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Field Placement Coordinator, Psychology Department

Category: Academic

Concordia University of Edmonton 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.

Concordia University of Edmonton is situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s historic Highlands neighborhood.  Supporting a student body of approximately 2500, Concordia is known for its small class sizes and its excellence in teaching.  Our small classes, and diverse student population, provide an excellent opportunity for engaging with students in a sustained and nurturing way unique within the Canadian university system.  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 Faculty of Arts at Concordia University of Edmonton is seeking applications for the position of Field Placement Coordinator, Department of Psychology, with a start date of December 1, 2019.  This is an academic staff officer position.  The position is one that fulfills a major objective of our four-year psychology degree with an applied emphasis.  Specifically, 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–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.  The main responsibilities of this field placement coordinator position include:

  • 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.


Required/Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Masters 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
  • A vehicle is required
  • Registration as a Psychologist would be considered an asset

Note:  Equivalencies will be considered.

Interested individuals may contact Dr. Wendy Pullin, Chair, Department of Psychology, for further information at wendy.pullin@concordia.ab.ca.

Starting Date of Position:  December 1, 2019

Closing Date: Application review will continue until the position is filled.  Concordia is an equal-opportunity employer.

Application packages should include:

  • Cover letter (including citizenship/immigration status declaration) describing career objectives and suitability for the position;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Two confidential professional references

Please forward all documents to:

Human Resources
Concordia University of Edmonton
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4
E-mail: careers@concordia.ab.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.