Instructor/Lecturer – Political Science – 22546

FLSA EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; Full Time; Temporary

DEPARTMENT: Political Science


The Political Science Department at Alma College in Alma, Michigan invites applicants for a one-year, full-time Instructor (MA completed) or Lecturer (PhD completed) of Political Science position beginning August 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Alma College is a small, rural, residential liberal arts college known for engaged learning experiences, particularly in the Political Science department. For this position, the department seeks applicants with a demonstrated commitment to exciting, engaging pedagogies and topics that take full advantage of our setting and format. The teaching load is six courses throughout the academic year. The specific courses to be taught will be determined in consultation with the successful candidate and based on their strengths and interests, but preference will be given to candidates that can teach an applied statistics course and those that complement existing departmental strengths in International Relations and American Politics.

The Political Science 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. This is 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.



Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2024, and continue until filled. Please send an e-mail with the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: your C.V., a cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to the Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students 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. For more information about the College, visit