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Temporary Assistant Professor, General Teaching Focus, Utah State University

  • 13 Mar 2024 6:54 PM
    Message # 13329182

    The Department of Psychology at Utah State University in Logan, UT is seeking candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track, Temporary Assistant Professor position to support our teaching mission. The focus of this position will be on teaching in our undergraduate program. This is a 1 FTE, 9-month academic year position situated on our main campus in Logan, Utah. Please note that this position is not eligible for remote work. H-1B sponsorship for this position is available.

    This is a temporary position with guaranteed funding for the first year, with the possibility of up to two additional years pending funding. The review of applications will begin on March 25, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2024.

    If you have questions about the position please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Crissa Draper (775-250-7643;


    Teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes within areas of expertise and according to department needs. The teaching load for this position is four courses per semester.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Completed requirements for the doctoral degree before appointment.
    • Evidence and potential of excellence in teaching.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Teaching expertise in one or more of the following content areas is required: Psychology of Gender, Multicultural Psychology, Social Psychology, and Undergraduate Statistics.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Record of pursuing training or professional development in the area of teaching and learning prior to application, such as attendance at teaching conferences, workshops, or classes on teaching.
    • Experience in implementing high-impact and/or evidence-informed teaching strategies.

    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 that provide evidence of teaching and/or research effectiveness (e.g. recent publications, teaching evaulations) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-10
    3. Contact information for three professional references who are very familiar with the candidates work to be entered in the Candidate Profile
    4. Cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
    5. Teaching Statement/Philosophy (approximately 2 pages single space) to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

    College/Department Highlights

    Department Highlights

    The Department of Psychology is located within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The department consists of 40 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). Our online bachelor’s degree program is currently ranked 18th in the nation. The undergraduate program boasts award-winning faculty with leadership positions in national and international organizations and a focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning. The undergraduate program has also received national recognition for undergraduate research, providing opportunities for students to conduct both group and individual projects.


    College Highlights

    The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight academic 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. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities.

    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 


    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. 

    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,, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

    Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael,, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

    Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

    For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit contact:

    U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481,

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