University of Alberta

Assistant Professor, Counselling Psychology

Department of Educational Psychology

Competition No.  -    A107530814
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Counselling Psychology program area, which houses 4 programs: PhD (CPA-accredited), thesis-based masters, course-based masters, and School Counselling. Although the area of expertise/research focus for the position is open, the program is particularly interested in career counselling and assessment, as well as couples and family counselling, supervision, LGBTQ, and all areas of indigenous research and practice.

Applicants must have a doctorate from a major research university and be eligible for registration as a Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. Applicants will have a strong record of publishing, funding activity, and other scholarly contributions to the specialty field of Counselling Psychology as well as evidence of ability to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate-level teaching. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses and supervise graduate student research. 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 4 courses, usually 2 in Fall term and 2 in Winter term. The Department and Faculty offer a highly collegial and supportive work environment, with outstanding research and teaching support:

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 Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre, the Fringe Theatre Event and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place every year.

Review of applications begins January 15, 2017, and continues until the position is filled, with a targeted start date of July 1, 2017. Electronic applications are preferred and should include: (1) a letter of application highlighting teaching and research interests and relevant background, (2) an up-to-date CV, (3) three representative publications, if available, and (4) contact information for 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.

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.