Academic Employment Opportunity

Department of Psychology: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#17-12Closing Date:Review of applications will start November 15, 2017.


The Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick is inviting applications for one NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in language development. Individuals with expertise in bilingual language development or reading processes across the lifespan are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointment can start as early as October 2018 but no later than July 2019.
Applicants are expected to have a PhD in psychology, use cutting-edge experimental methods (e.g., eye tracking, event-related potentials, magnetic resonance imaging, behavioural assessment) in their research, and have an outstanding research record. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in language development, neuroscience, or cognition at the undergraduate or graduate level, supervise student research, and secure funding for their research.
Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination), acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree, and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., and/or where applicable exceptional circumstances are present, may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the CRC Program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the UNB Office of Research Services for more information. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.
The Department of Psychology at UNB offers vibrant BA (with a possible specialization in neuroscience) and BSc majors and honours programs as well as PhD programs in Clinical Psychology (CPA accredited) and Experimental Psychology. More information about the university and current programs can be obtained from the Department website as well as from the UNB website.
Interested applicants should mail a hard copy of their curriculum vitae, recent reprints or preprints, and a statement of research and teaching interests to Dr. E. Sandra Byers, Chair, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick, P. O. Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3, Phone: (506) 458-7803. They should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent by email (preferred) to Dr. E. Sandra Byers, Chair at
Review of applications will start November 15, 2017.
Note that this position is subject to a successful outcome of the CRC nomination.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizen status.