Tenure Track Positions in Human Development and School/Applied Child Psychology


The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (http://www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp/), Faculty of Education, McGill University invites applications for two tenure track positions: One in the Human Development program at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor and one in the School/Applied Child Psychology program, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The effective date for both positions is August 1, 2011.

The graduate program in Human Development encompasses both basic and applied research in all domains of Educational Psychology and places an emphasis on the diversity of learning, social, and emotional developmental trajectories.

The graduate program in School/Applied Child Psychology combines theoretical, research, and clinical experiences. It prepares graduates for the practice of professional psychology and academic occupations, and is based on the study of individual differences, learning and human performance potential, as well as psychopathology.

Human Development Position

The successful candidate will have an active agenda preferably in applied classroom research (including pre-school education) that spans typical and atypical development and will demonstrate the capacity to generate and fund research in the areas of applied human development, including but not limited to diverse learners, disability, developmental perspectives, or related areas. Applicants should (a) have an earned doctorate in Human Development or a related field; (b) demonstrate evidence of scholarship and research funding commensurate with rank; and (c) demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and to graduate supervision.

School/Applied Child Psychology Position

The successful candidate will have an active program of research that is related to any area of child and/or youth functioning in typical or atypical populations. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in the field of School Psychology, Applied Child Psychology, or a related area, at the time of appointment; demonstrate evidence of scholarship and research funding commensurate with experience and performance at a research-intensive university. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and supervise master’s and doctoral students.  Being a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec or eligibility for membership (http://www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/en/) is a strong asset.

The application deadline for both positions is February 1, 2011 or until the positions are filled. Persons wishing to be considered should forward a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a curriculum vitae, relevant samples of their publication, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted to:

Professor Alenoush Saroyan, Chair, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1Y2. Electronic submissions of the application are accepted and should be forwarded to: ecp [at] mcgill.ca. Please enter “Human Development Search” or “School/Applied Child Psychology Search” and your name in the subject field.


McGill is located in Montreal, one of the world’s most vibrant cities. To learn about McGill and Montreal, please visit http://www.mcgill.ca> and  <http://www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/montreal/>. English is the language of instruction at McGill, but knowledge of French is an asset. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Contact Information

Alenoush Saroyan
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
ecp [at] mcgill.ca