Assistant, Associate or Professor and Academic Director of Child and Youth Development Clinic

The Faculty of Education, Applied Psychology Cluster at Western University invites application for a full-time Limited-Term faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor in the area of School and Child Clinical Psychology, and Director of our newly established Child & Youth Development Clinic, an interdisciplinary practicum and internship training clinic that will be associated with an in-development Institute of Child & Youth Development. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The effective date of the appointment may be as early as August 1, 2017 for a 5-year term with a possibility for renewal.

The Director of the Child & Youth Development Clinic will oversee all administrative and training aspects of the Clinic including providing leadership, and supervision for individual and group assessment and intervention, developing strategies and programming to improve training for students and service delivery for clients; and, undertaking competence-based performance evaluations. In addition, the Director will ensure the highest quality of practicum training and hold responsibility for the clinic’s budget, management and compliance programs, quality assurance activities, outreach events, and programmatic consultation. In addition to the administrative and instructional aspects of clinical supervision, the Director will be expected to maintain an active research program, ideally focusing on psychological training models. The successful candidate will be asked to actively participate on Faculty committees charged with the responsibility of overseeing the School and Applied Child Psychology program and contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the Faculty, Western University, and the surrounding community through general service and preventive, developmental, and outreach orientations.

The ideal candidate will have a completed PhD in School and Child Clinical Psychology and be licensed (or eligible to be licensed) with the Ontario College of Psychologists; training and experience in developmental assessment and intervention; teaching and supervision of graduate students in an academic and clinical setting; experience in clinical or related administration; a record of excellence in psychological research, preferably psychological training models; and, a strong commitment to professional training of school psychologists and service delivery to underserved and diverse populations is required.

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Applicants must complete an application form which is available at and submit it with a letter of application addressed to Dr. Vicki Schwean, Dean, describing their 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; a description of their potential contributions to the Faculty; a curriculum vitae; an exemplary sample of their scholarly writing; and the names of three referees along with their contact information. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials via email with “Director of Child and Youth Development Clinic Application” as the subject to Review of applications will begin after May 25, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Vangie Castillo by email at or by phone at (519) 661-2111 ext. 88653.

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