Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Child and Youth Mental Health Intervention (Clinical-Developmental Psychology)
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: Psychology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health at York University (http://psyc.info.yorku.ca) invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Child and Youth Mental Health Intervention (Clinical-Developmental Psychology) at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023. 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 by the appointment start date from an accredited clinical training program with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and teaching. Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration as a psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. We welcome applications from those with diverse backgrounds, in recognition of the need to increase representation in our faculty complement.

We seek applications from scientist-practitioners with a clearly articulated program of research related to mental health interventions for children, youth, and/or their families, including interventions for emotional, social, cognitive, behavioural, and/or adjustment difficulties. This position requires experience in clinical work and research in any area related to interventions for child and youth mental health difficulties, including treatment efficacy and effectiveness, implementation science, and prevention initiatives.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in research of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of high-quality publications; presentations at major conferences; the ability to attract substantial external, peer-reviewed research funding; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees.

Applicants should show excellence or promise of excellence and a demonstrated commitment to teaching academic and clinical skills courses which extend across theoretical approaches. The position will involve both undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision. At the undergraduate level, the candidate will be expected to teach courses in our newly established Counselling and Mental Health Certificate program. At the graduate level, the candidate will be expected to teach clinical intervention related courses in our CPA-accredited Clinical-Developmental psychology curriculum, as well as provide supervision of graduate students in the York University Psychology Clinic. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. 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; experience in providing clinical supervision; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. Experience teaching intervention, therapy, or counselling courses is an asset.

The successful candidate will also be expected to be an effective contributor to service in the Clinical-Developmental area, Psychology department, faculty, university and professional service.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future. Our large Psychology Department is highly ranked in various world ratings. The Clinical-Developmental Psychology Doctoral Program with 15 active core faculty members is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. The on-campus York University Psychology Clinic provides state-of-the art training resources in clinical psychology and our off-campus affiliations with world class healthcare and research settings are extensive.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilitiesand 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.

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 Declarationform.

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 racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.caor 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 this voluntary self-identification form. York supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University, the Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages and the Indigenous Council. The university is also invested in Advancing Black Research & Scholarshipand recently announced the recipients of the inaugural York Black Research Seed Fund awards.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications has been extended to November 30, 2022. Applicants should provide a cover letter (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, teaching evaluations (if available), and names and contact information for three references (reference letters will only be requested for short listed candidates). All files should be merged into a single pdf file and sent to: psycjobs@yorku.ca.


Posting End Date: November 30, 2022