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Assistant or Associate Professor, Counselling Psychology, Werklund School of Education

Job ID: 29850

Updated: September 1, 2023

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, invites applications for two appointments at the tenure-track rank of Assistant Professor, or appointments with tenure as Associate Professor, with research, professional practice, clinical expertise, and teaching experience in the area of Counselling Psychology. Preference will be given to those applicants with experience in early years counselling, and/or LGBTQ2+ mental health, Indigenous counselling for children and adolescents.

The area offers a PhD and a thesis-based MSc in counselling psychology, with a course-based school counselling MEd program currently in development. The programs follow a scientist practitioner model of training and feature a strong commitment to social justice. Areas of strength for faculty in our program are: (a) community-engaged counselling, research, and advocacy; (b) diversity, intersectionality and marginalized groups; and (c) critical and systemic approaches to mental health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on youth, family, and school wellbeing.

The appointments will commence July 1, 2024, or at a mutually agreeable date.

We are seeking a scholar who must have:

  • Evidence of eligibility for registration as a psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, as registration is a requirement for this position
  • A doctorate in counselling psychology (or related discipline within professional psychology) from a CPA- or APA- accredited program
  • Completed a CPA- or APA- accredited predoctoral internship
  • 3-5 years of experience in counselling psychology (or related) professional practice commensurate with the rank
  • A strong record of research and knowledge dissemination, including publication in high-impact journals (commensurate with rank)
  • A proven ability to obtain research funding (commensurate with rank)
  • Demonstrated capability in graduate-level teaching, graduate student supervision, clinical supervision
  • Demonstrated capability in teaching in areas of counselling psychology
  • Experience in online and blended teaching
  • Engagement with local, national and international professional and other communities

Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Early years counselling
  • Indigenous and/or LGBTQ2+ mental health counselling for children and adolescents
  • Psychological assessment and/or quantitative methodologies

Previous professional experience in K-12 school-based settings working with children, youth, and their families is also a strong asset.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must present evidence of an on-going research program beyond the doctoral dissertation, a publication record, evidence of successful teaching, and evidence of some engagement with professional and other communities.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level must provide evidence of an established, externally funded research program, a strong publication record, evidence of successful teaching and graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic collaborations and engagement in professional and other communities.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the `Apply Now’ link and include in one combined PDF:

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statement outlining research, post-secondary teaching and leadership experience,
  • Evidence of collaboration/engagement with professional and other communities
  • Brief description of present and aspiring contributions to the field,
  • Reprints of two (2) representative academic publications,
  • Names and contact information for three referees.  

Information about programs and research in the Werklund School of Education can be found at our website.

Application deadline: October 16, 2023  

Applications should be addressed to
Dr. Jennifer Lock, Vice Dean
Werklund School of Education
University of Calgary

Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Dianne Gereluk, Dean by email [email protected]

Our comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning. To learn about our comprehensive benefits package please visit:

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Werklund School of Education.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary
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