July 28, 2015

Clinical psychology faculty position with behavioral focus at the University of Victoria

Located in Victoria, British Columbia close to Vancouver and Seattle, the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Clinical Psychology. We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated excellence in behavior-related research and clinical skills, with a particular interest in behavioral interventions including ABA approaches, but also including behaviorally-based assessment and/or intervention approaches more generally. Candidates with expertise related to ASD and/or other developmental disabilities, pediatric or adult health, and/or intervention with individuals with brain injury would also be a good fit. The position will contribute to our CPAaccredited Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology. The position begins on July 1, 2016. Candidates must have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from a CPA- or APA-accredited program, and must have completed a 12-month CPA- or APA-accredited internship. Applicants should be eligible for registration as a Psychologist in British Columbia. If the candidate is not presently registered, they will be required to apply for registration as soon as possible after they are hired, as registration in BC is a requirement for the position. 

We are seeking candidates with the ability to actively contribute to the operation of our Clinical Psychology Graduate Program (http://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/psychology/graduate/clinicalpsychology).  Candidates must demonstrate research excellence as evidenced by publications and grant funding appropriate to level of experience. Applicants must also present evidence for potential excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have an interest and ability to contribute to teaching graduate courses in some of the following areas: evidence-based behavioral interventions, child and adolescent therapy, clinical assessment, and/or psychometrics. Duties will include maintaining a successful program of research (as evidenced by publications and external grant support), teaching and student supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels, clinical supervision, and contributions to the collegiality, reputation, and day-to-day operation of the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology, Department, and University. 

In addition to excellence in Clinical Psychology, the Department of Psychology offers opportunities for research collaborations with colleagues in the Lifespan Development Program (www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/psychology/graduate/lifespan), the Cognition and Brain Sciences Program (www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/psychology/graduate/brain-sciences), and the University’s Centre for Youth and Society (www.youth.society.uvic.ca), Centre on Aging (www.coag.uvic.ca), Centre for Addictions Research of BC (www.carbc.ca), and CanAssist (www.canassist.ca). Ongoing areas of research interest within the Department of Psychology include: Addictions, Adolescent Risk and Resilience, Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cognitive changes associated with Aging, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Culture and Development, Executive Functions, Family Processes and Transitions, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Interpersonal Violence, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Self-Regulation. 

To apply, please convert the following application materials in PDF format, and email to the Chair of the committee at kkerns@uvic.ca, copied to the Departmental Secretary at psycdept@uvic.ca. 

  1. a curriculum vitae, 
  2. description of research and teaching experience and plans, 
  3. copies of relevant scholarly publications, and 
  4. available evidence of teaching effectiveness. 

In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference emailed to the same email addresses. In all emails, please include your name on the subject line. Application review will begin on October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

 The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

The University of Victoria, one of Canada’s leading universities, provides students and faculty with a rich learning environment. Widely recognized for leadership in research, inspired teaching, and community involvement, UVic provides innovative programs, real-life experiences and a diverse and welcoming West Coast environment. 

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