Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Psychotherapy Process (Clinical Psychology)
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: Psychology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

Faculty of Health – Department of Psychology, York University
Psychotherapy Process (Clinical Psychology)

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health at York University ( http://psyc.info.yorku.ca/ ) invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a full-time tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Psychotherapy Process (Clinical Psychology) at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology from an accredited clinical training program at the time of application and be eligible for registration as a psychologist in the province of Ontario.

We seek applications from scientist-practitioners with a strong program of research in psychotherapy processes. Psychotherapy process research examines the unfolding interactions and experiences of patients and therapists in psychosocial treatments. Process research typically focuses on communications between patients and therapists in sessions across a range of treatment methods, qualities of the patient–therapist relationship, and/or experiences during therapy sessions. Candidates should have a strong research record demonstrating excellence, or rising eminence in their field, including a record of high-quality publications, the ability to attract substantial external, peer-reviewed research funding, presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing. The successful candidate will also be expected to be an effective contributor to department, faculty, university and professional service.

Applicants should show excellence or the promise of excellence and a demonstrated commitment in teaching academic and process-oriented clinical skills courses which extend across theoretical approaches and that are part of the requirements for our CPA-accredited clinical psychology curriculum, as well as the supervision of graduate student research and practice in clinical psychology. Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The position will involve undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York is Canada’s third largest university with a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility. Our Psychology Department is ranked among the top 100 in the world according to QS World Rankings. The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Adult) with 16 active core faculty members is the largest in English Canada and is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. The York University Psychology Clinic on campus provides state-of-the art training resources in clinical psychology and off-campus affiliations with world class healthcare and research settings are extensive.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. Jennifer Connolly, Chair – Department of Psychology at psychair@yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

A cover letter of application (please specify the title of the position in the subject line of your email and in any correspondence), an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three reprints or preprints, and teaching evaluations (if available) should be merged into a single pdf file and sent by March 1, 2021 to: psycjobs@yorku.ca. Arrangements should also be made for three confidential letters of reference, capable of speaking to the research and teaching/supervision criteria outlined here, to be submitted to the same email and addressed to Chair, Clinical Health Psychology Search Committee.


Posting End Date: March 1, 2021