Assistant Professor of Human Services

Updated: 3 months ago


Posted: 05-Sep-23

Location: Indianola, Iowa

Type: Tenure-track

Salary: $55,000 to $60,000


Social/Behavioral Sciences

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Higher Education Institution

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Simpson College, a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, invites nominations and applications for the position of a tenure-track appointment in Human Services at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2024.  

Our department supports undergraduate majors in Criminal Justice, Sociology and Human Services. We also support a graduate program in Criminal Justice with a graduate certificate in Trauma and Resilience. Excellence in classroom teaching, grounded in inclusive pedagogy is essential. 

Simpson College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help its students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills, nurture values which foster personal worth and individuality for the purpose of living lives of leadership within a creative, diverse, and just community. Successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment to social justice, cultural diversity, and inclusive teaching practices that will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity and diversity. The main campus is located in Indianola, Iowa which is just 12 minutes from the capital city, Des Moines. Additional facilities are located in West Des Moines. To learn more about Simpson College, please visit: .

We seek candidates with enthusiasm for student advising, new student recruitment, and other ways to support the mission of the institution. This includes (and is not limited to) providing effective instruction and advising to under-represented students and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.

The position will begin August 2024, and a Ph.D. is preferred in Human Services, Sociology, Social Justice, Social Work or related fields.  Additionally, successful applicants need to have interdisciplinary interest, and experience and/or expressed interest in working at a primarily residential, liberal arts institution.

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About Simpson College
Simpson’s 85-acre campus Indianola campus is a beautiful space and where the majority of classes are offered to their students. Located in south-central Iowa, just 12 miles south of Des Moines, Simpson’s main location gives students the best of both worlds: the friendly atmosphere of a college town with the benefit of living near an exciting metropolitan area. Indianola is host to many nationally known events, including the Des Moines Metro Opera and the National Balloon Classic, which features hot air balloons competition and family entertainment. Simpson’s second campus is located in West Des Moines, Iowa, which is a part of the Greater Des Moines metro area, and serves adult and graduate students. The West Des Moines campus is easy to access, has efficient classrooms, and an environment devoted to learning for students who likely are balancing work and family life as they return to school. Classes offered at the West Des Moines campus are targeted towards Simpson’s continuing and graduate students who are looking to take classes at night or closer to home.
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