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Career Opportunities with the Utah State Department of Psychology

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The Psychology Department at Utah State University is committed to a) the development of new knowledge regarding the bases of behavior and psychological processes; b) the dissemination and application of that knowledge; c) advance programs of excellence in teaching, research, and service; and d) advance the goals of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. For more information about upcoming searches and the department, please contact Hillary at hillary.fruge@usu.edu.


Please check back soon for a list of our upcoming searches. 

Why you should apply:

Here are some of the benefits of being a colleague and leader in the Department of Psychology at Utah State:

  • 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 newsfeed
  • Award winning - Our department is home to award-winning faculty, staff, and graduate students. In 2020, our department was home to the Utah State University Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year, Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year, Graduate Student Teacher of the Year, Graduate Student Researcher of the Year, Undergraduate Student Researcher of the Year, and the January 2019 Employee of the Month. In addition to the instutitional 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 promotiong diversity, inclusion, and respect in USU and the psychology community by offering research, education, and training for understanding and validating the experiences of underrepresented groups. We recuit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff and encourage and reward diversity of thought. To find our more visit our diversity page
  • Affordable housing and quality of life - In 2019, Reviews.org ranked Logan as the best college town in Utah as well as the third best college town in the US for the cost of living. Also in 2019, Forbes listed the cost of living in Logan at 6% below national average. 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 just to name a few. Campus is only two minutes from the nearest trail head and many faculty and graduate 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 carribean blue water. Bear lake straddles the Utah/Idaho boarder and is 109 miles in length, the second largest natural freshwater lake in Utah. 

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