Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Behavioural Neuroscience)

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Behavioural Neuroscience)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date November 15, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Assistant
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Date: Nov 12, 2021
Location: Waterloo, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Science
Department: Psychology
Campus: Waterloo
Employee Group: WLUFA
Requisition ID: 2892

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Behavioural Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Tenure Track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Behavioural Neuroscience beginning July 1, 2022, subject to budgetary approval.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. (or will have defended their Ph.D. before July 1, 2022) in Psychology or in a closely related field (e.g., Physiology) specializing in Behavioural Neuroscience. The candidate will use mammalian models to address fundamental questions in neuroscience or to explore mechanisms of disease, with a demonstrated record of research excellence. We are particularly interested in candidates with a research program in the neuroscience of social interactions, broadly construed. This person will fit a cluster of researchers who address various aspects of this topic across and beyond the Psychology Department. The ideal candidate would address this question at the systems-level using modern behavioural neuroscience techniques (e.g., optogenetics, multi-unit electrophysiology in freely-moving animals, photometry, DREADDs).

The ideal candidate will be a scholar with a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels; as well as supervising graduate students in the MSc and PhD programs. Applicants must have an active research program that complements existing research programs within the Department of Psychology; with a strong track record of academic publications (and/or other knowledge outputs) and demonstrated potential for obtaining research funding from Tri-Council and/or other sources. A strong record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, with experience teaching and supporting a diverse group of students is an asset. The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate collegiality in a comprehensive psychology department. We also welcome statements that speak to a candidate’s experience with and commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., scholarship, teaching, mentoring, lived experience).

Aligned with Laurier’s Action Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Indigeneity (https://www.wlu.ca/about/discover-laurier/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/index.html), the Department of Psychology is strongly committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our hiring process and consideration of candidates with lived experience. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from diverse and equity-deserving groups including, but not limited to, individuals who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC) as well as those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, and differently-abled.

The Department of Psychology is home to more than 30 full-time faculty members researching and teaching in social, developmental, and community psychology, and in cognitive and behavioural neuroscience. The Department of Psychology values collegiality, a collaborative approach to faculty interaction, and a supportive work environment. Applicants can learn more about the Department of Psychology at https://students.wlu.ca/programs/science/psychology/index.html. The Department of Psychology is currently seeking to fill positions in Community Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioural Neuroscience and all four advertisements are posted on the University’s Careers website at https://www.wlu.ca/about/working-at-laurier/career-opportunities/index.html.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copies of at least three publications, a statement of current and prospective research interests; a statement regarding teaching experience and interest; and contact information for at least three academic referees to:

Dr. Roger Buehler, Chair,

Department of Psychology,

Wilfrid Laurier University,

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3C5,

c/o Lucy Carreiro (email: [email protected])

Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Applications will be accepted until January 3, 2022, at 11:59pm.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from qualified members of the equity-deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at [email protected] . Candidates from other equity deserving-groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at [email protected].

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:

Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Dr. Anthony Clarke, Dean of Science ([email protected]).  Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact [email protected].

The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Department Appointments and Promotion Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

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