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The Department of Neuroscience is seeking contract instructors for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters for the courses listed below.

“The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.”

Pursuant to Article 16.3 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, subject to Article 16.2 and 16.4 through 16.7, expressions of interest are invited from members of the CUPE 4600 bargaining unit and other interested persons.

Candidates should be proficient in the English language and have a graduate degree in Neuroscience. Priority will be given to candidates whose research and/or teaching expertise is a strong match with the core material of the course being taught. Please include a cover letter that describes your suitability for the course you are applying to teach.  For those applicants who have not taught in the Department of Neuroscience, a letter of reference in support of your teaching ability is required.

Final decision for hiring may be determined through an interview process.

Undergraduate Courses

NEUR 4303 Advertised May 3, 2021 – Closing date: May 25, 2021 @ 8:00am.

NEUR 4303 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Health & Mental Health

The physical and mental health issues of Indigenous people in the context of the cultural, environmental, developmental and biological factors that contribute to comorbid conditions and greater risk and resilience.
Prerequisite(s): 3rd year standing or above.
Lectures three hours a week.

This course will incorporate Indigenous stories, ways of knowing, learning, and mentoring. The successful applicant for NEUR 4303 will have lived experience that enables them to incorporate these elements into the curriculum.

NEUR 1202 [0.5 credit] Fall & Winter
Neuroscience of Mental Health and Psychiatric Disease

Clinical symptoms of psychiatric disease, including biological, developmental, experiential and environmental factors that contribute to disease. Topics may include depressive disorders, schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, anorexia, narcolepsy, substance abuse, and personality disorders.

Precludes additional credit for NEUR 1201 (no longer offered).
Lecture three hours a week.

NEUR 3301 [0.5 credit] Fall
Genetics of Mental Health

Most common mental health diseases have a genetic component. By focusing on specific diseases, this course will discuss how disease susceptibility genes are identified, and describe the genetic, genomic and epigenetic mechanisms through which DNA alterations can predispose to disease.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2104 or BIOL 2107, and NEUR 2200 or NEUR 2201.
Lectures three hours a week.

NEUR 3502 [0.5 credit] Winter
Neurodevelopmental Determinants of Mental Health

Development of the human brain, the generation and differentiation of the various cell types, and the formation of the vast network of neural connections. How neurodevelopmental dysregulation can result in pathologies including dyslexia, ADHD, schizophrenia and autism.

Prerequisite(s): NEUR 2200, or both NEUR 2201 and NEUR 2202.
Lectures three hours a week.

NEUR 4202 [0.5 credit] Fall
Seminar on Current Research in Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disease

Recent research in clinical neuroscience including biological, developmental, experiential and environmental factors that contribute to disease. Topics may include depressive disorders, schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, anorexia, narcolepsy, substance abuse, and personality disorders.

Prerequisite(s): fourth year standing and one of NEUR 3200, NEUR 3206 or NEUR 3207.
Seminar three hours a week.

NEUR 4203 [0.5 credit] Fall & Winter
Seminar on Current Research in Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology

Recent research in neurological disease, including biological, developmental, experiential and environmental factors that contribute to disease. Topics may include stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, seizure disorder, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease and concussion.

Prerequisite(s): fourth year standing and one of NEUR 3200, NEUR 3206 or NEUR 3207.
Seminars three hours a week.

NEUR 4301 [0.5 credit] Fall
Neurobiology of Energy Homeostasis

Focus on neuroanatomical and molecular mechanisms underlying how mammals adapt to changes and challenges in the environment. Topics include regulation of feeding, energy expenditure, water balance, and temperature regulation.

Prerequisite(s): NEUR 3304.
Lectures three hours a week.

NEUR 4302 [0.5 credit] Winter
Sex and the Brain

Neurobiological processes behind reproductive behaviours in various animal species including humans. Evaluation of data concerning neurobiological differences between sexes, biological determinants of sexual orientation, and relating to neurobiology of sex disorders.

Precludes additional credit for NEUR 3302 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): NEUR 3304.
Lectures three hours a week

NEUR 4305 [0.5 credit] Fall
Immune-Brain Interactions

Communication between the brain and the immune system; messengers mediating the interaction. How disturbances of immune-brain signaling can lead to disease (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s) and to changes in mood and cognition.

Precludes additional credit for NEUR 3305 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): NEUR 3200 or NEUR 3207.
Lectures three hours a week.

NEUR 4905 [1.0 credit] Full Year – Two Sections
Honours Workshop

The course will focus on active learning in areas that include written and oral communication, evaluation and interpretation of results, statistics and data management, emphasizing transferable skills that will be most appropriate for non-research career paths.

Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for NEUR 4907 and NEUR 4908.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in an Honours Neuroscience program and permission of the Department.
Lectures and seminars three hours a week, and colloquia three hours a week.

NEUR 5201 [0.5 credit] Fall
Statistics for Neuroscience I

Concepts and applications of basic statistical methods. Power determinations, t-tests, analysis of variance designs, including factorial, within groups, and hierarchical designs, analysis of covariance, and follow-up tests. Extensive use of statistical software.

Precludes additional credit for PSYC 5410.

NEUR 5202 [0.5 credit] Winter
Statistics for Neuroscience II

Concepts and applications of advanced regression analyses, including multiple regression, hierarchical and polynomial techniques, factor analysis and cluster analysis. Extensive use of statistical software.

Precludes additional credit for PSYC 5411.

Article 17 Appointment:

The following courses have been assigned to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or visiting scholars. The department will contact the most senior incumbent to review their rights under Article 17 of the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement.

NEUR 4001 [0.5 credit] Fall
Special Topics in Neuroscience

Each section of NEUR 4001 deals with a different topic. Topics change yearly. Students may register in more than one section of NEUR 4001 but can register in each section only once.

Prerequisite(s): NEUR 3200, or NEUR 3204 and NEUR 3206 and NEUR 3207, or permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week.

Deadline to apply is May 3, 2021 by 8:00am. Complete application should be sent to:

Dr. Kim Hellemans, Chair
c/o Ryan MacKay, Department Administrator
Department of Neuroscience
NeuroChair@carleton.ca

All positions are subject to budgetary approval and adequate student enrolment.

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