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Child Clinical, Assistant or Associate Professor

University of Saskatchewan

Applications are being accepted for a tenure-track position in child clinical psychology at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, effective July 1, 2024.

Applicants with research interests and training specialization (i.e., graduate teaching, clinical training/supervision, and research supervision) in clinical psychology with child and youth populations are encouraged to apply. Applicants’ experiences in conducting integrated assessments and/or delivering intervention services to children and youth across a range of clinical issues will be strongly considered. Completion of a pediatric predoctoral internship and/or evidence of a research program with pediatric populations would be an asset. Preference will be given to applicants who are currently R.D. Psych. in Saskatchewan or fully registered in any other jurisdiction covered under the Mutual Recognition Agreement.

We are committed to hiring outstanding scientist-practitioners who can make significant contributions to the research and training missions of the department and graduate program, and who can forge productive links within areas of graduate and undergraduate programming in the department. Requirements for the positions include a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (must be completed at time of appointment), a strong research record, evidence of effectiveness in teaching and clinical/research supervision, completion of an internship in an accredited or equivalent setting, and eligibility for registration as a psychologist in Saskatchewan. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, research, and graduate clinical/research supervision. They will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program.

The clinical psychology program, which provides generalist clinical training, was established in 1971 and has been continuously accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) since 1990. The Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology at USask is undergoing a multi-year expansion. This expansion will include additional tenure-track clinical faculty, increases to the clinical student body, targeted funding for clinical psychology trainees, the addition of multiple Staff Psychologists, and a CRC Tier II Chair in Digital Mental Health Interventions.

The Department of Psychology and Health Studies has 22 faculty members, and 5 affiliate members from St. Thomas More College. There are over 75 graduate students completing an MA or PhD across four graduate programs: Cognition and Neurosciences; Culture, Health, and Human Development; Applied Social, and Clinical Psychology. We also offer undergraduate BSc and BAs in Psychology, a BASc in Health Studies, and Honours degrees. We value interdisciplinary research, and collaborations involving members across programs in our department is common.

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. There are approximately 10,500 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College, and 296 faculty members, including 10 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University of Saskatchewan campus is also the location of Saskatchewan’s only children’s hospital, providing health services to children and families from throughout the province.

The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly activities; and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 27,000.

Salary bands for this position for the 2022-2023 academic year are: Assistant Professor $99,945 to $120,099; Associate Professor $120,099 to $140,253.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Please submit a curriculum vitae, copies of relevant publications and a two-to-five-page cover letter detailing your research and clinical practice, past, present and future and how your area of expertise would contribute to the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology and to the Department or Psychology and Health Studies. In your cover letter, also address your teaching experience, teaching interests at the graduate and undergraduate level and your approach to clinical and research supervision.

Finally, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Mark Olver, PhD., R.D. Psych. (Chair of Search Subcommittee)
Department of Psychology & Health Studies
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive, Room Arts 154
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5A5
Phone (306) 966-4743, Fax: (306) 966-6630

For further information about the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology, please see

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2023, with shortlist selection by January 6, 2024; but review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. We aim to have the appointments commence July 1, 2024, however, start dates are negotiable.
The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthening these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.