Assistant Professor – Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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University of Manitoba

Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba
Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Assistant Professor – Position #34426

The Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time Probationary (Tenure-track) Assistant Professor in the area of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2024, and the appointment has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024, or soon thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
We seek a colleague with an active and promising program of research in any area of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (excluding nonhuman animal research) with preference for candidates whose research program will augment the department’s existing technological and methodological diversity.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally competitive research program, attract external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate and undergraduate research, and contribute to departmental and wider university service. Alternative delivery modes of teaching (e.g., online instruction) may be available. These duties are normally allocated as 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service. The normal teaching load is 12 credit hours or 4 courses per year (reduced to 9 credit hours/3 courses for new faculty in the first 2 years). Faculty members who play a lead role, usually as Principal Investigator, in a major, multi-year research project funded by SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR and administered by the University of Manitoba will normally receive a release of 3 credit hours of teaching for each year of the grant.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral or equivalent experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of research excellence including a track record of peer-reviewed publications and a record of presentations at national and international conferences, demonstrated evidence of potential for excellence in teaching, and the potential to attract external grant funding.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion, and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion, and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual, and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Application Information

Applications for this position must include a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, copies of up to three recent publications, and contact information for three references. Research and teaching statements may be included in the letter of application or presented separately. Electronic applications (preferred) should be emailed to the Department Head (Dr. Melanie Soderstrom) c/o Jamie McMillan [email protected].

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 31, 2024.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). Please note that application materials will be provided to participating members of the search process.

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