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Lecturer/Assistant Professor- Counselling Psychology Program

University of Northern British Columbia

Posting # FAPT01-19 BW

Lecturer/Assistant Professor- Counselling
Psychology Program
College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences
1 Year Term, Full time

The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the Psychology Program, invites applications for a full-time, term (1 year) position as Lecturer/Assistant Professor. The start date for this position is July 1, 2020.

UNBC’s Department of Psychology offers a BSc, MSc, and a PhD in Psychology, as well as an MEd in Counselling. The Department of Psychology is currently seeking Doctoral level candidates (in progress candidate) may be considered with a strong academic and professional background in Counselling, for a one-year term position in the MEd Counselling program. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, current membership as a professional counsellor in BC, counselling supervision experience, knowledge of community resources/practicum agencies, and demonstrated excellence in organizational and communication skills. Evidence of culturally and socially relevant knowledge and practice will be required, as will demonstrated conscientiousness and integrity. This will be a teaching focused position, with responsibility to work with other department faculty members to ensure outstanding counselling education and practice. The candidate will have the opportunity to teach in multiple modalities. Teaching activities may occur in multiple sites, including student practicum locations.

Driving within the Prince George area between practicum sites is required. Therefore, a valid BC driver’s license is required.

About the Community
UNBC is a primarily undergraduate, research intensive university located near the geographic center of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Established in the community of Prince George in 1994, UNBC has quickly built a reputation as a top ranked Canadian University in both undergraduate and graduate education, along with an excellent research profile.

There is a strong support system for students, including the First Nations Centre and other academic programs. Currently there are over 3500 students enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout northern British Columbia. Approximately 400 students are of Aboriginal descent.

UNBC values experiential learning, student engagement, and interdisciplinary study, with demonstrated excellence in community-inspired research and alumni who are leading change around the world. Its low student to faculty ratio provides both undergraduate and graduate students with substantial opportunities to work closely with faculty and gain valuable research experience.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to, and Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

Applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition #FAPT01-19 BW to: The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9. Fax: (250) 960-5791. Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Paul Siakaluk, Chair of the Department of Psychology, at Telephone (250) 960-5536, Email . This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Applications received on or before November 30, 2019, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.