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Laurie McDonald
by Laurie McDonald
Published: September 6, 2023 (4 weeks ago)
Calgary, Alberta

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

Apply through this link:


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