Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Music - 39966
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
3d ago

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Faculty of Science, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations, and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Music at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning July 1, 2022.

McMaster is known internationally for the scientific study of music. The McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind (MIMM) involves an interdisciplinary group of researchers from Psychology, Neuroscience, Kinesiology, Engineering, Music, and Health Science, who conduct fundamental and applied research related to music.

MIMM houses the unique LIVELab (https : / / livelab.mcmaster.ca), a 106-seat research concert hall with exquisite active acoustic control and the capacity to measure movement, EEG and other physiology simultaneously in interacting musicians and audience members.

We seek a researcher who studies fundamental mechanisms and / or applied questions related to the cognitive neuroscience of music.

  • Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, sensorimotor processes underlying perception and performance; coordination between musicians;
  • neural encoding of music; effects of experience and culture; physiological synchrony in musicians and audience members; the role of music in optimal development and / or mental health and wellbeing;
  • the protective value of music against cognitive decline in aging; music and developmental disabilities; and improvisation and creativity.

    Expertise in computational modelling, measurement and analysis of EEG and other physiological signals, and movement analysis would be an asset.

  • In addition to the scientific study of music, the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour has long-standing strengths in auditory, visual and tactile sensory systems;
  • development; computational neuroscience; behavioural neuroscience; cognition and learning; evolutionary and social psychology;
  • and animal behaviour. We value and encourage collaboration among researchers and educators, and have close ties with the Departments of Biology, Kinesiology, Music, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience.

    Many of our faculty are affiliated with McMaster’s interdisciplinary graduate programs in Neuroscience and Computational Science & Engineering.

    For more information on the Department, please visit https : / / / pnb / .

    McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being.

    Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World.

    The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding.

    Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.

    Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

    The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence.

    In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

    The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities ( visible minorities ), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

    We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete, through McMaster’s application submission portal.

    The answering of survey questions is voluntary with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process.

    Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science at baileyd mcmaster.

    ca to communicate accommodation needs.

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