Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Hillsdale College invites applications from candidates holding a Ph.D. or ABD status for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cognitive, Biological and/or Developmental Psychology starting August 2018.

Hillsdale’s Psychology Department strives to educate students according to the belief that psychology is obliged to deal humanely with its subject matter and with respect for those disciplines that have spoken to its problems throughout history. Class offerings include modern scientific research and practice and integrative courses concerning the discipline’s philosophy and history. Candidates who support this vision and wish to contribute to the rich intellectual life on campus are encouraged to apply.

Teaching responsibilities are expected to include introductory psychology, cognitive, biological and/or developmental psychology, and special topics consistent with the candidate’s interest areas. Experience or openness to teaching statistics and/or research design is also desired. While teaching takes precedence in the department and at the college, the selected candidate will be supported also in his or her research activities.


Dr. Kari McArthur, Psychology Department Chairwoman

Complete applications will include the following:

  1. Response to the College’s Mission Statement
    Candidates should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement and include a response to it addressing their interest and ability to teach in light of its commitments.
  2. Letter of application
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Teaching statement
  5. Examples of published research/writing
  6. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  7. Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts

Note that all materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Kari McArthur, Psychology Department Chairwoman, at by December 1, 2017.

Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. It is a fully-accredited nonsectarian Christian institution whose faculty are committed to the Western philosophical and theological tradition. They esteem liberal learning and contribute to its continuance through teaching (with an average class size of 18 and a 3/3 teaching load) and mentoring students and by participating in the rich intellectual life on campus. Hillsdale students are known for their love of learning, curiosity, and intellect (ACT average 30; SAT average 1345/1600).  The school is consistently ranked among America’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Hillsdale College is an equal opportunity employer.

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