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Sessional Instructor Position - COGS 100 - Exploring The Mind - Summer 2021 semester

The Department of Psychology invites applications for the position of:
Sessional Instructor
Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)

Please note that all Sessional Instructor positions are in the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU); and are subject to sufficient enrollment, and FINAL budgetary authorization.  The Department of Psychology and the Cognitive Science Program follow Article XIV (E.2) of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement, when hiring Sessional Instructors.

                                                                                                                                                                                   

COURSE:             COGS 100 – Exploring The Mind (3 credit hours)

                              Lecture Day and Time:  Monday 2:30-4:20pm, Wednesday 2:30-3:20pm

LOCATION:         Burnaby campus

DURATION:        May 3, 2021 to August 27, 2021 (Summer 2021 Semester)

Instruction in Summer 2021 may be conducted through remote methods. This may entail different modes of instruction, interaction with students, and marking practices than is normally the case. It is the instructor's responsibility to adapt their teaching accordingly.

RESERVE SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR POSITION:  No

Article XIV E.3.a of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement allows for up to 25% of appointments within a given department to be reserved for graduate students or postdoctoral fellows.

“While priority will be given to Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in awarding this RESERVED position, all Sessional Instructors are encouraged to apply.  In the event it is not filled by a Grad or Postdoc, it will be filled by another qualified applicant in accordance with Article XIV E of the Collective Agreement.”

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 9, 2021.  Please send applications to the attention of Dr. Paul Tupper at pft3@sfu.ca, cc to Tara Smith at tds11@sfu.ca

QUALIFICATIONS:

·        PhD in Cognitive Science (or PhD Candidate) or a cognate field with demonstrated expertise in the desired area of teaching.

·        Demonstrable teaching experience and/or practical experience in Introductory Cognitive Science, as documented in a current resume/curriculum vitae and example detailed course outline.

·        Knowledge of relevant teaching methods.

·        Demonstrated ability to supervise Teaching Assistants in accordance with the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

·        A current resume/curriculum vitae.

·        A list of past courses taught at SFU and/or another University or Colleges, and teaching employment evaluations for those courses.

·        Three letters of reference, including at least one from a department/school/program for which courses have been taught.

·        A brief course outline and an example of a more detailed (e.g., week by week) course syllabus.

·        A statement of the applicant’s teaching pedagogy.

REQUIRED EMPLOYMENT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Works closely with the Program Director and Teaching Assistants.

·        Delivers instruction, the content and method of assessment of which are approved by the Director of the Cognitive Science Program

·        Directs and supervises workload of one or more teaching assistants.

·        Hold regular meetings with Teaching Assistants to ensure cohesiveness in the course.

·        Manages electronic and/or other platforms for the effective delivery of instruction.

·        Holds regular office hours for students.

·        Undertakes the grading of assignments and examinations per the grading policies/practices of the department/school/program.  Compiles final examination and term marks, and submits the final grades for students in the course.

·        Manages grade appeals, as necessary, in a timely manner.

OTHER INFORMATION:  The Department of Psychology and the Director of Cognitive Science Program may determine and interview a short list of candidates.  Some qualifications/documents may be waived for graduate students enrolled in the department of Psychology or Cognitive Science Program.

EQUITY:  The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment.  (See Policy GP 19.)

PRIVACY:
The information submitted with an application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable Collective Agreements.  The information is related directly to and needed by the University to initiate the employment application process.  The information will be used to contact references supplied by an applicant, evaluate an applicant’s qualifications, and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision.  Applicant information may also be disclosed to the TSSU in accordance with Article XIII F.3.1.b of the Collective Agreement.  If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information please contact the Associate VP, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.

Tenure-Track Position in Clinical Child Neuropsychology

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Clinical Child Neuropsychology to begin as early as January 1, 2021.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. with a focus on clinical child neuropsychology from a CPA- or APA-accredited institution by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Successful candidates must be eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, must initiate the registration process within the first 12 months of hire and subsequently maintain registration throughout their employment.

We seek candidates who will contribute to and complement existing strengths in our clinical-child and clinical neuropsychology specialization streams. Candidates should have formal didactic training in normal and abnormal psychological development as well as child/adolescent expertise in neuropsychological evaluation and intervention.

Candidates should clearly demonstrate the potential to establish a strong research program focused on children, youth, adolescence, and/or developmental issues. Integrative, translational, and cross disciplinary interests (e.g., social, cognitive, affective, biological factors related to development and psychopathology) are desirable, as are interests in development, evaluation, and implementation of preventive and treatment interventions. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to research, teaching, and service that supports diversity, and to mentoring students who will conduct research with and serve diverse populations.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate training and departmental activities and service, and to fill undergraduate teaching needs in developmental psychopathology and other areas related to clinical child neuropsychology as well as graduate teaching in child neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment, biological bases of behaviour, and child assessment and treatment more broadly. Interest in and ability to provide clinical supervision is desirable. The candidate will be a member of the clinical psychology faculty within the Department of Psychology.

SFU is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The psychology department at SFU has a positive, collegial atmosphere and is strongly supportive of faculty members’ strengths, interests, and career progress. More information about the department and the university can be found on our website at http://www.sfu.ca/psychology. 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.

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psycclin@sfu.ca. 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 October 1, 2020.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Deb Connolly

Chair, Department of Psychology

Simon Fraser University

debc@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

CRC (Tier 2) Tenure-Track Position in Behavioural Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University seeks an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure-track Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Neuroscience, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin as early as October 1, 2020. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website for eligibility details or contact SFU’s Institutional Strategic Awards office. Appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology requires a Ph.D. completed by the time of appointment.

We seek a scientist with an exceptional track record in empirical research and clear potential to develop a highly productive, theory-based research program in behavioural neuroscience -- at the cellular and/or systems level and using vertebrate or invertebrate models -- that will be attractive to grad students and postdocs, and strongly competitive for external grant support. The successful candidate will join the Cognitive and Neural Sciences area within the Psychology Department, which currently has research strengths in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, behavioural endocrinology and chronobiology. In addition to their research program, the successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to departmental needs for service and teaching, such as delivering courses in the neurobiology of learning and memory and/or psychopharmacology.

Appointment to this position is contingent upon successful nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only investigators with outstanding publication records will be considered. The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program. Simon Fraser University is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to make a strong application for the CRC. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the term of the CRC. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

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, and 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 considered one of the top cities in the world in which to live and work.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at promoting equity, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psyccrc@sfu.ca. 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. SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to January 1, 2020.

Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to:
Dr. Deborah Connolly
Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada
debc@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Normal Posting Practices and Timelines for Sessional Instructor Positions

The Department of Psychology posts sessional instructor positions approximately 8 months before the start of the semester whenever possible, although occasionally positions are posted closer to the start of the semester when last minute teaching changes occur.