The Faculty of Education at McGill University invites applications for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP).

Background: McGill University is located in downtown Montreal and is home to 25,000 undergraduate students and 8,000 graduate students from 160 different countries. The Faculty of Education is comprised of four academic units with distinct disciplinary expertise in Educational and Counselling Psychology, Teacher Education, Information Studies and Kinesiology and Physical Education. The Faculty of Education provides an unrivalled setting for transdisciplinary inquiry and learning that seeks to extend beyond the boundaries of existing disciplines to address current and complex multifaceted societal issues. Faculty members are engaged in research on various aspects of education, human development and well-being across the lifespan.

The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology currently has 26 full-time tenure-track academic staff members and offers four graduate program areas 1) Learning Sciences, 2) Human Development, 3) School/Applied Child Psychology (accredited by APA, OPQ, CPA), and 4) Counselling Psychology (accredited by CPA, APA, OPQ, OCCOQ ). Research in these areas spans disciplines and is characterized by extensive collaborations within the Faculty, across the university with research institutes and centres, as well as nationally and internationally. The ECP programs and research examine the interplay between complex human systems (cognitive, social, emotional, motivational, behavioural and biological) to maximize learning, mental and physical wellness and human development in formal and informal settings throughout the lifespan. In particular, members of ECP examine issues pertaining to assessment and intervention in clinical and non-clinical settings; cognitive processes and developmental neuroscience; atypical development, the design and evaluation of learning environments and instructional practices. Researchers are funded by provincial, federal and international agencies.

Qualifications: The candidate should be a tenured full professor (or equivalent). The successful candidate will play a leadership role in advancing the Department, and in shaping the direction and growth of the Faculty of Education. S/He should be an energetic and visionary leader who will promote research excellence and teaching within the Department. The chair will be instrumental in building upon research strengths and help guide the expansion of the department into areas of promise. Opportunities exist for the establishment of new initiatives and for the recruitment of faculty members. The Chair will help facilitate an environment conducive to the articulation and subsequent implementation of the Department’s strategic plan. The

successful candidate will be an advocate for the Department, have excellent interpersonal skills and leadership abilities, will be collegial and consultative in his or her leadership to drive strategic growth initiatives and educational innovation, and will work towards maximizing research output within the Department.

Application: A letter describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position should include a description of administrative philosophy and experience, teaching and research interests, three recent publications representative of the candidate’s work, and contact information for four referees. A detailed curriculum vitae is required. Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of teaching, research funding and university service. Administrative experience would be an asset.

The dossier should be sent to: Dean Hélène Perrault
Faculty of Education
McGill University

3700 McTavish Street Montreal, Quebec Canada, H3A 1Y2

Electronic submissions of the application are accepted and should be forwarded to: Please enter “ECP SEARCH” and your name in the subject field. Evaluation of dossiers will begin April 30th, 2012. For questions specific to the Department you can contact Professor Susanne Lajoie at

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.

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