Assistant Professor - Behavioural Neuroscience (Tenure-Track)
Simon Fraser University, Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Assistant Professor - Behavioural Neuroscience (Tenure-Track)


The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience to begin as early as July 1, 2019.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates with clearly demonstrated potential to establish a strong research program in behavioural neuroscience, at the cellular and/or systems level, using vertebrate or invertebrate models. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate training and departmental activities and service, and to fill undergraduate teaching needs in the neurobiology of learning and memory and/or psychopharmacology. The candidate will be a member of the Cognitive and Neural Sciences area within the Psychology Department, which currently has research strengths in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, behavioural endocrinology and chronobiology.


Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. More information about the Psychology Department and the University can be found on our website. Check here for information about neuroscience laboratories across campus. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city, and is one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.


Submit application materials electronically, via email to Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of representative publications, and arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to April 18, 2019.


Direct inquiries to:
Dr. Deb Connolly
Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada


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