Assistant Professor - Human Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Toronto Mississauga

Posted November 3, 2020

Assistant Professor - Human Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Human Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, broadly defined. The appointment will begin July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

The successful applicant must have received a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter and demonstrate a record of excellence in both teaching and research. Researchers whose work would enhance and complement existing strengths in lab-based developmental studies and/or has clinical and/or applied relevance (e.g. working with special/under-represented populations) are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a rigorous program of research that focuses on the relationship between brain and behaviour in any developmental period(s) from the prenatal period to adolescence, in an area of Psychology that complements and expands the breadth of our program. Candidates must have a strong research program in human developmental cognitive neuroscience that demonstrates both theoretical and methodological excellence that complements ongoing research in the department.

A record of excellence in research will be demonstrated by high quality contributions in topranked and field-relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards, and other honours, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through a teaching dossier, to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, documenting the candidate's contributions to teaching and learning, including a commitment to, and/or experience with teaching a diverse student body, as well as strong reference letters.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally competitive, active, innovative, independent, externally funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students as well as graduate students enrolled in the tri-campus University of Toronto Psychology Graduate Program. There will be opportunities to collaborate with UTM psychologists in research clusters focused on Behavioural Neuroscience, Developmental Science, Perception Cognition and Language, and/or Health, Adaptation and Well-being, as well as with researchers on all three campuses of the University of Toronto. Applicants are encouraged to speak to how they will contribute to the research activities of the department.

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at:

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and copies of no more than 3 representative publications.

Candidates are also asked to submit a 1-2-page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also ask at least three referees to send letters (dated, signed, and on letterhead), directly to the department via e-mail to [email protected] by the closing date. We encourage applicants to use Interfolio for their letters of reference only.

All application materials must be submitted online.
Please direct questions to: [email protected].

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 30, 2020.

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are
linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].