Clinical Psychology Instructor, Dalhousie Univrsity, Halifax, NS

June 07, 2023 5:02 PM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)

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Close Date 06/24/2023
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  3. Teaching Statement
  4. List of referees

Position Title Clinical Psychologist (Instructor)
Posting Number F490P
Type of position Limited Term
Department/Unit Psychology and Neuroscience
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie ( is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a dynamic, purpose-driven community that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018. Halifax is a vibrant ocean-side city, offering an excellent quality of life, including active local food, arts, and music scenes, easy access to outdoor activities, and high-quality health and education centres.

Dalhousie University’s Clinical Psychology PhD program, within the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Science, is based on a scientist-practitioner model and is designed to give our graduates a thorough grounding in science, research and clinical practice. Students are focused on research from the beginning of the program. Students also start applied training in their first year and continue throughout the program. Due to our emphasis on the science of psychology, our program produces clinical psychologists who blend the ideals of research and service.

The Clinical Psychology PhD Program is expanding its mandate to include the provision of clinical care to clients through a new community-based psychology training clinic. The clinic will provide mental health and addictions assessment and treatment to Nova Scotians, with particular emphasis on clients from marginalized and diverse populations. The clinic will provide clinical training opportunities for graduate students, provide Nova Scotians access to evidence-based care, and undertake research and evaluation of innovations in the provision of mental health and addictions care.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Furthermore, the Clinical Psychology PhD Program is striving to increase diversity amongst our faculty, staff, and students. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit


This position reports to the Dean of the Faculty of Science through the co-Directors of the psychology training clinic and the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) of the Clinical Psychology PhD program, in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. The Clinical Psychologist (CP) will work within a clinic team consisting of primarily psychologists and clinical psychology graduate students, as well as allied health professionals and other academic support personnel. The CP will primarily provide supervision and training to clinical psychology graduate students, with some limited involvement in psychological intervention as well as psychological assessments as appropriate for training purposes and continuity of care. Ultimately, this position will support the training and service mission of the psychology training clinic in providing breadth and depth of training for students across diverse psychological skills, and much needed mental health services to those currently facing barriers within the Halifax community, and throughout Nova Scotia.



  • PhD/PsyD or PhD/PsyD candidate who is/will be eligible for registration as a clinical psychologist with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (adult, child/youth, and/or lifespan competency required). Applicants who are still PhD or PsyD candidates at the time of application will be required to have this qualification by December 31, 2023.
    Carries appropriate liability insurance as outlined by the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology.
    Scope of practice must include therapy and/or assessment with adults and/or children and youth.
    Demonstrated experience conducting and interpreting psychodiagnostic and/or psychoeducational assessments.
    Demonstrated skill and effectiveness in the application of a broad spectrum of evidence-based psychological interventions/therapies, especially Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or Trauma-focused interventions.
    Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and organizational skills.
    Demonstrated initiative and strong skills in problem-solving and decision-making.

    Strongly Preferred:
    Demonstrated experience in supervision of students providing psychological services.
    Experience providing sensitive and appropriate care for clients from a range of diverse backgrounds (e.g., racial, cultural, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability).
    Strong skills in working within a team approach to training and supervision.
    Demonstrated skills in forming connections and liaising with community organizations.

Additional information

Please note that this posting is for up to three positions, with full-time equivalences from 50% to 100%. The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience will also be filling up to three similar positions with lower FTEs. If you would like to apply for those positions, please visit

Please note that applications for this position must include a “Teaching Statement.” This statement should address clinical and supervision experience, philosophy, and interest.

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