Full-Time Lecturer in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology – Simon Fraser University

The Opportunity

The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology to commence September 1, 2024 or a mutually agreed-upon date.

Core duties of the Lecturer in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology:

  • Teaching: Teach undergraduate laboratory- and/or lecture-based courses in areas including assessment of movement and function, etiology and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, functional anatomy, applied physiological measurements, and active rehabilitation. Contribute to curriculum and program development.
  • Service: Serve the Department, the University, and the larger scientific community by contributing to committee work and to departmental initiatives. The candidate’s service work will also involve liaising with professionals in the kinesiology community and potential employers of our Department’s students and graduates, as well as with relevant accrediting, certifying and professional organizations.

The typical workload distribution for Lecturers in BPK is 80% teaching, and 20% service. In carrying out these duties, the successful candidate will advance BPK’s goals to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion by working to eliminate the barriers that impede the ability of department members from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to achieve their full potential. The successful candidate will foster a positive and inclusive working environment through respectful interactions with all faculty, staff, and students.

The responsibilities, terms, and conditions of employment of faculty are listed in the SFU-SFUFA collective agreement.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $84,049.00 to $98,057.00. Note, the expected salary range does not include the value of benefit.

The Successful Candidate

The following credentials, skills, expertise, experience, values, and attitudes comprise the desired qualifications.

The successful candidate must:

  • Hold a graduate or professional degree in kinesiology, rehabilitation sciences, movement science, or a related discipline.
  • Have a background of clinical and teaching experience.
  • Have demonstrated evidence of effective teaching of lecture-, laboratory-, and clinical-based undergraduate courses and fostering of inclusive learning environments.
  • Have demonstrated a strong commitment to pedagogical and/or professional development.
  • Have demonstrated an ability to integrate scientific research into practice and critically appraise literature relevant to kinesiology.
  • Show strong potential for effective knowledge translation and community engagement.
  • Demonstrate outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written, in English). These skills include but are not limited to strong collegiality, listening skills, valuing, and respecting diverse perspectives, and a collaborative disposition.
  • Show strong potential to be an engaged academic citizen, in part by demonstrating a record of volunteerism and participation in service activities, such as committee work and outreach initiatives.

The following qualifications are considered assets:

  • Advanced training or formal certification in clinical skills in related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in increasing equity and diversity in their previous institutional environment(s) or in curricula.
  • Demonstrated experience or specific aspirations to better understand and address health issues affecting underrepresented populations.
  • Experience with learning management software.
  • Show clear interest and potential to effectively advocate for the field of kinesiology within and outside the University including with professional associations and certification bodies.
  • Leadership potential, demonstrated by leadership roles or formal training.
  • Interest and potential to supervise undergraduate research experiences.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, efforts at decolonization, indigenization, and reconciliation.

About the Department and University

About the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK)
The mission of BPK is to advance the understanding of physiology, movement, neuroscience, and human health through fundamental and applied research, education, and service. BPK offers undergraduate degrees (BSc, BSc Honours) in kinesiology, biomedical physiology, and behavioural neuroscience, as well as graduate degrees (MSc, PhD). The Department includes 24 research faculty, 9 continuing teaching faculty members, 7 staff members, approximately 50 graduate students, and over 1,000 undergraduate majors. BPK features research clusters in exercise and environmental physiology, cardiovascular physiology, chronic diseases, neuromechanics, and neuroscience. The Department boasts state-of-the-art teaching and lab facilities. Instructors are supported by excellent TAs, experienced and dedicated support staff, and a department with a strong culture of collegiality and collaboration. BPK has a renowned co-op program that provides practical and experiential opportunities for its students.

About SFU

At the intersection of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community engagement lies Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university. With three campuses located in beautiful British Columbia’s largest municipalities – Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey – our students, faculty, and staff are privileged to live and work on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen Peoples. Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top employers, SFU’s excellence as an engaged university is derived from our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the pursuit of decolonization, indigenization, and reconciliation.

SFU offers several unique assets to its teaching faculty that are particularly relevant to this position. This includes Centre for Education Excellence, with multiple and ongoing offerings for teaching development and pedagogy. There is outstanding IT support for course development. In support of families with young children, SFU has high quality childcare on its Burnaby campus.

