Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biomechanics of Human Movement, University of British Columbia

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Faculty of Education – School of Kinesiology – Vancouver Campus

The School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Biomechanics of human movement. The successful candidate will contribute basic and applied research that supports the areas of neuromechanical and systems biology. In addition to basic research into the biomechanical and aspects of human movement, the successful candidate will be able to contribute to teaching in areas that require expertise and advanced knowledge in applied biomechanics (e.g. occupational, sport performance, injury biomechanics, robotics and human factors). The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021 or as negotiated with the successful candidate.

The candidate must hold a PhD at the time of application in biomechanics or a closely related discipline. Post-doctoral training would be an asset. The candidate must have a record of research dissemination, in terms of peer-reviewed articles in recognized academic journals in the field, and evidence of presentations at national and international scholarly conferences. Demonstrated ability to participate in scholarly activity and to secure competitive research funding (e.g. tri-council and partnership grants) in biomechanics is required.

The successful candidate must have advanced knowledge and a demonstrated history of publications using biomechanical approaches in 3-Dimensional kinematics and dynamics. Demonstrated research experience in electromyography, tissue mechanics, mechanical energy, modelling, as well as evidence of using these biomechanical techniques in applied settings would be preferred.

The candidate will have demonstrated capability to provide effective instruction at introductory and advanced levels of biomechanics. The candidate will be expected to teach three courses, including a core undergraduate course in biomechanics as well as develop and teach a new advanced undergraduate/graduate course in a) injury biomechanics and b) applied biomechanics (e.g. occupational, sport, robotics and human factors).

The successful candidate will be encouraged to collaborate across the diverse research areas in the School and, more broadly, the University. The successful candidate will complement the School of Kinesiology’s strategic plans for interdisciplinary research excellence within the School and across Faculties at UBC and play a key role in generating and disseminating knowledge on the role of physical activity and health in diverse populations. The successful candidate is expected to establish a program of original, externally funded research (e.g. tri-council and partnership grants) and teach undergraduate courses in the School, and contribute to the growth of the School through supervision of graduate students, participation in service activities within the University and in the broader scholarly community, and collaboration with scientists within the School and across Faculties at UBC.

The School of Kinesiology currently has 24 full-time tenure stream faculty members, 1350 full-time undergraduate students, and 160 graduate students. We offer a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with specializations in Neuromechanical and Physiological Sciences, Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Multi-disciplinary Science. The graduate program includes M.A., M.Sc., Master of Kinesiology (non-thesis), Master of High Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership, and Ph.D. degrees. For further details about the School of Kinesiology and its research, please visit the School’s website at http://kin.educ.ubc.ca/.

The UBC Faculty of Education is one of the leading faculties of its kind in the world, advancing educational research and understanding of teaching and learning in a way that celebrates diversity, equity and innovation, and welcomes international collaboration in an increasingly borderless globe. We provide a comprehensive set of programmatic offerings at the baccalaureate, magisterial, and doctoral levels. For further details about the Faculty of Education and its research and teaching programs, please visit www.educ.ubc.ca.

The UBC Vancouver campus is located on the traditional ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people in Vancouver, currently a multicultural, multilingual city ranked as one of the best places to live in the world. The University is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university.

The School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education, and UBC are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research experience and service that they can contribute to this goal. Familiarity with, and experience using pedagogical methods and designing research that enable students across Indigenous, racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identity and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential will be considered an asset. Candidates should have a strong commitment to fostering inclusivity and teaching in a welcoming and politically astute environment.

This is a tenure-track position in the Professoriate Stream. The successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a detailed description of the Assistant Professor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, please visit, https://hr.ubc.ca/sites/default/files/2020-09/Faculty-CA2019-2021.pdf. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Starting salary is determined both by the candidate’s qualifications and experience and by their placement on the career progress scale within the UBC Faculty of Education.

Interested applicants are invited to send:
(i) a cover letter,
(ii) curriculum vitae,
(iii) a five year research plan,
(iv) a summary of teaching interests and philosophy,
(v) evidence of teaching excellence (such as course outlines and student evaluations if available),
(vi) three papers that are the most significant and relevant to their research interests, and
(vii) a Diversity Statement. Diversity is an important part of the School of Kinesiology/Faculty of Education/UBC mission. Please provide a Diversity Statement (max 1 page) that describes and documents how diversity figures into your past and present experience of teaching, research, and your lived experience. Going forward, how would you imagine incorporating attention to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion?

