New Faculty Position – National Core for Neuroethics


National Core for Neuroethics 

Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine University of British Columbia

The Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time academic position at the rank of Assistant Professor, without review to join the dynamic group of researchers in the National Core for Neuroethics. This is a full-time, term position for a period of one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out innovative empirical research in any area relevant to Neuroethics such as, but not limited to: neurotechnology such as neurogenetics neuroimaging, or stem cells; neurodegenerative disease; neurotoxicity and land, addiction and mental health; or, neuroscience policy, communication and knowledge translation. The research must consider and integrate crosscultural issues and perspectives. This position will enable and encourage the successful candidate to pursue independent funding, publish actively, have a presence at and provide leadership at relevant conferences, as well as mentor and supervise trainees. The successful candidate will also be expected to bring visibility to the Core and the Department of Medicine by hosting distinguished speakers and leading seminars.

Applicants with a PhD and background in basic or clinical neurosciences, biomedical ethics or other areas relevant to neuroscience and society are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will show demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate teaching activities of the Division, Department and the Core.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and the anticipated start date will be as early as July 1, 2014.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a statement describing research interests and plans, and three (3) letters of reference addressing scholarly, professional and creative work, teaching and administration. Applications should be submitted no later than December 15, 2013 to the attention of:

Ms Yvonne Ng
UBC Division of Neurology
2211 Wesbrook Mall, Koerner S196 Phone: 604-822-7929