How To Apply

Candidates should address their applications to Dr. Peter Ruben (he/him/his), Chair of the Search Committee. Applications should consist of a single PDF file inclusive of and bookmarked for the following components:

  • A cover letter (maximum two pages) that addresses: 1) reasons for applying to the position, and 2) a narrative description highlighting evidence that the candidate possesses the listed qualifications and can effectively perform the listed job duties
  • A complete up-to-date curriculum vitae that lists the candidate’s education and employment history, teaching experience, clinical experience, service activities, student supervision, volunteering, affiliations and memberships with professional organizations, and any relevant publications, conference presentations, and awards.
  • A teaching statement (maximum two pages) that describes the candidate’s teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Diversity statement (1 page) describing your lived background experience (if comfortable), and your past experience and future plans regarding working with a diverse student body and contributing to a culture of equity and inclusion.
  • The names, titles, and email addresses of 3 or 4 referees who are qualified to assess the candidate’s capabilities in relation to the required and desired qualifications. Referees will be contacted by SFU for candidates advancing to the later stages of the selection process.
  • Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Candidates should submit their applications by email to bpkcs@sfu.ca with the subject line lecturer2023_lastname_firstname. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2024. Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed if the position is still open.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and non-traditional areas of research and/or research outputs.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, including Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty; please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants. If you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations, please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, refer to the Collection Notice.

The position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to the BPK Chair’s Assistant, bpkcs@sfu.ca.

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2024/02/01

Neuroscience Postdoctoral Positions – University of Toronto – Woodin lab

The Woodin lab, in the Department of Cell & Systems Biology at the University of Toronto, is seeking talented postdoctoral fellows with experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology, or molecular biology and biochemistry. Our lab is actively identifying mechanisms regulating inhibition and determining the contribution of excitation/inhibition imbalances to neurological disorders. We use a combinatorial approach that includes electrophysiology, opto- and chemo-genetics, biochemistry, proteomics, imaging, and behavioural testing. The postdoctoral fellow will join the lab of Professor Melanie Woodin, which is co-led with Professor Jessica Pressey. Positions are fully funded (including benefits); applicants are encouraged to apply for external funding. More information on Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Toronto can be found here: https://postdoc.sgs.utoronto.ca/.

Anticipated Start: Summer 2024

Duration: 2+ years

Application Process:

Interested applicants should email their CV and cover letter to jessicapressey@utoronto.ca. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Visit the Woodin lab website to learn more: https://woodin.artsci.utoronto.ca/

Research Associate – Western University

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 37.5

Salary Grade: R2

Please note, this is a wholly grant funded position.

About Western

With an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

About Us

Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is a leading Canadian centre of outstanding education and research shaping health care for the next generation and is the largest and most complex faculty on campus. The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology has a long-standing tradition of distinction in research and teaching. The success of Anatomy and Cell biology is predicated on its people, dedicated Faculty, Staff and Trainees who support our mission: excellence in research and scholarship in anatomy, cell biology, neuroscience and education.

The mission of Dr. Khokhar’s research is to disentangle the complex relationship between substance use and serious mental illness. The lab uses a variety of cutting-edge behavioural, neuroimaging and circuit manipulation tools to answer translationally relevant questions related to this chicken-or-egg question with the ultimate goal of improving treatment options for these patients.

Responsibilities

The Research Associate will apply their expertise and knowledge to a research project under the direction of a Principal Investigator and will carry out and oversee original and independent research to assist the PI in achieving their research outcomes regarding the interactions between substance use and serious mental illness, with an eye toward treatment of these disorders using a variety of behavioural and circuit-interrogation methods. The position will play a lead role in training staff, graduate students, undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and in resolving issues that arise in the research environment. The Research Associate will support and operationalize new and innovative research opportunities as requested, participate in the development of research and project plans, and design, build and run experiments. The role will plan, implement, and coordinate aspects of data collection, perform data analysis, evaluate and interpret experiment al results, develop models or correlations, and prepare reports and other written material for presentations and/or submissions to various stakeholders as required.

Qualifications

  • Education:
  • Master’s Degree in Neuroscience or Pharmacology
  • PhD Degree in Neuroscience or Pharmacology is preferred.

Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in a related academic research environment with behavioural paradigms including withdrawal, conditioned place preference, self-administration/free-access intake, fear conditioning, prepulse inhibition, and latent inhibition
  • Experience with LC/MS or HPLC methods
  • Experience coding with behavioural control software (such as Med Associates), using behavioural assessment software (such as Noldus Ethovision), and with statistical analysis software packages (such as SPSS or R)
  • Experience with in vivo electrophysiology would be an asset

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Familiarity with regulations and guidelines governing research ethics in an academic environment and with best practices for reviewing and writing grant proposals
  • In depth knowledge with methods for research design, implementation, and analysis with ability in methodology, procedures, equipment and standards to produce required research data
  • Proficiency in summarizing research findings, reviewing, appraising and interpreting published literature
  • Familiarity with techniques for updating, managing and extracting data from a research database
  • Ability to collaborate across internal and external boundaries to meet common objectives, improve outcomes and support work beyond one’s own unit
  • Communication skills to describe technical concepts effectively to both novice and sophisticated users, with an ability to complete detailed analytics and reports
  • Ability to work in a manner that mo dels best practices in confidentiality standards
  • Ability to provide solutions and ideas for improvement by using imaginative approaches where constructive thinking and innovation are required
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy
  • Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate the research group’s events and activities
  • Results-oriented with the ability to motivate and coach students to meet high performance standards, while working effectively as a member of the leadership team
  • Ability to investigate defined issues, solicit input, and suggest remedies and alternative approaches that meet the needs of the situation
  • Proven ability and natural inclination to develop relationships by interacting with people in a professional, respectful and diplomatic manner
  • Advanced skills in software and applications used to produce and analyze research outcomes< br />- Demonstrated ability to research/investigate issues and resolve problems

Background Checks

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce a current police information record check(s) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Contact information

Interested applicants are asked to visit https://recruit.uwo.ca for further information and to apply online referencing job #32815 by midnight on October 31st, 2023.

Posting end date: 2023/10/31

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Post-doc positions in neuromodulation – University of Calgary, Kiss lab

The Kiss lab has several opportunities for post-doctoral training. One project involves focused ultrasound (FUS) neuromodulation imaging/electrophysiology and modeling, participating in a recently funded NSERC grant. The aim of the project is to learn how FUS applied in animal models alters neural function, using in vitro and in vivo techniques. Another project involves electrophysiology in humans undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders. The goal of this project is to learn how DBS works using neuroimaging and EEG in various conditions. We will investigate new brain targets as well as how it alters brain-wide connectivity in patients who have DBS implants.
The candidate will join a dynamic team that uses imaging and electrophysiology. The candidate will perform experiments, analyze data, write and present her/his research findings. She/he is expected to participate in planning and intellectual development of projects, and will use multidisciplinary approaches to satisfy research objectives. While the positions are fully funded, all trainees will be expected to apply for external fellowships.

Contact information

Zelma HT Kiss, MD, PhD
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
Room 1AC58 Health Research Innovation Centre
3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N4N1
Email: zkiss@ucalgary.ca

Post-doctoral researcher(s) in cellular and molecular neuroscience – University of Victoria

Swayne lab

The Swayne Lab in the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria is recruiting post-doctoral researchers, or research associates, in cellular and molecular neuroscience.

The research projects investigate cross-cellular mechanisms regulating dendritic spine stability. Experiments will involve transgenic models both in situ and in vitro, a variety of imaging techniques (confocal, super-resolution, two-photon microscopy), cell biological and biochemical tools as well as electrophysiology, and behavioural studies. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to apply and expand their expertise in neuron and astrocyte biology across these approaches in a dynamic and collaborative research environment that values integrity, teamwork, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We encourage researchers who have obtained or will soon obtain their PhD with a demonstrated track record in cellular signaling and imaging research to apply. Previous experience with fluorescence imaging, transgenic models, and primary cell culture is especially valued.

Interested applicants are invited to send their CV, list of references, and brief statement of research interests to Dr. Leigh Anne Swayne: lswayne@uvic.ca.

Posting end date: 2023/10/15

Neuroscience Postdoctoral Scholar positions – University of Calgary

Duration: Minimum 2 years

Start date: Jan 2024 (negotiable)

Salary: TBD, plus medical benefits

 

The projects:

The Kurrasch Lab currently has three open postdoctoral positions (fully funded):

Project 1: Maternal microbiome and mechanistic impacts on the developing brain. This goal of this project is to define the mechanistic events that link adverse changes in the maternal gut to neurodevelopmental disorders in the offspring, using mice as a model system.

Project 2: Embryonic neural sex differentiation. The goal of this project is to determine the programs driving sex dimorphic development of the hypothalamus in mice.

Project 3: Comparative study of adult hypothalamic plasticity. The goal of this project is to determine the role of immature neurons in the adult hypothalamic parenchyma across small and large-brained species.

