Human Resources

Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Alma College, Alma, Michigan invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor.  This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2020. 


The department seeks a faculty colleague with a strong grounding in clinical or counseling psychology. The successful candidate should demonstrate commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context, and welcome opportunities for mentoring student research and/or supporting practica or other clinical experiencesTeaching responsibilities will include Abnormal Psychology, upper-level clinical and/or counseling courses, and courses that meet departmental or institutional needs, such as introductory psychology courses or courses in the college’s general education curriculum. Teaching load is six courses per year. A Ph.D. is required prior to the start date.  


Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, candidates should submit the following: a cover letter; C.V.; a teaching statement that incorporates evidence of teaching effectiveness; a research statement that highlights opportunities for the active involvement of undergraduate students; and copies of representative publications or working manuscripts. Three confidential letters of reference should be sent directly. Materials should be sent via email (either Word or pdf attachments) to: 


Natashia Swalve 

Chair, Department of Psychology 

C/O Jaqueline Gage 


Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates 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.

Story published on October 04, 2019