Sessional Instructor - Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts (Summer/Fall)

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Department of Psychology
Sessional Instructor
Summer/Fall 2024

The Department of Psychology at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for two 0.5 Sessional Instructor positions running from the 2024 Summer Semester through the 2024 Fall Semester. We are seeking an instructor to teach in the following third-year course within the Doctor of Psychology program. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Please note: the course offered below will be taught in person, unless otherwise specified as an online course.

PSY 8501-01/02 – Advanced Practicum

Students are required to complete a minimum of 300 practicum hours in a pre-authorized practicum setting that may focus on clinical work with children and adolescents and/or adults. This practicum offers students the opportunity to gain significant exposure to clinical work with a particular population and/or clinical issue. A number of previously established practicum settings are available. Students may also seek out their own clinical placement but must gain formal approval of the placement from the Clinical Program Committee. This course is graded Pass/Fail


Successful applicants will have a Doctoral degree in Psychology and be registered as psychologists. Experience in supervising doctoral psychology practicum placements is required as well.

Preference will be given to the qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster and full-time and term contract Faculty Members of the Academic unit.

Application Instructions: 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, an updated C.V., and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Stacey MacKinnon, Associate Professor and Acting Chair
Department of Psychology
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Tel:  (902)-566-0402
Fax: (902) 316-2880

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Closing date for applications is March 18, 2024.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.