The School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester is inviting applications for the position of Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience. This post might be of interest to colleagues with a cog neuro approach to psycholinguistics. I have copied a brief description of the position below. Further details can be found here: http://bit.ly/rRn25c
Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience: Job description
We wish to attract a leading cognitive neuroscientist to join our strong team of cognitive and clinical neuroscientists. The post holder will contribute to the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the School, depending on their particular interests, experience and strengths, and to the overall research performance of the Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group within the School of Psychological Sciences. We are looking for someone with strategic vision and strong academic leadership who will significantly develop the School?s current research profile and enhance the reputation of the School through promoting and delivering high quality research and teaching.
The successful applicant will provide academic leadership to the Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group. They will be expected to provide leadership in core experimental psychology as well as supporting and promoting the group?s focus on cognitive neuroscience. Therefore, they must have a primary interest in some aspect of cognitive neuroscience, and a strong track record in experimental psychological approaches to cognition.
The Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience will serve to drive forward research in this field in keeping with the University and Faculty strategy to pursue high-level cognitive neuroscience funding, to expand our already substantial links within the clinical neuroscience arena and to further extend the competitiveness of our large undergraduate programme in Psychology, our Masters in Cognitive Brain Imaging, and our cross-faculty undergraduate programme in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology. The post holder will work to build and strengthen research and teaching, according to their particular interests and focus. They will be expected to make a significant contribution to teaching on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. They will also be expected to take on the leadership of the Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group (CCNRG) and thereby provide critical support for the development of research within the area. The CCNRG forms the backbone of SPS basic !
research into memory, cognition, emotion, attention, perception, neuropsychology, computational modeling and neuroimaging methods. Group members collaborate within the group and across the faculty and University on a variety of translational themes including aging, motor disorders, mental health, cancer, deafness, somatosensory disorders and pain, and have a number of industrial collaborations on security, cognitive development and consumer choice. There are 14 FT members in the group holding funding from the MRC, BBSRC, ESRC, the EU, the Wellcome Trust, Unilever, Arthritis Research UK, The Leverhulme Trust and Dr Hadwen Trust. The post holder will also be expected to lead on new interdisciplinary collaborative projects across the faculty and the University more generally.