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Faculty Openings: Psychology

Professor of Psychology

The Calvin College Psychology Department invites applications for two anticipated tenure-track positions beginning in August 2013, pending administrative approval.


Requirements include a Ph.D. in psychology, and evidence of quality teaching experience/potential. These positions also require demonstrated productivity in an active program of empirical research and plans for a continuing research program. We are especially interested in research that holds promise of collaboration with undergraduate students. The positions require specialization in one or more of the following areas: clinical (preferably with an emphasis in health or cognitive / behavioral intervention), social, cognitive, learning, developmental, or the integration of scientific psychology and Christian philosophy/theology.


The positions involve teaching at the undergraduate level in the applicant’s area of specialization, as well as two out of the following courses: introductory psychology, statistics, and research methods. The typical teaching load is 3 classes each semester, usually involving 2 course preparations per semester with a total of 3-4 course preparations per academic year.  The Calvin Psychology Department graduates approximately 60 psychology majors each year (65% of whom eventually earn advanced degrees).

Application Process

As a liberal arts college rooted in the Reformed tradition of Christianity, we seek applicants personally committed to this faith tradition. Applicants should submit a one-page statement of their understanding of and commitment to Reformed Christianity. Review of applications will begin September 30th and will continue until the positions are filled.

Send letter of application, vita, representative publications, statement of faith, and three letters of reference to:

Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Calvin College,
1734 Knollcrest Circle S.E.,
Grand Rapids, MI. 49546

Inquiries may be sent to:
Dr. Glenn Weaver, chair (

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 a Christian educational institution operated by 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.

About Calvin:

Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Calvin College has a faculty of 300 and an enrollment of approximately 3900 students. 

It is a comprehensive liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. 

Our mission statement declares our vision as follows: “Through our learning, we seek to be agents of renewal in the academy, church, and society. 

We pledge fidelity to Jesus Christ, offering our hearts and lives to do God’s work in God’s world.”  Faculty members are expected to adhere to the historic Reformed/Presbyterian confessions and support the religious identity and educational mission of the college.  Visit our web site for further information about Calvin.

Persons interested in applying or who wish to make nominations should correspond with the Provost’s Office or the respective department chair.

A complete statement of requirements for faculty can be found in the document called Faculty Membership Requirements: A Guide for Prospective Faculty.

About Grand Rapids:

Calvin is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a city of about 200,000 residents with another 300,000 in the surrounding area, making it the second largest metro area in Michigan. Calvin is only a 45 minute drive from the spectacular dunes and shoreline of Lake Michigan.