronto.ca. Reference letters must be received by the closing date of October 31, 2019. 

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.

Brock University: Tier II Canada Research Chair in Biological Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario invites applications for a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 position in biological psychology at the rank of assistant or associate professor to commence July 1, 2020.

Consistent with Brock University’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of the federally designated groups in the Canada Research Chairs program, and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this position will be filled by a qualified candidate who self-identifies as a member of a visible minority, an Indigenous/Aboriginal person, or as a person with a disability.

Our ideal candidate will use animal models to investigate the role of environmental factors in brain and behavioural development (e.g., epigenetics), with translational relevance to function in humans; have an outstanding record of research achievement; have demonstrated evidence of, or potential for, external research funding; have demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; and have a strong commitment to undergraduate mentoring and graduate student training at the MA and PhD levels. Applicants should have a completed Ph.D. in Psychology or a relevant, related discipline with post-doctoral training.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019.

For more information and to apply for this position:https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Canada-Research-Chair--Tier-2--Biological-Psychology_JR-1004228

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 

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

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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