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Assistant Professor, Director of the Psychology Clinic

Department of Psychology

Applications are being accepted for a tenure track Academic Programming Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank as Director of the University of Saskatchewan Psychology Clinic (USPC) in clinical psychology effective July 1, 2017.

Applicants with interests in any area of clinical psychology are invited to apply. The tenure track Clinic Director position is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a passion for the teaching and training of clinical psychology doctoral students and for clinical work with a vision to lead a community-based clinic.

We have a vibrant clinical training program with numerous scientist-practitioners. The environment is well suited to provide the Clinic Director with opportunities and support for the Clinic Director’s engagement in collaborative research and scholarly work linked to clinical service delivery. The Clinic Director will be a full member of the Clinical Psychology Executive and will have the same opportunities for student research supervision as other faculty. The Clinic Director will have classroom teaching duties related to the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology and will be instrumental in the clinical supervision and teaching of students completing practicum placements through the University of Saskatchewan Psychology Clinic. Finally, the clinic director’s responsibilities will relate to the management of the University of Saskatchewan Psychology Clinic, such as generating long-term planning for growth and sustainability of the clinic; administrative management of the clinic; and liaising with community agencies to develop a client base.

We are committed to hiring outstanding scientist-practitioners who can make significant contributions to the teaching, evidence-based clinical training, and applied research/scholarly missions of the Clinical Psychology stream and the Department of Psychology as a whole. The Clinic Director would be committed to interdisciplinarity with an ability to forge productive links with other areas of professional practice on campus and in the community.

Requirements for the position include:

  1. Completed Ph.D. or Psy.D. with specialization in clinical psychology, which includes completion of an accredited (or equivalent) predoctoral residency
  2. Eligibility to readily obtain doctoral level registration with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists (R.D. Psych) which includes the Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE) to provide mental health diagnoses
  3. Evidence of effectiveness in clinical training, clinical supervision, and applied research

The Department’s Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology is a well-established scientist-practitioner program that is fully accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the chair of the search committee (Dr. Megan O’Connell: or Department Head (Dr. Gordon Sarty: for more information. 

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences.  There are over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 295 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs.  The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities.  The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities, and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of about 23,000.  The university is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.

Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in clinical training, mentorship, and supervision.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109    

Benefits: This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes, pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2017 or until the position is filled. Please submit a curriculum vitae, copies of relevant publications and practicum/teaching evaluations, and a cover letter detailing how your clinical supervision, administration, and practice experience, past, present and future, would contribute to the clinical stream and the success of the USPC. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Gordon Sarty, Ph.D., P. Eng
Head, Department of Psychology
University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada   S7N 5A5
Phone (306) 966-2321, Fax: (306) 966-6630

Electronic submission is preferred:

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.