Position Description:

The Department of Educational Psychology (EDPS) at the University of Utah invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Clinical) position. This will be a full-time, non-tenure track (career line faculty), renewable, 9-month appointment (August 16, 2021 – May 13, 2022) in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education.

Seeking a candidate who can contribute to the development and leadership of new undergraduate BA/BS degree program in EDPS. Specifically, this candidate will be responsible for helping develop and revise the degree curriculum, provide effective instruction for several core courses, supervise practicum experiences, recruit and advertise, and create and implement learning outcomes and an evaluation plan. The ideal candidate will have expertise in undergraduate teaching and program development, experience and interest in working with diverse student populations, the ability to develop collaborative working relationships within the college and across campus, and an aptitude for leadership.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Teach six courses across the academic year including: Introduction to Educational Psychology, Ethics & Professional Issues in Behavioral Mental Health, Practicum, Capstone Seminar).  Additional courses will be assigned based on education, experiences, and licensure (e.g., Interviewing & Counseling, Psychopathology, Introduction to Multiculturalism, Group Dynamics, Fundamentals of Behavior Change, Social Emotional Learning Strategies, Consultation & Collaboration, etc.)
  • Help develop, deliver, and evaluate the undergraduate major/program. Examples of specific duties include but are not limited to the:
    • Refinement of the proposed curriculum and degree map
    • Development of courses including syllabi and textbook review
    • Advertising and recruitment of students
    • Selection of instructors and practicum supervisors
    • Student advisement, evaluation, and field practicum/job placement
    • Formative and summative evaluation of the new degree
  • Serve on university committees on behalf of undergraduate major to enhance student and academic career success
  • Attend all required department, college, and university events as a faculty member in the department (e.g., convocation, meetings).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair

Minimum Qualifications:

  • D. in School Psychology or Counseling Psychology or other closely related field such as Applied Behavioral Therapy
  • Appropriately licensed or credentialed to provide instruction and supervision to students interested in becoming registered behavior therapists, psychological technicians in hospitals/clinics, crisis counselors, job coaches, etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise in undergraduate teaching in areas related to psychology, counseling, and educational fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate teaching expertise
  • Experience with diverse student and client populations
  • Program development and evaluation interest and experience
  • Leadership aptitude and skills

Program Information:

The undergraduate degree program in Educational Psychology was approved in September 2020.  It will be the first non-teaching undergraduate degree program in the College of Education.  We plan to welcome the first cohort of students in Fall 2021. Please see the website for more information about this new program: https://ed-psych.utah.edu/news/bsdegree.php

Department Information:

The Department of Educational Psychology has 27 tenure track and career line faculty with over 200 graduate students across a number of master’s and doctoral degree programs.  General department information can be found at the department website: https://ed-psych.utah.edu/

The Department of Educational Psychology recognizes the importance of cultural and individual diversity in its educational and training programs and strives to provide an optimal and inclusive working and learning environment for all faculty, staff, and students. This encompasses all aspects of diversity, including but not limited to age, color, disability status, ethnicity, gender, language, veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sexual or affectional orientation, and socioeconomic status. To this end, the department’s Diversity Committee works to achieve the department’s goals regarding diversity, including: 1) providing educational opportunities to enhance diversity awareness, advocacy, and visibility in the department, on campus, in the surrounding community, and nationally; 2) engaging students and faculty in ongoing discussions on the meaning of diversity and promote the infusion of multiculturalism into research, education, and training; 3) supporting all faculty and students and imparting a sense of community and belongingness; 4) recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and students; and 5) making available information and resources regarding opportunities for student funding in the area of diversity.

University Information:

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status.  Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.  Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.  To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm. 135, (801) 581-8365.


Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. The university serves over 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation, and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on February 1st, 2021.

Please direct questions about the position to one of the co-chairs of the search committee:  A.J. Metz (aj.metz@utah.edu) or Keith Radley (keith.radley@utah.edu).

Do not send application materials to search chairs.  All materials are required to be uploaded by applicants to the university’s system.

Link to job posting:  https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/110376