Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Systems Neuroscience | McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology

Position Description

The Department of Physiology at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant professor or Associate Professor Position in the area of systems neuroscience with an emphasis on the neural basis of perception and cognition. The rank for this position will be determined based on qualifications and experience.
We are specifically seeking talented investigators who will develop an independent and innovative research program studying how neural circuits integrate sensory input to give rise to cognition/behavior at the systems level in non-human primates. The successful candidate’s research program will help complement existing expertise within the department in both visual and self-motion perception for which significant infrastructure funding has already been acquired.
Neuroscience has been identified as a priority in McGill University’s strategic research plan with large investments currently supporting an ambitious effort to advance understanding of the human brain and ease the burden of neurological and mental-health disorders. The city of Montreal is furthermore home of one of the largest neuroscience communities in North America. We offer attractive salary and start-up packages and a supportive environment designed to allow starting faculty to develop robust research programs.

Job Duties

Successful candidates will be expected to develop innovative, externally funded independent research programs that augment existing priorities, to supervise graduate students, and to contribute to undergraduate teaching.

Qualifications and Education requirements

At a minimum (at the rank of Assistant Professor), applicants should have a PhD, or the equivalent and at least three years of postdoctoral research training.

17031A-170609 JOB DETAILS
Job Type: Tenure-track
Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting period: 30 days from the date of posting of this ad.


Applications must be submitted on-line at:
The following supporting documents are required:

  • a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document)
  • statement of research (if including other documents, combine to make 1 pdf)
  • the names and contact information of three referees


McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Posting date: 2017-08-09