Clinical PsyD Program Director (Full Professor)
Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) has an exciting new faculty position to build and lead a new Clinical Psychology program with prime clinic space in our new Allan Wachowich Center for Science and Research Innovation. CUE invites applications for a faculty member who will also serve as the Director of a proposed Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program in the Department of Psychology within the Faculty of Arts.
Reporting to the Dean of Arts, the Director will initially work with the Psychology Department, CUE’s administration, and the Government of Alberta (Advanced Education), to finalize and secure the PsyD program approval. Upon receiving final approval, the Director’s role will involve responsibilities for PsyD course development, research training, comprehensive examinations, dissertation supervision, and teaching. We will be seeking full Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) accreditation for the program. The Director will also work in consultation with the PsyD program Advisory Council that includes internal and external members who will support the Director’s work. Accordingly, the successful candidate will have a PsyD or PhD and internship in Clinical Psychology (accredited by CPA or APA), with eligibility for registration as a psychologist in Alberta.
The position requires an individual with a strong research and supervision record and the capacity to work with students and colleagues to develop ongoing clinical research specialties. Experience as a professor within a Clinical PsyD or PhD program is preferred.
CUE strives to be a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders, reflective servants in their occupations, and citizens for the common good.
CUE’s Psychology Department offers 3-year and 4-year Bachelor of Arts degrees in addition to graduate certificate and diploma programs in psychological assessment. The proposed PsyD program will seek to enhance students’ abilities to better understand and work clinically with culturally diverse individuals and groups, particularly those who identify as First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or other Indigenous peoples.
Requirements for the position include:
- A PsyD or PhD in Clinical Psychology from a CPA or APA-accredited program or equivalent.
- University-level teaching experience in a clinical program; more than five years is preferred.
- Possession of, or eligibility for, full registration as a Psychologist, in good standing, in a Canadian province or territory.
- A demonstrated record of a strong research program, through a record of scholarly publication, grant funding, and supervision of graduate students.
- Demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team leader and member.
In addition, the successful candidate must assume academic administrative duties and will be committed to building professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the mental health community.
All applications should be sent directly to Human Resources (see below). If you have questions related to the position you may contact CUE’s Dean of Graduate Studies at email@example.com
This is an exciting growth opportunity for the successful candidate to make a significant contribution to our diverse students, the Department of Psychology, the community of applied psychologists in Edmonton and Alberta, and the broader community.
Closing Date: This position will remain open until it is filled with a suitable candidate. The start date for the position is July 1, 2019. Concordia is an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
Salary will be commensurate with assigned duties, qualifications, and experience. For more details about CUE’s current collective agreement, please see as follows: https://concordia.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Collective-Agreement-2016-2021-FINAL-signed-April-21-2017.pdf
Application packages should 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;
- Recent student evaluations of university teaching (if applicable);
- A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions; and
- Three confidential professional and/or post-secondary letters of reference forwarded to the following address under separate cover by the referees.
Please forward all documents in hard-copy or electronic format to:
Concordia University of Edmonton
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4
Tel: (780) 479-9213
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.