Utah State University

Assistant or Associate Professor - School Counseling

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 6 months ago(10/16/2020 4:47 PM)
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


The Department of Psychology at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to direct the nationally accredited M.Ed. program in Professional School Counselor Education. The role assignment for this position is 75% teaching, 20% research, and 5% service.


Applicants for this position must hold a doctoral degree in psychology or a closely-related discipline. Applicants with a background in School Counseling, Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Counseling Psychology are especially encouraged to apply.


Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a 1 FTE, 9-month academic year position, with additional funding available for summer months.


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2021.


If you have questions about the position please contact the search committee chair, Tyler Renshaw (tyler.renshaw@usu.edu).


  • Direct, coordinate, and administer the M.Ed. Program in the Professional School Counselor Education, housed in the Psychology Department, ensuring compliance with national, state, and university standards for training and education to maintain national accreditation of the program.
  • Teach classes for the psychology department and M.Ed. Program. The teaching load for this position will be determined in consultation with the Department Head.
  • Conduct research and scholarly activities associated with the program.
  • Provide service contributions to the college, university, and department.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned doctorate in Psychology, Counseling, or closely-related field;
    • ABD will be accepted at the Instructor level
  2. Demonstrate evidence (or potential) for directing the Professional School Counselor Education program;
  3. Demonstrate evidence (or potential) for excellence in teaching and mentoring;
  4. Demonstrate evidence (or potential) of effectiveness in research and scholarly activities;
  5. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.


Preferred qualifications

  1. Experience with teaching and mentoring adult learners;
  2. Experience with managing technology-enhanced college teaching and electronic education (both synchronous and asynchronous modalities).

Required Documents

Along with your on-line application, please attach:

1) Current curriculum vita (CV) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under "Resume/CV"

2) Contact information for three professional reference who can speak directly to candidate qualifications to be provided at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile

3) Materials that provide evidence of teaching, research, and administrative effectiveness (see specific information below)

4) An electronic copy of graduate school transcripts (see specific information below)

5) Cover letter that highlights fit for the position (see specific information below)

6) A diversity statement (max 1 p) that addresses how you advance diversity and inclusion in your work (see specific information below) 


Additional Document Submission Information:

All application materials must be provided through the USU Jobs site.


Documents 3 and 4 should be uploaded into the candidate profile at the beginning of your application in the Documents 1-5 or Documents 1-6 section. Multiple documents can be uploaded for item 3 (teaching, research, and administrative effectiveness).


Documents 5 and 6 should be typed/pasted during the application process. The system will provide individual text boxes for each document in which the applicant will be directed to paste or type the document. Document 5 will be pasted or typed in the Cover Letter form and document 6 will be pasted or typed in the Statement of Diversity and Inclusion form.  


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Information about the Program

The School Counselor Education Program, located in Utah State University’s Department of Psychology, offers a nationally accredited MEd program of study in Psychology, which qualifies graduates for professional licensure in School Counseling.  The program is specifically designed to train individuals for school counseling positions in K – 12 public and private schools in elementary, middle, and high school settings.  Graduates of the program also find placement in academic advisement centers located in public and private colleges and universities.  Training in the design and implementation of school-based counseling and comprehensive guidance programs is a priority.  Specific coursework is formulated to train students in a broad range of skills, including career development and college and career readiness, behavior and educational assessment and intervention, ethical, legal and professional standards; individual and group counseling for diverse populations; and consultation in the schools.  Current enrollment in the M.Ed. program is 178 students, located across the state of Utah.  Instruction is delivered via a broadcast format, utilizing technology interface, and via a face-to-face format.  Current rates of hire for Program graduates is exceptionally high. 


Department Highlights

The Department of Psychology is located within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.  The department consists of over 30 faculty representing diverse areas of psychology.  The department is one of the most research productive units in the college.  Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with those in the department as well as other departments in the college (e.g., Special Education and Rehabilitation. Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education) and across campus (e.g., Biology).  In addition to the M.Ed. program in school counseling, the department offers an EDS program in School Psychology as well as a PhD program in Clinical/Counseling Psychology.  Several specializations within the Experimental area are also offered at the PhD level:  Behavior Analysis, Quantitative Psychology, Brain and Cognition, and Socio-behavioral Epidemiology.  The department also houses an interdisciplinary PhD program in Neuroscience.


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #26 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked 6th in the nation in total research dollars. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.



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