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The Department of Neuroscience is seeking contract instructors for fall 2020 and winter 2021.

The deadline for all applications is May 25, 2020 (for both terms). Upon application, please specify whether you are interested in fall, or winter, or both, and the maximum number of total courses for which you wish to be considered.

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.

Application Information

Submit your application and supporting documents to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Kim Hellemans, c/o Ryan MacKay, by end of day May 25, 2020, via email to: Ryan.MacKay@carleton.ca

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

As per Articles 16.3 and 16.4 in the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement, the posted vacancies listed below are first offered to applicants meeting the incumbency criterion. A link to the current CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement can be found at the Employment Agreements webpage on the Carleton University Human Resources website http://carleton.ca/hr/collective-agreements/ and the CUPE 4600-2 website http://4600.cupe.ca/.

Course Offerings

Undergraduate – FALL 2020

NEUR 4001 [0.5 credit]: 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.

NEUR 4203 [0.5 credit]: 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 4302 [0.5 credit]: 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

Undergraduate – Winter 2021

NEUR 3502 [0.5 credit]: 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 4200 [0.5 credit]: Seminar on Current Advances in Neuroscience

Headline research in neuroscience. Topics may include technical and conceptual advances, ethical issues, medical improvement, and social impacts of neuroscience research.

Precludes additional credit for PSYC 4200 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): fourth year standing and one of NEUR 3200, NEUR 3206 or NEUR 3207.

Seminar three hours a week.

NEUR 4202 [0.5 credit]: 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]: 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.

Undergraduate – Full-Year Courses

Two full-year positions are available for NEUR 4905 (i.e. two sections of the course will be offered.)

NEUR 4905 [1.0 credit]: 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.

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.

Graduate Courses – FALL 2020

NEUR 5201 [0.5 credit]: 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.

Graduate Courses – WINTER 2021

NEUR 5202 [0.5 credit]: 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.

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