Utah State University

Assistant Professor - Quantitative Psychology

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/21/2020 8:10 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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 seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in its Quantitative Psychology PhD Specialization. The successful candidate will have an active program of research in any area of Quantitative Psychology. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, measurement, psychometrics, multilevel analysis, structural equation modeling, longitudinal modeling, missing data analysis, Bayesian methods, causal inference, and intensive data analysis. We are particularly interested in individuals whose strengths complement those of existing faculty. Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a 1 FTE, 9-month academic year position. The role assignment evaluative weights for this position are 55% research, 40% teaching/mentoring, and 5% service. Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2021.


Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Christian Geiser (christian.geiser@usu.edu).


  1. Conducting research and other scholarly activities, including the pursuit of external funding.
  2. Teaching undergraduate and graduate classes within area of expertise and department need. The departmental teaching load for pre-tenure faculty is three courses per year (two courses in the first academic year). Additional teaching releases are possible with external funding. The typical post-tenure load is four courses per year; release from up to three courses per year is negotiable with external funding post-tenure.
  3. Mentoring graduate students on their research activities.
  4. Providing service contributions to the university, college, and department, as well as in professional capacities nationally.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned doctorate degree by August 2021 in Psychology or a closely related field. ABD will be considered at the Instructor level.
  2. High-quality research and scholarly activities in the field of Quantitative Psychology and evidence of potential for grant funding.
  3. Evidence of excellent teaching potential and ability to mentor students.
  4. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Current extramurally-funded research.
  2. Previous university teaching and student mentoring experience.

Required Documents

Along with your on-line application, please attach:

1) Current curriculum vita (CV) including list of scholarly accomplishments 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) Cover letter that highlights fit for the position (see specific information below)

4) Teaching and research statements (see specific information below)

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


Documents 3, 4, and 5 should be uploaded into the candidate profile at the beginning of your application in the Documents 1-5 or Documents 6-10 section. Multiple documents can be uploaded for item 4 (teaching and research statements).



Additional Document Submission Information:

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


**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

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. Several graduate specializations are offered: Quantitative Psychology, Behavior Analysis, Brain and Cognition, Sociobehavioral Epidemiology, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and School Counseling. The department also houses an interdisciplinary PhD program in Neuroscience. Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with those in the department as well as other departments in the college (e.g., Human Development and Family Studies, Special Education and Rehabilitation, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education) and across campus (e.g., Mathematics and Statistics).


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #29 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked 12th 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. The Statistical Consulting Studio provides quantitative methods support for faculty and students in the college as well as assistantship opportunities for quantitative PhD students.

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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