Tier II Canada Research Chair (Interdisciplinary Studies in Neuroscience) – Tenure Track Full-Time Faculty Position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor – Mount Saint Vincent University

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Mount Saint Vincent University seeks applicants or nominations for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the area of Interdisciplinary Studies in Neuroscience. Further information on the Canada Research Chairs program can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca. The position is expected to commence January 1, 2020.

The candidate for the Tier II CRC Chair will be an excellent emerging researcher who has developed an innovative programme of research in neuroscience related to the development of human behaviour, brain, and/or mind. The candidate will be engaged in interdisciplinary neuroscience in human development or cognition with a focus on life transition and challenges such as psychological disorder, learning, language/language acquisition, executive function and/or memory, and the effect of trauma on development. Candidates may use a variety of methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative assessments of behaviour, EEG or similar online methods, naturalist data collection, modelling, or population approaches.

The candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent in neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, or related field. The successful candidate will have evidence of an original and dynamic research program, a strong record of publication, a commitment to mentoring students, and will be expected to ensure funding success via application to Tri-Council and other agencies.

This appointment of the Tier II Chair will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications. Workload, salary, and benefits are in accordance with the CRC appointment and the University’s Collective Agreement with the Faculty Association. This position is subject to approval by the CRC Secretariat and final University budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit: a curriculum vitae; a brief outline of a programme of research, a statement outlining the applicant’s background, experience, and research accomplishments; a short statement of experience and plans for equity, inclusion, and diversity in a University teaching and research environment; and the names and contact information of three references (who will not be contacted without permission).

Send applications by mail or email in a single PDF format to:

Office of the Vice President Academic and Provost
Mount Saint Vincent University – 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

The Selection Committee will begin considering applications May 21, 2019.

Mount Saint Vincent University adheres to equity requirements for recruiting and nominating Canada Research Chairs: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/equity-equite/recruitment-recrutement-eng.aspx

Mount Saint Vincent University supports accommodations in all instances where an individual seeks an accommodation to eliminate discriminations on one of the prohibited grounds under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. Candidates can contact Kim.Healy@msvu.ca regarding accommodations. Mount Saint Vincent University recognizes the effects of maternity leave and leaves due to illness can have on a candidate’s record of achievement.

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Posted Online: April 17, 2019

Start Date: 01/01/2020

Department will begin considering applications: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

All positions remain open until filled. Applications should include statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references.

Contact information

Please mail or email applications to:
Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost

Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6


Posting end date: 2019/06/16