Assistant Professor, School & Clinical Child Psychology

Educational Psychology

Competition No.  -    A107544481
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of School and Clinical Child Psychology (SCCP), focusing on human rights, racial justice and/or diversity.

 Applicants must have earned a doctorate in School, Clinical or Counselling Psychology (or some combination thereof) from a major research university by July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. Applicants must also be eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists. We seek to recruit a Black scholar or scholar of Colour with a strong research focus and practical expertise related to human rights, racial justice and/or diversity. The successful candidate must demonstrate research and practical expertise in at least one of the following areas, as they apply to professional practice in psychology: (a) the social contexts of health and well-being in marginalized communities; (b) equity, diversity, and inclusion in professional psychological practice; and (c) advancing racial-justice in school, clinical or counselling psychology

 The successful candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and involve them in their program of research. Full consideration will be given to all applicants who meet the criteria listed above. Applicants who are graduates of a(n) CPA or APA accredited program and who have strong foundational knowledge in child/adolescent intervention are especially encouraged to apply.

The SCCP doctoral program has been accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association since 2015. The program is one of only two dual-accredited school and clinical psychology programs in Canada. The mission of the program is to provide students with theoretical foundations, research, and professional training from a scientist-practitioner model in preparation for a career involving research and/or professional psychological practice with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. Every year the program receives over 100 student applications from across the country. Students in the program study full-time and many go on to receive tri-council funding and other prestigious awards. Importantly, 100% of graduates become employed in their disciplines after graduation, working in hospitals, universities, schools, and private practice all over Canada.

The Department and Faculty offer a highly collegial and supportive work climate for new and established academics, with outstanding support for research and teaching: http://www.edpsychology.ualberta.ca/en.aspx

The University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 39,000 students from 146 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world according to QS Worldwide university rankings. The university offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Greater Edmonton, Amiskwacîwâskahikan, is situated on Treaty Six Territory.  We recognize and respect the history, languages, and cultures of the First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our institution.  With over one million residents in the city and surrounding communities, the location offers a unique quality of life, a beautiful, park-like setting on a spectacular river valley, an international airport, the lowest provincial tax regime in the country, and is located in Canada’s most optimistic and economically vibrant province. Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place each year.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled, with a targeted start date of July 1, 2021 (or shortly thereafter). Electronic applications are preferred and should include: a) a letter of application that reflects research/teaching interests and relevant background, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) two published papers, if available, and (d) contact information of three referees.

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.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

How to Apply

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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.