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Neurobiology - Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)


Brock University


Endroit : Ontario
Date d'affichage : 2021-02-25
Publiée jusqu'au : 2021-05-14

The Department of Biological Sciences at Brock University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Neurobiology, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Biology or Neuroscience (or closely related field), with a minimum of 2 yrs post-doctoral experience. Applicants should have a promising track record of scientific and research excellence as well as demonstrated strength in teaching and research supervision. The establishment of a successful, externally funded research program with supervision of undergraduate and graduate students is expected.

Applications from diverse research areas of Neurobiology, using either invertebrate or vertebrate animal model systems are welcome, although preference will be given to candidates with research synergistic to existing departmental strengths. Current interests in the department include, but are not restricted to, developmental neurobiology, sensory neurobiology, learning and memory, synaptic plasticity, neuromodulation and neuroethology. Expertise includes electrophysiology, molecular genetics, optogenetics, high resolution live imaging, animal physiology and behaviour. Biological Sciences is a diverse department with cross-disciplinary collaborations. Industrial collaborations are supported through Federal support and have provided access to cutting edge instrumentation. The successful applicant will be afforded the opportunity to develop into a leader in their research field.

Applicants will also be expected to contribute to teaching within the Department of Biological Sciences; more information about the department can be found at: http://www.brocku.ca/mathematics-science/departments-and-centres/biology. The successful candidate will also be an active participant in the Neuroscience Undergraduate Program. This is a diverse program, established 30 years ago, that includes 5 streams: Neurobiology, Neuropsychology, Neuromotor, Neurocomputing and Environmental Neuroscience, and involves 25 faculty members across 3 Faculties. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to upper year courses in the Neurobiology stream, where expertise in electrophysiological and quantitative imaging techniques for practical experiential courses would be an asset.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, an extensive statement outlining their current and proposed research program, a maximum of 3 recent publications, and a statement of teaching philosophy (and any evidence of teaching performance) in electronic format via the online application system using the following link: https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Tenure-track- Assistant-Professor--Neurobiology_JR-1007974.

A single file PDF upload is preferable, but please note that a file maximum of 5MB per attachment exists. Applicants should also include a statement on how equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is implemented into their training, teaching and research philosophy (guidelines outlined at the following links: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/_doc/EDI/Guide_for_Applicants_EN.pdf; https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2019/05/brock-endorses-new-equity-diversity-and-inclusion-charter/) Applicants should also arrange for up to three letters of academic reference to be sent electronically to lwenzl@brocku.ca (within 2 weeks following the application deadline).

Complete applications received by April 30th, 2021, will receive full consideration (reference letters will be accepted until May 15th 2021). The start date for the position is negotiable but could be as early as August 1, 2021. We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The availability of this position is subject to final budgetary approval. Inquiries can be directed to G.Spencer, Biological Sciences, 905-688-5550 x 3391, Email: gspencer@brocku.ca.

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

With over 19,000 students, and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in six diverse Faculties, Brock University is situated on the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, in the heart of Niagara wine country. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, Niagara has clean and safe communities and affordable real estate.

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