Core Faculty Vancouver,  BC Employment: About: Adler University


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Why join Adler University?

  • Subsidized group health insurance
  • Employer-paid group life, long-term disability and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Employee-paid dental, vision, and transportation benefits
  • 403(b) savings/retirement plan benefit, with a fully-vested employer matching contribution of up to 5% in the first year. After two years of participation, matching grows by 1% per year, to a limit of 10% employer match. 
  • $1,500 professional development allowance per fiscal year
  • Tuition reimbursement of 50% for coursework related to Adler University employment
  • Paid time off for holidays, vacation and sick days

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Core Faculty

Job Title
Core Faculty
Job ID
Vancouver,  BC
Other Location
Adler School of Professional Psychology, Vancouver Campus
Full-time Core Faculty Position
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and
Master of Counselling Psychology Degree Programs

Founded in 1952, the Adler School of Professional Psychology is the oldest independent school of psychology in North America with campuses in Chicago and Vancouver.  The Vancouver Campus of the Adler School operates in British Columbia under the consent of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, which has provided consent for our two counselling psychology degree programs:  Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (thesis option), and Master of Counselling Psychology (non-thesis option). The school offers an APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral program and several degree programs at its Chicago location.  At its Vancouver location, the school has also developed a clinical psychology doctoral program (PsyD), and masters programs in organizational psychology and art therapy. As part of its commitment to continue the work of Alfred Adler, the School trains practitioners with interest in social justice and socially responsible practice to work with people in a wide variety of settings. 
Position Summary:  This Core Faculty position involves providing instruction for courses in the counselling psychology programs, supporting student learning and outcome measurements, guiding student thesis projects, engaging in committee work, providing clinical supervision to students on practicum, participating in program development, and student academic advising. The position entails attendance at monthly Faculty Council, Program, and Supervision meetings on campus.  As the program evolves, potential may exist for the successful applicant to assume a leadership-level role supporting the counselling psychology students’ training experiences.

Work schedule: This full-time core faculty position is designed around a four-day week (32 hours) contract.  The position is available September, 2014.

Required Skills
Minimum Qualifications:
• A doctoral-level degree in psychology (preferably in counselling psychology) from a recognized program accredited by CPA or its equivalent.
• Psychologist Registration (or registration eligibility) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (successful registration will be a contract requirement).
• A passion for and strong record of teaching, clinical work, clinical supervision, and thesis supervision experience at the graduate level.
• A strong record of participation in training activities, including provision of clinical supervision to trainees.
• Knowledge of several theoretical orientations in order to supervise students during their clinical practicum.
• A record of scholarship related to counselling psychology.
• Commitment to training counsellors to work with marginalized and underserved populations, in keeping with the Adler School’s emphasis on social justice and socially responsible practice.
• Strong skills in networking, creating and maintaining relationships, problem solving, and diplomacy.
• Experience in program development and community liaising are an asset.
• Experience working with children and youth, and clinical supervision in this area, would also be asset.
• Candidates who are not already Registered Psychologists may be required to pass a pre-employment background check.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to:
Adler School of Professional Psychology
c/o Michelle Vezina
1200-1090 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7

Application deadline: March 24, 2014

The Adler School of Professional Psychology is an independent, not-for-profit graduate school with campuses in Chicago and Vancouver that has been providing education and training in mental health since 1952. The Adler School is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal ancestry, women, members of non-dominant groups, including people with disabilities.

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