Human Resources

Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Sociology Program at Alma College, Alma, Michigan invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2022.

The department seeks a candidate with an innovative research agenda and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: issues of justice and equality, criminal and social justice, sociology of the family, and areas that would contribute to a graduate program in public health. Candidates should be able to contribute to teaching core courses in sociology, including introductory sociology, social theory, research methodology, and senior seminar. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and evidence of effective teaching are essential. Alma College prioritizes inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and opportunities for student research. Typical teaching load is six units per year. A Ph.D. is expected prior to the start date.

Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please send an e-mail with the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V.; a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy that incorporates your commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment; a research statement that highlights opportunities for the active involvement of undergraduate students; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process.

Natashia Swalve

Chair, Department of Sociology

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 fee to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Story published on September 30, 2021