Brock University
Oct 19, 2018
The Department of Psychology at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario invites applications for an NSERC Canada Research Chair Tier 2 position in biological psychology, epigenetics at the rank of assistant or associate professor to commence July 1, 2019.   Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s  Tier 2 justification process . (Please contact Geoffrey Waters, Director, Research Services for more information about eligibility: gwaters@brocku.ca .) Our ideal candidate will use animal models to investigate the role of environmental factors in brain and behavioural development, with translational relevance to function in humans; have an outstanding record of research achievement in epigenetics; have demonstrated evidence of, or potential for, external research funding; have demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; and have a strong commitment to undergraduate mentoring and graduate student training at the MA and PhD levels. Applicants should have a completed PhD in Psychology or a relevant, related discipline with post-doctoral training. This rapidly growing field of research fits well into our Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience and Lifespan Development research groups. The successful candidate will have opportunities to network with several closely related research groups on campus (Biological Science, Health Sciences, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, Centre for Neuroscience) and community partners. (See www.psyc.brocku.ca for more details, including details of the CRC application.) The Psychology Department is among the most productive and impactful Psychology departments in Canada (Carleton et al., 2010; Farrell et al., 2016). Our graduate program has three foci: Behavioural and Cognition Neuroscience, Lifespan Development, and Social Personality. Faculty and graduate students from all three areas have excellent research productivity and impact. See http://brocku.ca/social-sciences/psychology/research for details of our research programs. Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, recent reprints, and evidence of teaching performance, all in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per upload. Supplemental application information beyond the 5MB limit can be sent to psychposition@brocku.ca .) Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of academic reference to be sent electronically to psychposition@brocku.ca . Qualifications: Qualifications are a completed Ph.D. in Psychology or a relevant, related discipline with post-doctoral training The applicant must provide evidence of successful research, teaching, and professional experience in the fields of Biological Psychology  Note to all candidates: This posting will close at 12:01 am on November 12, 2018. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.  Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/39939 . Please advise: Fatima Noorbhai, Executive Assistant To The Dean ( fnoorbhai@brocku.ca ) to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview with be contacted. Learn more about Brock University by visiting http://www.brocku.ca
Brock University Dept of Psychology, Brock University, Canada Full time