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Counselling Psychology - Sessional Lecturer

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Job Title Counselling Psychology - Sessional Lecturer
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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.

There are more than 55,000 University of Lethbridge alumni worldwide. The University’s main campus is situated on over 550 acres of traditional Blackfoot territory in west Lethbridge. In the 2024 Maclean’s University Rankings, the University of Lethbridge’s student scholarship support, combined with continued excellence in research, saw us jump five spots in the primarily undergraduate classification across Canada and number one in Alberta. Student scholarship support saw us leap from 16th to 7th overall in the category. As a testament to the close relationship we have with community partners, our reputation ranking is a solid fourth overall.
Rank Sessional Lecturer/Instructor
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About Our Faculties:
Situated in the heart of Blackfoot territory on its lands and waters, the University of Lethbridge (Iniskim)’s Faculty of Education and Faculty of Health Sciences seek to respectfully honour and work alongside, in supporting the advancement of Blackfoot culture, language, and values. Built on an ethic of care, we are committed to act upon principles of fairness, equity, belonging and decoloniality in all our relations. By respectfully modelling diverse approaches to research, teaching and service, we continually strive to enable undergraduate and graduate students to become caring, creative, and critical teachers, counselors, researchers, and leaders.

Through innovative, thoughtful, and accessible practices informed by our expertise, we prepare professionals to effectively engage with educational complexities, both known and yet to be revealed. Central to these commitments is endeavouring to be local, national, and international leaders in education, counselling, and research.

About Our Programs:
The Faculty of Education offers two cohort-based graduate-level counselling psychology programs, which are in high demand, and are approved programs with the College of Alberta Psychologists. This includes the blended-delivery Master of Counselling (MC) program, as well as an on-campus Master of Education (MEd) Counselling Psychology program. Details about the Faculty of Education’s Graduate Counselling Psychology programs may be found at

About Our Community:
The City of Lethbridge is known for being Where the Rocky Mountains meet the Prairies. A city since 1906, Lethbridge is a growing community of just over 100,000 residents, that features affordability and vibrant community engagement. Located in southern Alberta, Lethbridge approximately 145 kilometers east of the Canadian Rockies and 95 kilometers north of the United States border. The city’s economy has expanded from primarily agriculture into a thriving industrial, commercial, research and technology hub. Lethbridge’s major employers are in the education, health care and government sectors.
Lethbridge is known for its bright sunshine (more than 320 days per year), warm summers, and mild winters thanks to our semi-arid climate and Chinook winds. The Oldman River divides the north and south sides from the west side. The river valley’s coulees are home to one of North America’s largest urban park systems. With over 240km of trails, enjoy walks, runs and bike rides throughout the city. Adventure is only a short drive away!

Experience hiking, camping, skiing and more just outside Lethbridge.
Information about Lethbridge can be found at

Position Details:
Areas of instruction include:
·         Counselling Theories and Their Application to Client Change
·         Foundational Counselling and Conflict Resolution Skills
·         Counselling Strategies and Interventions
·         Group Counselling and Process Skills
Courses are offered via blended delivery with online course work in May and June being supplemented by face-to-face components on campus, in Lethbridge, for a week in July. 
Stipend per course is $6,709 (Sessional Lecturer I) to $7,020 (Sessional Lecturer II). Candidates could be invited to teach two courses.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills
·         Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (minimum requirement)  
o    Doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology (preferred) 
·         Registered Psychologist status
·         Minimum 5 years clinical practice experience (preferred) 
·         Ability to teach practice-oriented courses
The ability to teach in online, face-to-face, and blended formats, and the ability to integrate innovative technology into teaching will be an asset for this position. Experience designing and teaching courses in the above mentioned areas would be an asset.
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Faculty Faculty of Education
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/12/2024
Close Date 09/01/2024
Open Until Filled
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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.

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