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Psychology Clinic Director - Instructor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Job ID: 23847

Updated: October 7, 2021

Location: Main Campus

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Position Description

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for the University of Calgary Psychology Clinic Director. The successful candidate will be appointed as Instructor or Senior Instructor (Tenure-track, full time) in the Department of Psychology. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2022.

The Psychology Clinic (UCPC) is a sliding scale psychological service program serving the greater Calgary area. It offers state-of-the-art training to graduate students of the University of Calgary Clinical Psychology Program, which has been accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) since 1995. The Director will have the opportunity to be part of a prolific and diverse research and training environment in the Department of Psychology. 

The Clinic Director focuses jointly on ensuring that Clinical Psychology graduate students receive the highest quality clinical training via applied practice and that clients of the clinic receive ethical and effective psychological services. The Director is responsible to plan and provide for clinic and community practicum placements, including seeking new placement opportunities. They provide support and supervision for those working and training within the UCPC, and develop and maintain professional connections at the community, provincial, and national level. The Director helps manage the clinical training infrastructure, including organizing community outreach for recruiting clients and promoting ethical, evidence-based psychological assessment and intervention. The Director may also provide direct supervision of student clinical activities. The Director promotes and supports clinical research being conducted with the Department of Psychology and provides support to students applying for clinical residency. 

The Director will teach undergraduate and/or graduate psychology courses in the area of clinical psychology.  

The University of Calgary requires that the successful candidate have a PhD in clinical psychology from an CPA or APA-accredited program and be registered or eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists. Candidates also require a minimum of four years of experience in providing clinical services, including experience in clinical supervision. Candidates will also demonstrate excellence in university-level teaching and/or providing supervision to graduate student clinicians.  Experience managing an outpatient clinic is desirable. 
The Department of Psychology has a strong research reputation (6th in Canada in Maclean’s 2021 rankings) and high standards in teaching. We are actively and fully committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in our department and on our campus, and to adhering to our core values of (1) Discovery and Innovation, (2) Integrity, (3) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, (4) Community, and (5) Health and Well-Being. For more information about the Department, please visit and

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents): 

  • Cover letter that also includes: 
    • a one-page diversity statement outlining the candidate’s strengths, experiences and plans for promoting equity, diversity and inclusivity within their team as well as the broader campus community. 
    • The name and contact information of three referees, and written permission to the Chair of the Selection Committee to contact the referees for letters of references 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Teaching and supervision statement  that outlines teaching, mentorship and/or supervision experience, includes a teaching and supervision philosophy statement (3-page limit), and, if available, sample course outlines and evidence of teaching and supervision effectiveness 

Applications are accepted until November 1, 2021. Questions may be addressed to: 

Dr. David Hodgins, Professor, Department of Psychology, [email protected] 

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide in their cover letter any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration, and be sensitive, to the impact of career interruptions when assessing the candidate’s productivity. 

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.

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. 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 about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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