Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor: Psychology Department

Calvin College is seeking a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology with specialization in social or experimental psychology beginning in August 2018.  Other areas of specialization will be considered. Primary teaching responsibility will be in one of the following areas:  social, experimental or neuroscience. Ability to teach courses in one of the additional following areas would also be desirable: statistics and research design, introductory psychology, clinical, sexuality and gender, applied behavior analysis or personality. 

Faculty Responsibilities

Faculty members typically teach three course sections in each of the fall and spring semesters as well as a January interim course. They are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, and to serve on college and departmental committees.

Education and Experience

Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching ability and a record of (or strong potential for) scholarly work. Successful candidates will have a PhD in Psychology in a Social or Experimental area of specialization and evidence of quality teaching experience/potential. This position also requires demonstrated productivity in an active program of empirical research and plans for a continuing research program that holds promise of collaboration with undergraduate students. The department seeks persons who are dedicated to the integration of their Christian faith and Psychology.

Faith and Educational Commitment
  1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.
  2. A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.
Diversity Commitment

Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.

Faculty Resources

Calvin has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs.  Resources include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities (for more information see http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/scholars/).

About the Psychology Department

The mission of the Psychology Department is to “Equip students to understand psychological science, value its use in restoring lives, and apply it with an appreciation of humans as unique reflections of God's image.”  We offer our students a wide range of courses that can equip them for a variety of careers, all taught within a vigorous liberal arts context (see https://calvin.edu/academics/departments-programs/psychology) and offers B.A., B.S. and B.S. with Neuroscience Concentration majors.   All of our students conduct research as part of our major.  Our EEG labs allow students to participate in investigations of brain activity and our internship course provides students with hands-on learning in a variety of professional areas.  In recent years, the department graduates approximately 60 majors each year (65% of whom eventually earn advanced degrees). The 10-member faculty maintain active research programs, involving undergraduate students and cross-disciplinary collaborations, and pursue research within their areas of specialization, while also regularly collaborating with each other.

About Calvin

Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit and home to major medical research facilities.

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Further specifics are posted on the college website: http://www.calvin.edu/go/facultyopenings.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, your full curriculum vita, and a 250-500-word statement explaining how you seek to express your Christian faith in teaching and scholarship to the Chair of the Psychology Department, Paul Moes—616-526-8672, pmoes@calvin.edu . Review of applications will begin January 15 and will continue until the position is filled.