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Tenured faculty position at the University of Western Ontario, Canada

Dear All,

We are currently seeking applicants for a Canada Research Chair (tenured faculty position) in Auditory Neuroscience/Binaural Hearing, in the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Western University in London, Canada. 

The official announcement is appended as text below.  

with best wishes,


Ingrid Johnsrude, PhD
Western Research Chair
School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
and Department of Psychology 
Western University

ph: 519-661-2111, ext. 84447
fax: 519-661-3613

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2):  Auditory Neuroscience/Binaural Hearing
Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
The Faculty of Health Sciences at Western, one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities, is seeking applicants for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Auditory Neuroscience/Binaural Hearing. In accordance with the regulations set foTier 2 Canada Research Chairs (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca), the successful candidate will be an exceptional emerging world-class researcher with demonstrated research activity and creativity; acknowledged by peers as possessing the potential to achieve international recognition and to lead in their field in the next five to ten years; and possess the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students, and future researchers.
The Tier 2 CRC successful candidate will be expected to pursue an independent, externally funded, original and innovative research program of high quality that helps build synergy among the areas of basic, clinical, and applied hearing science and those of auditory and cognitive neuroscience. The chairholder will be eligible to apply for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to help acquire the state-of-the-art equipment essential to his or her research.
The position will provide excellent opportunities to collaborate with distinguished researchers in disciplines and professions such as hearing science, audiology, auditory neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, psychology, and engineering, among others. The successful candidate will hold a primary appointment in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and will have affiliations with the National Centre for Audiology (NCA) and with Western’s Research Cluster in Cognitive Neuroscience. The successful candidate will mesh well within the existing strengths and provide additional breadth and depth of research activities within the NCA. The successful candidate also will significantly advance the international research standing of the NCA. Other potential collaborative links include the Brain and Mind Institute, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Engineering, Lawson Health Research Institute, and the Robarts Research Institute, among others.
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers professional masters level degrees in audiology and speech-language pathology, and participates in Western’s Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences that offers both MSc and PhD research-based degrees. The School maintains the clinical-oriented and research-oriented H.A. Leeper Speech and Hearing Clinic, which also functions as a service provider associated with the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services for the Preschool Speech and Language and Infant Hearing Programs. The NCA provides excellent facilities for hearing research including a dedicated EEG suite and a large anechoic chamber. Advanced neuroimaging facilities (including 3T, 7T, and 9T MRI) are available to researchers at Western at the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping at Robarts Research Institute.
Western has a full-time enrolment of approximately 32,000 in a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about the Faculty of Health Sciences can be found at www.uwo.ca/fhs and Western at www.uwo.ca. Western's Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD and be appointed with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor.   

The appointment will be made to the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The anticipated start date of the appointment is July 1, 2015. Interested applicants are asked to complete the form available at  http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position- Form.pdf and submit it along with:
i) a cover letter, ii) a detailed curriculum vitae, iii) a brief description of the candidate’s current research program, past accomplishments and future plans, iv) copies of representative publications, and v) the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. JB Orange, Director, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
Elborn College, Room 1510
London, Ontario N6G 1H1
The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2014.
Please quote number HS 138 on all correspondence.
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.