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Assistant Professor Addictions Counselling

University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge, a comprehensive university with approximately 8700 students from 37 countries, aims to foster the spirit of free inquiry and the critical interpretation of ideas. The University is a vital part of Lethbridge, a community of over 100,000 people located near the Oldman River and close to the Rocky Mountains. An excellent place to raise a family and enjoy the many recreational and cultural amenities of the area, you will discover a wonderful quality of life that is second to none.

If you are open to innovation and committed to the creation of an environment that excites and ignites learning, we welcome your application. The Faculty of Health Sciences is an open, fair, honest, caring and collaborative community that strives to provide a rich education grounded in real world practice, drawing from the knowledge and expertise of multiple health disciplines.


The Faculty of Health Sciences has an opening for one probationary (tenure-track) position in the Addictions Counselling Program. We would welcome candidates with a background in counselling or clinical psychology, or related discipline. The successful candidate will have a track record in research, and the ability to teach in our undergraduate Addictions Counselling program, our Health Sciences graduate programs, and in the Masters of Counselling offered in partnership with the Faculty of Education. This position will commence on July 1, 2023.


A Ph.D. in Psychology or related discipline, a Registered Psychologist in good standing with expertise in assessment, and a commitment to developing and maintaining a program of research. Relevant counselling experience in the area of mental health and/or addictions would be an asset.

Academic Setting

The Faculty of Health Sciences currently offers undergraduate and graduate education. Undergraduate programs include Aboriginal Health, Addictions Counselling, Nursing, Public Health and Therapeutic Recreation. The University of Lethbridge has a reputation for providing a high-quality education and has been ranked highly for research activities among institutions of our size in Canada. The university website,, contains more information about our institution. For more information about the Faculty please visit our website at


You will receive an excellent salary commensurate with your experience, an annual professional development allowance, as well as a benefit package, including a tuition benefit for University of Lethbridge programming, and relocation assistance. Please visit The University of Lethbridge website to view the economic benefits package outlined in the Academic Staff Collective Agreement,

Employment Equity

uLethbridge is committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, and representative workforce that is reflective of the community we serve. The University welcomes all applications from qualified candidates including all employment equity groups of Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals, and persons of diverse gender and sexual orientation protected under the Alberta Human Rights Code. In accordance with the Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, contact information for three academic references who will be asked to provide reference letters, a detailed curriculum-vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Referees will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters; the application submission will automatically trigger this request to your references. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2023. For enquiries about this position, please contact Pam Smith, Administrative Manager, Faculty of Health Sciences, at