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Tenure-track position in Behavioural Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Concordia University 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 University. 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 (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 or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.


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