Academic Vacancy 800-018-14

Academic (Vacancy Number: 800-018-14)
Posted: March 4, 2014.

Dept of Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine
Position start date: July 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date for applications: April 11, 2014 and will continue till position is filled
Position number: 17875
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting Information

Clinical Psychologist
Thompson, Manitoba

The Department of Clinical Health Psychology in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Manitoba, and the Northern Regional Health Authority invite applications for a Contingent Geographic Full-Time (GFT) Psychologist at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter (position # 17875). The position will be based in Thompson, MB (740 km north of Winnipeg). As a member of the medical staff of Northern Health Region, the psychologist will provide psychological services to Thompson General Hospital and the eastern portion of the Northern Health Region. The Northern Health Region comprises the northern two-thirds of the province of Manitoba (north of the 53rd parallel) with a population of 72,000 spread over 396,000 square km. For more information about the Northern Health Region, visit:

For information about the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, visit:

Position Responsibilities:

• Provision of clinical psychology services to adults, children and families, including assessment and consultation, short-term therapy, individual and group treatment, and health psychology interventions in Thompson.
• Provision of clinical psychological consultation to the inpatient Mental Health Unit of Thompson General Hospital.
• Provision of clinical psychological consultation to the community mental health program of the region.
• Participation in development and evaluation of regional community-based health promotion and illness prevention programs.
• Supervision of psychology residents in the unique Rural and Northern stream of our CPA and APA accredited Psychology Residency program.
• Development of an active program of clinical research and program evaluation.


• Doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from a CPA accredited clinical psychology training program, and successful completion of a CPA accredited internship / residency.
• Eligibility for registration as a C. Psych. by the Psychological Association of Manitoba (the Department of Clinical Health Psychology will provide the required supervision if the individual hired is not yet fully registered as a C. Psych).
• Pass pre-employment criminal records and child abuse registry checks.
• Education and experience in working with both adults and children.
• Education and experience in health psychology, clinical service to medical and mental health patients, and a range of general hospital psychology consultation.
• Education and experience in community-based service and consultation with other health professionals.
• Excellent inter-personal and inter-professional communication and collaboration skills.
• Training, experience, and / or research background and interests in Aboriginal health would be an asset.
• Experience living in or working in rural or northern communities may be helpful

Salary and Benefits:
• An attractive salary schedule and benefits are available. The GFT agreement provides for on-site private practice opportunities.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested persons should apply in writing referring to position # 17875, including curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Bob McIlwraith
Department of Clinical Health Psychology,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
PZ 350 - 771 Bannatyne Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Tel: (204) 787-3876
Fax: (204) 787-3755

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.

DEADLINE FOR INITIAL REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 11, 2014 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions? Contact the Academic advertising coordinator, Kathy Niziol at (204) 474-7195.