Staff Psychologist

Utah State University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Jun 17th, '20


Open until Filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Wed, Jun 17th, '20

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  • Full Time

Utah State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking a Staff Psychologist (Psychologist I) to join our energetic, professional, experienced, and good-natured staff to serve USU-Statewide Campuses. Utah State University continues its tradition of land-grant outreach by delivering quality education to students across the state. As part of this mission, USU provides access to various student services to the 31 USU-Statewide Campuses and education centers. CAPS has expanded its capabilities to meet the mental health needs for the Statewide Campuses. This position will be based in two offices - the USU-Salt Lake City Campus, and the USU-Tooele campus, and primary interactions with other CAPS colleagues will be maintained remotely through Zoom, email or phone. 

Responsibilities will include providing mental health services and outreach to USU-Statewide university students, consultations with USU-Statewide faculty and staff, and professional training to doctoral and undergraduate students when possible. Psychologists at USU-CAPS are also expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of diversity and social locations such as: gender, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, social-economic status, etc..


Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at:


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at:


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement ( USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at:

  • Doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, or combined psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program, completion of an APA-accredited internship, and an ability to be licensed in the state of Utah within 2 years. ABD will be considered if defense date is set and confirmed by the applicant's program.
  • Experience in a university counseling setting and/or experience in areas strongly related to mental health needs in a college population (e.g., eating disorders, anxiety disorder, depressive disorders, personality disorders).
  • Generalist base of knowledge and experience in psychotherapy (including teletherapy), (i.e., theories, processes, and elements of therapeutic change) and familiarity with developmental and other non-medical models of treatment and supervision.
  • Experience with psychoeducational assessment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, community, organizational, problem solving, and decision making skills, and a commitment to lifelong learning and personal growth.
  • Given the nature of the position, a willingness to travel to adjacent USU-Statewide Campuses (e.g., Orem, Tooele, Kaysville, and Brigham City) including occasional trips to the USU-Logan campus.
  • Ability to work and coordinate with a small group of CAPS-Statewide clinicians and to work effectively as an independent and self-motivated, professional staff member.
  • Willingness and capacity to effectively use such telehealth media as Zoom, Cisco Webex, and Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC).
  • Skills, knowledge, and experience specifically focused on the needs of students of color, students from indigenous communities, LGBTQIA students, international students, students from diverse religious affiliations, students with disabilities, undocumented students, and/or first generation college students on a university campus.
  • Experience providing supervision.
  • Experience in providing psychoeducational workshops relevant to the campus community.
  • Experience and interest in conducting group therapy.
  • Experience with teaching and program development.
  • Experience with biofeedback.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Skills with technology (Word, Titanium, webpage development, etc.)

Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.

To be uploaded with your application:
  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation (please provide one letter minimum) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  4. Transcripts to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”