All projects employ a variety of cutting-edge techniques: single cell ‘omics, advanced microscopy (including iDISCO), in utero electroporation, live cell imaging, behavioral monitoring, human brain organoids (where relevant). Responsibilities include generating, analyzing, graphing, and presenting results, as well as writing and submitting manuscripts. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to generate new ideas in collaboration with the Principal Investigator. Daily the scholar will interact with other laboratory personnel, including helping to train graduate and undergraduates.

The postdoctoral fellow will join Dr Deborah Kurrasch’s laboratory in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Each position is fully funded.

Interested applicants please provide:

  • a cover letter with statement of research experience and interests,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • the names and contact information for three persons who have agreed to provide references.

Deadline for application is October 31, 2023.

Submit applications via email directly to Deborah Kurrasch, kurrasch@ucalgary.ca.

Please indicate PDF application in the subject line.

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Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Atlantic Veterinary College and the UPEI Faculty of Medicine invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Comparative Medicine. Appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level.

The successful candidate will hold a cross-appointment between the Faculties of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Primary undergraduate teaching responsibilities will be in the Faculty of Medicine in one of several pre-clinical disciplines based on the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong externally funded independent research program, teach graduate courses, and mentor graduate and undergraduate research students in Biomedical Sciences. Members of the Department of Biomedical Sciences conduct basic and applied research particularly in the areas of physiology, microanatomy, pharmacology and toxicology, cell and molecular biology and neuroscience. Biomedical Sciences offers accredited MSc and PhD degree programs and hosts world class laboratory and animal facilities with access to clinical veterinary specialty services.

The new UPEI Faculty of Medicine will house a joint MD degree in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland with an expected start date of September 2025.

The successful applicant will have a PhD with relevant post-doctoral experience and a significant record of publications in a discipline relevant to departmental strengths. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience and is subject to budgetary approval.

For additional details and application instructions see the attached PDF and/or the UPEI website (www.upei.ca)

Contact information
Dr. Sue Dawson, Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A4P3
Email: sdawson@upei.ca
Phone: 902-566-0808

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream-Contractually Limited Term Appointment-Behavioural Neuroscience – University of Toronto

Date Posted: 06/22/2023

Closing Date: 07/27/2023, 11:59PM ET

Req ID: 31460

Job Category: Faculty – Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science

Department: Dept of Psychology

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year contractually limited-term appointment (CLTA) in the area of Behavioural Neuroscience. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, with an expected start date of September 1, 2023 and ending on August 31, 2025.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science or a related area by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must also possess a record of excellence in teaching and teaching-related scholarly activities. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate level including lecture preparation and delivery. Additionally, candidates must possess a commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching experience and accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below) as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

The position involves teaching undergraduate courses primarily in behavioural neuroscience, with the ability to teach Cognitive Neuroscience, Learning and Plasticity, and Physiology and Psychology of Emotion as particular assets. The position may also include opportunities to teach in other relevant areas including statistics, research methods, learning, memory, psychopharmacology, sensation and perception, circadian rhythms and biological timing, emotion, and neurological disorders (https://artsci.calendar.utoronto.ca/section/Psychology#courses). Additional responsibilities may include supervision of undergraduate research projects and departmental service.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity and inclusion. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to EDI, 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 provide the name and contact information of three references. At least one reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQs.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Geoff MacDonald, Acting Chair of the Department of Psychology psy.chair@utoronto.ca For more information about the Department of Psychology, please visit our website https://psych.utoronto.ca/

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by July 27, 2023.

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

 

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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.

Click here for electronic copy of the posting and link to apply:

https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Assistant-Professor%2C-Teaching-Stream-Contractually-Limited-Term-Appointment-Behavioural-Neuroscience/571534317/

Contact information:       Professor Geoff MacDonald, Acting Chair of the Department of Psychology psy.chair@utoronto.ca

Posting end date:             2023/07/27

General Neurologists & Stroke Neurologists – Windsor Regional Hospital

Our client, Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH), is a multi-faceted health services organization operating from two main sites, the Metropolitan Campus and the Ouellette Campus. With 500 beds and an operating budget of over half a billion dollars, WRH is the regional provider of advanced care in areas that include complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, intensive care, acute mental health, family birthing centre, neonatal intensive care, paediatric services, and regional cancer services. WRH provides a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas for more than 400,000 people in Windsor and Essex County.