The complete application file must be submitted in the format of one bookmarked PDF file, addressed to Dr. Robert Boushel, Director School of Kinesiology, and sent electronically to kin.hr@ubc.ca by the application review start date (below). Please indicated in subject heading: Biomechanics of Human Movement. Following the submission of the application, the applicant will receive an Equity Survey link via email. Completion of the anonymous Equity Survey is strongly encouraged as part of the application process.

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to kin.hr@ubc.ca by the application review start date (below).

While applications will be received until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit by February 15, 2021, to ensure optimal consideration.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Robert Boushel, Director School of Kinesiology at kin.hr@ubc.ca.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Academic Neurologist – McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences invite applicants for an Academic Physician to join the Division of Neurology. This is a full-time faculty position for a period of three years (renewable). Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

Applicants will have completed specialty training in neurology, fellowship training in cerebrovascular disorders, and training and certification in neurosonology, both transcranial doppler and carotid ultrasonography. The candidate should have a track record of successful clinical research, including advanced training, MSc or PhD, and a substantial publication portfolio. A combination of clinical, research and educational activities will be undertaken.

The successful candidate will be a full-time member of the Division of Neurology and will be expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Faculty and Division. The successful candidate must have interest in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in general and stroke neurology.

Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario.

Please apply online to Job Opening 35778 via the McMaster Academic Careers website (http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/) directing your application to:

Lorrie Reurink, Manager, Human Resources and Faculty Recruitment

Interested applicants must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, description of training and research experience as well as the names and addresses of three professional referees.

All qualified applicants are encouraged apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged 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 citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

“Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or

“No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”

 

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey – Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or

Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or

School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679

to communicate accommodation needs.

Contact information

Lorrie Reurink

Manager, Human Resources and Faculty Recruitment

Department of Medicine, McMaster University

reurink@mcmaster.ca

Posting end date

2021/02/03

Two Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Faculty Positions in Visual Neuroscience, York University

Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2021

Integral to a University-wide initiative in visual neuroscience, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health at York University plan to make two tenure stream faculty hires, at the Assistant or Associate professor level, to join the large community of vision scientists in the Centre for Vision Research (http://www.cvr.yorku.ca/). These faculty positions are linked to and supported in part by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) Vision: Science to Application (VISTA) program http://vista.info.yorku.ca/), an $8.2M equipment grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and a new world-class facility for visual neuroscience research. Successful candidates must each be eligible and apply for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC), (see https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/ for details).

For more information on the role and for details on how to apply to the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Faculty Position in Visual Neuroscience in the Department of Biology, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference number 4916.

For more information on the role and for details on how to apply to the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Faculty Position in Visual Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference number 4917.

Note that applications will be treated confidentially, except information will be shared between the two search committees.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713.

Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

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For more information on the role and for details on how to apply to the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Faculty Position in Visual Neuroscience in the Department of Biology, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference number 4916.

For more information on the role and for details on how to apply to the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Faculty Position in Visual Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference number 4917.

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2020/02/01

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Computational Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Calgary

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Computational Behavioural Neuroscience. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in the Department of Psychology. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

The Chair will establish and maintain an active and externally funded research program. The Chair will be expected to undertake research that investigates the neural control of behavior in model systems, and use computational techniques as an integral component of their data collection and/or analysis. Candidates with research programs directed toward understanding the mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity of neural circuits underlying behavior are of particular interest. The Chair’s research program will be aligned with both the University of Calgary’s and the Faculty of Arts’ strategic plans. Additionally, the Chair will play an important role in teaching and research supervision of students in Psychology undergraduate and graduate programs. Service to the department, faculty, and University, is also expected, particularly in helping to build a diverse and inclusive community.

The University of Calgary requires that the successful candidate will have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. The candidate will also have at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience. Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars who have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier II Chair assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. Please contact UCalgary’s Office of Research Services for more information: ipd@ucalgary.ca. Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx), including eligibility criteria.

The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Candidates may demonstrate research excellence through peer-reviewed publications, a strong record of research productivity and the potential for obtaining external research funding. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated via: a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course outlines, and/or a record of undergraduate or graduate teaching, student supervision, or mentorship.

