Company Name:

University of Prince Edward Island


Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

December 21, 2018

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Tenure Track Position - Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts, University of Prince Edward Island


The Department of Psychology at the University of Prince Edward Island is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with primary responsibilities in our new Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program ( ) in Clinical Psychology; some teaching in our undergraduate program will also be involved. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.




Qualifications include a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a strong commitment to applied research and evidence of a productive research trajectory (e.g., publications, funding). We are looking for a candidate to develop a leadership role in teaching and research supervision and support of PsyD trainee clinical psychologists. Therefore, a track record of success in teaching and research is essential. The candidate will also be expected to build their research programme in a relevant applied area of their choosing and ideally to forge links with researchers across a broad range of disciplines at UPEI. The successful candidate must be eligible for registration as a psychologist within Prince Edward Island.


The PsyD program will welcome its first cohort of students in September, 2019, and will make application for accreditation by the Canadian Psychological Association as soon as eligible. The program will be infused with a critical lens, promote methodological pluralism, and be focused throughout on integration of theory, research, and practice across individual and cultural diversities. As such, the applicant will be expected to facilitate trainee research in quantitative and qualitative domains. Experience in research supervision and/or published research employing each of these methodologies would be an asset. The applicant will be expected to teach courses addressing research design and advanced statistical techniques, and to promote the development of research competence in clinical psychology trainees. Importantly, the candidate will also be expected to guide a small cohort of students through the research process, contributing to high quality dissertations. This is a unique opportunity for a successful candidate to make a major contribution to training clinical psychologists enabling them to excel in research and practice.


The University of Prince Edward Island is a small-medium sized campus (full time student enrollment is approximately 4,600) and therefore offers unique collaborative opportunities for the successful candidate.


Start Date: July 1, 2019


Application Instructions:


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 endeavours – as broadly defined by the Collective Agreement - with links to key documents. The cover letter must include a statement of Canadian status (citizen, permanent resident, or other). Please arrange to have forwarded three letters of reference which could speak specifically to their match with this position, to:


Department of Psychology
University of Prince Edward Island
Attention: Dr. Stephen Butler
Professor and Director of Training




In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.


Reflection in our faculty cohort of this program’s focus on individual and cultural diversity would be highly valued; applicants with Canadian indigenous heritage are especially encouraged to apply and self-identify at application.


The land on which we gather to study, learn, and serve is Epekwitk, the Mi’kmaq name for Prince Edward Island, and the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People of this region.


Review of applications will begin on February 15th, 2019, however the competition will remain open until the position is filled.



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