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Assistant Professor tenure track

Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Sciences

RTR 280-097

The University of Victoria, one of Canada’s leading universities, provides students and faculty with a rich learning environment.  Widely recognized for leadership in research, inspired teaching, and community involvement, UVic provides innovative programs, real-life experiences and a diverse and welcoming West Coast environment. Located in Victoria, British Columbia close to Vancouver and Seattle, the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria invites application for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Clinical Psychology.

In addition to excellence in Clinical Neuropsychology, the Department of Psychology offers opportunities for research collaborations with colleagues in the Cognition and Brain Sciences Program and the Life-Span Development Program, the multidisciplinary Neuroscience program and the University’s psychology-linked, multidisciplinary Centre on Aging, Centre for Youth and Society, Centre for Addictions Research of BC and Centre for Biomedical Research.  Ongoing areas of research interest within the Department of Psychology include: Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognitive Aging, Addictions, Executive Function, Self-Regulation, Memory, and Language.


  • The successful candidates’ areas of specialty will fall within the field of clinical neuropsychology. 
  • The position will contribute to our CPA- and APA-accredited Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology.  The position begins on July 1, 2013.
  • Candidates must have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from a CPA- or APA-accredited program, must have specialized training in neuropsychology, and must have completed a 12-month CPA- or APA-accredited internship. 
  • Applicants should be registered as a psychologist in British Columbia or will be required to apply for provisional registration as soon as possible after they are hired, as registration in BC is a requirement for the position.
  • We are seeking candidates with the ability to actively contribute to the operation of our Clinical Psychology Graduate Program. 
  • Candidates must demonstrate a strong research trajectory as evidenced by publications and grant funding appropriate to level of experience.  
  • Applicants must also present evidence for potential excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 
  • Candidates must have an interest and ability to contribute to teaching graduate courses in some of the following areas: functional neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, neuroscience, neuropsychopharmacology, clinical neuropsychology, developmental neuropsychology, neuropsychological assessment, methods in neuropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation, cognitive assessment, general clinical psychology. 
  • Duties will include maintaining a successful program of research (as evidenced by publications and external grant support), teaching and student supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels, clinical supervision, and contributions to the collegiality, reputation, and day-to-day operation of the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology, Department, and University.

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Additional information

To apply, send a curriculum vitae (including citizenship status), description of research and teaching experience and plans, copies of relevant scholarly publications, available evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to the Chair, Clinical Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) Search committee to the address provided below.

Contact information

Clinical Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) Search Committee
  • Department of Psychology
  • University of Victoria
  • PO Box 3050, STN CSC
  • Victoria, BC V8W 3P5

Application deadline

Application review will begin on November 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

Equity statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at (250) 721-6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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