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Assistant or Associate Professor in School Psychology, Utah State University, Logan (posted 8/18/16, start date 8/2017)

The Department of Psychology at Utah State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position to begin August 2017. Candidates are sought with research interests and teaching experience in one or several of the following areas: culturally responsive school-based services and competency; consultation; systems change; evidence-based interventions in the schools for academic, social, emotional, and behavioral problems; and multi-tiered systems of support to promote academic and social/emotional/behavioral success in the school setting.  The candidate hired will be affiliated with the department’s NASP-approved EdS School Psychology program.  The department also is building a PhD program in School Psychology and is particularly interested in candidates who would bring excitement and experience to this process.

Responsibilities Include:

1)      Conduct research and other scholarly activities, including the pursuit of external funding;

2)      Teach undergraduate and graduate classes within area of expertise and department need. The typical departmental teaching load is three to four courses per year, but release from courses is negotiable with external funding;

3)      Mentor graduate students on their research, program, and professional activities;

4)      Supervise graduate students in school-based practicum activities;

5)      Serve on the School Psychology program steering committee and engage in program development activities;

6)      Provide service contributions to the college, university, and department. Service activities might include serving on relevant committees

Department / College Highlights

The 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.  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).

Utah State University is Utah’s land-grant university and is based in Logan, Utah.  The university has nearly 25,000 undergraduate students and over 3,000 graduate students. Logan is located in the scenic Cache Valley, a metropolitan areas of over 100,000 people. Cache Valley is 90-minutes north of Salt Lake City, positioned along the scenic Wasatch Mountains and Bear River Range. Logan offers a variety of outdoor activities including skiing, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and climbing within minutes of campus, and is within a day’s drive of seven national parks.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, USU is dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool, including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual-career applicants and offers competitive salaries with outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

1)      Earned doctorate degree by August 2017 in School Psychology or a closely related field;

2)      Completion of a doctoral internship by August 2017;

3)      Productivity (or evidence of productivity potential) in research and scholarly activities; for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, a sustained record of scholarly activities / peer-reviewed publications, is required;

4)      Evidence of excellent teaching potential and ability to mentor students; for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor evidence of teaching / mentoring effectiveness is required;

5)      Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills;

6)      Eligible for educator licensure as a School Psychologist in Utah;

7)      Eligible for licensure as a Psychologist in Utah

Preferred Qualifications:

1)      Experience working in the K-12 schools;

2)      Completion of an APA-accredited school-based internship  

Along with online application, please include

1)      Current curriculum vita;

2)      Letter of intent that highlights fit to the minimum and preferred qualifications;

3)      A list of the names and contact information for at least three references familiar with your work;

4)      Copies of course evaluations, if available;

5)      An electronic copy of graduate school transcripts (.pdf, .doc, or .docx format).

If you have questions about the position please contact Dr. Donna Gilbertson, search committee chair:  Donna.Gilbertson@usu.edu

To view this job or apply please view the following site:

http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1681&job=assistant-or-associate-professor-in-school-psychology

Review of applications will begin September 17, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.     

Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience, Utah State University (posted 9/30/15)

Utah State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Neuroscience to begin August 2016. Candidates are sought with research interests in one or more of the following areas:  cognitive neuroscience, computational/theoretical neuroscience, or sensory neuroscience. Individuals conducting basic research as well as those conducting more applied and translational research are encouraged to apply. Approaches to research may include but are not limited to: behavioral analytical approaches, modeling, neuroimaging techniques (EEG and fNIRS), molecular/genetic approaches and/or neurophysiology.  The program is looking for someone who can add to and bridge the diverse areas of interest represented by current program faculty. Associate professor-level candidates should have a national reputation for their program of research and a record of external funding. The candidate hired will be affiliated with the USU’s new interdisciplinary PhD program in Neuroscience.  The program is housed in the Department of Psychology but will be delivered by faculty across many USU departments including:  Biology, Psychology, and Communicative Disorders. 

Utah State University is located within the beautiful mountain ranges of the Cache Valley in Northeastern Utah. The area provides a wealth of recreational possibilities, a high quality of life, and an affordable cost of living.  Utah State University has a generous benefits package.  Research start-up packages provide support for the establishment of a research program.

Responsibilities Include:
  1. Conduct research and other scholarly activities, including the pursuit of external funding.  The successful candidate is expected to maintain a strong program of research and generate external funding.
  2. Teach undergraduate and graduate classes within area of expertise and program / department need. The typical teaching load is four courses per year, but course releases are allowable with external funding.  In addition, teaching releases are granted for all newly hired faculty;
  3. Mentor graduate students on their research activities including chairing student dissertation committees;
  4. Serve on the Neuroscience program steering committee and engage in program development activities;
  5. Provide service contributions to the college, university, and department. Service activities might include sitting on relevant committees.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Earned doctorate degree by August 2016 in Neuroscience or a closely related field;
  2. Productivity in research and scholarly activities; for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, a sustained record of scholarly activities / peer-reviewed publications and a record of grant funding are required;
  3. Evidence of excellent teaching potential and ability to mentor students; for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor evidence of teaching / mentoring effectiveness is required;
  4. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills;
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. For assistant-professor level candidates: post-doctoral research experience and / or experience with extramurally funded projects.
Along with online application, please include
  1. Current curriculum vita;
  2. Letter of intent that highlights fit to the minimum and preferred qualifications;
  3. A list of the names and contact information for at least three references familiar with your work;
  4. Copies of course evaluations, if available;
  5. Research Statement
  6. An electronic copy of graduate school transcripts (.pdf, .doc, or .docx format).
If you have questions about the position please contact Dr. Ron Gillam, search committee chair at ron.gillam@usu.edu. 

