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Assistant professor in cognitive and computational neuroscience

Université de Montréal
Montréal, Quebec (CA)
Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
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Oct 28, 2023

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Tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in cognitive and computational neuroscience

Department of Psychology

Université de Montréal, QC, Canada

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in cognitive and computational neuroscience.
The research field of potential candidates should be cognitive and computational neuroscience. Specific research directions of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas: learning and memory; perceptual and attentional processes; evolution or development of the brain and cognition; decision-making; emotional and affective processes; sleep; consciousness; and language. Expertise in functional imaging of the human brain using advanced tools such as magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG), near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); or in-depth knowledge of statistics, signal processing and dynamical systems are assets.

The appointed candidate will be considered for a Courtois Philanthropic Research Chair in Fundamental Neuroscience. In addition, the successful candidate, depending on their expertise and interest, could be proposed for an IVADO professorship, which offers improved start-up conditions. IVADO Professors participate in the ambitious project (IAR3) aimed at developing and adopting robust, reasoning and responsible artificial intelligence for which IVADO has just obtained a substantial grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (Apogée Canada).


The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in several departmental programs (e.g., B.Sc. in cognitive neuroscience, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in psychology within the cognitive and computational neuroscience option), mentoring of graduate students, active research, publishing and knowledge transmission, and will contribute to the activities of the Department and University.


  • Hold a doctorate (Ph.D.) in psychology, cognitive or computational neuroscience, or a related field, as well as sufficient postdoctoral experience to rapidly develop a cutting-edge research program that will attract competitive research funding in cognitive and computational neuroscience;
  • Be at the beginning of a professoral career since the position is open at the assistant professor rank;
  • Assets: expertise in imaging the human brain using cutting-edge tools such as MEG, EEG, NIRS or MRI; in-depth knowledge of statistics, signal processing and dynamic systems.
  • Excellent record of contributions in the field, including traditional scientific publications and contributions to open science (e.g., software or dataset development);
  • Ability to provide high quality university teaching;
  • An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy;
  • An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills. 

How to submit your application:
The application file sent to the Department Chair should contain the following documents:

  •  A letter outlining your interests and career goals; application must include in the cover letter one of the following statements: “I am a citizen/ permanent resident of Canada.” or “I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”
  • A curriculum vitæ;
  • A presentation of your teaching philosophy (no more than two pages);
  • A presentation of your research program (no more than three pages);
  • A diversity and inclusion statement (no more than two pages);
  • Recent publications or research papers; 
  • Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the Department Chair by the referees. 

The application and the letters of recommendation must be sent by e-mail to the Chair of the Department of Psychology no later than November 20th 2023.

Michelle McKerral, Chair
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Université de Montréal    
Phone: 514-343-6503
Email :

Starting date: 06/01/2024

For more details, please visit our website :

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program (EAEP), UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it



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