Psychology - Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Hope College
  • Holland, MI
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Psychology

Job Description

Location: Hope College Holland, MI

Job Type: Faculty Visiting

Division: Social Sciences

Job Number: 2021-00039

Description

The Department of Psychology at Hope College seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-22 academic year.  Primary teaching responsibilities are in introduction to psychology, with the possibility of another course in the applicant's area of specialty. The standard teaching load is three courses per semester, typically with one or two preparations per semester. Applications demonstrating experience and capacity to mentor, conduct research, and teach courses that address intersections with race, ethnicity, and culture are especially welcome.      
      
 Because the Psychology Department is a national leader in faculty-student collaborative research, we welcome candidates who have a research program that can excite and involve undergraduates. We welcome innovative teachers who skillfully integrate research with teaching. Our introductory psychology course includes research lab studies to teach students about observational, correlational, and experimental designs. We especially seek applicants who have demonstrated experience effectively working with racially or ethnically underrepresented students.
 
 The Psychology Department at Hope College has 12 tenured/tenure-track faculty and graduates about 80 majors per year. The Psychology Department also contributes to Hope College's interdisciplinary major and minor in neuroscience.

Qualifications

Applicants ideally will have a completed PhD in psychology. Master's degree required.

Application Instructions

As part of the online application, candidates will upload the following documents:
  • Cover letter      
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement addressing how you would support two core dimensions of the mission of Hope College:
    (a) your engagement with Hope's Christian aspirations including how this shapes your teaching, research, and student mentoring, and
    (b) your global and multicultural engagement via teaching and research, as well as mentoring culturally diverse students
  • Statement describing your teaching philosophy, experience, and interests
  • Formal teaching evaluations
  • Unofficial Transcripts
In addition, you will enter the names and contact information for three references when you apply. References will be contacted via email upon your application, providing them with a link to upload a letter of recommendation to your file.
 
 Direct questions to psych@hope.edu. For full consideration, candidates should submit their completed materials immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the search is completed. 
 

About Hope College

Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to more than 3,050 students from 37 states and territories and 30 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and well-balanced academic and co-curricular offerings.

Hope's beautiful campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan, and fewer than seven miles from Lake Michigan. At Hope College, accomplished faculty and staff mentor students to recognize the interconnectedness of the world and cultivate the skills, perspectives and habits that help them flourish inside and outside the classroom. Recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship, Hope provides exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.

Hope College is financially sound, with an endowment of over $200 million and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years. Since 2015, the college has completed four new buildings - the Kruizenga Art Museum (2015), the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts (2015), the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center (2017), and the van Andel Huys der Hope home for the college's Campus Ministries programs (2019). In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the college's mission, "to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith."

Hope College is a community that aspires to be faithful, welcoming and transformational. Accordingly, the college is committed to being a place where all experience a sense of belonging. Students of all faiths -- and no faith -- are welcome at Hope, as are students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. During the 2019-20 academic year, 18 percent of the student body identified as a race other than white. On Hope's campus, there is broad understanding that, in order to best prepare students for lives of leadership and service in a global society, the college must have diversity among its faculty and staff. Twenty-four percent of Hope's tenure-track faculty are from underrepresented groups, coming from both the U.S. and abroad.

ABOUT HOLLAND

Holland, Michigan is located in the heart of West Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. The city is known for being a friendly college town, a beautiful vacation destination, and annual host of both the Tulip Time Festival and Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival. With a city population of 33,000, Holland resides within the greater Holland-Zeeland area populated by 100,000 -- 30 minutes from Grand Rapids, 2.5 hours from Ann Arbor and Chicago and 3 hours from Detroit. Holland features a picturesque downtown just steps from the Hope College campus -- home to restaurants, cafes, shops and a popular farmer's market -- as well as miles of sandy beaches, nationally ranked school districts and charming parks throughout the surrounding area. In recent years, Holland has earned recognition for being one of the "Best Beach Towns to Live In" (WalletHub, 2018), "Prettiest Towns" (Architectural Digest, 2018) and "Best Cities for Global Trade" (Global Trade Magazine, 2017) as well as the #1 "Best Small City to Start a Business" (WalletHub 2018). The City of Holland has also earned several top honors for the "America in Bloom" competition, including awards for "Environmental Efforts" and "Coolest Downtown." The Holland area is strengthened by its diversity, with people of color comprising 33% of the city's population. The Latino community is particularly vibrant, accounting for 24% of Holland residents. For more about neighborhoods, recreation, businesses and life in Holland, visit the city's "Live in Holland Michigan" website.

Hope College seeks to be a community that affirms the dignity of all persons as bearers of God's image. It is Hope College policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, family status, genetic information, height, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or weight, except in the event of a bona fide occupational qualification. Hope College is an equal opportunity employer.

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