Assisstant Professor in Neuropsychology - University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB

June 27, 2023 3:07 PM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)


The Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Clinical Neuropsychology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated date of commencement is January 1, 2024 or July 1, 2024, depending on the availability of the successful candidate. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Qualifications of the Successful Candidate
• Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (must be completed at time of appointment) with training and experience in any area of neuropsychology.
• Preference will be given to candidates who are eligible for immediate licensure within the province of New Brunswick (i.e., post-doctoral supervised practice completed).
• Demonstrated promise of excellence in research, teaching, and supervision.

Duties of the successful candidate
• Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in clinical psychology and neurosciences.
• Establishment of a program of research including supervision of honours and graduate student research.
• Contributing to the collegial atmosphere and operation of the department through active participation in administrative service.

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin September 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must electronically submit the following via email to Chair of Psychology, Dr. Sandra Byers care of Administrative Assistant Allison Johnson-Sacobie at

• a cover letter describing how the applicant meets the criteria for the position including statements pertaining to clinical strengths and interests, teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and research experience and interests;
• an up-to-date curriculum vitae;
• Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Byers.

General inquiries about the position can be sent to Dr. Sandra Byers, Chair of Psychology, at

Given scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of excellent academic records, candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience or career interruptions to allow for a careful and fair assessment of their application.

The Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology in Fredericton has BA and BSc majors and honours programs as well as PhD programs in Clinical and Experimental Psychology. The program in Clinical Psychology is committed to the scientist-practitioner model and is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. The Psychological Wellness Centre is the Department's on campus training clinic for students enrolled in our Clinical program and opportunities for clinical supervision are available to interested faculty. Access to research space/infrastructure (e.g., eye tracking and EEG equipment), neuropsychological assessment tools, and dedicated (in house) IT services is available. The Department maintains good relations with a number of health care (including the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in Fredericton, which is the province's tertiary rehabilitation facility for brain trauma), research, and other educational facilities both within Fredericton and throughout the province.

The University of New Brunswick and City of Fredericton
UNB is the oldest English-language university in Canada. Offering over 75 undergraduate and graduate programs, we have a diverse campus community while maintaining a small student-to-faculty ratio. UNB is surrounded by natural beauty with large urban green spaces, an extensive network of trails (suitable for biking, running, snow showing, and cross-country skiing). As the capital of New Brunswick, Fredericton has a vibrant array of culture and art, festivals and events, and heritage.

Overlooking the scenic Wolastoq (also called the Saint John River), the University of New Brunswick and Department of Psychology stands on the traditional unceded and unsurrendered territory of Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet). This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), Mi'kmaq, and Passamaquoddy peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Wolastoqey (Maliseet), Mi'kmaq, and Passamaquoddy title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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