Assistant Professor - School Counseling

Assistant Professor - School Counseling

companyUtah State University
locationLogan, UT, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/12/2024
ExpiresExpires: 3/12/2024
Full Time

Assistant Professor - School Counseling


The Department of Psychology at Utah State University seeks candidates for a full-time, Assistant Professor position to support the teaching mission of the Master of Education program in School Counseling. This position will be focused on teaching and supervision within this graduate level program. Applicants with teaching experience in higher education and using different instruction modalities (online, face-to-face, asynchronous) are desired, but all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The preferred candidate will have experiences of serving youth and children within a K-12 school setting.

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.

This position start date is August 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jessica Koltz (435 757-1250; jessica.koltz@usu.edu).


• Teach graduate classes within areas of expertise and according to department needs. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester with supervision expectations; summer teaching as available and needed.

• Advise and mentor graduate students.

• Serve on school counseling graduate program committees and engage in program development activities.

• Support the department and university efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

• Support overall excellence throughout the school counseling program.

• Supervise practicum and internship students.

• Contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Earned PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision or closely related field. ABD will be considered if a clear plan for completion exists.

• Potential of productivity and excellence in teaching and mentoring adult learners.

• Eligible for licensure within the State of Utah as a School Counselor (SC; https://www.schools.utah.gov/safehealthyschools/programs/schoolcounseling/licensing).

• Commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching and mentoring.

• History of positive working relationships with counseling professionals and faculty.

• Effective oral and written communication skills.

• Expertise in teaching online synchronous, asynchronous, or face-to-face within higher education, or experience with managing technology-enhanced college teaching and electronic education (both synchronous and asynchronous modalities).

Preferred Qualifications:

• Meet requirements to serve as core faculty in a CACREP accredited program. This includes identifying with the school counseling profession and satisfying one of the following degree requirements: (a) An earned doctorate in counselor education and supervision from a CACREP accredited institution, or (b) An earned doctorate from a counselor education program and able to meet CACREP requirements to be a core faculty member.

• Hold or be eligible to sit for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification exam; and/or hold or be eligible to sit for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling (NCMHC) certification exam.

• Teaching experience or expertise in one or more of the following content areas: Evidence-Based Practice: School Intervention; Comprehensive and Systemic School Counseling Programs; Diversity Issues in Treatment and Assessment; Principles of Psychological Measurement and test theory; Consultation in the Schools; Introduction to Theories of Intervention in Psychology; Program Evaluation in the Schools: Models and Guidelines; Group Counseling in the Schools; Legal, Ethical and Transition Issues in School Counseling; Developmental Psychology: Lifespan; Collaborative Classroom Instruction, Leadership and Professional Topics; College and Career Readiness for School Counselors; Pre-Practicum Counseling Skills; and Practicum and/or Internship in School Counseling. Other teaching content area expertise will be considered as well. 

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 evaluations) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Other Documents 1-5"

3 Names and contact information for at least three references who are familiar with your 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 and Mentorship Statement (approx. 2 pages, single-spaced) to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

Please do not attach cover letter or teaching and mentorship statement; you will be instructed to copy and paste each in the 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

Information about the Program

The M.Ed. in School Counseling Program, located in Utah State University’s Psychology Department, offers a nationally accredited M.Ed. program of study in School Counseling under AAQEP accreditation that qualifies graduates for professional licensure in School Counseling. Training in the design and implementation of school-based counseling and comprehensive guidance programs is a priority. Specific coursework is formulated to train students in a broad range of skills including social, emotional, and personal development, college and career readiness, behavior and educational assessment and intervention, ethical, legal and professional standards, individual and group counseling for diverse populations, and consultation in the schools. Current enrollment in the M.Ed. program is 119 students, located across the state of Utah. Instruction is delivered via in-person, online, and asynchronous formats utilizing technology interface and face-to-face interactions.

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. Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with those in the department as well as other departments in the college (e.g., Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Education and Leadership) and across campus (e.g., Human Development and Family Studies). Our statewide wed-based cohorts within the school counseling program support interested graduate students from around the state of Utah. The M.Ed. In school counseling program boasts award-winning faculty with leadership positions in state and national organizations and a focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning. The school counseling program also provides opportunities for students to conduct or support research in both group and individual projects with faculty supervision and guidance.

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 Center for the School of the Future, Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice, and 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. 

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

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/4917113

Required degree level

  • Master