Utah State University

Assistant Professor - School Counselor Education

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/10/2022 4:58 PM)
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Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Telework Eligible


Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at Utah State University seeks candidates for a full-time, Tenure Track Assistant Professor position to support the teaching mission of the Master of Education program in School Counselor Education. This position will be focused on teaching and supervision within this graduate level program. Applicants with teaching experience in higher education and using different instruction modalities (online, face-to-face, asynchronous) are desired, but all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The preferred candidate will have experiences of serving individuals with mental health concerns in a community and/or K-12 school setting. Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a career path, 1 FTE, academic year, tenure track, benefited position beginning August 2023, with a flexible start date of January 2024. Review of applications will begin October 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is not eligible for remote work.


Information about the Program

The School Counselor Education Program, located in Utah State University’s Psychology Department, offers a nationally accredited M.Ed. program of study in Psychology, under AAQEP accreditation that qualifies graduates for professional licensure in School Counseling. 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 137 students, located across the state of Utah. Instruction is delivered via a broadcast format utilizing technology interface and face-to-face format.


If you have questions about the position please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jessica Koltz (435-797-1250; Jessica.Koltz@usu.edu).


  1. Teach graduate classes within areas of expertise and according to department needs. The typical teaching load is two to three courses per semester with supervision expectations; summer teaching as available and needed. 
  2. Advising and mentoring of graduate students.
  3. Serve on school counseling graduate program committees and engage in program development activities.
  4. Support the department and university efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  5. Support overall excellence throughout the school counselor education program.
  6. Supervision of practicum and internship students.
  7. Contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision or closely related field. ABD will be considered if a clear plan for completion exists.
  2. Demonstrate potential of productivity and excellence in teaching and mentoring adult learners.
  3. Be eligible for licensure within the State of Utah as a School Counselor (SC; School Counseling Licensing (utah.gov)) and/or a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC; https://dopl.utah.gov/cmhc/).
  4. Show commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching and mentoring.
  5. Have a history of positive working relationships with counseling professionals and faculty.
  6. Effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Meet requirements to serve as core faculty in a CACREP accredited program. This includes identifying with the school counseling or clinical mental health profession and satisfying one of the following degree requirements: (a) An earned doctorate in counselor education and supervision from a CACREP accredited institution, or (b) An earned doctorate from a counselor education program and able to meet CACREP requirements to be a core faculty member.
  2. Hold or be eligible to sit for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification exam; and/or hold or be eligible to sit for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling (NCMHC) certification exam.
  3. Teaching experience or expertise in one or more of the following content areas is preferred: Comprehensive and Systemic School Counseling Programs; College and Career Readiness for School Counselors; Collaborative Classroom Instruction, Leadership, and Professional Topics; Crisis, Trauma, and Mental Health Referrals for School Counselors; Multicultural Counseling; Pre-practicum Counseling Skills; Group Counseling in the Schools; Practicum and/or Internship in School Counseling. Other teaching content area expertise will be considered as well.
  4. Expertise in teaching face-to-face and online within higher education or experience with managing technology-enhanced college teaching and electronic education (both synchronous and asynchronous modalities).

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Current curriculum vita (CV) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. 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
  3. Contact information for at least three professional references who are very familiar with the candidates work to be entered in the Candidate Profile
  4. Cover Letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Cover Letter"
  5. Teaching or Mentorship Statement (approximately 2 pages, single-spaced) to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Teaching Philosophy"

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. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

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. Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with those in the department as well as other departments in the college (e.g., Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Education and Leadership) and across campus (e.g., Human Development and Family Studies). Our face-to-face and statewide broadcast cohorts within the school counseling program supports interested graduate students from around the state of Utah. The M.Ed. In school counseling program boasts award-winning faculty with leadership positions in state and national organizations and a focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning. The school counseling program also provides opportunities for students to conduct or support research in both group and individual projects with faculty supervision and guidance.


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 provides students with real-world service and research opportunities. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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


*updated 11/2022


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