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Queen’s National Scholar in Computational Neuroeconomics

Departments of Psychology and Economics/Faculty of Arts and
Science

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The Departments of Psychology and Economics at Queen’s
University invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position at
the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with specialization in
Computational Neuroeconomics. This is a tenured or tenure-track position held
jointly in the Departments of Psychology and Economics, with a preferred
starting date of July 1, 2017. Further information on the Queen’s National
Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Provost and
Vice-Principal (Academic).

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at
the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are
demonstrated academic and teaching excellence. The ideal candidate will have a
research focus in the field of economic decision making with an emphasis on the
modeling of behavioural and neuroimaging data. Work that addresses the neural
coding of cognitive functions such as reward, emotion and value is preferred.
Moreover, the preferred candidate will be able to demonstrate the implications
of their research for economic policy. The candidate must also be able to teach
courses of broad appeal to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in
Economics and Psychology, such as Bayesian statistics, decision-making,
neuroeconomics, behavioural economics, experimental economics and/or
computational methods.

The successful candidate 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, as
well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and
pedagogical excellence in support of each department’s programs. Candidates must
provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary
and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to
make substantive contributions through service to both departments, the
Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to
final budgetary approval by the University.

The Queen’s National Scholar Program requires that the
successful candidate will provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to
all their students, and will develop a research program that aligns with the
University’s priorities. Information on teaching and research priorities at
Queen’s may be found in the Queen’s Academic Plan, and the Queen’s Strategic
Research Plan.

The Departments have excellent facilities for
interdisciplinary research through links with the Queen’s Centre for
Neuroscience Studies and its research-dedicated 3T Siemens Trio MRI facility
(http://ift.tt/2hu63Ok), the Queen’s Biological Communication Centre
(www.queensu.ca/qbcc) and the Centre for Advanced Computing (http://cac.queensu.ca/).

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 or Dr. Huw Lloyd-Ellis at the addresses included below. At
least one of the letters of reference must be at arm’s length, and the letters
should preferably be from more than one university or other appropriate
institutions. 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 February 15, 2017. Applicants
are encouraged to send all documents in their application package
electronically as PDFs to Dr. Wendy Craig at psychead@queensu.ca or Dr. Huw
Lloyd-Ellis at lloydlh@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be
submitted to:

Dr. Wendy Craig, Head

Department of Psychology

Humphrey Hall

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario

CANADA K7L 3N6

 

Dr. Huw Lloyd-Ellis, Head

Department of Economics

Dunning Hall

Queens’s University

Kingston, Ontario

CANADA K7L 3N6

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 http://ift.tt/1OWt7w9
and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Appointments
are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding
an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not
be considered.

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