Human Resources

Assistant Professor 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 2022.

The department seeks a candidate who will be able to teach courses that include some of the following: Developmental, Adulthood and Aging, Health, Cross Cultural, and Developmental Psychopathology. The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and will engage students in research and advise students in practicum experiences. 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 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 the active involvement of undergraduate students; copies of representative publications or working manuscripts; 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 Psychology

C/O Jacquelyn 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. For more information about the College, visit

Story published on September 30, 2021