Tenure Track Position: Animal Behaviour

The Department of Psychology at the St. John’s campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Animal Behaviour (Position Number F02875-2021-31). Researchers with a Ph.D. in psychology, or another area related to animal behaviour, who investigate the mechanisms, development, function, ecology, or evolution of behaviour (or any combination thereof) in any taxonomic group, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who will develop field-based programs of research on the island of Newfoundland and/or in Labrador, ideally integrating the province’s rich natural environment, traditional knowledge, and culture.

The successful candidate will contribute to graduate supervision in the Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology Program, which is one of 13 interdisciplinary graduate programs at Memorial. With core members from the Department of Psychology, the program also includes supervisors and collaborators from Biology, Ocean Sciences, the Marine Institute, and Grenfell Campus, as well as from partner organizations, including Parks Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The successful candidate will be expected to foster and benefit from the program’s interdisciplinary structure and the university’s overarching commitment to interdisciplinary research. They will show evidence of an active research program that can attract external funding, and contribute to teaching courses within the area of animal behaviour and in other areas of psychology, as applicable.

Applicants should submit a (1) curriculum vitae, (2) statement of research interests and three selected reprints, (3) statement of teaching interests and evidence of effective teaching, and (4) names and email addresses of three referees to:

Dr. Christina Thorpe, Head, Department of Psychology, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, A1B 3X9.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and may be sent via e-mail to Psychology.Head@mun.ca.

Applications must be received by October 15, 2021. The appointment will begin on May 1, 2022.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, Indigenous peoples, racialized people, and people with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of an equity-deserving target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact equity@mun.ca. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 20,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe, friendly city with historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.