Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical or Counseling Psychology

The Psychology Department at Southern Utah University ( seeks one Tenure Track, Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Assistant or Associate Professor to contribute primarily to the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program and secondarily to the undergraduate program. New graduates and those in ranks above will be considered for this position. For advanced applicants, years toward tenure may be applied at the time of hire. This is a full-time, 9-month position to commence August 2023. SUU offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Priority will be given to applications received prior to December 11, 2022.

About the University:
Southern Utah University is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of over 13,000 students. SUU, the University of the Parks, is located in the heart of spectacular beauty and biological diversity, and is surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests, and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world. Residents of the area enjoy an abundance of sunshine, clean air, and year-round outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, camping, golfing, skiing, and snowboarding, etc. Cedar City is steeped in a rich history and active participation in the arts including the Tony award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival on the SUU campus. SUU is 2 ½ hours north of Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours south of Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member, or potential member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include teaching a total of 4 graduate and/or undergraduate courses per semester, making scholarly/creative contributions, providing departmental, program, college, and/or university service/leadership, and providing professional community outreach. Specific course assignments must include doctoral Practicum Supervision (using a vertical team model), as needed by the program, with other course assignments being negotiable with greatest need in the areas of Assessment, Psychometrics, and Human Development. Other classes may include Counseling & Psychotherapy, Group Dynamics, Professional Ethics, Psychopathology, or specialized classes that suit the candidate's qualifications. Maintaining a license to practice psychology and being clinically competent in the practice of health service psychology and in clinical supervision is essential. Opportunities to contribute to the Psy.D. program in other meaningful ways exist and are frequently tied to a decrease in course load.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Required Qualifications:
Qualified applicants will have a Psy.D. or Ph.D. (an Ed.D. may be considered) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program, maintain a license to practice health service psychology in the State of Utah, have a commitment to clinical training and supervision, demonstrate excellence in teaching, be engaged in the community, and be skilled in high impact educational practices. Area of specialization is open, but experience in serving rural, diverse, and underserved populations, clinical supervision, trauma, evidence-based practices and interventions in adult populations, treating eating disorders, psychometrics and assessment, suicidology, program design and evaluation, or other dimensions of clinical work is desirable. Qualified individuals will be licensed or license eligible in Utah. Strong interpersonal skills and collegiality are essential. In accordance with Utah State Code 53B-110 appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
The Department of Psychology at SUU seeks a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that encourages and values diverse perspectives, varied life experiences, contrasting groups of individuals, and innovative ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual engagement and exchange. We are interested in attracting faculty committed to recruiting and retaining diverse students and who adhere to models of inclusive pedagogy, research, and clinical training. The Department is committed to being a place where a diverse mix of talented professionals and students want to come, to stay, to do their best work, and to thrive in an atmosphere of collegiality. We are focused on fostering an environment of equality that is inclusive of one's race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other characteristics that make us different. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. Preference is given to candidates who specifically articulate why SUU is a good professional fit for them.



  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • Copies of Teaching Evaluations
  • Contact information for at least 3 professional references
  • Brief Statement of Doctoral Student Supervision Philosophy