Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Behavioural Neuroscience)

Wilfrid Laurier University


January 3, 2022


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Behavioural Neuroscience)

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Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Science

Department : Psychology

Campus: Waterloo

Employee Group: WLUFA

Requisition ID: 2892




Behavioural Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Tenure Track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Behavioural Neuroscience beginning July 1, 2022, subject to budgetary approval.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. (or will have defended their Ph.D. before July 1, 2022) in Psychology or in a closely related field (e.g., Physiology) specializing in Behavioural Neuroscience. The candidate will use mammalian models to address fundamental questions in neuroscience or to explore mechanisms of disease, with a demonstrated record of research excellence. We are particularly interested in candidates with a research program in the neuroscience of social interactions , broadly construed. This person will fit a cluster of researchers who address various aspects of this topic across and beyond the Psychology Department. The ideal candidate would address this question at the systems-level using modern behavioural neuroscience techniques (e.g., optogenetics, multi-unit electrophysiology in freely-moving animals, photometry, DREADDs).

The ideal candidate will be a scholar with a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels; as well as supervising graduate students in the MSc and PhD programs. Applicants must have an active research program that complements existing research programs within the Department of Psychology; with a strong track record of academic publications (and/or other knowledge outputs) and demonstrated potential for obtaining research funding from Tri-Council and/or other sources. A strong record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, with experience teaching and supporting a diverse group of students is an asset. The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate collegiality in a comprehensive psychology department. We also welcome statements that speak to a candidate's experience with and commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., scholarship, teaching, mentoring, lived experience).

Aligned with Laurier's Action Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Indigeneity (https: // www. wlu.ca/about/discover-laurier/equity-diversity-and- inclusion/index.html), the Department of Psychology is strongly committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our hiring process and consideration of candidates with lived experience. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from diverse and equity-deserving groups including, but not limited to, individuals who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC) as well as those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, and differently-abled.

The Department of Psychology is home to more than 30 full-time faculty members researching and teaching in social, developmental, and community psychology, and in cognitive and behavioural neuroscience. The Department of Psychology values collegiality, a collaborative approach to faculty interaction, and a supportive work environment. Applicants can learn more about the Department of Psychology at https: // students.wlu.ca/programs/science/psychology/index.html. The Department of Psychology is currently seeking to fill positions in Community Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioural Neuroscience and all four advertisements are posted on the University's Careers website at https: // www. wlu.ca/about/working-at- laurier/career-opportunities/index.html.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copies of at least three publications, a statement of current and prospective research interests; a statement regarding teaching experience and interest; and contact information for at least three academic referees to:

Dr. Roger Buehler, Chair,

Department of Psychology,

Wilfrid Laurier University,

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3C5,

c/o Lucy Carreiro (email: lcarreiro@wlu.ca)

Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Applications will be accepted until January 3, 2022, at 11:59pm.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from qualified members of the equity-deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at indigenous@wlu.ca . Candidates from other equity deserving-groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada's reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants' status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:

Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Dr. Anthony Clarke, Dean of Science (ajclarke@wlu.ca). Further information on the equity policy can be found at https: // www. wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment- equity.html

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact hr@wlu.ca.

The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Department Appointments and Promotion Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University's Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policy. Prior to attending Laurier's campuses in-person, you must provide proof of your vaccination status. Prior to becoming fully vaccinated, you will be required to participate in and comply with the University's rapid testing program and follow all recommended additional health and safety protocols. Details about themandatory vaccination requirements can be found on Laurier's website.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier's core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to- apply/

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visitwww. wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.

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Origin of Wilfrid Laurier University can be traced back to the establishment of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Waterloo in 1911. The Waterloo Lutheran University was renamed as Wilfrid Laurier University in 1973 in honour of Canada's seventh Prime Minister,...