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Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, Part-time, 3 – 4.5 years Contractually Limited

University of Guelph

The Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph is seeking applications to fill a part-time, 51% workload, contractually-limited faculty position (up to 4.5 years) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The distribution of effort is 75% Teaching, 15% Service, 10% Research. The position is based in the Centre for Psychological Services (CPS), within the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (CCAP) Program. Reporting to both the Chair of the Department of Psychology, and the Director of the CPS, the faculty is responsible for teaching, primarily in the form of clinical supervision of therapy and assessment for Masters and Ph.D. level students, including live supervision, reviewing of session videos, and regular face-to-face supervision meetings. The faculty will provide regular written evaluations of student performance to the Director, CPS and the Director of Clinical Training (DCT); review, provide feedback on, and sign students’ clinical notes and reports; participate in team intakes and clinic administrative meetings. Given the distribution of effort, the incumbent will play a University service role engaging with the broader CCAP area, participate in clinical training curricular development and implementation, and contribute to ongoing clinical research in the Department of Psychology.

The CPS is an essential component of graduate student training within the MA/PhD program in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Our CPA accredited program stresses a developmental approach to clinical psychology and provides high-quality, supervised training of assessment and therapy. The CPS provides a setting for students’ practicum training while providing professional assessments and therapeutic interventions for children, adolescents and families in the Guelph community.

Requirements of the position include: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from a CPA or APA accredited program as well as registration with the Ontario College of Psychologists, authorized to practice with children and adolescents (supervised practice applicants may be considered). The candidate is a doctoral level clinical psychologist with experience carrying out assessment and therapy with children, adolescents and families presenting with a range of internalizing, externalizing and neurodevelopmental disorders. Previous experience and a passion for providing clinical supervision to psychology practicum students is required.

Guelph is a progressive university town consistently ranked among the most liveable cities in Canada. Guelph’s award-winning Community Energy Initiative, strong neighbourhoods, community wellness initiative and dynamic artistic community make it a great place to live, work, and raise a family. It is uniquely located to provide easy access to London, Toronto, Hamilton and the Waterloo region. Our department also maintains excellent relations with research, educational, and health care institutions in the region and province.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the web sites of the University of Guelph (, the Department of Psychology ( and the CCAP Programme (

The deadline for application is April 1, 2019, or until a successful candidate has been found. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references to:

Dr. Serge Desmarais, Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Psychology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 2W1

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Serge Desmarais (email:, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Psychology or Dr. Tamara Berman (, Director, Centre for Psychological Services.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.