Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Olivet College
  • Olivet, MI
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Psychology

Job Description

Olivet College, a liberal arts college in south central Michigan with a long-standing commitment to inclusion and diversity, seeks an Assistant Professor of Psychology to join a rapidly growing psychology program.

Given the college's commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive faculty, members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Psychology program has a strong commitment to preparing professionals who are devoted to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are seeking colleagues who share our institutional vision of individual and social responsibility and who can work collaboratively to develop our students and our program at the college to meet our commitment.

Program Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of psychology courses and participate in the liberal arts core curriculum. This is a full-time tenure track faculty position. Full-time faculty members teach 24 credit hours (or the equivalent) over two semesters, participate in student advising, departmental and college committees, orientation, recruiting of new students, and other aspects of residential college life. Additional responsibilities include serving as the faculty advisor for a student psychology organization. Graduate study and /or an interest in social psychology, cross cultural topics, biopsychology, research methods, and statistics is a plus. Along with instruction and student engagement, faculty responsibilities include scholarship and service to the college, the discipline or profession, and the larger society. Faculty members are expected to participate in the academic life of the Social Science department and the college.

Position Requirements:
A Ph.D. in psychology is required. ABD will be considered.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated successful teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates must indicate a clear commitment to teaching and be able to provide evidence of the ability to create positive and engaging learning experiences for students; and the ability to facilitate student learning in the classroom and online. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated competence working with culturally diverse groups in teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
Candidates who are passionate about teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in a collaborative, collegial, and engaging academic environment are strongly encouraged to apply.

Starting Date:
August 15, 2022

To Apply: Click on the "Online Application Form" link to be directed to the Career Center. Once at the Career Center, select this title and then the "Apply" icon to complete a profile and upload the following materials:

  1. Letter of application;
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae with contact information for three references;
  3. One-page statement of your interest in and experience with working with a diverse population of students in a multi-ethnic environment;
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy and approach to the assessment of student learning;
  5. Transcript from the highest degree-granting institution related to the position (official or unofficial) and/or documentation of graduate coursework or relevant certification in the area of instruction; and
  6. Student evaluations (if available).
Offer of hire is contingent upon receipt of official transcripts, completion of a background check, and verification of information submitted.  In compliance with federal law, all persons will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States at the time of hire and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form and present valid documents. 

About the College:
Olivet College was founded in 1844 as a college open to all regardless of race, gender, or ability to pay. The college's faculty and staff continue its tradition of creating and sustaining a welcoming and inclusive educational environment for students. The college is one of the most diverse private liberal arts institutions in the state of Michigan and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Students from underrepresented minorities constituted 26% of the fall 2021 undergraduate student body, with over 17% of the student body identifying as African American. The student body is a mix of urban and rural students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, many of whom are first-generation college attendees. The college's faculty and staff are committed to providing personalized, individualized attention for students who commit themselves to seeking academic and personal success.

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