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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in Education Counselling

Acadia University

Faculty of Professional Studies
School of Education
Assistant Professor
12-month Contractually Limited Term Position

Position # 30212CLT: The School of Education invites applications for a 12-month contractually limited term position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Counsellor Education effective August 1, 2021. Acadia University offers Nova Scotia’s only Master of Education in Counselling, a program that is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counsellor Education Programs (CACEP).

The successful candidate will teach in the MEd Counselling program, which may entail travel to off-site cohorts across the province and region. In addition to teaching, candidates will be expected to participate in scholarly activity. Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to contribute effectively to the functioning and facilitation of the MEd counselling program, through service activities within the program and broader School of Education. The School of Education is committed to social justice and values both a diverse student and faculty complement. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from members of traditionally under-represented communities.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a graduate degree in Counselling, Counselling Psychology, or a closely related discipline, with preference given to candidates who possess, or are near completion of, a doctorate degree. Applicants must be registered or certified by a professional counselling body (e.g., Registered Counselling Therapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Registered Psychologist, Registered Social Worker). In addition, applicants must have an extensive and current professional experience in the practice of counselling, with priority given to those with greater depth and breadth of experience. Counsellor education experience in graduate teaching, the provision of clinical supervision, and a developing research program in the discipline of counselling will be considered assets.

How to Apply: Applicants should forward by e-mail containing the subject line Position #30212: (a) a letter of intent, (b) a current curriculum vitae, (c) a teaching dossier outlining their teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experiences, (d) a statement of research agenda and research contributions, and (e) the names and contact information of three referees to:

Dr. Janet Dyment
Director, School of Education,
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6

The review of applications will commence on June 21, 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For additional information on the School of Education please visit:

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact: Dr. Janet Dyment.