Faculty of Science, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in
Computational Approaches to Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
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.
The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Computational Approaches to Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2021.
The successful candidate will use computational models to investigate fundamental questions related to psychology, neuroscience, and / or behaviour.
Applications from any area that applies computational modelling to understand neural function or behaviour are welcome. Applications from early-career candidates are especially encouraged.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, big data analytics and machine learning applied to neural or behavioural data, computational models of reward and motivation, computational models of learning and memory, computational models of social interactions, and computational models of spatial navigation.
The candidate could apply models to any level of analysis, from neurons to circuits to systems to populations.
The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour has long-standing strengths in cognitive and computational neuroscience, sensory systems and behavioural neuroscience, perception, cognition, development, evolutionary 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 : / / www.science.mcmaster.ca / 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.
All questions are 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.
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How to Apply