Utah State University

Assistant Professor - Counseling Psychologist

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/25/2021 6:56 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 seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology program. A counseling specialization is required. Research areas that focus on children, parenting, and/or families are desired, although applicants will be considered broadly across innovative areas that complement that of existing Combined Program faculty.

Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a 1 FTE, 9-month academic year position. Review of applications will begin October 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2022. This position is eligible for H-1B sponsorship.


If you have questions about the position please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez (435-797-3059; Melanie.Domenech@usu.edu).


  • Conduct research and scholarly activities (e.g., establish a program of research, publish, generate funding).
  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes within areas of expertise and program / department needs.
  • Mentor graduate students (e.g., chair thesis/dissertation committees, provide clinical supervision).
  • Participate in program and department governance (e.g., serve on the Combined Clinical/Counseling program steering committee).
  • Contribute service 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 counseling psychology or a combined program that includes a counseling specialization. ABD will be considered at the Instructor level.
  • Evidence and potential of productivity in research and scholarly activities.
  • Evidence and potential of effectiveness in teaching and mentoring.
  • Eligible for Psychologist license in the state of Utah.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research areas in child, parenting, and/or family psychology.

Required Documents

Along with the online 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) Materials that provide evidence of teaching and/or research effectiveness (e.g. recent publications or teaching evaluations) (see specific information below)

4) Cover Letter that highlights fit to the minimum and preferred qualifications (see specific information below)

5) Research statement (approximately 2 pp single spaced) (see specific information below)

6) Teaching and mentorship statement  (approximately 1 p single spaced) (see specific information below)

7) Diversity Equity and Inclusion statement that addresses how you advance diversity and inclusion in your research, teaching, and/or services provision  (approximately 1 p single spaced) (see specific information below) 


Additional Document Submission Information:

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


Document 3 should be uploaded into the Candidate Profile at the beginning of your application in the Documents 1-5 or Documents 6-10 section. Combine all materials into one PDF. When uploading the document, select the appropriate document type from the dropdown and enter “Assistant Professor - Counseling Psychologist” in the Name of Job Applying For box.


Documents 4 - 7 should be typed/pasted at the end of 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 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 40 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) and across campus (e.g., Biology). Our online bachelor’s degree program is currently ranked 8th in the nation. The undergraduate program boasts award-winning faculty with leadership positions in national and international organizations and a focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning. The undergraduate program has also received national recognition for undergraduate research, providing opportunities for students to conduct both group and individual projects.


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities. 


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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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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