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Program Director - Master of Arts in Community Psychology

Position Deleted on 3/18/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Psychology
Application Due:
Full Time
Adler School of Professional Psychology, Vancouver Campus

Program Director, Master of Arts in Community Psychology (MACD)
School and Program Information: Founded in 1952, the Adler School of Professional Psychology is the longest standing independent school of psychology in North America, with campuses in Chicago and Vancouver. In keeping with its mission to graduate socially responsible practitioners, engage communities and advance social justice, the Adler School, Vancouver Campus launched an M.A. in Community Psychology program in 2010. The program focuses on building student competencies to effectively research and assess community concerns and issues, and to plan, develop, implement and evaluate social services and programs that support the health and well-being of individuals and communities. The MACD is one of five graduate programs on the Vancouver Campus, including master's degrees in counselling and organizational psychology and a Psy.D. degree. The Vancouver Campus and its programs operate under the consent of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education.

MACD Program Information can be found at:

Position Summary: The MACD Program Director will play a lead role in continuing the development and implementation of this innovative and state of the art program. Reporting directly to the Dean of the Vancouver campus and working in collaboration with other campus and program academic leaders and faculty, the MACD Program Director will play a central role in helping to advance our capacity to resolve our pressing community-based challenges.

Responsibilities of the MACD Program Director position include recruiting, supervising and evaluating Core and Adjunct faculty for the program; overseeing the effectiveness of the curriculum; and collaborating with Admissions in the recruitment of students. The position also involves teaching and research supervision in areas of interest and expertise.

Work schedule: This position will involve either a four-day or five-day per week appointment.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Recruit and supervise Core and Adjunct faculty members assigned to the MACD program.
  • Work with faculty members to oversee the effectiveness and quality of the curriculum.
  • Oversee annual course scheduling process for the program.
  • Participate in and support activities pertinent to assessment of student learning, instructional effectiveness, and institutional research.
  • Collaborate with the Admissions Department in marketing and admissions activities to promote the program and recruit and select students of high quality.
  • Collaborate with Department of Training and Community Service in activities to develop community service and professional practica.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A doctoral degree in an academic discipline related to health studies or community development (e.g., Community Psychology, Counselling or Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Public Health) from an accredited institution.
  • Prior experience in administration/management in higher education, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a capacity to work effectively as part of a management team, and an ability to collaborate effectively with students, faculty, and professional staff.
  • Strong record of professional experience, graduate level teaching and training.
  • Strong record of scholarship related to community psychology, social determinants of health and mental health and community development and/or community-based research.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check.
In addition, a particular commitment of the School, rooted in Adler's emphasis on social interest, is training professionals to work with marginalized and underserved populations and who are committed to social justice. Candidates with particular interest in this mission and with demonstrated experience in these areas are preferred.

Applications, including a letter outlining your interest in and suitability for this position, and your curriculum vitae should be sent to:

Larry Axelrod, Ph.D.
Dean, Vancouver Campus
Adler School of Professional Psychology
1200-1090 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7

Application Deadline: February 28th, 2013
Anticipated Start Date: August 1st, 2013

Email submissions are welcome.

The Adler School is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal ancestry, women, visible minorities and people with disabilities.

Applications will be kept in strict confidence
The Adler School is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal ancestry, women, visible minorities and people with disabilities.
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