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The Department of Neuroscience is seeking contract instructors for Summer 2020 semester for the courses listed below.

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 1202 [0.5 credit]

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.

NEUR 1203 [0.5 credit]

Neuroscience of Mental Health and Neurological Disease

Clinical symptoms of 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.

NEUR 2001 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Research Methods in Neuroscience

A general introduction to research methodologies employed within neuroscience. Topics covered include research designs and techniques, basic descriptive statistics, and how to interpret and report research findings.

NEUR 2002 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Statistics in Neuroscience

A general introduction to statistical techniques employed within contemporary neuroscience. Topics covered include basic data analysis using descriptive and inferential statistics (t-tests, ANOVA, correlation, chi-square).

NEUR 2201 [0.5 credit]
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Core principles in cellular and molecular neuroscience, including signal transmission along and between neurons, ion channels and transporters, intracellular signaling pathways, synaptic plasticity and neuroendocrine systems.

(This course will be a rebroadcast of the lecture from the academic year.)

NEUR 2202 [0.5 credit]
Neurodevelopment and Plasticity

Core principles in nervous system development, developmental plasticity, and neuroanatomy. Topics include early brain development, neurogenesis and apoptosis, neuronal migration and axon growth, synaptogenesis and synaptic pruning, and plasticity within the developing brain.

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.

Deadline to apply is January 6, 2020 by 8:00am. Complete application should be sent to:

Dr. Kim Hellemans, Chair
c/o Ryan MacKay, Department Administrator
Department of Neuroscience

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

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