Career Opportunities in the Department of Psychology

The Psychology Department at Utah State University strives to make the world a better place through our research, teaching, and service activities. Thank you for taking the time to look at the career opportunities in our department.

Situated in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, the psychology department is home to some 40 faculty members, 90 Ph.D. and 200 M.Ed. students, and 800 undergraduate psychology majors.

Current active searches are listed below. If you have questions about the department or one of our searches, please contact Kaylee Williams or the department head, Scott Bates.

Why You Should Apply:

Economic stability

The Department of Psychology is the largest department in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. Our seven graduate specializations make up the largest number of graduate students in the college. Additionally, our department is the second-largest undergraduate degree on campus with more than 750 students in our major. For more information about our amazing students and faculty check out our newsletter.

Award Winning

Our department is home to nationally recognized and award-winning faculty, staff, and graduate students. In 2022, our department was home to the D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award recipient, one of the premiere recognitions for university faculty members. We had other members of our faculty receive this same award in 2020, and 2017. Our department regularly receives recognition for innovative research and excellent mentorship. A record of awards received in the department can be found here. In addition to the institutional awards listed here, our faculty and graduate students have been recognized by many divisions of the American Psychological Association and professional organizations.

Inclusive Excellence

Utah State has named diversity and inclusion is an integral part of the university's mission. As a department, we are at the forefront of promoting diversity, inclusion, and respect in USU and the psychology community by offering research, education, and training for understanding and validating the experiences of under-represented and under-served communities. We work to recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We strive for our community to be one that encourages and reward diversity of thought. To find our more visit our diversity page.

Quality of Life

The city of Logan is situated as the heart of Cache County (commonly referred to as Cache Valley). More than 112,000 people call the 31 miles of Cache Valley home. Additionally, USU is centrally placed near more than 17 national parks including Zion, Arches, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the Bonneville Salt Flats, Jackson Hole, Teton Valley, and Twin Falls. Campus is only two minutes from the nearest trail head and many faculty and students find recreation in local walking/hiking and biking trails as well as other outdoor recreation including rock climbing, fishing, and boating. Your office will be within a short drive of many skiing and snowboarding resorts including Park City, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Jackson Hole, The Canyons, and Sun Valley, Idaho. However, many faculty and students prefer our locally owned ski resort Beaver Mountain (just 35 minutes from campus). Finally, Bear Lake is one of the only inland, freshwater lakes with Caribbean blue water. Bear lake straddles the Utah/Idaho border and is 109 miles in length, the second largest natural freshwater lake in Utah.


Information for Applicants

USU Career Center

Utah State University has a career center dedicated to supporting students as they design the career they have always wanted. Through the career center, students can receive guidance in exploring career options, find internships and valuable job experience, and network in a variety of diverse career fields. The career center also offers workshops intended to help you improve your resume and interviewing materials. Learn more about Career Center Resources and other job openings

About the Department of Psychology

The Department prepares experts who can provide regional and national leadership in the fields of Experimental Psychology (PhD), Combined (Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology) Psychology (PhD), School Psychology (EdS) and School Counseling (MS). Depending upon their chosen specialty, graduate students will be uniquely prepared to assist in the evaluation of diverse educational programs, or they will possess broad, advanced training to provide psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Where applicable, the Department maintains graduate specializations that meet the highest national accreditation standards. Consistent with the ethnic demography of the intermountain region, the Department commits resources specifically to the recruitment and training of Native American psychologists.

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