Winter 2023 Sessional Lecturer Positions


Faculty of Education

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

Winter 2023-2024 Sessional Lecturer Positions

Posted on September 25, 2023 | Application Deadline: Open until position filled


Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide M.A. students with the knowledge and skills necessary to properly select, administer, score, and interpret standardized psychological, educational and vocational tests and other assessment instruments, which are relevant and appropriate in the Master’s level professional counselling context.  The use and interpretation of instruments designed to measure achievement, personality, stress, coping skills, health status, relationships and interests will be discussed.

The content of this course emphasizes the use of tests within a counselling perspective, i.e., as a tool for exploring client development and adjustment concerns, and as an aid in client decision making.  Attention will be paid to psychometric characteristics of tests, as well as issues of reliability, validity and fairness.  In addition, guidelines for the ethical use of tests will be covered.

Course Schedule

Qualifications and Duties

The successful applicant for this standardized assessment course must have a PhD in Counselling Psychology from an accredited institution. Instructors must also have demonstrated content expertise in the use of standardized measures of mental ability, achievement, aptitude, interest and personality. This expertise includes practical experience and graduate training in assessment, including coursework and supervised training.

Application Procedure

To apply, please download and complete the ECPS Sessional Application Cover Letter Template and submit to the following address: Applications without using the template will not be reviewed.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone or by mail, nor can we provide the status of applicants except to those who are selected for an interview.