Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Discipline/Field: Neuroscience
Home Faculty: Science
Home Department/Area/Division: Biology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: January 1, 2018

Two Faculty Positions in Neuroscience – York University

As a key part of a major University-wide initiative in neuroscience, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health at York University plan to make two tenure-stream faculty hires. The incumbents will establish technology-intensive, state-of-the art research programs and engage in collaborative projects that require teams of researchers with advanced skill sets and specialized equipment. These are Research Enhanced Faculty positions partially funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) Vision: Science to Application (VISTA) program The applicants will receive enhanced start-up funding, additional annual research funds, a reduced undergraduate teaching load, and competitive access to general VISTA research and training funds. They will also contribute to York's teaching and research priorities in the life sciences, and participate in developing an inter-Faculty Neuroscience Program at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

The Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in neuroscience at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Individuals whose research is in the area of systems neuroscience or cognitive neuroscience with a focus on vision are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will join colleagues in the Department with established programs in cell and molecular biology, animal physiology, neurophysiology and molecular & cellular neurobiology. Further information about the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science can be found at

We seek candidates with active, innovative neuroscience research programs who use in-vivo animal models and/or in vitro models. We particularly welcome applications from scientists who work with non-human primates and advanced technologies to understand neuronal circuits and plasticity mechanisms, or those developing novel tools to interrogate the fundamental principles that underlie brain function.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in neuroscience or a closely related discipline. The incumbent will have an outstanding career record including training and research awards and publications in high-quality refereed journals, and clear evidence of cross-disciplinary collaboration. The incumbent is expected to have an original and innovative independent research program in neuroscience and is also expected to have demonstrated excellence in teaching and graduate supervision and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The start date for the position is January 1, 2018 (with some flexibility). Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, an outline of their research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and single copies of three publications, and arrange for three signed letters of reference, to be received by July 1, 2017 to Chair, Neuroscience Search Committee, Department of Biology, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada. Applications may be sent electronically to Ms. Pamela Fernandes (

Please also see Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Neuroscience ad below.

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health

The Department of Psychology at York University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level in Visual Neuroscience: Primate Neurophysiology, to commence as early as January 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in psychology or related discipline. The applicant will combine leading-edge neurophysiological techniques (such as single/multi-neuron recording) and behavioral recordings to study the neural basis of visual functions in primates such as perception, cognition, sensorimotor integration, and/or multisensory integration. We particularly encourage candidates who use and/or develop innovative technologies. The faculty member who fills this position is expected to play a key leadership role in the design, development, and operation of a new world-class primate research facility and to collaborate and interact with other VISTA investigators and partners. The successful applicant should have an outstanding research record demonstrating scholarly eminence, a proven ability to attract substantial peer-reviewed external research funding, and train successful graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The position requires an individual with a demonstrated record of teaching and supervision excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively and will be expected to contribute through service to the department, faculty and university.

York is Canada's third largest university, located in Toronto Ontario, with a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets it apart. Our Psychology Department is ranked among the top 100 in the world according to 2017 QS World Rankings. York has a research-dedicated MRI suite and substantial facilities for visual psychophysics, visual neuroscience, and virtual reality. The successful candidate will have opportunity to apply for membership in York's Neuroscience Graduate Diploma Program as well as York’s Centre for Vision Research and other organized research units contributing to the VISTA program.

A cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three reprints or preprints, and teaching evaluations (if available) should be uploaded into a single pdf file and sent by July 1, 2017 to Arrangements should be made for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted to the same email and addressed to Chair, Psychology Search Committee, 296 Behavioural Science Building, Department of Psychology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.



Posting End Date: July 1, 2017