Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Counsellor Education

Christchurch, New Zealand
02 May 2018
End of advertisement period
30 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Health Sciences
College of Education, Health and Human Development

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Applications are invited for a senior academic continuing position in the School of Health Sciences, with the subject area of Counselling. The holder of the position will share responsibility for delivery of the Master of Counselling programme within the School. Expertise in social constructionist and postmodern approaches to counselling and counsellor education, with experience teaching solution-focused brief therapy is preferred.

The successful applicant will be expected to design and deliver high quality post-graduate teaching and support, and to engage in and lead high quality, innovative research programmes. Considerable experience in leadership, and people management skills are required.

Applicants will have a PhD in Education, Counselling Psychology, or a related area and will be a leader in scholarly and research achievements. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake a programme of research in their area of expertise.

For information on the Master of Counselling Programme at UC please see below

The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and research activities that respond to the dynamic nature of the health and education sector and its workforce. These include postgraduate programmes in Counselling, Specialist Teaching, and Child and Family Psychology, Nursing, as well as various population health and clinical endorsements within the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters of Health Sciences.

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The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

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The closing date for this position is Sunday, 10 June 2018 (NZ time).

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to (Michelle Davies,

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting (Shanee Barraclough,

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service:

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.