CRC in Clinical Child Psychology

August 26, 2022

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, intends to nominate a recognized leader in clinical child psychology for a SSHRC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) position. This position will be held in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts. This Chair position is intended for emergency retention at the rank of Professor.


The proposed nominee is a prominent researcher in clinical child psychology with a distinguished track record in the study of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), whose work is internationally known for its innovative methodology and broad translational approach to understanding the social implications of this disorder. The proposed nominee’s research program is a critical component of the Department’s nationally accredited graduate training program in clinical psychology, which is one of the Department’s cornerstone research areas. As a world-renowned leader in the study of one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, the proposed nominee has expertise that is of exceptional value to UBC, to British Columbia, and to Canada. Losing this expertise would represent a significant blow to clinical child psychology in this country. The proposed nominee is also a researcher and educator with a proven commitment to matters of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and advocacy for EDI-related issues, and has demonstrated noteworthy leadership within the psychology community in furthering EDI initiatives. With the supports provided through the CRC Program, the proposed nominee will have the resources necessary to make significant advances in their ground-breaking research program focused on discovering effective strategies for improving the well-being of children with ADHD.


The Faculty of Arts is a Faculty of distinction and excellence in both teaching and research and home to over twenty Canada Research Chairs across a wide range of humanities and social science units. The Chair in Clinical Child Psychology will be located in the Department of Psychology, which ranks among the strongest departments in the world and number one in Canada. Its faculty are dedicated to theoretically strong and empirically oriented research programs across a wide scope of specializations in seven core areas: behavioural neuroscience, clinical psychology, cognitive science, developmental psychology, health psychology, quantitative methods, and social/personality psychology. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, visit and for information about the Department of Psychology, visit


Canada Research Chairs are expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to attract and supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and to contribute to service at all levels within the University and to the profession. Tier 1 CRC nominees must be Professors or Associate Professors who are expected to be promoted to the Professor rank within one or two years of the nomination. Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable once, are for outstanding researchers whose scholarly profile and research proposal meet the criteria of the CRC program and demonstrate an excellent fit with institutional strategic goals and the aims of the position. The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic research plan. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information and further details on eligibility criteria.


Application portal: Please be prepared to provide the following items: curriculum vitae; one sample of published research; description of your most significant research accomplishments (max. 500 words); research program proposal for a Tier 1 CRC in Clinical Child Psychology (approx. 2-4 pages); statements (max. 200 words each): (a) research methodology; (b) potential for training undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral researchers; (c) dissemination of results and engagement with research end users; and (d) experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Please be prepared to provide contact information for at least four potential referees from whom confidential letters of assessment can be obtained. The closing date for applications is 11:59pm, September 26, 2022. Only complete applications will be considered by the committee. Inquiries about the position and/or the proposed nomination may be sent to Professor Christiane Hoppmann at The Chair is expected to begin as early as October 1, 2023.


In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. UBC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To make a confidential request for accommodations, please contact Professor Janice Stewart, Associate Dean Faculty at


The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and in particular, for its employees with disabilities. An inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning and decision-making modes. For additional information regarding UBC’s accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff as well as students), please visit the Centre for Workplace Accessibility: For support and assistance with accommodation questions, contact


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.


In accordance with UBC’s CRC Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Action Plan, and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection will be restricted to members in one or more of the following designated groups: women and gender minorities, visible minorities (members of groups that are racially categorized), persons with disabilities, and Indigenous Peoples. Applicants to Canada Research Chair positions are asked to complete this equity survey ( as part of the application process, and applicants must self-identify as belonging to one or more of the designated equity groups to be considered for the position. Because the search is limited to those self-identifying as members of designated equity groups, candidates must also provide their name when completing the equity survey in order to be considered.


Personal information is collected under the authority of sections 26(a) and 26(c) of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information you provide will only be used to determine whether you qualify for participation in this hiring process. Equity Survey Data will be collected by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office and only the names of those who identify as women and gender minorities, visible minorities (member of groups that are racially categorized) and/or Indigenous Peoples will be shared with the search committee. Currently, UBC’s CRC complement has a gap in representation of persons with disabilities. Until such time as this is remedied, the names of those self-identifying as having a disability will be provided separately to the search committee. Responses will be stored in a secure database.