Registered Psychologist

MED Advocacy & Wellbeing

Competition No.  -    A104447667
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

In accordance with the Temporary Librarian, Administrative and Professional Staff (TLAPS) Agreement, this part time position (0.5 FTE) offers a comprehensive benefits package found on our Benefits Overview page and annual salary range of $30,695 - $51,177. This position has an initial appointment of 24 months.

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer Agreement, this part-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found on our Benefits Overview page and a pro-rated annual salary range of


Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Associate Dean, Office of Advocacy and Wellbeing, the Registered Psychologist is responsible for providing effective and efficient professional psychological services to the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry undergraduate student, graduate student and resident population. The Registered Psychologist delivers counseling to learners who are experiencing personal adjustment and/or psychological problems that require professional attention.

This position is the major provider of psychological services to the student population in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Although therapy (individual, couple and group) and crisis intervention services are emphasized, the Registered Psychologist conducts consultative training to University faculty and staff on psychological issues, presents workshops and in-services to staff and students, and offers critical incident debriefs to those affected by distressing events which may take place.

The Registered Psychologist position develops and implements psychologically based research and assists in strategic planning and other initiatives for the Office of Advocacy and Wellbeing participates and collaborates with other services on campus and off campus in order to facilitate the care and treatment of learners.

The ideal candidate will have the background and qualifications below:

  • Registered Psychologist and in good standing with the College of Alberta psychologists (CAP), and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) (Registration with CAP is required to call oneself a Registered Psychologist, and to work at the UofA as a Registered Psychologist).
  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology preferred, plus five years of professional counseling experience working with a diversity of mental health challenges and populations; including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment related issues.
  • Familiarity and adherence to the Health Professions Act, the Standards of Practice, the Canadian Code of Ethics, and the Professional Guidelines for Psychologists. Knowledge of the Policies and Procedures manual regarding such things as service limits and the Consultation/Intervention Protocol.
  • Knowledge of counseling theory, developmental psychology, social psychology, research design, statistics, personality theory, psychometric testing, ethics, career counseling, group counseling, and cross-cultural counseling.
  • Ability to meet and consult as a member of a team of professionals about clients of particular concern or challenge
  • Ability to both establish rapport with a wide variety of clients and create a process of change that will enhance the wellbeing of learners who access the service, and thus enhance their success in university.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computing skills, with knowledge of, and proficiency in Microsoft Office, zoom, google docs,

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the University of Alberta and Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and its policies and procedures, community resources, and the ability to refer clients to those resources as required.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the Medical Education Undergraduate Postgraduate and Graduate programs, as well as its policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with relevant organizations such as Physician & Family Support Program, Alberta Medical Association, and the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
  • Awareness of national mental health initiatives and programs in addressing medical learner distress and burnout
  • Ability to perform quantitative and qualitative research and carry out program evaluations.

How to Apply

Apply Online

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

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.