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Assistant Professor, Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program

Category: Faculty

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders and citizens for the common good. CUE is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for work, study, and living. We actively promote dignity for all, rejecting action and language that are harmful to mutual respect.

CUE is situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s historic Highlands neighborhood. Supporting a student body of over 3,000, we are known for our small class sizes and excellence in teaching. These features, and our diverse student population, provide an excellent opportunity for engaging with students in a sustained and nurturing way unique within the Canadian university system. CUE is an institution that values research in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and management.

CUE’s Faculty of Arts invites applications for a full-time continuing-appointment Assistant Professor in the PsyD program.

This position is available to begin July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.


  • PhD or PsyD in clinical or counselling psychology from CPA- or APA-accredited program by August 2021.
  • CPA-, APA-, and/or APPIC-accredited predoctoral internship/residency.
  • Registration (or registration eligibility) as a Psychologist in Alberta.
  • Experience advising and supervising student research and clinical work.
  • Excellence in both research and teaching, or strong potential to develop such excellence.
  • A willingness and ability to take on supportive academic administrative duties.
  • Knowledge of CPA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical psychology, with a commitment and ability to advance the quality and content of the PsyD program, courses, initiatives and student learning experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member with a variety of teams and stakeholder groups.
  • Familiarity with educational and clinical technologies, with an aptitude to learn new software as required, including online web-based psychological testing.

Housed within the Faculty of Arts, the Psychology Department has the largest undergraduate enrollments on campus, an energetic close-knit faculty, and applied psychology emphases throughout. It offers three undergraduate programs and, pending final government approval, a new graduate degree in clinical psychology. The PsyD program, which will provide broad and general education and training in clinical psychology, is housed in the Allan Wachowich Centre for Science, Research, and Innovation. This Centre includes a state-of-the-art training clinic, research labs, faculty offices, and many other excellent Centres. Information about the Wachowich Centre can be found at: https://concordia.ab.ca/research/csri/

The specialty area is open, as we seek applicants with interest/expertise in all areas of clinical psychology.

The successful applicant will exemplify excellent professional citizenship and act as a role model in the field. They will advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, teach foundation courses in the PsyD program, and supervise dissertation research. They will demonstrate commitment to, and understanding of, the scholar-practitioner model and participate in ongoing PsyD program development. Additionally, they will demonstrate expertise in their specialty area and engage in ongoing research and scholarship, regularly pursuing external funding. In addition to publishing in peer-reviewed journals, the successful applicant will also publish in newsletters and other practitioner-oriented outlets. Finally, they will develop and deliver training workshops for professionals in the community.

The normal graduate teaching assignment is 9 hours per semester. In addition, the successful candidate must assume academic administrative duties and will be committed to growing the diversity of and building professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

Interested individuals may contact Dr. Tim Heath for further information at dean.arts@concordia.ab.ca.

Please forward your complete application package to Human Resources, as specified below.

Closing Date: Application review will commence December 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Please note that this position is subject to budgetary approval.

 Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience as per Concordia’s Faculty Association Collective Agreement: https://concordia.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Collective-Agreement-2016-2021-FINAL-signed-April-21-2017.pdf

Application packages to include:

  • A cover letter (including a statement of citizenship/immigration status);
  • Current curriculum vitae, including a list of refereed publications;
  • Official transcripts of all graduate-level courses;
  • A teaching portfolio including a statement on teaching philosophy and teaching preferences;
  • A research statement, including two (2) representative publications;
  • Recent student evaluations of university teaching (if applicable); and
  • A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.

The successful candidate must be able to provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.

Please forward a complete application package to CUE Human Resources at careers@concordia.ab.ca.

Note that shortlisted candidates will be requested to provide three confidential professional and/or post-secondary letters of reference.

 Concordia University of Edmonton is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.