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Assistant Professor (2 positions)

The Department of Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, one in Developmental and one in Neuroscience.

For the position in Developmental Psychology (VPA-PSYC-2006-002), preference will be given to those with research interests and expertise in child and/or infant development.  The Developmental group has excellent relationships with local schools, hospitals, and daycare facilities.

For the position in Neuroscience (VPA-PSYC-2006-001), preference will be given to those with research interests and expertise in limbic neuroplasticity involved in affective and/or cognitive behavioral neuroscience. The Neuroscience group is part of a larger Behavioural Neuroscience program which has close relations with the Cognitive and Behavioral Ecology Graduate program, the Department of Biochemistry, and the Faculty of Medicine.

For both positions, we are seeking individuals with a strong research and teaching record, appropriate to their academic experience, and strong commitments to teaching, research and the supervision of students. The appointees will be expected to teach at all levels within the Department's program and candidates with an interest and expertise in teaching at the introductory level will be preferred.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a clear, short statement of academic interests, selected reprints, and the names of three referees to Dr. Ian Neath, Head, Department of Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, A1B 3X9 or via e-mail to The appointments will begin on September 1st, 2007, or as soon as possible thereafter and is subject to budgetary approval.  The Search Committee will start examining applications on February 8, 2007, and will continue until the positions are filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

Memorial University is part of a lively, local scientific and engineering community which maintains an inventory of available positions for qualified partners. Partners of candidates for these positions are invited to include their resume for possible matching with other job opportunities.

 Copyright 2006.  Department of Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.