Visuomotor Neuroscience of Aging – Assistant Professor – York University

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Visuomotor Neuroscience of Aging focused on visuomotor control, and the integration of vision into action in aging, at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019. We seek an outstanding scholar to join a growing and dynamic School that is ranked as the top Kinesiology program in Canada and 18th in the world.

Applicants must have a PhD with a strong emphasis on the vision, visual-decline or visual-environmental design (ergonomics) on dexterity, mobility and navigation in aging and/or neurological populations. Post-doctoral experience is an asset. Applicants’ research program may have applications for working across the lifespan. The incumbent will employ a number of techniques including motion capture, psychophysics, ergonomics and design, modelling and neuroimaging. Preference would be given to an individual who works with older adult clinical populations or in occupational settings.

Candidates should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research and in teaching and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will be required to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervise graduate students in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Teaching experience with demonstrated use of pedagogical innovation and/or experiential education is strongly preferred.

This position 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, which began in 2016, is supported by a total of $120 million in funding over seven years. The incumbent will receive enhanced start-up funding, annual research funds, a reduced teaching load, and competitive access to general VISTA research and training funds for the duration of the program.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

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.

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The deadline for receipt of applications is November 16, 2018. Applicants should send a covering letter specifying the position(s) for which they are applying, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching goals, a statement of research program goals, three relevant reprints, and provide contact information for three referees to:

Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair,
School of Kinesiology and Health Science,
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

Posting end date 2018/11/17