Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with specialization in Computational Neuroeconomics

The Departments of Psychology and Economics at Queen’s University invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with specialization in Computational Neuroeconomics. This is a tenured or tenure- track position held jointly in the Departments of Psychology and Economics, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017. Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic):
http://www.queensu.ca/provost/teaching-and-learning/queens-national-scholar-program

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are demonstrated academic and teaching excellence. The ideal candidate will have a research focus in the field of economic decision making with an emphasis on the modeling of behavioural and neuroimaging data. Work that addresses the neural coding of cognitive functions such as reward, emotion and value is preferred. Moreover, the preferred candidate will be able to demonstrate the implications of their research for economic policy. The candidate must also be able to teach courses of broad appeal to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Economics and Psychology, such as Bayesian statistics, decision-making, neuroeconomics, behavioural economics, experimental economics and/or computational methods.

The successful candidate 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, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of each department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student- centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to both departments, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

The Queen’s National Scholar Program requires that the successful candidate will provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students, and will develop a research program that aligns with the University’s priorities. Information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s may be found in the Queen’s Academic Plan (http://www.queensu.ca/strategicplanning/academic), and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan (http://www.queensu.ca/strategicplanning/research).

The Departments have excellent facilities for interdisciplinary research through links with the Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience Studies and its research-dedicated 3T Siemens Trio MRI facility (http://neuroscience.queensu.ca), the Queen’s Biological Communication Centre (www.queensu.ca/qbcc) and the Centre for Advanced Computing (http://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 or Dr. Huw Lloyd-Ellis
    at the addresses included below. At least one of the letters of reference must be at arm’s length, and the letters should preferably be from more than one university or other appropriate institutions. 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 February 15, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Dr. Wendy Craig at psychead@queensu.ca or Dr. Huw Lloyd-Ellis at lloydlh@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 3N6

Dr. Huw Lloyd-Ellis, Head
Department of Economics
Dunning Hall
Queens’s University
Kingston, Ontario
CANADA K7L 3N6

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.

Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.

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