The Chair will have the opportunity to be part of a prolific and diverse research environment in the Department of Psychology, and contribute to the University of Calgary’s Brain and Mental Heath strategy that includes the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Computational Neuroscience is a top priority within the Brain and Mental Health strategy, and the Chair will be a key contributor to this initiative. The Chair will have access to state of the art core infrastructure. If nomination for CRC Tier II is successful, the incumbent will be offered a 75% reduction in teaching for the duration of the Chair appointment.

The Department of Psychology has a strong research reputation (6th in Canada in MacLean’s 2021 rankings) and high standards in teaching. Under the guidance of the core values of (1) Discovery and Innovation, (2) Integrity, (3) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, (4) Community, and (5) Health and Well-Being, we are actively and fully committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in our department and on our campus. For more information about the Department, please visit http://psych.ucalgary.ca and https://arts.ucalgary.ca/psychology/about/equity-diversity-and-inclusion.

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) leads the University of Calgary’s Brain and Mental Health Strategic Research Theme. For more information, please visit http://ucalgary.ca/research/brain-and-mental-health. The primary strategic research goal of the HBI is to achieve internationally recognized key discoveries and transformative clinical research in the neurosciences and mental health. For more information about the HBI, please visit http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers (careers.ucalgary.ca). Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  • Cover letter that also includes: (1) a one-page diversity statement outlining the candidate’s strengths, experiences and plans for promoting equity, diversity and inclusivity within their team as well as the broader campus community. (2) The name and contact information of three referees, and written permission to the Chair of the Selection Committee to contact the referees for letters of references
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests (not to exceed two pages)
  • Teaching statement that outlines teaching, mentorship and/or supervision experience, and that also includes a teaching philosophy statement, and, if available, sample course outlines and evidence of teaching effectiveness

For more information and to apply: https://arts.careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/5915457-canada-research-chair-tier-ii-in-computational-behavioural-neuroscience-department-of-psychology

 

Applications are accepted until January 27, 2021

 

Questions may be addressed to:

Dr. Michael Antle

Professor, Department of Psychology

Email: antlem@ucalgary.ca

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and hat career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide in their cover letter any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration, and be sensitive, to the impact of career interruptions when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by a number of groups in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups under the Employment Equity Act (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

A number of resources are available on campus to support diversity and inclusion, including two daycares; the Q Centre; the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Protected Disclosure; the Writing Symbols Lodge; and the Women’s Resource Centre. For more information, please visit www.ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

 

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For more information and to apply: https://arts.careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/5915457-canada-research-chair-tier-ii-in-computational-behavioural-neuroscience-department-of-psychology

Questions may be addressed to:

Dr. Michael Antle

Professor, Department of Psychology

Email: antlem@ucalgary.ca

Posting end date

2021/01/27

 

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 (Jamie.McMillan@umanitoba.ca), 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 UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca 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

Jamie.McMillan@umanitoba.ca

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Posting end date: 2020/12/11

Two full-time tenure stream appointments in Neuroscience, University of Toronto Scarborough

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for two full-time tenure stream appointments in Neuroscience. Both appointments are at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Context & Qualifications

The University of Toronto Scarborough is implementing a new Strategic Plan: Inspiring Inclusive Excellence. Consistent with the values and objectives in that plan, we especially welcome candidates who self-identify as Indigenous or those who have lived experience in Black or other racialized (persons of colour) communities.

This position is part of a cohort of similar faculty searches in Historical and Cultural Studies, the Centre for Critical Development Studies, Political Science, and Psychology. New colleagues will have the opportunity to be connected with previous cohorts of faculty from under-represented groups, including those hired last year in four departments spanning the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Applicants must have a PhD in Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, or a related field, at least one year of postdoctoral research experience, an outstanding research record, and a demonstrated strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidates must employ the latest approaches to understand brain function on multiple levels ranging from the genomic and cellular to circuits and entire organisms. We are particularly interested in candidates who will create synergies with existing neuroscience research at UTSC, in areas such as motor control, learning and motivation, synaptic plasticity, sensory neurobiology, neurodegeneration, neuro-epigenetics, and the neurobiology of stress. The candidate must complement and deepen our existing departmental strengths. Research areas of interest must include one or more of the following:

  • translational neuroscience focused on understanding the molecular or systems level mechanisms underlying brain diseases
  • neuroimmunology e.g. microglia, immune responses in healthy and diseased brain
  • tool development for imaging or manipulating brain function
  • neurobiology of memory, sensory or motor systems
  • computational neuroscience
  • vertebrate and invertebrate models

The successful candidates will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research programs. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conference, awards and accolades for work in the field, an innovative research statement and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

The successful candidates will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the submitted teaching materials, as well as strong letters of reference. Other teaching-related activities may include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or conference posters or presentations. The successful candidates must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, demonstrated through the application materials.

Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Further information on the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci/.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in biological research and education and the Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units within the University. The successful candidates will be cross appointed to the Graduate Department of Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto (http://csb.utoronto.ca/), and are expected to maintain an active research program centered at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while working in one of Canada’s most diverse institutions. At UTSC, the new faculty members will have access to several research facilities including state of the art molecular, cellular, neuroscience, and imaging tools in the Centre for the Neurobiology of Stress (https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/cns/) and the outstanding chemistry analytical capacity offered by the TRACES Lab (Teaching and Research in Analytical Chemical and Environmental Science – http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~traceslab/).

 

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

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Applications must include a current CV, a cover letter, a statement of research, three representative publications, a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, teaching evaluations or other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 5, 2021.

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

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computational Approaches to Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour – McMaster University

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations, and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Computational Approaches to Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will use computational models to investigate fundamental questions related to psychology, neuroscience, and/or behaviour. Applications from any area that applies computational modelling to understand neural function or behaviour are welcome. Applications from early-career candidates are especially encouraged. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, big data analytics and machine learning applied to neural or behavioural data, computational models of reward and motivation, computational models of learning and memory, computational models of social interactions, and computational models of spatial navigation. The candidate could apply models to any level of analysis, from neurons to circuits to systems to populations.

The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour has long-standing strengths in cognitive and computational neuroscience, sensory systems and behavioural neuroscience, perception, cognition, development, evolutionary psychology, and animal behaviour. We value and encourage collaboration among researchers and educators, and have close ties with the Departments of Biology, Kinesiology, Music, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience. Many of our faculty are affiliated with McMaster’s interdisciplinary graduate programs in Neuroscience and Computational Science & Engineering. For more information on the Department, please visit https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete, through McMaster’s application submission portal. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science at baileyd@mcmaster.ca to communicate accommodation needs.

How to Apply

Complete applications must be made online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/ (Faculty Positions, Job 34946) by the deadline to the attention of Dr. Bruce Milliken, Professor & Chair, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including a statement regarding whether the applicant has Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status (see below))
  • a current Curriculum Vitae, and three (3) representative publications (reprints or preprints)
  • a statement of research interests (2-page maximum)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2-page maximum)
  • a statement of experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings (2-page maximum)
  • the names and full contact information of at least three referees.
  • Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage; the Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

Review of complete applications will begin December 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an on-line, system-generated confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that any full- time, permanent faculty member of the Department can request confidential access to the application materials, including the reference letters. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members achieve a work-life balance. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications, as stated above, MUST include one of the following statements in their application package: “I am/am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.” Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Academic Neuro-Oncologist – McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences invite applicants for an Academic Physician to join the Division of Neurology. This is a full-time faculty position for a period of three years (renewable). Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Applicants will have completed training in neurology and specialty training in neuro-oncology. A combination of clinical, research and educational activities will be undertaken.

Clinical activities will include neuro-oncology clinics, neuro-oncology consultation with a multidisciplinary regional oncology team, administration and monitoring of chemotherapy, neuro-oncology program development, participation in neuro-oncology clinical trials, and general neurology clinical activities. The successful candidate will be a full-time member of the Division of Neurology and will be expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Faculty and Division. The successful candidate should also have interest in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in general neurology and neuro-oncologic disorders.

Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario.

Please apply on-line to job opening # 34437 online via the McMaster Academic Careers website (http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/) directing your application to:

Dr. W. J. Oczkowski, MD FRCPC, Professor and Academic Head Division of Neurology

McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences

237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2
Email: oczkowsk@mcmaster.ca

Interested applicants must include an up to date curriculum vitae, description of training and research experience as well as the names and addresses of three professional referees.

All qualified applicants are encouraged apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged 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 citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

“Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or

“No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey – Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or
Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or
School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679
to communicate accommodation needs.

