Education - Assistant Professor (Counselling Psychology)

Western University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-06-21

Faculty of Education
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada

Assistant Professor in Counselling Psychology

The Faculty of Education at Western University invites applications for a full-time tenure track (probationary) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Counselling Psychology. Preferred starting date for this position is January 1, 2014 but is negotiable.

We seek outstanding candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service and a demonstrated ability to engage with and contribute to the relevant local, national, and international communities. The successful candidate will supervise graduate students in the area of counselling psychology and serve on faculty and university committees. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in regular classroom settings, online, and/or in blended formats at both the graduate and pre-service levels. S/he will be a strong and ethical colleague with an appreciation for the values of the Western graduate program in counselling psychology including: a view of the profession as reflecting a scientist-practitioner orientation; respect for different theoretical orientations ranging from feminist-informed, cognitive-behavioral to existential practice with individuals, families and communities; a commitment to developing practitioners and researchers who possess high standards of personal awareness, a thorough knowledge of current evidence-based theory and practice, an understanding of strategies for evaluation, a solid grounding in research methodologies, and a firm commitment to ethical practice.


  • Teach counselling psychology courses in the Master's program as well as the anticipated Ph.D.;
  • Advise and supervise graduate students;
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support rigorous programs of study;
  • Maintain a strong research and publication program and consistently seek appropriate external funding;
  • Contribute to a collegial and lively scholarly environment;
  • Offer courses in areas of expertise to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program;

Required Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate in counselling psychology;
  • Registration or in the process of obtaining registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario for the autonomous practice of psychology in the Province of Ontario;
  • Evidence of, and an on-going commitment to an active research program in counselling psychology;
  • Excellent knowledge of at least one methodology in counselling psychology research, either qualitative or quantitative;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • A demonstrated record of teaching excellence;
  • Experience in supervising students in internships;
  • The capacity to contribute to a collegial and diverse scholarly environment;

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience establishing or teaching within an accredited doctoral program in counselling psychology;
  • Experience in developing effective research and internship opportunities in collaboration with community partners;
  • Knowledge of and ability to instruct graduate level statistics.

The Faculty of Education at Western University is a dynamic, forward looking Faculty poised for significant growth in several strategic areas including counselling psychology. The Faculty offers exciting opportunities for innovative research and teaching and encourages community outreach. The Faculty supports fundamental and applied research in counselling, educational psychology and special education, educational curriculum, equity, policy and leadership and provides high quality programming at the initial teacher education and graduate levels. In 2012-13, there were approximately 700 students in the initial teacher education program, 400 in M.Ed. programs, 80 in Ph.D. programs, and 4000 registrants in continuing education courses. More information on the Faculty of Education can be obtained at and on the counselling graduate program at

Interested candidates should submit an application package that includes a letter of application specifying qualifications for the position; a teaching portfolio which includes a teaching philosophy, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of successful teaching experiences such as course evaluations; a description of research accomplishments and plans for future research; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; and the names of three referees along with their contact information to:

Dr. Vicki Schwean, Dean
Faculty of Education
Western University
1137 Western Road London, Ontario N6G 1G7
Telephone: (519) 661-2080
Fax: (519) 850-2377

Please ensure that the form available at is completed and included in your application submission.

Electronic applications may be sent to

Review of applications will begin after July 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.


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