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.

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.

Story published on October 04, 2019