Faculty Member and Associate Director of Clinical Experience

Applications are invited for a faculty member who will serve as Associate Director of Clinical Experience within a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program in Clinical Psychology being developed at the University of Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island is part of the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Associate Director’s role: The Associate Director of Clinical Experience, in consultation with the Department of Psychology and University, will take a leadership role in program design and implementation of a new Psychology Clinic within the University Health Centre. This clinic is intended to serve UPEI students, faculty, and staff, and the broader community, and will serve as a training facility for PsyD students. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with other health professionals affiliated with the Health Centre to ensure high-quality delivery of psychological services to clients of the clinic, provide and arrange for supervision of PsyD students affiliated with the Clinic, provide limited clinical service, ensure attention within and from the Clinic to the broad goals of the program as outlined above, ensure meaningful clinic outreach beyond campus, and collaborate with the Director of Training in establishing and nurturing effective working relationships with community partners, including student placement sites. We are currently recruiting a Director of Training who will lead the PsyD program development toward a proposed student intake in September, 2019. Recruitment of four additional clinical program faculty will follow. Creation of a diverse faculty and student body is highly valued.

This Faculty appointment will be to a tenured or tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The initial appointment to the role of Associate Director of Clinical Experience will be for five years, renewable. Salary will be determined according to rank and experience, as outlined in the Collective Agreement. In the initial year of appointment the focus will be on clinic development, and teaching two undergraduate courses. In subsequent years graduate and undergraduate teaching will be assigned with appropriate course releases associated with the Associate Director’s role. Expectations with respect to scholarly endeavours, as defined in the university’s Collective Agreement as “the discovery, integration, interpretation and/or application of knowledge,” will apply.

Applications: Applicants are asked to demonstrate evidence of: a completed doctoral degree in clinical psychology; a record of demonstrably successful teaching; a record of scholarly endeavours appropriate to rank (see p. 64 of the Collective Agreement for indicators of evidence of scholarly endeavours); extensive clinical practice and supervisory experience; registration as a psychologist in current jurisdiction and eligibility for registration with the PEI Psychologists Registration Board; commitment to the characteristics described above as desirous of graduates in the proposed program; and a record of collaborative and visionary leadership in clinical practice or program development.

Interested candidates are invited to forward a cover letter detailing their suitability for this position, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a description of scholarly contributions with links to key documents, and to arrange to have forwarded three letters of reference which could speak specifically to their match with this position, to:

Dr. Jason Doiron, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, jpdoiron@upei.ca.