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Field Placement Coordinator, Department of Psychology

Category: Academic
Closing Date: October 31, 2021

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 the position of Field Placement Coordinator, Department of Psychology. This position is available to begin January 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

The Field Placement Coordinator role is an academic staff officer position. The position fulfills a major objective of the department’s four-year psychology degree, specifically within the Applied Emphasis program. The Applied Emphasis program in psychology is designed to integrate academic course work with supervised practical experience. Admission to the program is competitive and the required courses help students acquire the theory and develop the skills needed for work in the helping professions.

The Field Placement Coordinator organizes, maintains, monitors, and supports students and community volunteer on-site placement supervisors. Approximately 25-35 third- and fourth-year students complete a September to April one-day-a-week practicum at a local human service agency. The placements are highly varied and provide the students with a range of experiences in the human services field.

Please Note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment at CUE.



  • Community liaison: Developing and maintaining relationships with organizations that may provide field placements;
  • Student support: Matching students with placements and instructing them and supporting them to develop and achieve learning outcomes in liaison with on-site placement supervisors.
  • Guidance of field placement supervisors: Informing and supporting on-site placement supervisors through in-person visits, phone calls, and email or letters.
  • Student discipline: Assessing and coordinating problem-solving and discipline procedures by meeting and consulting with students and agency supervisors and Psychology Dept. faculty and senior Concordia administration as required.
  • Teaching one section of a weekly seminar: In coordination with other field placement instructors–organizing assignments, speakers, field trips or activities.
  • Promotion of Applied Emphasis program: Ensuring that promotion of the program is ongoing with students new or external to the institution, in conjunction with faculty, instructors, and the university Marketing and Admissions teams.


  • Master’s degree in Psychology
  • Experience in the field of psychology in Edmonton and area
  • Experience in developing strong relationships in interdisciplinary settings
  • Experience in a front-line position with high-risk and/or vulnerable populations would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of community resources in Edmonton
  • A valid Alberta driver’s license is required
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check results
  • A vehicle is required
  • Registration as a Psychologist in Alberta is considered an asset

 Closing Date: Application review will commence on October 31, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application packages to include:

  • Cover letter, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions;

Please note, short-listed candidates will be required to provide transcripts of all graduate-level courses and three professional references.

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

Concordia University of Edmonton encourages applications from members of racialized groups, visible minorities, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, women, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and others who may support a diversity of perspectives at CUE. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, 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.