Hope College Holland, MIJob Type:
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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.
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
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
- 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 email@example.com
. 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
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."
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"
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
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