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Administrative Unit : Faculty of Human Sciences
Supervisor : Dean
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Tenure-track position

 The School of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality at Saint Paul University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Established in 1848, Saint Paul University is the founding college of the University of Ottawa, with which it has been federated since 1965. Bilingual and on a human scale, it offers programs in canon law, conflict studies, counselling and psychotherapy, human relations, philosophy, public ethics, social communication, social innovation, and theology.


The School of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality offers programs in English and French at the undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD-levels. The Master’s in Counselling and Spirituality is our largest program and is accredited with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). The program is supported by the newly renovated Counselling Centre, an on-site community-based counselling clinic.


The successful candidate will support teaching and graduate student supervision in the School while maintaining an independent program of research. While the field of research specialization is open, the successful candidate’s expertise should complement existing expertise held in the School. 


Experience :

Required qualifications:

  • A doctorate in clinical psychology, counselling psychology, or a related field;
  • Eligibility for membership in a professional association such as the the College of Psychologists of Ontario or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario;
  • Clinical experience in individual, couple, and/or family psychotherapy;
  • Experience in clinical setting, including supervision, coordination of practica, and clinical training;
  • Evidence of an independent program of research or demonstrated potential to develop one
  • Openness to diversity in spirituality;
  • Ability to demonstrate fluency in both French and English.


The following qualifications will be considered an asset:

  • Knowledge of how to integrate spirituality in psychotherapy;
  • Ability to teach in both official languages upon hire;
  • Experience teaching and supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


 Nature of the position:

  • Perform clinical training and supervision often within a clinical setting;  
  • Teach at undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Conduct research that engages students and advances the candidates’ field of study;
  • Participate in meetings and committees at the School, Faculty and University levels.



  • Salary and promotion based on experience and the collective agreement
  • Rank will be determined based on experience, the collective agreement and the policies in effect.


Saint Paul University’s campus is located in the historic neighborhood of Old Ottawa East, nestled between the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River.  As Canada’s capital city, Ottawa boasts world-class museums, a dynamic arts and culture scene, and easy access to green space and outdoor activities. Ottawa is the home of several universities and the national headquarters for many government departments, providing additional opportunities for research collaboration.



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb 28th, 2019, or until position is filled


This announcement is directed primarily but not exclusively to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Saint Paul University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.


Applicants should send a cover letter addressing how they meet the requirements for the position, a curriculum vitae, the names of three persons who can provide references upon request, and three samples of their publications to:


Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Bilodeau, Director, School of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality ( Review of applications will begin on February 28th, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Only applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted.