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Tenure Track CRC Tier II, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Intervention

Université Concordia

Concordia University (Montreal) invites applicants for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Intervention within the Department of Psychology. Aligned with the accelerated CRC timeline, application review begins August 2019, with anticipated start date of July 2020.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The ideal candidate for this CRC Tier II position will be a child clinical psychologist with expertise in child, adolescent, developmental, or pediatric psychology. The candidate will have extraordinary competence in the creation and implementation of empirical, state-of-the-art interventions for youth mental health, and related issues. Health issues may include intellectual disabilities, communication disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, first episode psychosis, feeding/eating disorders, elimination disorders, headache, sleep-wake disorders, among others. Intervention is broadly defined, including child- or parent-focused psychological treatments, behavioural interventions, or school-based programs. The candidate is expected to have the ability to establish a strong clinical intervention research program supporting which treatment(s) work best, the underlying mechanisms, and how interventions can be adapted to facilitate their widespread dissemination and uptake. The candidate will create and lead research in the development of early interventions to reduce the lifelong burden of youth mental health problems in Canada, thereby strengthening clinical and preventive health science at Concordia.

This position builds on existing strengths and facilities in the Department of Psychology, Concordia’s Centre for Clinical Research in Health, and the PERFORM Centre, which focuses on preventive health. The candidate would have potential to access clinical participants through research partnerships with the Montreal Children’s Hospital and Hôpital Ste. Justine, and to collaborate with researchers in the department.

QUALIFICATION:
Applicants must have a PhD in Psychology granted within the last 10 years (excludes time for maternity/parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, family care). Candidates are expected to be emerging researchers with exceptional potential to be leaders in their field. Priority will be given to applicants who are child clinical psychologists (CPA/APA-accredited training, or equivalent) who are licensed (or OPQ license eligible). Applicants should also have a strong interest and commitment to contributing to graduate and undergraduate teaching and training, including clinical supervision. The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor.

APPLICATION:
Applicants should outline an innovative treatment intervention research program with the potential to attract external funding and high calibre trainees. Complete applications should include: (i) cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) detailed description of research program, (iv) statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including supporting materials), and (v) contact information for three referees. The cover letter should describe: qualifications, how criteria defined above are fulfilled, three most important research contributions to date, and experiences promoting diversity. Candidates also are invited to include a clinical statement describing their experience with and approach to clinical supervision (clinical populations, diagnostic expertise, theoretical orientation). The complete application should be sent to Dr. Aaron Johnson, Chair, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St West, PY146, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R6 Canada, or psychology@concordia.ca

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for Summer 2020. Aligned with the accelerated timeline of the Canada Research Chairs program, review of complete applications will begin September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. Applicants may contact Dr. Nadia Hardy, Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion (vpfdi@concordia.ca; 514-848-2424 x4323), in confidence, for requests regarding accommodations (e.g., hearing impairments, mobility restrictions) or who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification. Candidates are invited to self-identify in their application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 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. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, 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.

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