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 Assistant Professor, Social Neuroscience
Institution/Organization: University of Alberta
Job Location: Canada
Job Type: Tenure-Track
Contact Person: Sharon Randon
Date Posted: October 25th, 2016
Closing Date: December 15th, 2016
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University of Alberta
Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology
Assistant Professor, Social Neuroscience
Competition No. -- A108030308

The Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Social Neuroscience.
Candidates must have a PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants are expected to have an excellent research record in social psychology that reflects expertise in the neurological underpinnings of social behaviour and social cognition. Although research in any sub-topic of social psychology is acceptable, preference will be given to candidates who have a research agenda that complements current areas of expertise within the Department, especially in the areas of social and cultural psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Examples of research topics within these areas include, but are not limited to, culture, self and identity, language and communication, group processes, and intergroup relations. Successful candidates will have a strong research methods background that includes traditional experimental and non-experimental social psychological methods, as well as innovative methods associated with neuroimaging techniques such as fMRI, EEG, optical imaging, and TMS. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct high-quality and innovative social psychological research, obtain external research funding, and be strongly committed to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, specifically in social psychology, is preferred.

The Department of Psychology currently has strengths in behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, cognition, comparative cognition and behaviour, developmental science, and social and cultural psychology. The Department offers a highly collegial and supportive work environment for new and established academics, with outstanding support for research and teaching. The University of Alberta is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Canada. With more than 39,000 students from 146 countries, the University regularly ranks among the top five universities in the country. With a metropolitan area population of approximately one million people, Edmonton is home to numerous arts and music festivals and boasts the largest system of urban parkland in North America. Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux.

For more information on the University of Alberta and Edmonton, please visit: and

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales:

To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:

• cover letter that includes the names and contact information of three referees
• curriculum vitae (CV)
• teaching statement that includes your teaching philosophy along with a statement about research interests (Attach under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests")
• copies of up to three publications (Submit as one attachment under "List of Publications" option)

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

Applicants are expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them submit their letters of reference via e-mail to the Executive Assistant in Psychology, Sharon Randon Referees should enter “A108030308 REFERENCE” in the subject line.

All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Christopher Sturdy, Chair, Department of Psychology.

Review of applications will start on 15 December 2016. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Business Address:
Department of Psychology
P217 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Canada, T6G 2E9

Interested applicants may apply to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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