Research Enhanced Faculty Position in Visual Neuroscience: Neuroimaging at York University

The Department of Psychology at York University ( invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in Visual Neuroscience: Neuroimaging to commence July 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval. This is a research enhanced faculty position partially funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund VISTA (Vision: Science to Application) program (

The successful candidate is expected to engage with and benefit from the VISTA program led by York’s internationally renowned Centre for Vision Research (, and focused on the intersection between biological and computational vision. The VISTA program will be supported by a total of $120 million in funding over the next seven years. The incumbent will receive enhanced research support, a reduced teaching load, and competitive access to general VISTA research and training funds for the duration of the program. The successful candidate is expected to be eligible for prompt appointment to York’s Neuroscience Graduate Diploma Program ( as well as to York’s Centre for Vision Research and/or other organized research units contributing to the VISTA program.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in psychology or a related discipline. The incumbent will employ neuroimaging (particularly fMRI), potentially combined with other techniques, to study the neural basis of human visual functions such as attention, face and object perception, multisensory integration, spatial memory, and/or visual-motor integration. The incumbent should demonstrate excellence, or promise of excellence in teaching and have an outstanding research record demonstrating excellence or rising eminence in their field, and a proven ability to attract substantial external, peer-reviewed research funding and to train successful graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. A research program with clear health and/or industrial applications will be considered an asset. The successful candidate is expected to work with other VISTA investigators in the life and computer sciences and foster linkages and applied research with VISTA partners in the hospital, industrial, government, and national/international academic communities. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and supervision of honours students in the Psychology department. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively and will be expected to contribute through service to the department, faculty and university. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology-enhanced learning is an asset.

The York University Department of Psychology is ranked among the top 100 in the world according to QS World Rankings. York has a research-dedicated MRI suite and substantial facilities for visual psychophysics, visual neuroscience, and virtual reality.

A cover letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three reprints or preprints, and teaching evaluations (if available) should be uploaded into a single .pdf file and sent by November 15, 2017 to email: Arrangements should be made for three signed confidential letters of reference to be submitted by this deadline to the same email and addressed to The Chair, Visual Neuroscience: Neuroimaging Search Committee. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: Please select the “Affirmative Action” tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

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 or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. York acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


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Posting end date: 2017-11-30