Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor
Discipline/Field: Clinical Neuroscience & Neuropsychology
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: Psychology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, York University (psyc.info.yorku.ca) invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Clinical Neuroscience & Neuropsychology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology at the time of appointment from an accredited clinical training program with specialty training in clinical neuropsychology or equivalent post-doctoral training and be eligible for registration as a psychologist in the province of Ontario.

We encourage applications from scientist-practitioners who have an innovative program of research in the area of clinical neuropsychology, with an emphasis on integrating basic and/or clinically-oriented research with clinical practice. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a track record of research excellence, or show promise of excellence, in cutting-edge applications of advanced clinical and neuroscience methods (e.g., neuroimaging-derived markers of brain function and dysfunction, neuroimage-guided interventions, neurostimulation, neurofeedback training, digital assessment tools, development of cutting-edge behavioural assessment and intervention programs) that will intensify interdisciplinary research within the Faculty of Health and beyond. We will consider applicants whose focus is on children, adolescents, and/or adults, but a lifespan orientation to research and clinical activities is desirable.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence consistent with their disciplinary training and rank as demonstrated through the following: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research. A strong candidate will show potential for acquiring major external research funding.

This position is a key part of York’s strategy to accelerate its progress toward being recognized nationally and internationally as a top comprehensive, research-intensive university. The successful candidate will be eligible for enhanced research support for the first three years of the appointment. They will join the department as a core faculty member in the Clinical Neuropsychology Program, and will be further appointed to one of either parent programs, Clinical Psychology or Clinical-Developmental Psychology, with the possibility of a cross-appointment depending on the expertise and interests of the successful candidate.

A strong candidate will show potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and display excellence or potential for excellence in supervision of graduate student research and clinical activities. Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: a teaching statement that articulates teaching philosophy and documents teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations, including curricular development and in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and letters of reference. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our Clinical Neuropsychology Program by teaching courses related to neuropsychological theory and practice, as well as by building training capacity in the York University Psychology Clinic. The successful candidate must be eligible for appointment as a Full member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Preferred candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to service within the university and the professional community.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future. Our Psychology Department is ranked among the top 100 in the world according to QS World Rankings. The Clinical Neuropsychology Program at York University is research-intensive and the only CPA-accredited program of its kind in Canada that spans child and adult clinical research and training with 7 core faculty members (4 adult focused, 3 child/lifespan focused). Key faculty resources include access to a state-of-the-art MRI facility dedicated to research, the York University Psychology Clinic, and affiliations with top-tier academic healthcare centres within the Greater Toronto Area. Future opportunities for diverse and innovative interdisciplinary research activities will coincide with the newly formed Centre for Integrated and Applied Neuroscience and a new neuropsychology research clinic.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declarationform.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilitiesand is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. Jennifer Connolly, Chair – Department of Psychology at psychair@yorku.ca.

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 women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.caor by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing, and submitting this voluntary self-identification form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications has been extended to December 1, 2022. Applicants should provide a cover letter (please specify the title of the position in the subject line of your email and in any correspondence), an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three reprints or preprints, teaching evaluations (if available), and names and contact information for three references. Reference letters will only be requested for shortlisted candidates. Materials should be merged into a single pdf file and sent to: psycjobs@yorku.ca.


Posting End Date: December 1, 2022