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Assistant Professor, Higher Level Cognition

Position at: University of Alberta
University of Alberta Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology Assistant Professor, Higher Level Cognition Competition No. - A108031648 Closing Date - Mar 01, 2017 The Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Higher Level Cognition, with a focus on spatial cognition or decision making to commence with an ideal start date of July 1, 2017. Candidates will hold a PhD in Psychology or closely related field as well as post-doctoral experience, will have an excellent research record and demonstrated expertise in spatial cognition or decision making, an active research program, clear potential to mentor graduate students and obtain external funding, and the demonstrated ability to contribute to the departmental teaching mission in spatial cognition or decision-making. The position is open with respect to specific research program and approach (e.g. research with human or nonhuman animals; comparative, cognitive, developmental, modelling, neuroscience or social psychology approaches). Preference will be given to candidates who will pursue interdisciplinary connections to develop a frontier area of decision making or spatial cognition research at the University of Alberta, and who have an interest in contributing to other research disciplines or areas of societal concern, with examples including (but not limited to) neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, artificial intelligence, conservation, mental health, leadership, or behavioral treatment programs. Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on our strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University of Alberta is home to 39,000 students in close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada (www.ualberta.ca/arts). The Department of Psychology (www.psych.ualberta.ca) offers about 60 different psychology courses having 1500 psychology undergraduate majors and over 650 psychology undergraduate minors. The University is located in Edmonton, the provincial capital of Alberta. With a metropolitan area population of approximately one million people, Edmonton offers a rich cultural and recreational life, and boasts the largest system of urban parkland in North America. The largest of five campuses is located adjacent to the spectacular North Saskatchewan River Valley and is less than a 4-hour drive from the Rockies. Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales: http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/en/PayandTaxInfo/~/media/hrs/PayandTaxInformation/SalaryScales/Academic/Faculty-2017-2018.pdf To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following: • cover letter that includes the names and contact information of three referees • curriculum vitae (CV) • a statement of current and future research plans (Attached under Research Plan) • a description of teaching interests and teaching dossier (Attach under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests") • copies of recent publications (Submit as one attachment under "List of Publications" option) To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter). Applicants are expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them submit their letters of reference via e-mail to the Executive Assistant in Psychology, Moyra Lang psyea@ualberta.ca . Referees should enter “A108031648 REFERENCE” in the subject line. All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Christopher Sturdy, Chair, Department of Psychology. Review of applications will start on 1 March 2017. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Business Address: Department of Psychology P217 Biological Sciences Building University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada, T6G 2E9 Interested applicants may apply to: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A108031648/ All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Deadline: 2017-03-01

For more information, please contact:
Moyra Lang

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