Olivet College — Assistant Professor of Psychology

Olivet College, a liberal arts college in southern mid-Michigan, seeks an Assistant Professor of Psychology to work with students and to instruct in this area.

Olivet College was founded in 1844 on the principle that the future of humanity rests in the hands, hearts and minds of those who will take responsibility for themselves and others in an increasingly diverse society. Open since its founding to all regardless of race, gender or ability to pay, Olivet College is one of the most diverse private liberal arts institutions in the state and actively seeks diversity in its students and employees. The student body is composed of a strong mixture of first-generation, urban, rural and students from all socioeconomic backgrounds, with 50 percent qualifying annually for Federal Pell Grants. As part of the academic vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility, faculty, staff and students commit themselves to the Olivet College Compact, a series of statements that define the tenets of what it means to live and learn as a responsible member of the Olivet College community and the larger world. Olivet College faculty and staff are committed to providing personalized, individualized attention for students who seek academic and personal success.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of psychology courses, participate in the liberal arts core curriculum, and immerse him/herself in the mission and life of the college. Full-time faculty members teach 24 credit hours (or the equivalent) over two semesters, participate in student advising, departmental and college committees, and other aspects of residential college life. Additional responsibilities include serving as the faculty advisor for a student psychology organization.

This is a full-time tenure track faculty position. Candidates must bring a strong commitment to facilitating student learning and mentoring undergraduates in a collaborative environment. Experience working collaboratively with other faculty members strongly desired.

REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in psychology is required. ABD will be considered. Demonstrated success in college-level teaching is required. Successful candidates will be able to teach statistics and research methods courses. The ability to teach courses in cognition and learning & behavior is a plus.

STARTING DATE: August 1, 2020

Go to www.olivetcollege.edu/employment and click on this title in the Faculty section.
At the career center, select this position title and follow the instructions to complete the online profile and submit the following materials:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Resume or curriculum vitae with contact information for three references
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and approach to the assessment of student learning
  4. Transcript from the highest degree-granting institution demonstrating graduate coursework in this area (unofficial transcripts accepted; official transcripts required if selected to continue as a candidate in the hiring process)

Three letters of recommendation will be requested of applicants who continue as candidates after the first phase of the review process; these letters may be sent with the initial application, if desired.

Review of applications will begin in early December and continue until the position is filled.
Applications received prior to December 15, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration.

For questions about the position, please contact Cynthia Noyes, Chair of Social Sciences at cnoyes@olivetcollege.edu

Founded in 1844, Olivet College was the first college by charter in Michigan to admit women and people of color. As part of its commitment to a values-based mission of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility, the College actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.