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[xmca] position at UBC

Dear XMCA Folks, Please help me to distribute this widely. Thanks in advance - jennifer


The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health, Healing and Wellness. Applications are welcomed from scholars who are strong and innovative researchers with demonstrated expertise in studying Indigenous approaches to mental health, healing and wellness from a discipline perspective of one or more of the five program areas in the Department: Counselling Psychology; Human Learning Development and Culture, Measurement; Evaluation and Research Methodology; School Psychology; Special Education. It is expected that the successful candidate will embrace social, ecological, cultural, and community-oriented perspectives, and have an interest in applying Indigenous knowledge and approaches in relation to mental health, healing and wellness. The successful appointee also will hold a doctoral degree in Educational or Counselling Psychology or a related discipline, and will be encouraged to work across units in the Department, Faculty and UBC. The Faculty of Education within The University of British Columbia involves a rich and diverse set of researchers and comprehensive set of programmatic offerings at the baccalaureate, magisterial and doctoral levels. The Faculty includes the Department of Language and Literacy Education, the Department of Educational Studies, the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, and the School of Human Kinetics, as well as various cross Faculty initiatives including the Centre for Cross Faculty Inquiry. The Faculty is a leader in Indigenous Education, offers an Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (NITEP), a graduate Indigenous education and research specialization (Ts`'kel), and is proposing a doctoral specialization in Indigenous Education; sponsors a cross-Faculty Indigenous Education Institute of Canada; publishes an annual theme issue of the Canadian Journal of Native Education; and has an Associate Dean for Indigenous Education leadership position. For further details about the Faculty, please visit our website at www.educ.ubc.ca. The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS) has major graduate programs in Counselling Psychology, Human Learning Development and Culture, Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology, School Psychology and Special Education. It has a strong commitment to and respect for issues related to diversity and inclusion and a strong level of interest and activity related to Indigenous mental health, healing and wellness. The Canada Research Chair (CRC) program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. The program's Terms of Reference for qualifications are online at www.chairs.gc.ca. The Tier II Chair is for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Applicants' proposed research program should address one or more of the priority areas noted above as well as UBC's TREK 2010 (www.trek2000.ubc.ca/) goals and strategies related to Aboriginal engagement. We are looking for a scholar with a strong record of teaching, research, and community service and who can contribute significantly to the advancement of Indigenous mental health, healing and wellness. Excellent research experience with Indigenous communities is required. This Canada Research Chair position is funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research and is subject to review and final approval by the Canada Research Chair Secretariat. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (with tenure). Interested applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae, a research plan, a record of teaching effectiveness, three papers that are the most significant and relevant to their research interests, and the names and contact information of three referees. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Preference will also be given to Aboriginal candidates as permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code. Candidates are encouraged to self-identify if they qualify for this preference.

The position is subject to budgetary approval. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Consideration of candidates will begin May2, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is subject to final arrangement with the appointee.

Applications should be directed to:
Dr. William Borgen, Head
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Faculty of Education
University of British Columbia
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Note: Electronic submission


Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Undergraduate Programs, ECPS
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
2125 Main Mall
Library Block 272B
Vancouver BC V6T-1Z4

phone: 1.604.822.9099
fax: 1.604.822.3302

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