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Endowed Chair position in the area of Mental Health Services and Outcomes Research

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deadline: December 12, 2013  12:00:00 am



The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University invites applications for an Endowed Chair position in the area of Mental Health Services and Outcomes Research. The academic rank for the successful applicant (i.e., Associate or Full Professor) will be commensurate with his/her experience. The position will begin whenever the Chair is filled.

 

The Chair is intended for a health systems scientist with expertise in childhood or adolescent mental health outcomes research. The successful Chair will focus on the development of a program of research in conjunction with the Mental Health Program at the IWK Health Centre to ensure that each child, adolescent, and family receives the best possible mental health care. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Psychology or an appropriate, related discipline, and will have at least seven years of experience in health services research. She or he will be committed to advancing child and adolescent mental health and will have demonstrated him/herself to be exceptional in research methodology as applied to outcomes research.

 

Dalhousie University is a leading academic and research institution in Atlantic Canada. The successful applicant will join a Department with a strong tradition in clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and neuroscience. Current faculty members in the clinical area are conducting important research on ADHD, anxiety, autism, conduct disorder, depression, eating disorders, epilepsy, female sexual disorders, gambling addiction, impulse control disorders, neuropsychology, pain, perfectionism, substance abuse, PTSD, and sleep disorders. Further information about the research activities and the graduate and undergraduate programs and courses offered in our department can be found on our website at www.psychology.dal.ca. Additional information about Dalhousie can be found at www.dal.ca.

 

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, copies of at least three representative publications, and have three confidential letters of reference forwarded under separate cover from the referees to: Dr. Penny Corkum, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University,  Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2, Canada. E-Mail enquiries can be directed to Dr. Corkum at penny.corkum@dal.ca.

 

Consideration of candidates will begin in Sept 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.

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