To view this job or apply please view the following site:
Review of applications will begin October 29, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Developmental Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (posted 8/27/15)

The Department of Psychology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in developmental psychology at the assistant professor level. We are seeking individuals focusing on DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSES WITHIN A FAMILY CONTEXT. This research may target family systems, parent/child, and/or sibling interactions. We especially welcome applicants with interests in cognitive processes and executive functioning, but we are open to any scholars who bring system or dyadic-level approaches to the study of child, adolescent, or adult development. Applicants should have the ability and interest to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychology and in their core area of expertise, and should have an excellent and sustained record of research and evidence of the potential or demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding, commensurate with their career stage.
 
Our department has a strong tradition of research on interpersonal and biobehavioral processes in couples and families, and several of our faculty provide cutting edge statistical consulting on dyadic data and dynamical systems. Our department has four core areas (Developmental, Clinical, Social, and Cognition and Neural Sciences) and many of our faculty pursue active collaborations with students and faculty across different areas. The Department also has active ties to the University of Utah Brain Institute, the School of Computing, the Business School, the College of Education, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, and the Salt Lake Veterans Administration Medical Center. In addition to these ties, the University of Utah has just established a cutting-edge Consortium for Families and Health Research (http://www.utah.edu/faculty/c-fahr/ ) involving an interdisciplinary group of scholars (many of whom are based in Psychology) who seek to understand how the family system can be utilized to improve the health and health care of individuals across the life span. The consortium provides a range of opportunities for collaborative research across the University that will be particularly relevant for this position. The Department of Psychology is committed to the goal of promoting diversity in academia and welcomes candidates whose interest and skills contribute to this goal.
 
The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. With an enrollment of 31,000 students, it is the flagship university for the state of Utah. The university administration provides strong support for faculty research in the Psychology Department. The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu.
 
Please submit a letter detailing current research and teaching interests, a vita, representative reprints or preprints of publications, and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/42787. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
 
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator and its policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, status as a person with a disability, or veteran’s status. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. To inquire further about the University’s nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies or to request a reasonable accommodation for a disability in the application process, please contact the following individual who has been designated as the University’s Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 South Presidents Circle, Rm. 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, (801)581-8365, email: oeo@utah.edu.

2 Positions - Assistant or Associate Professor, School Psychology, Utah State University (posted 8/25/15)

The Department of Psychology at Utah State University seeks candidates for two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions to begin August 2016. Candidates are sought with research interests and teaching experience in one or several of the following areas: consultation; systems change; evidence-based interventions in the schools for academic, social, emotional, and behavioral problems; and multi-tiered systems of support to promote academic and social/emotional/behavioral success in the school setting.  The candidates hired will be affiliated with the department’s NASP-approved EdS School Psychology program.  The department also has plans to build a PhD program in School Psychology and is particularly interested in candidates who would bring excitement and experience to this process.

Utah State University is located within the beautiful mountain ranges of the Cache Valley in Northeastern Utah. The area provides a wealth of recreational possibilities, a high quality of life, and an affordable cost of living.  Utah State University has a generous benefits package.  Research start-up packages provide support for the establishment of a research program.
 
Responsibilities Include:
  1. Conduct research and other scholarly activities, including the pursuit of external funding;
  2. Teach undergraduate and graduate classes within area of expertise and department need. The typical departmental teaching load is four courses per year, but release from up to three courses per year is negotiable with external funding;
  3. Mentor graduate students on their research activities;
  4. Supervise graduate students in school-based practicum activities;
  5. Serve on the School Psychology program steering committee and engage in program development activities;
  6. Provide service contributions to the college, university, and department. Service activities might include sitting on relevant committees.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Earned doctorate degree by August 2016 in School Psychology or a closely related field;
  2. Completion of a doctoral internship by August 2016;
  3. Productivity (or evidence of productivity potential) in research and scholarly activities; for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, a sustained record of scholarly activities / peer-reviewed publications, is required;
  4. Evidence of excellent teaching potential and ability to mentor students; for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor evidence of teaching / mentoring effectiveness is required;
  5. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills;
  6. Eligible for educator licensure as a School Psychologist in Utah;
  7. Eligible for licensure as a Psychologist in Utah
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Experience working in the K-12 schools;
  2. Completion of an APA-accredited school-based internship  
Along with online application, please include
  1. Current curriculum vita;
  2. Letter of intent that highlights fit to the minimum and preferred qualifications;
  3. A list of the names and contact information for at least three references familiar with your work;
  4. Copies of course evaluations, if available;
  5. An electronic copy of graduate school transcripts (.pdf, .doc, or .docx format).
If you have questions about the position please contact Dr. Courtenay Barrett, search committee chair:  Courtenay.barrett@usu.edu;

To view this job or apply please view the following site:
Review of applications will begin September 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.