Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Visual Neuroscience: Neuroimaging
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: Psychology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health at York University invites applications for a full-time professorial stream tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Visual Neuroscience: Neuroimaging, to commence July 1, 2019. This is a research enhanced faculty position partially funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund VISTA (Vision: Science to Applications) program

The successful candidate is expected to engage with and benefit from the VISTA program led by York's internationally renowned Centre for Vision Research and focused on the intersection between biological and computational vision. The VISTA program is supported by a total of $120 million in funding over a seven-year period. The incumbent will receive enhanced research support, a reduced teaching load, and competitive access to general VISTA research and training funds for the duration of the program. The successful candidate is expected to be eligible for prompt appointment to York's Neuroscience Graduate Diploma Program as well as to York's Centre for Vision Research and/or other organized research units contributing to the VISTA program.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline. The incumbent will employ neuroimaging (particularly fMRI), potentially combined with other techniques, to study the neural basis of human visual functions such as attention, face and object perception, multisensory integration, spatial memory, and/or visual-motor integration. The incumbent should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and have an outstanding research record demonstrating excellence or rising eminence in their field, and a proven ability to attract substantial external, peer-reviewed research funding and to train successful graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. A research program with clear health application will be considered an asset. The successful candidate is expected to work with other VISTA investigators in the life and computer sciences and foster linkages and applied research with VISTA partners in the hospital, industrial, government, and national/international academic communities. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and supervision of honours students in the Department of Psychology. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively and will be expected to contribute through service to the department, faculty, and university. Evidence of excellence or potential to achieve excellence in university undergraduate and graduate teaching is required. Pedagogical innovation and leadership in areas such as experiential education, community engaged learning, and technology-enhanced learning is preferred.

The York University Department of Psychology is ranked among the top 100 in the world according to QS World Rankings. York has a research-dedicated MRI suite and substantial facilities for visual psychophysics, visual neuroscience, and virtual reality.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. 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. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: Please select the 'Affirmative Action' tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

A cover letter of application (please specify the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and in any correspondence), an up-to-date curriculum vitae, statements 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 November 1, 2018 to email: Arrangements should be made for three signed confidential letters of reference to be submitted by this deadline to the same email and addressed to The Chair, Visual Neuroscience: Neuroimaging Search Committee.

York acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate's record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had.


Posting End Date: November 1, 2018