Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience

Kingston, Ontario (CA)
Starting salary as per QUFA Collective Agreement at Queen's University.
August 08 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Department of Psychology

Queen’s University

Two Appointments in Psychology:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor and Associate Professor/Professor Position



The Department of Psychology at Queen’s University invites applications for two positions in Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience: one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor and one tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. These positions will be held in the Department of Psychology, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020. 

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. We invite applications from all areas of cognitive psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience. We seek individuals who will make substantial theoretical contributions to their topic area, build on strengths and connections within our department (such as attention, memory, and decision making). The successful candidates will be required to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Successful candidates for the tenure-track Assistant position will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding. The candidate must also be able to teach courses of broad appeal to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Psychology.

Successful candidates for the tenured Associate Professor or Professor position will show leadership in independent high quality research, with peer assessed publications and secured external research funding, as well as outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For both positions, the successful applicant will be positioned to train leading scholars, and would have the potential to build bridges into the technology sector that can supplement effective training for highly qualified jobs in academia and industry. In addition, the successful candidate would have the opportunity to collaborate with other departments at Queen’s University, such as Computer Science, Education, and Medical Sciences. Successful candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment.

The Department has excellent facilities for interdisciplinary research through links with the Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience Studies and its research-dedicated 3T Siemens Prisma MRI facility (, the Queen’s Biological Communication Centre ( and the Centre for Advanced Computing (

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada” OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications, awards and grants received);
  • a statement of current and prospective research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching philosophy, as well as teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Wendy Craig at the address included below. Reference letters should be dated, and include the referee’s name, position, department, institution, email address and telephone number, the name of the nominee, and the period of time and the capacity in which the referee has known the nominee.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Dr. Wendy Craig at although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Wendy Craig, Head

Department of Psychology

Humphrey Hall

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario                              



The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Theresa Brennan in the Department of Psychology, 613-533-6406.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at and at