Tenure Track Position in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience

Ryerson University


Tenure Track Position in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience

Arts, Psychology

Posted: October 30, 2019
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscienceat the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.


The Department of Psychology in the at Ryerson University has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade. Modern and innovative, and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Department of Psychology is home to dynamic scholars, award-winning teachers, and some of the university’s top students.


The Department of Psychology consists of 33 tenure-stream faculty members and offers undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/ PhD) programs. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) ().

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found .



The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research, and service duties. Duties will include contributing to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/PhD) programs through teaching and student supervision; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, and externally-funded research program; and engaging in the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.



Candidates will hold a PhD in Psychology or a closely allied field. They will hold a strong, emerging research profile and scholarly record that demonstrates evidence of impact through peer-reviewed publications and other contributions, as well as an ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program. Applicants must show evidence of high-quality teaching and student training and demonstrate a capacity and commitment to collegial service. The ideal candidate will support a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as outlined in Ryerson’s academic plan, and will assist us in expanding our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense.  


Research focus within the field of auditory cognitive neuroscience is open. A background in neuroscience methods and an interest in aging, hearing, and perception of speech and music are considered assets.


About Ryerson University

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus. 


Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for every year since 2015. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU, @RyersonHRand @RyersonECIand our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at .

Equity at Ryerson University

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 


How to apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by January 15, 2020. The application must be in a single file, in PDF or Word format and contain the following:

  • letter of application; 

  • curriculum vitae;

  • research statement;

  • teaching statement or dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness;

  • up to three (3) reprints or preprints of recent research publications; and

  • the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for references. 

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates should therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. 


Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Michelle Dionne, at . Only those candidates selected for interviews for the short-list of consideration will be contacted. 

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Renee Gordon, HR Advisor at .


Ryerson University is fully committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise the Human Resources representative when you are contacted. All requests for accommodation will be treated with confidentiality.

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