Contractually-Limited Appointment - MSc in Psychotherapy Program
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
4d ago

Job Description

The Master of Science in Psychotherapy Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University invites applications for a three-year contractually-limited position (September 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021) with the possibility of extending.

The Master of Science in Psychotherapy is a new program that will launch with its first cohort of students in September 2019.

The Psychotherapy Program is a professional, course-based graduate degree that will have a focus on clinical training. The program will include both didactic learning and applied clinical skill development with the aim to prepare students for a career as an independent psychotherapy practitioner.

We are seeking candidates who are able to contribute to the operation of the Psychotherapy program via teaching, administrative responsibilities, and student mentoring.

The teaching load will include a minimum of three (3 unit) courses per year. Specific courses to be taught will be negotiated with the Director of the Psychotherapy Program and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, according to the needs of the program and the candidate’s background.

Some courses may be offered in the evening and / or the spring / summer session. Administrative responsibilities will include contributions to the day-to-day operations of the program as well as involvement in student admissions, curriculum development and / or coordination of clinical education.

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidate criteria : The candidate will have a professional background in Psychotherapy and hold a Master or Doctoral degree.

The ideal candidate will have substantial clinical experience conducting cognitive behavioural therapy. Candidates who are members of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, or members of another regulatory college who can perform the controlled act of psychotherapy, are preferred.

In addition, experience in a faculty position with experience and skill in teaching, curriculum development and clinical supervision is an asset.

How To Apply

How to apply : Enquires about this position should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Pawluk, Director (pawluke All application documents should be submitted to : pawluke

All applicants will be asked to submit the following :

  • Cover letter (please include description of clinical training background and theoretical orientation);
  • A current curriculum vitae, and
  • Description of teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and teaching evaluations.
  • In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference emailed directly to the program (asking to have your name included in the subject line).

    The Hiring Committee will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.

    To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.

    Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements : Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada .

    Employment Equity Statement

    McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

    In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

    The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence.

    The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

    Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext.

    222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

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