Utah State University

Assistant Professor - School Psychology

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(8/10/2023 8:34 AM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Telework Eligible


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; 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., advise specialist-level students, chair 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 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 services and/or community-based intervention or treatment for youth with mental health concerns.
  3. Have interest in and ability to teach assessment courses (e.g., psychoeducational assessment, cognitive assessment, advanced assessment) or quantitative methods courses (e.g., psychometrics, structural equation modeling, longitudinal analyses).
  4. Be eligible for School Psychologist educator licensure in Utah (see https://www.schools.utah.gov/licensing).
  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 to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Materials evidencing research potential and productivity (i.e., up to 3 publications) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Other Documents 1-5"
  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 "Other Documents 1-5"
  4. Names and contact information for at least 3 professional references who are familiar with your 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
  6. 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
  7. Teaching and mentorship statement describing philosophy, accomplishments, and future teaching/mentoring agenda (approx. 1 single-spaced page) to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**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

Specialization Highlights

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.


Department Highlights

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.


College Highlights

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.

University Highlights

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 hr@usu.edu. 


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. 


*updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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