University of Alberta

Assistant Professor - Indigenous Counselling

EDU Educational Psychology

Competition No.  -    A107534165
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Educational Psychology invites applicants for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, for an Indigenous/Aboriginal scholar specializing in an Indigenous/Aboriginal Counselling focus in the program area of Counselling Psychology.  Recognizing that the University of Alberta is on Treaty 6 territory, and our programs, Department and institution are committed to the principles of reconciliation, candidates must have a demonstrated and strong background in Indigenous/Aboriginal approaches to counselling and culturally appropriate approaches to assessment and/or therapy.  This could include community-based research and/or links to Indigenous/Aboriginal communities.  Applicants must have an earned doctorate from a major research university in Counselling Psychology, and evidence of a research program entailing Indigenous/Aboriginal worldviews and Counselling.  The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses and supervise graduate student research.  The successful candidate will be either Registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP), or must become Registered within the pre-tenure probationary period.  Full consideration will be given to all applicants, though graduates of CPA- or APA- accredited programs will be given hiring preference.

The standard teaching load in the Department is currently 4 courses, usually 2 in the Fall term, and 2 in the Winter term.  The Department and Faculty offer a highly collegial work environment, with outstanding research and teaching support. The Department of Educational Psychology offers courses in several program areas, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and has a predominant role in the Education Clinic:   The doctoral program of Counselling Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.

The University of Alberta ( is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Canada.  Home to 39,000 students from 143 countries, the University regularly ranks among the top 4 universities in the country and top 100 in the world.  The University offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. 

The City of Edmonton is a vibrant, multi-cultural centre with over one million people that offers the benefits of an urban lifestyle combined with an international airport, high-quality schools, varied restaurants, reliable public transportation, and ample opportunities for recreation.  Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre, the Fringe Theatre Event, and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals that take place every year.

 Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will commence work on July 1, 2018.  Electronic applications are preferred and should include:

  • a letter of application highlighting teaching and research interests and relevant background
  • current curriculum vitæ
  • three (3) representative publications, if available
  • the names and contact information of three referees, of which two should be from academic settings

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.