Assistant Professor in Counselling

August 24, 2016

Applications are invited for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland. 

Qualifications: An appropriate doctorate in Counselling or Clinical Psychology or from other wellness disciplines including Social Work, Medicine or Nursing from a recognized university is required. Licensing by the appropriate regulatory board is required.

Memorial’s Student Wellness and Counselling Centre comprises counselling, student health, and wellness professionals. The Centre is committed to developing and furthering interprofessional research and practice to advance campus-wide wellness. Interprofessionalism is integral to our innovative and leading stepped care wellness model (click for more information).

The candidate will have experience or demonstrate potential for leading in the development of interdisciplinary clinical, training and research partnerships within the university and with local and regional health boards. An established record with research and grant applications is strongly preferred.

We are seeking a professional whose duties will include group and individual counselling or psychotherapy across a broad spectrum of student concerns within the context of our innovative stepped care model, and who has experience in broad areas of mental health and wellness. The position includes involvement in our training program within an expanding interprofessional practice environment. The candidate will be expected to supervise master’s students, medical or psychiatric residents and doctoral psychology residents in our Canadian Psychological Association-accredited internship, and experience in this area is preferred.

Salary is based on qualifications and experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement between Memorial University of Newfoundland and Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association. 

The appointment is effective January 1, 2017, subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to:

Peter Cornish, PhD
Associate Professor and Director
Student Wellness and Counselling Centre
Memorial University
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7
Phone: (709) 864-8874
Fax:     (709) 864-3011
Closing date for application is September 30, 2016.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada.  As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

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VPA Reference Number: COUN-2016-003

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