Assistant Professors, Counselling Psychology

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Assistant Professors, Counselling Psychology

Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Counseling Psychology (CP), focusing on human rights, social and racial justice, and/or diversity.

Applicants must have earned a doctorate in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology from a major research university by July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. Applicants must also be eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists. We seek to recruit Black scholars, scholars of Colour, and/or LGBTQ2+ scholars with a strong research focus and/or practical expertise related to human rights, social and racial justice, and/or diversity. The successful candidates must demonstrate research and/or practical expertise in at least one of the following areas, as they apply to professional practice in psychology: (a) the social contexts of mental health and well-being in marginalized communities; (b) equity, diversity, and inclusion in professional psychological practice; and (c) advancing social and racial justice in counseling psychology. In addition, expertise in psychological assessment is strongly preferred. A background in clinical supervision and/or ethics would also be an asset.

The successful candidates will be expected to supervise graduate students and involve them in their program of research. Full consideration will be given to all applicants who meet the criteria listed above. Applicants who are graduates of a(n) CPA or APA accredited program are especially encouraged to apply.

 The CP doctoral program has been accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association since 2000. The mission of the program is to provide students with theoretical foundations, research, and professional training from a scientist-practitioner model in preparation for a career involving research and/or professional psychological practice with adults and families in a variety of settings. Students in the program study full-time and many go on to receive Tri-Council funding and other prestigious awards. Importantly, 100% of graduates become employed in their disciplines after graduation, working in hospitals, universities, schools, and private practice all over Canada.

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 Greater Edmonton, Amiskwacîwâskahikan, in the language of the Plains Cree, is situated on Treaty Six Territory.  We recognize and respect the history, languages, and cultures of the First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our institution.  With over one million residents in the city and surrounding communities, the location 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 April 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled, with a targeted start date of July 1, 2021 (or shortly thereafter). Electronic applications are preferred and should include: a) a letter of application that reflects research/teaching interests and relevant background, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) two published papers, if available, and (d) contact information of three referees.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

How to Apply

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2184742.