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Psychology Faculty, Full-time

Calvin University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2022

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The Department of Psychology at Calvin University invites applications for a tenure track, open-rank faculty position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, beginning August 2023. 



The university seeks applicants with vibrant Christian faith who are dedicated to integration of that faith with their field of study.


Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited university (or expected completion of Ph.D. by July 2023) and a record of excellence in teaching and evidence of productive scholarship, commensurate with rank.  Preference will be given to applicants who can teach neuropsychology, neuroscience, or research methods courses.


The university will prioritize candidates with broad interdisciplinary interests, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, ability to integrate questions of meaning, significance, and ethics into all course content, and deep commitment to engaging students beyond the classroom.



Faculty members typically teach 24 semester hours per academic year. Faculty are expected to grow in Reformed Christian commitment, to pursue an active research program agenda, to teach effectively, and to serve the university, department, students, and the wider community. Candidates will be asked to affirm their commitment to the educational mission of Calvin University as a Christian liberal arts university in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.  (See Educating for Shalom and Faculty Expectations.) Calvin University provides numerous faculty development opportunities to foster growth in these commitments.



Calvin University stands at the forefront of Christian scholarship across disciplines. The University hosts a number of Centers and Institutes and provides other funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research, including sabbaticals, grants, course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities.



The Department of Psychology offers BA and BS degrees in Psychology as well as a Psychology (Neuroscience Concentration) BS degree. Our faculty is known for excellent teaching, active research programs, and thoughtful advising, all anchored in a deep commitment to exploring the relationship between psychology and Christian faith. For further details, see our department website.



Calvin University is a top-ranked national university that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 3,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The university is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. Furthermore, the West Michigan region is ranked by Forbes as the #1 place to raise a family. For more information, please visit


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 University 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.



Applicants must submit through the online submission website and complete an electronic file of interest including the following:  

  • Letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching at a Reformed Christian University 
  • Full curriculum vitae 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including specific teaching interests 
  • Recent sample of scholarly work 


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be received no later than February 15, 2023. If invited to interview on campus, official transcripts and letters of recommendation must be provided. For questions, contact Department Chair, Donald Tellinghuisen, at




1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin 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.



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.

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