Associate Chair and Professor of Integrative Counselling Psychotherapy – Edmonton

ST STEPHEN’S COLLEGE
8810 – 112 Street NW
Edmonton Alberta T6G 2J6

 

CALL FOR APPLICANTS

Associate Chair and Professor of Integrative Counselling Psychotherapy,
Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality,
St. Stephen’s College

St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton, Alberta, wishes to appoint an Associate Chair of the Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality with the rank of Professor of Integrative Counselling Psychotherapy. The post is available for 15 August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. The deadline for application is 15 June 2019.

The appointee will be a scholar, teacher, and mentor who is committed to the training of masters-level practitioners in the fields of psychotherapy, counselling, and spiritual care. The successful candidate will have (or be near completion of) a doctoral degree in a field of psychology, psychotherapy, or counselling. Experience in either art therapy and/or spiritual care is preferred but not required.

General Position Overview:

The Associate Chair of the Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (“Associate Chair”), in collaboration with the other Associate Chair, provides oversight and direction for all matters pertaining to the Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality. Chiefly this includes advising and mentoring current and prospective students, coordination of the capstone and/or thesis process, and assisting with the oversight and development of departmental programs such as the Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (MPS), Graduate Certificates, and related department curriculum. Teaching assignment is one course per year. It is desired but not required that the applicant has CASC certification as a Psycho-Spiritual Therapist. There will be ongoing duties related to management of the department (admissions, program committee meetings, Convocation, etc.). This is a part-time (0.6 FTE) appointment. Salary will be negotiated with the academic Dean and benefits are in accordance with the Faculty Personnel Policies of the College.

Application Materials:

A complete application will consist of a Letter of Application, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Inquiries and applications should be submitted on or before 15 June 2019 to Frederick S. Tappenden, Principal and Dean of St. Stephen’s College ( frederick.tappenden@ualberta.ca ).

About St. Stephen’s College:

Nestled on the main campus of the University of Alberta, St. Stephen’s College seeks “to be a multifaith community that offers sacred spaces for learning and transformation.” The roots of St. Stephen’s reach back to 1903; the College has been affiliated with the University of Alberta since its founding in 1908 and with the United Church of Canada since its founding in 1925. A legislative Act to Incorporate St. Stephen’s College (April 27, 1927; amended 1968) authorizes St. Stephen’s to confer degrees in divinity. Currently, the College offers divinity degrees in Theological Studies, Psychotherapy and Spirituality, Art Therapy, and Spiritual Care. St. Stephen’s is an Associate Member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and an Approved Training Program of the Canadian Art Therapy Association.

St. Stephen’s College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work space. St. Stephen’s welcomes and encourages applications from all interested candidates, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. Applications from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

OTHER DETAILS:

0.6 FTE appointment; salary to be negotiated with the academic Dean and benefits are in accordance with the Faculty Personnel Policies of the College.

Detailed Position Description

POSITION:

Associate Chair, Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality

TITLE AND RANK:

Professor of Integrative Counselling Psychotherapy

OTHER DETAILS:

0.6 FTE appointment; salary to be negotiated with the academic Dean and benefits are in accordance with the Faculty Personnel Policies of the College.

Position Overview

The Associate Chair of the Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (“Associate Chair”), in collaboration with the other Associate Chair, provides oversight and direction for all matters pertaining to the Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality. Chiefly this includes advising and mentoring current and prospective students, coordination of the capstone and/or thesis process, and assisting with the oversight and development of departmental programs such as the Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (MPS), Graduate Certificates, and related department curriculum. Teaching assignment is one course per year. It is desired but not required that the applicant has CASC certification as a Psycho-Spiritual Therapist. There will be ongoing duties related to management of the department (admissions, program committee meetings, Convocation, etc.). This is a part-time (0.6 FTE) appointment. Salary will be negotiated with the academic Dean and benefits are in accordance with the Faculty Personnel Policies of the College.

Qualifications and Skills

Educational Qualifications and Professional Competencies:

  • Earned doctoral degree or its equivalent in a field of psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, or related field
  • Background and experience in theology beneficial
  • Background and experience in art therapy beneficial
  • Preferred but not required: certification with the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC) as a Psycho-Spiritual Therapist
  • Preferred but not required: experience in clinical counselling practice, active clinical membership and registration in a professional association, preferably with ability to supervise (eg College of Alberta Psychologists, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Canadian Art Therapy Association, Canadian Association of Spiritual Care).
  • Experience in program management and development, curriculum planning, teaching, and academic policy and implementation
  • Ability to multi-task, and to work to close deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, and conversant with social media tools
  • Ability to liaise with stakeholder groups in the community, eg professional and academic associations (CCPA, CATA, CASC), practicum partners, examiners, supervisors, committee members, University community
  • Awareness of, and essential agreement with, the College’s Mission and Values Statement
  • Awareness of regulation developments across the country for psychotherapists

Primary Functions

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advise and mentor current and potential students, and Associate Faculty related to the Department, including working with the Dean’s office concerning disciplinary issues that might arise.
  • In conjunction with the other Associate Chair, assist with the oversight, planning, and development of curriculum, courses, workshops, and seminars related to the departmental programs. The Associate Chair will work closely with the other Associate Chair to give joint oversight to the Core Stream of the MPS degree, and will work independently to give oversight to the proposed Psycho-Spiritual Therapy Specialization of the MPS degree.
  • Manage and coordinate Capstone and Thesis processes, and assist (if needed) the other Associate Chair with Practicum coordination.
  • In conjunction with the Dean’s office, assist with the recruitment of teaching faculty.
  • Advise Associate Faculty regarding the development of course syllabi and program curriculum.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and institutions as may be appropriate, including remaining knowledgeable of regulatory developments and counselling competencies as they pertain to the Department.
  • Share with other members of the Faculty and Staff in the collegial life of the College, which includes serving on committees and possibly the Board.
  • Work closely with the Principal and Dean, Faculty Council, Senate, and the Registrar’s Office in matters relating to approvals, student progress, instructional procedures, and department programming developments.
  • Participate in the admissions, orientation, and graduation processes for the Department.
  • Attend to her/his need for ongoing professional development through reading, research and publication, and attendance at meetings of appropriate professional societies.
  • Teach one core course annually in the Department’s curriculum.
  • Carry out other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Working Relationships

The Associate Chair:

  • is a full member of the Faculty of the College, and is expected to attend regular meetings of Faculty Council, as well as emergent meetings as possible
  • is accountable to Faculty colleagues in matters of Faculty responsibility
  • is a full voting member, ex officio, of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Program Committee and works with the Committee to help set program direction, policy and promotion
  • is a member of the St Stephen’s staff and expected to attend periodic meetings of the staff
  • may be asked to represent the College on other committees or working groups, internal or external, in rotation with other Staff and Faculty and in consultation with the Dean
  • works closely with the Department Chair and/or other Associate Chair, the Dean’s Office, the Director of Academic and Administrative Services (Registrar), and the Department Administrator of the Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality

Accountability

The Associate Chair:

  • is accountable to the Principal and Dean in matters of teaching, academic policy and personnel matters, according to the Faculty Personnel Policies of the College
  • will participate in annual and other performance reviews with the Principal and Dean as needed and specified in the Faculty Personnel Policies of the College
  • will receive support from the Department Administrator of the Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality, and the provision of technical and communication resources as required

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