Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Toronto

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016.

The members of the cognitive neuroscience group in the Department of Psychology currently address a range of research questions in the fields of memory, emotion, visual cognition and development. In addition, the university-wide Collaborative Program in Neuroscience presents a large community of collaborators across several faculties, departments and several nearby hospitals. The Department seeks an emerging scholar with an exceptional record of research excellence related to the neural basis of human cognition, complementing existing strengths of the Department. Areas of interest could concern any cognitive process, including memory, high-level perception, decision-making, or cognitive control. Preference will be given to applicants whose work is applicable to naturalistic conditions, employing innovative neuroimaging methods and computationally sophisticated analytics, with the potential for synergy across existing strengths in the Department. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally-funded program of research by leveraging the ample opportunities for collaboration and be committed to both undergraduate and graduate education. Evidence of excellence in research and teaching is necessary, as demonstrated through letters of reference, a research statement, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Psychology or a related field and have a minimum of two years of post-doctoral training. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We invite all qualified candidates to apply online by visiting

Applicants should submit a complete and current curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals, copies of representative publications and a teaching statement. All application materials should be submitted online. Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to [email protected] by the review date of December 09, 2015.

The committee will begin to consider applications as of December 09, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Susanne Ferber, Chair of the Department of Psychology ([email protected]). For more information about the Department of Psychology, please visit our home page at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.