Detailed Job Description
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Faculty Openings in the PsyD Program (Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology)
Founded in 1952, Adler University (formerly the Adler School of Professional Psychology) is the oldest independent non-profit graduate school of psychology in North America with campuses in Chicago and Vancouver. The Vancouver Campus of Adler operates in British Columbia under the consent of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, which provided consent to launch the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) degree program in 2012.
Adler University has openings for Faculty positions in our PsyD Program located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Successful candidates will have clinical practice, teaching, and research interests that resonate well with our scholar practitioner model’s focus upon training social responsible and culturally competent psychology practitioners. Applicants who are members of non-dominant group(s) are particularly encouraged to apply and can expect to work in a highly diverse urban setting on a campus that strives to be inclusive, responsive, and supportive of its students, staff, and faculty. The Faculty Search Committee will be looking for evidence of applicants’ ability to contribute to the development of our vibrant and diverse community. Position Summary:
The responsibilities of Faculty positions at Adler typically include teaching courses in areas of expertise, student advising and mentoring, clinical supervision of students in practica, doctoral dissertation supervision, active committee work (e.g., faculty welfare committees, diversity committee), and participation in curriculum development. There are also significant opportunities for professional development via diversity trainings and professional colloquia. The PsyD faculty team is highly collaborative, providing support and consultation in a collegial and fun atmosphere. We have a part-time position that is slated to begin in Fall, 2015 and move to full-time in Fall, 2016. We also have some opportunities for sessional teaching although the majority of our program is taught by Core Faculty members whose positions are designed around a four-day work week; this arrangement permits our faculty to sustain outside private practice, research, and/or consultation commitments in the community.
•A Doctorate in Psychology (preferably in clinical psychology) from a program accredited by CPA, APA, or equivalent
• Psychologist Registration (or registration eligible) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (successful registration will be a contract requirement)
• Significant clinical training and graduate level teaching experience (depending upon the stated area of expertise, training and experience will ideally be from the scholar-practitioner model)
• Highest priority will be given to applicants with a commitment to training culturally competent psychologists to work with marginalized and underserved populations
• A record of scholarship related to clinical psychology
• All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority
Applications should include:
• A letter of introduction and statement of interest which addresses the applicant’s:
interest in working at a scholar practitioner program in Canada
teaching philosophy and experience teaching at the graduate level
clinical experience and plans for ongoing practice as a Registered Psychologist
commitment to training culturally competent psychologists to work with marginalized and underserved populations
research interests and experience supervising research
• A curriculum vitae
• Names and contact information of three professional references Successful applicant(s) will be required to provide the following prior to commencement of the position:
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample syllabi and/or teaching evaluations and/or reference letters that can attest to effectiveness)
• Official graduate transcripts sent directly to the Program Director The application process will include a thorough review of all submitted materials by the Faculty Search Committee. If a good initial match is identified, prospective applicants will be invited for an interview with both the Faculty Search Committee and a separate Diversity Committee.
Application deadline: open
Equal Opportunity Employer It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. Adler University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.