Human Resources

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

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

The college seeks a candidate with a commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment and an innovative scholarly agenda. Area of specialization is open, but candidates should be willing and able to offer courses on a wide range of topics in religious studies to support a minor as well as courses that will appeal to students in an inter-disciplinary general education curriculum. The ability to offer courses from both western and non-western perspectives is highly desirable. The college would have particular interests in candidates who could offer courses in areas such as African American Christianity, Religion and Diversity, and Religion and the Environment. Alma College prioritizes inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, community engagement, and opportunities for student research. Teaching load is six units per year. A Ph.D. is required prior to the start date.

Review of applications will begin on March 23, 2022 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.; cover letter; statement of teaching philosophy that incorporates your commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment; a statement of research interests; 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. Application materials should be sent to Jackie Gage, Academic Secretary, at

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 March 07, 2022