Utah State University

Lecturer - Psychology

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/12/2021 5:03 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 full-time, non-tenure track, Lecturer position to support the teaching mission of the department. This position will be mainly focused on teaching within the undergraduate program. Applicants with teaching experience in higher education and teaching experience in different modalities (online, face to face) are desired but others are encouraged to apply.


Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a 1 FTE, 9-month academic year position. Review of applications will begin October 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2022 though a January 1, 2022 start date would be considered. This position is eligible for H-1B sponsorship.


If you have questions about the position please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Grewe (435-554-1218; Jennifer.grewe@usu.edu).


  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes within areas of expertise and according to department needs. The typical teaching load is four courses per semester, or eight courses per academic year.
  • Mentor undergraduate students, including honors projects, and student organizations as well as contributing to other roles that support undergraduate psychology student excellence.
  • Serve on the undergraduate program committee and engage in program development activities.
  • Supports the department and university efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Provide service contributions to the college, university, and department.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completed requirements for the doctoral degree prior to appointment. ABD will be considered if a plan for completion exists.
  • Demonstrate evidence and potential of productivity and excellence in teaching and mentoring.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching expertise in one or more of the following content areas is preferred: Introductory psychology, research methods, psychology of gender, social and cognitive psychology. Other teaching content area expertise will be considered as well.
  • Expertise in teaching face-to-face and online within higher education.

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) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-10

4) Cover Letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


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 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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