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Addictions Counselling/Psychology Assistant Professor

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Job Title Addictions Counselling/Psychology Assistant Professor
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We are one of Canada’s top universities and leading research institutions. With more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, two campuses (Lethbridge and Calgary), seven faculties and schools, and more than 2,500 employees, ULethbridge is Lethbridge’s second largest employer. Faculty and staff come together to contribute, each in their own way, to establishing ULethbridge as Canada’s destination university. In 2022, Lethbridge was recognized as one of Canada’s top small cities.
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Details
The University of Lethbridge, a comprehensive university with approximately 8,000 students from 37 countries, aims to foster the spirit of free inquiry and the critical interpretation of ideas.  The University is a vital part of Lethbridge, a community of over 100,000 people located near the Oldman River and close to the Rocky Mountains.  An excellent place to raise a family and enjoy the many recreational and cultural amenities of the area, you will discover a wonderful quality of life that is second to none.
If you are open to innovation and committed to the creation of an environment that excites and ignites learning, we welcome your application.  The Faculty of Health Sciences is an open, fair, honest, caring and collaborative community that strives to provide a rich education grounded in real world practice, drawing from the knowledge and expertise of multiple health disciplines.
The Faculty of Health Sciences has an opening for one probationary (tenure-track) position with a background in counselling, addictions, or related disciplines.  The successful candidate will have a track record in research, and the ability to teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences.  This position will commence on January 1, 2024.
A Ph.D. in a discipline related to counselling and/or addictions and a commitment to developing and maintaining a program of research. Relevant counselling experience in mental health and/or addictions and professional counselling designation are assets.
Academic Setting
The Faculty of Health Sciences currently offers undergraduate and graduate education. Undergraduate programs include Aboriginal Health, Addictions Counselling, Nursing, Public Health and Therapeutic Recreation. The University of Lethbridge has a reputation for providing a high-quality education and has been ranked highly for research activities among institutions of our size in Canada. The university website,, contains more information about our institution. For more information about the Faculty please visit our website at
You will receive an excellent salary commensurate with your experience, an annual professional development allowance, as well as a benefit package, including a tuition benefit for University of Lethbridge programming, and relocation assistance. Please visit the University of Lethbridge website to view the economic benefits package outlined in the Academic Staff Collective Agreement. 

How to Apply
All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, contact information for three academic references who will be asked to provide reference letters, a detailed curriculum-vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Referees will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters; the application submission will automatically trigger this request to your references. 

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2023.

For enquiries about this position, please contact Pam Smith, Administrative Manager, Faculty of Health Sciences, at 
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 05/04/2023
Close Date 07/31/2023
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 01/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Documents

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