The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University (  invites applications for a tenure-track position in Learning Sciences at the Assistant Professor rank starting as early as August 1, 2015.

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.

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

Candidates should demonstrate an outstanding potential for research, teaching, and graduate supervision and have a strong background in and knowledge of research design, preferably both quantitative and qualitative analytic methods. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervise master’s level and doctoral students, and be an active contributor to program-related activities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, all materials should be submitted by December 10, 2014.

Persons wishing to be considered for this position should submit electronically an application containing the following documents:

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

Please direct your application to: Please include “Learning Sciences Search” and your name in the subject field. Further inquiries can be directed to Salary is negotiable, according to qualifications and experience.

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 knowledge of French is an asset.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

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