Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cortical Plasticity in Sensory Processing - call for applications

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculty of Social Science at Western University, one of Canada's leading research intensive universities, are seeking applicants for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cortical Plasticity in Sensory Processing. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs, the successful candidate will be an outstanding and innovative researcher whose accomplishments have made a major impact in his or her field; be recognized internationally as a leader in their field; and have a superior record of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The candidate must propose an innovative, interdisciplinary research program of the highest quality that would attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers.

The Tier 1 CRC will be expected to pursue an independent, externally funded, research program. The position will provide excellent opportunities to collaborate with distinguished researchers at Western including Robarts Research Institute and The Brain and Mind Institute, and with the Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology and Psychology, and with first class graduate students in the interdisciplinary Neuroscience program. A researcher with experience in novel approaches to studying the cortical organization and processing of hearing in the mammalian brain throughout the lifespan, complementing existing areas of research strength within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculty of Social Science, and further strengthening the signature area of Cortical Processing, Organization and Plasticity, is sought. Candidates with expertise in (1) neural correlates and processing in hearing and the deaf and (2) cortical processing and plasticity following cochlear implant are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD and will hold tenured at the rank of Professor or senior Associate Professor expecting to be promoted to the Professor level within one or two years. The appointment will be made to the Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Psychology in the Faculty of Social Science.

Western has a full time enrollment of about 32,000 in a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry can be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca , www.ssc.uwo.ca/ and/or at www.uwo.ca. Western's Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applications and their families.

Please send a detailed curriculum vitae, a brief description of your current research program, accomplishments, and future plans, copies of representative publications, and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Denise Figlewicz, Vice Dean, Research and Innovation
Dr. Andrew Nelson, Associate Dean, Research & Operations
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Room 1240A, Robarts Research Institute
Western University
London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5C1

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin after
December 8, 2013.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.