The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Learning Sciences at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank starting August 1, 2019.

The Learning Sciences program is offered at the PhD, MA, and MEd levels. Its core areas are: (1) Cognition, Learning, and Instruction; (2) Technology-rich Learning Environments; (3) Self-regulation, Motivation, and Emotion; and (4) Socio-cultural and Historical Foundations of Learning.

Candidates should demonstrate an outstanding potential for research, teaching, and graduate supervision and must have a strong mixed-methods background. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels including MEd courses focussed on teacher development and courses in both quantitative statistics and qualitative research methods. The successful candidate is also expected to supervise master’s and doctoral students, and be an active contributor to program-related activities.

The disciplinary background of the candidate may include psychology, cognitive science, educational psychology, learning sciences, or a related field with a clear focus on learning and instruction. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research agendas address at least two of our core areas and have a focus on improving learning and teaching in schools, post-secondary institutions, in the workplace, or in informal settings.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, all materials should be submitted by February 1, 2019.

Persons wishing to be considered for this position should submit electronically an application identifying the academic rank at which they are applying and containing the following documents:

  • a description of their program of research
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and interests
  • a curriculum vitae
  • three (3) letters of reference
  • sample publication(s)

Please direct your application to: Please include “Learning Sciences” and your name in the subject field. Further inquiries can be directed to Salary is negotiable, according to qualifications, experience, and university guidelines. The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology is a diverse and collegial department with approximately 30 faculty members. Faculty members are actively involved in scholarly activities at the provincial, national and international level.

Founded in 1821, McGill University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, with students from over 160 countries. Located centrally in the vibrant city of Montreal, a city widely known as socially diverse, cosmopolitan, and bilingual (French/English) with a wealth of culture. English is the language of instruction at McGill, but a working knowledge of French is an asset and a requirement for licensure.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.