Utah State University

Assistant Professor - Health Psychologist

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/25/2020 12:28 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
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 with a specialty in Health Psychology for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the APA-accredited Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology program. Applicants with expertise in health-related intervention research in adult populations are preferred.


Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a 1 FTE, 9-month academic year position.


Review of applications will begin October 22, 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, Dr. Michael Levin (Mike.Levin@usu.edu; 541-531-3892).



  • The successful candidate is expected to maintain a strong program of research and generate funding.
    • Conduct research and scholarly activities.
  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes within areas of expertise and program department needs.
    • The typical teaching load is four courses per year.
    • Pre-tenure faculty have a reduced teaching load.
    • Further releases may be provided with external funding or for other focused initiatives.
  • Mentor graduate students, including chairing thesis/dissertation committees; depending on interest and need, there may be opportunities to provide clinical supervision in practica.
  • Serve on the Combined Clinical/Counseling program steering committee and engage in program development activities.
  • Provide service contributions to the college, university, and department.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completed requirements for the doctoral degree prior to appointment. Domestic applicants must be from an APA- or CPA-accredited program in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or a combined program.
    • ABD will be considered at the Instructor level until completion of the Ph.D.
  • Demonstrate evidence of productivity in research and scholarly activities.
  • Demonstrate evidence (or potential) of effectiveness in teaching and mentoring.
  • Demonstrate evidence of expertise in one or more domains of health psychology.
  • Eligible for eventual Psychologist licensure in the state of Utah.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in intervention research.
  • Expertise in adult populations.

Required Documents

Along with your on-line application, please attach:

1) Current curriculum vita (CV) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2) Contact information for at least three professional references who are very familiar with the candidates work to be entered in the Candidate Profile

3) Cover Letter that highlights fit for the position (see specific information below)

4) Research statement (see specific information below)

5) Teaching and mentoring statement (see specific information below)

6) Materials that provide evidence of teaching and/or research effectiveness, such as recent publications or student evaluations (see specific information below)

7) Diversity statement that addresses how you advance diversity and inclusion in your research, teaching, and/or services provision (see specific information below)


Documents 3 - 7 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 6. When uploading each document, select the appropriate document type from the dropdown and enter “Assistant Professor - Health Psychologist” in the Name of Job Applying For box.


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. Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with those in the department as well as other departments in the college (e.g., Special Education and Rehabilitation, Audiology, Human Development and Family Sciences, Kinesiology and Health Science) and across campus (e.g., Biology, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, and the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program). The Combined Clinical/Counseling program is one of 11 accredited combined programs nationally. In addition to the Combined Clinical/Counseling program, the psychology department offers PhD programs in School Psychology, Behavior Analysis, Quantitative Psychology, Brain and Cognition, and Socio-behavioral Epidemiology.


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. The college is ranked 12th in the nation in funded research with $41.8 million. 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.


SCCE Highlights

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence (SCCE; https://scce.usu.edu/) provides comprehensive clinical services and applied training across the lifespan, integrating across several programs and departments including the Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology program.  Services are provided by teams of dedicated trainees and professionals who also engage in cutting-edge research related to clinical practices and interventions.  Services provided in the SCCE include:  Hearing and Balance, Speech-Language, Behavioral Health (including Psychology, Psychiatry, and Marriage and Family Therapy), and applied behavior analysis services.  The Behavior Health clinic includes an Integrated Assessment team that conducts comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluations for youth and adults with suspected developmental / behavioral concerns. 

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 visithttps://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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