Instructor of Psychology – Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience

FLSA EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months

DEPARTMENT: Psychology


The Psychology Department at Alma College in Alma, Michigan invites applicants for a full-time Instructor of Psychology position beginning August 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year.


The department seeks applicants with at least a Master’s degree in behavioral neuroscience or a closely related field, with a preference for applicants with a background in cognitive neuroscience. Successful applicants will be able to contribute to courses in our neuroscience program, including courses such as the Neuroscience Seminar, Physiological Psychology, Cognition, and/or Psychopharmacology. Candidates for this position should indicate courses they would be interested in teaching. The teaching load for this position is six courses throughout the academic year.


The psychology department at Alma College is committed to the preparation of knowledgeable, competent, and well-rounded graduates who reflect critically, serve ethically, and lead intentionally in a diverse world. We are a small department that works collaboratively to provide rigorous student-centered education in a residential setting with a deep commitment to quality liberal arts education. Salary, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive.


Please send an email with the following documents attached in Microsoft Word of PDF format: curriculum vitae (C.V.), a cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process.

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2023, and continue until filled.

Please send all materials to search co-chairs, Janelle Blazek and Jacob Sawyer, Department of Psychology, via Megan Brown at

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit

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