The Department of Psychology at Utah State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in School Psychology. This is a new position that seeks to expand the capacity for training and research in the school psychology specialization. We are particularly interested in candidates with research programs focused on school-based mental health services and/or community-based intervention or treatment for youth with mental health concerns. However, we welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates with research programs related to school psychology.
The position is located on USU’s main campus in Logan, Utah. This position is not eligible for remote work. This is a tenure-track nine-month, academic year appointment.
The position start date is August 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Tyler Renshaw (435-757-6324; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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The USU School Psychology Specialization consists of EdS and PhD training programs. The longstanding EdS program has been NASP-approved since 1995. The PhD program was established in the 2018–19 academic year and has been APA-accredited since May 2021. The specialization adheres to a scientist-practitioner training model with strong emphasis on training future leaders in the field of school psychology. Specialization faculty have expertise in school-based mental health services, mindfulness-based interventions, self-regulated learning, and measuring and understanding the role of school-based diversity factors in shaping social-emotional outcomes. The specialization has strong working relationships with local schools and community partners throughout Utah, providing support for a variety of applied research and training opportunities.
The USU 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. 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 Specialization, the Department offers PhD specializations in Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology, 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.
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is committed to inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and service activities across a wide array of education and human service fields. The college is home to eight academic departments with approximately 200 faculty who are engaged in innovative research and high-quality graduate and undergraduate education. The college’s programs and outreach missions are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. Faculty, students, and staff within the college also engage with a broad range of community partners to both provide opportunities for community-engaged research and learning and enhance the quality of education and human service programs throughout the state of Utah.
Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.
As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.
Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU.
The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or email@example.com.
About the Region
U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266
Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, email@example.com, 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
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