Contact information

Please apply on-line to job opening # 34437 online via the McMaster Academic Careers website (http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/) directing your application to:

Dr. W. J. Oczkowski, MD FRCPC, Professor and Academic Head Division of Neurology
McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences
237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2
Email: oczkowsk@mcmaster.ca

Posting end date

2020/10/22

Academic Neurologist – McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton invite applicants for an Academic Physician to join the Division of Neurology. This is a full-time faculty position for a period of three years renewable. Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Clinical activities will include neuromuscular clinics, out-patient ALS clinics, and general neurology clinical activities. The successful candidate will be a full-time member of the Division of Neurology and will be expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Faculty and Division. The successful candidate should also have interest in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in general neurology and neuromuscular disorders. A combination of clinical, research and educational activities will be undertaken.

Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario. Additional neurology training and specialty training in neuromuscular disorders and ALS is a requirement.

All qualified applicants are encouraged apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged 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 citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

“Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or

“No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey – Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or
Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or
School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679
to communicate accommodation needs.

Contact information

Please apply online to Job Opening 34488 via the McMaster Academic Careers website (http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/) directing your application to:

Dr. W. J. Oczkowski, MD FRCPC
Professor and Academic Head Division of Neurology
McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences
237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2
Email: oczkowsk@mcmaster.ca

Interested applicants must include an up to date curriculum vitae, description of training and research experience as well as the names and addresses of three professional referees.

Assistant Professor, Innate Immunity, University of Guelph

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Innate Immunity.

We are seeking outstanding candidates whose research interests are at the interface of microbes (bacterial, fungal and/or viral) and the human innate immune system. Individuals investigating the interactions between commensal or pathogenic microorganisms and the physical barriers and cellular responses of the innate immune system are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate may have expertise in a wide range of experimental approaches, including immunological, microbiological, biochemical, -omics technologies and other relevant strategies. The successful applicant is expected to establish an innovative and sustainable research program that will integrate with, and expand, the research strengths of the Department, and offer new avenues for collaboration.

Qualifications include a Ph.D., a preferred minimum of two years of relevant post-doctoral experience, a proven record of research excellence evident in high-quality publications and demonstrated potential to establish a competitive independent research program and secure research funding. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the potential to provide effective and innovative teaching to a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students, and will be committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment.

A culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative at the University of Guelph as this is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating a modern academic community. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds is essential. Therefore, we invite and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially from groups that are underrepresented in higher education. The Department is a collegial, inclusive, and welcoming environment that values diversity, and wellness among our members as key ingredients in our collective success.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary, research-intensive department with 44 faculty members who study diverse biological systems at levels from molecules to cells. The Department is the home of undergraduate programs in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Neuroscience, and contributes to programs in Biological Science, Biomedical Science, and Plant Science. Graduate training activities include programs offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and a Master of Biotechnology degree. Faculty members also participate in cross-department programs, including Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Neuroscience, Plant Science, and Toxicology. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a creative and independent research program, sustained by external funding from national/provincial agencies, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate training.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our University positions us to create positive change, here, and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials as a single PDF file: (1) a cover letter indicating area(s) of research focus; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) an overview of proposed research program (max. 1500 words; see below for additional details); (4) a teaching statement (max. 500 words); (5) a separate statement describing the strategies you will use to promote inclusion and support a diverse community in your research lab and classrooms (max. 500 words); and (6) contact information of three references. Assessment of applications will begin on October 31, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be sent by email to the attention of:

Dr. Cezar Khursigara

Search Committee Chair

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

College of Biological Science

University of Guelph

Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1

Email: mcbchair@uoguelph.ca

The overview of proposed research statement should be a maximum length of 1500 words (~ 3 pages) of 12pt font. This statement should:

  1. Detail the candidate’s specific area of expertise, with a description of their contributions to the field.
  2. Provide a detailed plan of their future independent research program, and how this program might be leveraged to obtain extramural funding.
  3. Indicate how the candidate’s research program will synergize with the Department’s research environment.

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

The University of Guelph 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 the University of Guelph Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

Contact information

Applications should be sent by email to the attention of:

Dr. Cezar Khursigara

Search Committee Chair

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

College of Biological Science

University of Guelph

Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1

Email: mcbchair@uoguelph.ca

Posting end date

2020/10/31