Brain and Cognitive Science, Assistant Professor – Dept. of Psychology – University of Manitoba

Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba – Brain and Cognitive Science, Assistant Professor – Position #29509

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 7, 2020 and the appointment has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.

We seek a colleague with an active and promising program of research in any area of Brain and Cognitive Science, with preference for candidates whose research program will enhance the Brain and Cognitive Science program area’s intellectual, technological and methodological diversity.

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.

Candidates must have a PhD in Psychology or a related field completed at the start date of the appointment. Postdoctoral or equivalent experience will be considered an asset. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated 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. Preference will also be given to candidates with evidence of prior teaching excellence or potential for future teaching excellence. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 34 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.

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 sent directly from the referees.

All application materials should be in electronic form, sent by email to Jamie McMillan (, and addressed to:

Dr. Dan Bailis, Head
c/o Jamie McMillan
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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Contact information

Dr. Dan Bailis, Head

c/o Jamie McMillan

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Posting end date: 2020/12/11