Position Title / Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience

Department: Psychology

College: College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Deadline: March 2017

Position Description:

The Department of Psychology, in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Behavioural Neuroscience at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or related discipline, and a minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral experience. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research excellence, research productivity, and independent research funding, as well as an established record of teaching effectiveness.

Within a multidisciplinary environment that includes scientists in Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, and Comparative Neuroscience in different departments, the successful candidate will provide research and teaching contributions to Collaborative Programs in Neuroscience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in multidisciplinary research focused on animal models of disease, learning and memory processes, and/or addictive behaviours.

The Department of Psychology (http://www.uoguelph.ca/psychology) provides high-quality undergraduate education and research training in four main fields: Neuroscience & Applied Cognitive Science (https://www.uoguelph.ca/psychology/graduate/nacs), Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis, Industrial-Organizational and Applied Social Psychology. In addition to courses in the BA and BSc Neuroscience programs, the department offers MA, MSc and PhD programs in each of the departmental disciplines.

The University of Guelph (http://www.uoguelph.ca) is a research-intensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 20,000 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students. It has been named Canada’s top comprehensive research institution in the annual Top 50 Research Universities ranking. It is located in Guelph, Ontario (population 122,000) and it is approximately a one-hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. Additional collaborative research opportunities in Neuroscience are available at other universities in the region including the University of Toronto and associated research centers, McMaster University (Hamilton), and the University of Western Ontario (London).

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, as well as arrange for three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover to:

Chair of Behavioural Neuroscience Search Committee
Department of Psychology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 2W1

For additional questions about the position, contact Dr. Francesco Leri, Professor & Chair, Department of Psychology: fleri@uoguelph.ca

Review of applications will begin in January 15th 2017, and will continue until March 2017, or until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, 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.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.