Utah State University

Assistant Professor - School Psychology

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/10/2022 5:03 PM)
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Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


The Psychology Department at Utah State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the School Psychology PhD Specialization. We are particularly interested in candidates with research programs focused on school-based mental health and/or collaborative care for youth mental health. However, we encourage applications from all qualified candidates with research programs broadly related to school psychology. Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a 1 FTE, 9-month academic year position. Review of applications will begin October 17, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2023. This position is not eligible for remote work.


If you have questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Tyler Renshaw, at tyler.renshaw@usu.edu.


  1. Conduct and disseminate research (e.g., establish a research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals).
  2. Actively pursue external funding to support your research program (e.g., via government institutions, private foundations, or regional/local agencies).
  3. Teach graduate and/or undergraduate classes within areas of expertise and specialization or department needs (including didactic/classroom instruction and clinical supervision).
  4. Mentor graduate students within the school psychology specialization (e.g., chair thesis and dissertation committees, direct a research lab that involves graduate students, support students in progressing toward graduation).
  5. Advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and mentoring activities.  
  6. Participate in specialization and department governance (e.g., serve on the school psychology specialization steering committee, contribute to departmental committees).
  7. Contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Domestic applicants must have graduated from an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program in professional psychology (i.e., School, Clinical, Counseling, or Combined).
  2. Have completed requirements for the doctoral degree prior to appointment. ABD will be considered at the Instructor level if there is a plan for timely degree completion.
  3. Have a research program broadly related to school psychology.
  4. Show evidence of ability to effectively conduct and disseminate research that has potential to lead to external funding.
  5. Show evidence of ability to effectively teach and mentor students.
  6. Show commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and mentoring.
  7. Be eligible for Psychologist licensure in Utah (see https://dopl.utah.gov/psych/).
  8. Show effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills. 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Have graduated from a doctoral program with a specialization in School Psychology or from a Combined Psychology program that included the School specialty.
  2. Have a research program focused on school-based mental health and/or collaborative care for youth mental health.
  3. Be eligible for School Psychologist educator licensure in Utah (see https://www.schools.utah.gov/licensing).
  4. Show evidence of ability to teach graduate coursework on quantitative methods (e.g., psychometrics, structural equation modeling, longitudinal analyses).
  5. Show evidence of involvement with grant-funded research and/or practice projects (e.g., supported by government institutions, private foundations, or regional/local agencies).

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Current curriculum vita (CV) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Materials evidencing research potential and productivity (i.e., up to 3 publications) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-10
  3. Materials evidencing teaching/mentorship potential and effectiveness (e.g., student course evaluations, publications authored by students you have mentored) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-10
  4. Contact information for at least three professional references who are very familiar with the candidates research and/or teaching and mentoring to be entered in the Candidate Profile
  5. Cover Letter highlighting fit with minimum and preferred qualifications (approx. 1–2 single-spaced pages) to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Cover Letter"
  6. Teaching or Mentorship Statement (approximately 2 pages, single-spaced) to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Teaching Philosophy"
  7. Research statement describing interests, accomplishments, and future research agenda; (approx. 1–2 single-spaced pages) to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Research Statement"

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

Specialization Highlights

The School Psychology PhD specialization was established in the 2018–19 academic year and currently enrolls 15 full-time students. The specialization adheres to a scientist-practitioner training model with strong emphasis on training future researchers, trainers, and leaders in the field of school psychology. Since June 2020, the specialization has been a Doctoral Program Associate of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), with 3/3 PhD students already obtaining APPIC-approved and APA-accredited predoctoral internships. The School Psychology PhD specialization was awarded initial APA accreditation in May 2021 as a Health Service Psychology training program in the practice area of school psychology. Specialization faculty have strong working relationships with local schools, providing support for a variety of clinical training and applied research opportunities. More information about the School Psychology PhD faculty and students can be found on the specialization’s website [https://psychology.usu.edu/graduate/school-psychology].

Department Highlights

The Psychology Department 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. Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with others in the Department as well as other departments in the College (e.g., Human Development and Family Studies) and across campus (e.g., Sociology). In addition to the School Psychology PhD specialization, the Department offers PhD specializations in other areas of psychology: Combined Clinical/Counseling, Behavior Analysis, and Brain and Cognition. The Department also offers an undergraduate major (BS) in Psychology, a distance-learning masters degree (MEd) in Professional School Counseling, and contributes to a multi-department PhD in Neuroscience. More information about the Psychology Department is available via its website [https://psychology.usu.edu/].

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 [https://cehs.usu.edu/scce/]. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities. More information about the College is available on its website [https://cehs.usu.edu/]

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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