University of Toronto — Tenure Stream Position in Behavioural Neuroscience Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Behavioural Neuroscience. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2019.

We are seeking candidates with an excellent research record in fundamental neurobiological mechanisms of behaviour in non-human animals. Applicants should demonstrate an integrative, multidisciplinary approach in their research. Areas of interest may range from molecular and cellular to systems level approaches. Consideration will also be given to applicants doing translational work in human and non-human subjects.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Psychology, or a closely related field, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must also have an established record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees. The candidate must also demonstrate excellence in teaching. This can be accomplished through strong endorsements from referees and a teaching portfolio, including a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practice, teaching accomplishments, and excellent course evaluations, or demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, or excellent conference posters or presentations.

The successful candidate will be expected to build an excellent world-class externally funded research program. The successful candidate must provide evidence of readiness to undertake undergraduate and graduate research supervision and teaching. The successful candidate will also be expected to perform standard professional and administrative activities typical of a department and/or university.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Psychology at UTSC includes faculty members with interests in behavioral neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology. For more information about our department faculty and new initiatives in clinical science and brain imaging, please visit our home page:

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with a new, state of the art vivarium facility and access to a CFI-funded Center for Neurobiology of Stress. The campus is also committed to interdisciplinary research collaborations and boasts a multicultural student body, a modern campus surrounded by parklands and green spaces, and access to a recently opened Pan Am athletic center. The position offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at Applicants should submit a complete and current curriculum vita, a statement outlining current and future research interests, three recent publications, and a teaching portfolio (to include a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and excellent course evaluations or evidence of excellent performance in other teaching activities). If you have questions about this position, please email All applications must be submitted online by Monday October 15, 2018.

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

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned), addressed to Prof. Suzanne Erb (Chair), to be sent directly by the referee to: by the closing date.

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

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