The University of Victoria is a top-ranked research university located on the territories of the Lekwungen and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples on Vancouver Island. UVic is known for its large and diverse group of Indigenous faculty and staff originating from local communities and around the world.

The Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies (EPLS) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Educational Psychology: Learning, Development and Instructional Sciences (LDIS) to begin July 1, 2019, or as negotiated.  The successful applicant will join a collegial department led by dynamic EPLS faculty teams and supported by dedicated staff. Our department is committed to high quality and responsive educational programs and research.


  • Doctoral degree in educational psychology or equivalent field, by the time of appointment
  • Post-secondary teaching experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in self-regulated learning and/or student success
  • Excellent record of scholarly achievement, relative to stage of career
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality and colloborative scholarship and teaching

Strong Assets:

  • Demonstrated expertise in the following:
    • Psychology of learning and instruction
    • Theories of motivation and school learning
    • Indigenous research methods
    • Research methods and advanced analyses
  • Experience teaching or supporting Indigenous learners
  • Experience integrating learning management systems into teaching
  • Successful research background with an established record of publications and conference presentations

The individual would be expected to:

  • Develop an active research program
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Supervise graduate student research
  • Contribute to graduate and undergraduate program development.

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, candidate selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities. Applicants from these two limited groups must self-identify in their cover letter, as part of their application package.

All Indigenous and visible minority scholars are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested applicants will provide:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate program transcripts (Masters, Doctoral, Post-doc)
  • 2 samples of applicant’s scholarly work
  • Teaching dossier complete with evaluations and a summary of achievements over the past 3 years, relevant to the position.
  • The names and contact information for 3 referees, sent directly and confidentially to the Chair of the Department.

Applications must be received by January 2, 2019.  Send to:

Dr. Tim Black, Chair
Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Faculty of Education
University of Victoria
PO Box 3010 STN CSC
V8W 3N4

Phone: (250) 721-7760
Fax: (250) 721-6190