The Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track appointment in the area of Special Education. Applicants must have an earned Doctoral degree in Special Education or in a related field, a record of, or potential for, scholarly contribution and evidence of ability for high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. Training and expertise in early childhood, elementary school, or secondary school instruction of children with special needs is an asset. Full consideration will be given to all applicants, but we especially encourage applications from individuals who conduct research in developmental disabilities.

The standard teaching load in the Department is 2/2. The Department and Faculty offer a highly collegial and supportive work climate for new and established academics, with outstanding support for research and teaching:

The University of Alberta is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 39,000 students from 146 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world: The university offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Greater Edmonton, with over one million residents in the city and surrounding communities, offers a unique quality of life, a beautiful, park-like setting on a spectacular river valley, an international airport, the lowest provincial tax regime in the country, and is located in Canada’s most optimistic and economically vibrant province. Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place each year.

Review of applications will begin September 1st, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled, with a targeted start date of January 1st, 2015.

Electronic applications are preferred and should include: (a) a letter of application that reflects research/teaching interests and relevant background, (b) a current CV, and (c) contact information for three referees. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To apply, please visit the original job posting here.