Cognitive Neuroscience, Probationary (Tenure Track) Assistant or Associate Professor, or, Tenured Associate or Full Professor

Building on significant research strengths in the field of neuroscience, the Department of Psychology at Western University invites applications from exceptional researchers to fill a full-time academic position in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience. Depending upon qualifications and experience, the position will be either probationary (tenure track) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, or tenured at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Western’s Department of Psychology is consistently ranked as one of the top psychology departments in Canada and internationally. We are a research-intensive department with a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, and have outstanding research facilities. We invite you to visit our website:  The successful applicant will become a member of the world-renowned Brain and Mind Institute ( Facilities at Western include a full range of high and ultra-high field, research-only, MRI scanners (3T, 7T, and 9.4T), fully equipped, state of-the-art laboratories for cognitive and behavioural testing in humans and animals, a sleep laboratory, and access to a large neurological patient population in affiliated teaching hospitals. They will also have the opportunity to access Western’s fMRI and EEG imaging equipment, and to apply for internal funding through the BrainSCAN Accelerator Internal granting program. Cognitive Neuroscience is a key area of research strength at Western University with more than 30 Principal Investigators and nearly 200 trainees in the Brain and Mind Institute. The university campus is in London, Ontario, a thriving city of 400,000 people located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts galleries, theatre, music and sporting events, and many opportunities for outdoor activities.

We seek to hire faculty members whose research will help define the future of their discipline, and who are committed to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. Successful applicants must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate collegiality in a comprehensive psychology department.  

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree at the time of application and be internationally recognized for excellence in research. Candidates must have demonstrated an outstanding research record of publishing in the highest quality journals, evidence of research funding success, and supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate students. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous externally-funded research program, teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate research trainees, and demonstrate a track record of creative, innovative and scientifically rigorous approaches to research.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

Applicants are invited to submit:  
1)  letter of interest
2)  curriculum vitae  
3)  statement of research interests  
4)  statement of teaching philosophy  
5)  three publications  
6)  names and contact informa
tion of three references
7)  Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form ( )   

Applications should be emailed as a PDF attachment, in confidence to:
Prof. Scott MacDougall-Shackleton
Chair, Department of Psychology
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2018.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and
permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Kimberley Baxter at  or 519-661-2065.