With increasing volumes, program development, and growing demands for service, WRH is seeking top tier General Neurologists and Stroke Neurologists to join their team. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative, collegial, and mutually respectful team to contribute to neurology service delivery excellence.

Full time and part time opportunities are available. WRH is also interested in recruiting subspecialty neurologists to bring unique skills to the group and community.

As a designated Enhanced District Stroke Centre, Windsor Regional Hospital provides specialized services for stroke and TIA patients offering timely hyper-acute treatments like tPA and endovascular therapy (Thrombectomy and Coiling), as well as neurosurgical services. The hospital has neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional radiologists on staff providing expert care for stroke patients. Following intervention and post procedure recovery and stabilization in the ICU, patients are transferred to the Acute Stroke Unit, a designated 16-bed unit dedicated to the care of Stroke patients. Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for Windsor-Essex are offered locally through Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Outpatient Rehab options direct from hospital also includes the Intensive Hospital to Home Rehab program and E-Rehab services provided through the Erie St. Clair LHIN.

Physicians at WRH have the opportunity to educate and mentor residents from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, with professional staff members eligible to hold a University appointment.

Candidates must be certified, or eligible for certification, by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Neurology and hold, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Offering great flexibility and work/life balance, these positions include an attractive compensation and relocation incentive package.

The Windsor-Essex area is ecologically rich with extensive parkland combined with a southwest location that extends warm weather activities such a golfing, gardening, and water sports. Windsor offers the unique opportunities of a larger metropolitan area and the benefits of a smaller community. Living directly across the border from Detroit, Michigan places you on a cosmopolitan stage where arts, culture, big league sports, and entertainment are just moments away. Best of all, you can enjoy access to all of these big-city advantages while living in the tranquility and beauty of the Windsor region.

Please forward a CV in confidence to:

Robb Callaghan, E-mail: rcallaghan@medfall.com

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Tenure Track Position in Neuroscience, University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty position in neuroscience in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan.

Overview:

Applicants engaged in all research areas of neuroscience are encouraged to apply, but neuroscience at the behavioural or systems level that could be relevant to veterinary medicine is of particular interest. The ideal candidate would be able to engage with existing research strengths in the department and teach important neuroscience curriculum that has clinical correlation to the veterinary medicine program.

The WCVM Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences comprises multiple research foci including reproductive health, neuroscience and behaviour, anatomy/morphology, pharmacology and toxicology, molecular biology and organ pathophysiology.

The ideal candidate should be able to utilize innovative multidisciplinary and translational approaches that intersect with the research foci of faculty in the department and thus build on our strengths of collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching, research and service related to the health and disease of animals.

To that end, the WCVM houses an Animal Care Unit, an imaging centre including live imaging, confocal and electron microscopes, an ultrasound imaging station, a Cytation-5 High-throughput Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader and access to a variety of other research facilities (https://wcvm.usask.ca/research/all-facilities.php). The University of Saskatchewan is also home to the Neuroscience Research Cluster and the Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Centre.

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is the premier centre for veterinary medical education and expertise in Western Canada. Nearly 350 undergraduate students are enrolled at the internationally recognized college that also includes the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre, a state-of-the-art primary care and referral hospital; the BJ Hughes Centre for Clinical Learning; and Prairie Diagnostic Services, which provides expertise in support of animal health diagnostics, teaching and disease surveillance.

The University of Saskatchewan has the widest array of health science colleges in Canada, including the WCVM, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, and School of Public Health. Collaborative opportunities exist with these and other facilities on campus including the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), InterVac (International Vaccine Centre), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canadian Light Source and Canada’s national synchrotron facility, Environment Canada, the Toxicology Centre, the School of Environment and Sustainability.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The university has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD degree in Neurosciences. A DVM would also be an asset. Postdoctoral research experience and teaching experience would be ideal.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $98,178 to $117,978; Associate Professor: $117,978 to $137,778. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position has a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Application Process:

Interested candidates must submit:

  • a cover letter outlining their qualifications and suitability for the position
  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • a statement of research interests, plans and their intersection with department strengths (maximum three pages)
  • a teaching philosophy statement (one page)
  • a statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) summarizing the candidate’s experiences with EDI and how those experiences will enhance the department (one page)
  • contact information for three references

Contact information

Appropriately signed electronic or paper-based applications should be sent to:

Daniel J MacPhee, Professor and Head

Dept. of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

University of Saskatchewan

52 Campus Drive

Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4 Canada

cheryl.hack@usask.ca

 

While review of applications will begin on August 15, 2023, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2024.