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Animal Behaviour Position

The Department of Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland ( invites applications for a tenure-track position in Animal Behaviour (broadly defined) at the rank of Assistant Professor (VPA-PSYC-2014-001). The appointment will begin on July 1st, 2014, subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Psychology (or a very closely related discipline), will be able to contribute to teaching courses both within the candidate’s area of specialty as well as lower level psychology courses, and is expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology graduate programme. Preference will be given to applicants whose research has a strong marine and field component.

A complete application package consists of (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of research interests, including selected reprints; (3) a statement of teaching interests and evidence of effective teaching; and (4) the names and contact information of three referees. The application package should be sent via email to If electronic submission is not possible, the package should be sent to Head of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, A1B 3X9. The deadline for receipt of a complete application is March 25, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. Informal inquiries are welcomed.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only University, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programmes to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

Memorial University is part of a lively and engaging scientific, arts, and engineering community which maintains an inventory of available positions for qualified partners. Partners of candidates for this position are invited to include their resume for possible matching with other job opportunities.