Assistant Professor in Counselling Psychology

Faculty of Education
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Assistant Professor in Counselling Psychology

The Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS) in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a fulltime, tenure-track Assistant Professor position as part of our CPA-accredited Counselling Psychology (CNPS) program. We seek a strong researcher in any area within Counseling Psychology. The desired start date is July 1, 2023, or as negotiated with the successful candidate.

Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in Counselling Psychology or a closely related discipline within psychology. Preference will be given to applicants who graduated from a CPA or APA accredited counselling psychology program, completed an accredited pre-doctoral internship, and are eligible to be registered as a psychologist in British Columbia. Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their scholarly work (including a record of high-quality publications and their ability to attain external research funding), the potential impact of their work on the field, their ability to mentor students, and their ability to engage in high-quality classroom instruction. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to conduct high-quality and impactful research, supervise graduate students, contribute to the department, and be effective in the classroom.

The complete application file should be submitted in the format of one book-marked (if possible) PDF file, addressed to Dr. Jennifer Shapka, Department Head, and sent electronically to Ms. Silvia Almanza-Alonso (Assistant to Head) at Following the submission of the application, the applicant will receive an Equity Survey link via email. Completion of the Equity Survey is required as part of the application process. While the search remains open until the position is filled, in order to be considered in this round of adjudication, interested applicants are asked to submit their complete applications by October 16, 2022. Questions regarding the position and the application deadline should be directed to Jennifer Shapka, Department Head, at

Please see HERE for full information and application instructions.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the British Columbia Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.