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Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Psychotherapy

Université York

Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Psychotherapy

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health

The Department of Psychology, in the Faculty of Health at York University invites highly qualified applicants for a Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream position in Psychotherapy. This is a Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) to the teaching stream for a three-year term to commence July 1, 2024.

The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in psychotherapy and counselling and support the Department’s curriculum development. York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future. Our Psychology Department is ranked 4th in Canada according to the 2023 QS World Rankings and 33rd in the World according to the 2020 Times Higher Education Global Impact Ranking.

Candidate Qualifications:

Degree: PhD or EdD with a focus in adult psychotherapy or counselling: PhD in psychology, psychotherapy, or counselling is preferred; applicants with comparable degrees will be considered. Applicants must be a member in good standing of a regulatory college whose registrants may practice psychotherapy and must be authorised to autonomously practice the controlled act of psychotherapy in Ontario. While candidates can be a member in good standing of any college in Ontario regulating the practice of psychotherapy, preference will be given to those registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.


• A record or evident promise of excellence in teaching and dedication to students (e.g., teaching accomplishments, pedagogical innovations, program creation or implementation, student, and peer evaluations).
• Suitability for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, given that the position may involve graduate teaching and supervision.
Additional: Applicants must demonstrate excellence, or clear potential for excellence, in teaching psychotherapy; previous experience and skill in curriculum development; excellence, or clear potential for excellence, in the provision of clinical supervision. Applicants must bring a theoretical and practical orientation to psychotherapy curriculum, teaching and learning; and demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching.

Hiring Policies:

• Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
• All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
• York is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, in its community. Details of the AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found here or by contacting Christal Chapman, EDI Program Manager (; 416-736-5713).
• York welcomes and employs scholars from all over the world. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples of Canada will be given priority.
• York has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation are invited to contact Dr. Jennifer Connolly, Chair, Department of Psychology at

Application Process:

• Due date for completed applications: October 15, 2023
• Required materials: 1) current CV; 2) cover letter; 3) teaching dossier (that includes a teaching statement, course outlines from previously taught courses, and teaching evaluations); and 4) the names and contact information for three referees willing to provide a confidential letter of reference. Reference letters will only be requested for shortlisted candidates.
Provide required information regarding your Canadian work status and optional self-identification for Affirmative Action purposes as part of the online application.
• Direct questions about the position to Dr. John Eastwood, Chair, Search Committee at

Submit materials: at HH_CLA_Psyth:

Learn More About York:

• York University generates and shares knowledge through our research, teaching and engagement with communities around the world. The 2023-2028 Strategic Research Plan showcases the depth, breadth and ambition of research at York.
• York’s commitments to social justice are laid out in our Decolonizing, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, the Framework & Action Plan on Black Inclusion and the Indigenous Framework for York University.
• Follow the activities and accomplishments of York’s faculty, students and staff on YFile.

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