Human Resources

Associate or Professor in Business

POSITION TITLE: Associate or Professor in Business

FLSA EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months


Summary: The Department of Business at Alma College, Alma, Michigan invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Associate or Full Professor beginning August 2023.

Qualifications: Teaching experience and/or professional experience preferred. A Ph.D. or Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) or related fields is preferred. An All But Dissertation (ABD) or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with professional college level teaching experience will be considered.

Teaching Responsibilities: The department seeks an experienced and established academic leader for the Department of Business. Successful applicants will be expected to assume a strong leadership role in the department and in the college, with particular focus on continuing the current positive trajectory of the department’s recent curriculum reform efforts. These efforts include: building deep connections to the corporate world, growing experiential learning, emphasizing analytics, and continuing to build new programs when opportunities arise. Beyond the expected leadership role, the need is for a faculty colleague with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context. We have need for a generalist who is willing to teach our introductory Business course, and can teach across multiple Business fields, including finance, data analytics, and project management. Typical teaching load is six courses per year.

Research and Service Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive research program/scholarly agenda. Service to the college through committee work and other activities is expected of all tenure-track faculty. External service to the public and to the community are supported.

The Business Department: The Business Department at Alma College is committed to the preparation of knowledgeable, competent, and well-rounded graduates who reflect critically, serve ethically, and lead intentionally in a diverse world. Our new interdisciplinary curriculum gives students the necessary skills – both “hard” and “soft” – they need to prepare them for meaningful careers. We are a small department that works collaboratively to provide rigorous student-centered education in a residential setting with a deep commitment to quality liberal arts education. Salary, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive.

Application Procedure: Submit the following documents electronically either in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Mrs. Necalli Calavera, academic secretary, Curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy that incorporates your commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment and demonstrates evidence of teaching effectiveness, a research statement, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process. Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

A private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, 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 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. For more information about the College, visit

Story published on April 11, 2023