Tenure Track Faculty Position in Behavioural Neuroscience – Concordia University, Montreal

The Department of Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in behavioural neuroscience. The ideal candidate should have a record of innovative research on fundamental neurobiological mechanisms of behaviour using rodents as a model species.

Research approaches including but not limited to molecular, cellular, systems, and computational neuroscience will be considered. This position will build on existing strengths in research on addiction, motivation, cognition, learning and memory, biological rhythms and neurophysiology at Concordia. The successful applicant will become a full member of The Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, and will have access to state-of-the-art facilities at Concordia University, including the PERFORM center, the Center for Microscopy and Cell Imaging and the Center for Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry. We anticipate filling this position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Eligible applicants require a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience or relevant field, and a strong record of publication in peer-reviewed, scientific journals. We are looking for a self-driven, emerging or established researcher with exceptional potential to become a leader in their field. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a strong interest in and commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and training.

Applicants should outline an innovative research program with the potential to attract external funding and high calibre trainees. Complete applications should include: (i) cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) a research statement and 3 representative publications, (iv) statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including supporting materials if available), and (v) a brief description of how the candidate plans to contribute to a diverse and inclusive research and teaching environment. Applicants will be requested to send in three letters of reference following the screening of applications. Applicants are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their careers, such as but not limited to the decision to have a family, eldercare, illness, and so forth.

The complete application should be sent to Dr. Aaron Johnson, Chair, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St West, PY146, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R6 Canada, or psychology@concordia.ca (electronic submissions preferred).

We anticipate filling this position by August 1st, 2020. Review of complete applications will begin on September 23rd 2019 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Applicants who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification. Candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian 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 Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.