Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Behavioural Neuroscience, which will begin 1 July 2012. Candidates must have a PhD before commencing the position.

We are seeking an individual who can add to the departmental strength in animal-based behavioural neuroscience. Particular areas of interest include: epigenetics, behavioural genetics, developmental psychobiology, addiction, interactions between the immune system and behaviour, and learning. Note that primate facilities are not available. We are seeking an individual who has a strong commitment to teaching and a strong research record appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of effective teaching, departmental service, graduate and undergraduate research supervision, and scholarly research that leads to publication.

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Applicants for the position should upload a single PDF file (containing a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications) to https://websec1.psych.ubc.ca/internal/faculty/jobappl and complete the brief form found on that webpage. Next, applicants should arrange to have at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation submitted online (details provided at the above webpage).

The closing date for applications is: 31 October 2011.

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