Department of Psychology

Psychology – Postdoctoral Research Fellow

28 Oct, 2017

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position. Applicants can be either Canadian or non-Canadian citizens. The successful candidate will be employed to work primarily under the supervision of Dr. Sheila Woody in the Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding, in connection with federally funded research on hoarding. The position is expected to commence in July 2018, but the start date may be negotiated. The application deadline is 15 February 2018. The post is a full-time position for a minimum of one year, with the possibility for renewal up to one additional year contingent upon exemplary progress.

The post involves two main components: (1) data analysis and writing up results for both of our lines of research, namely our work on the cognitive underpinnings of hoarding and community-based interventions for hoarding and (2) administering and scoring cognitive and diagnostic assessments on a weekly basis and supervising others who administer these assessments. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be working in part with data collected from community agencies involving their interventions for hoarding-related problems. Responsibilities include: conducting data analyses, assisting in the training and mentoring of affiliated graduate and undergraduate researchers, contributing to the writing of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and contributing to research design for new projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research productivity as well as experience in clinical psychology or empirically oriented social work, strong skills in experimental and qualitative research, and a solid grasp of commonly used statistical techniques and software (e.g., SPSS or other statistical packages). Prior experience in, and knowledge of, research on hoarding or anxiety disorders is highly desirable. Prior experience working in a multidisciplinary research context is an asset.

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline (or expect to have completed their PhD defence prior to taking up the position). To apply, send an email with the subject line ‘Post-doc Application’ to swoody_at_psych.ubc.ca and attach a single document including a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information (phone and email) for 3 professional referees who have agreed to be contacted. In addition, applicants are asked to send up to 3 representative publications (re-prints or preprints) as separate files. The base compensation for this position is $45,000 Cdn/year plus benefits for the candidate and any eligible dependents. Salary and benefits are commensurate with standards set by the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. The successful candidate will also receive a travel allowance of $1,200/year to attend conferences or scholarly meetings. Research-associated costs will be covered by the research supervisor’s grants. See here for info about postdoc benefits eligibility.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

For additional information visit the UBC Department of Psychology website, the Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding, and the Postdoctoral Fellows Office at UBC. Note that if the successful applicant is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada they must obtain a work permit prior to commencing the position. The department administrator will work with UBC Faculty Relations to prepare the necessary paperwork that the candidate will need in order to apply for a work permit. Further information on the work permit process for postdocs can be found on the UBC Faculty Relations website.

Clinical Psychology (Assistant Professor positions)

8 Jul, 2017

Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in clinical psychology, which will begin 1 July 2018.  Candidates must hold a PhD   from an accredited clinical training program (including an APA- or CPA-accredited internship) before starting the position. They are also expected to obtain registration as a psychologist in the province of British Columbia once their formal appointment begins.

We are seeking applicants with strong research records who would enhance our research-oriented CPA-accredited doctoral program. One position is open with regard to clinical research specialization. The second position is designated for an applicant with specialization in clinical child/adolescent psychology. For both positions, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research complements existing strengths of the clinical program and bridges clinical psychology to other areas of the department (psych.ubc.ca/faculty/). The successful candidates will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching; provide effective clinical and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service.

Applications must be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at the appropriate link provided below.

(1) Applicants for the open clinical research specialization position should upload a single PDF file (containing the following documents in the order listed: a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three publications) through www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/27003.

(2) Applicants for the clinical child/adolescent position should upload their application materials through  www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/26988. Applicants interested in the Clinical child/adolescent position will automatically be considered for the open clinical research specialization position as well and should not upload their materials to both links.

After uploading their materials, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted by the same deadline via email to ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca.

The closing date for applications is: 1 October 2017.

These positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.