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.


  • 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.

Application Instructions

Application Procedure:

Submit these application materialsvia Interfolio:

  •  a letter of application,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a teaching statement,
  • graduate transcripts (unofficial),
  • three professional reference information (phone, address, relationship),
  • a diversity statement through teaching, scholarship, and/or service,
  • teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. ABD applicants should include a detailed update on their dissertation progress.

Simpson College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. Simpson College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about non-compliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy, more information, or to report an instance of sex or gender-based discrimination, please contact the Title IX Coordinator (titleix@simpson.edu) and/or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.