Education - PK-3 Band/Early Childhood and Elementary Education Faculty

The Hope College Education Department invites applications for a tenure-track position, in the PK-3 bands/ early childhood and elementary education beginning in the fall 2022 semester. We seek candidates who will effectively teach the early childhood classes, foundation classes, early literacy classes, advise teacher candidates and develop and maintain relationships with programs and schools in and around the Greater Holland Community. Special Education endorsement is a plus. Rank will be at the assistant or associate professor level and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in education, advising teacher candidates, organizing and supervising clinical experiences in the field including those at Hope’s lab school, fostering positive relationships and partnerships in both area schools and private programs, and active participation in departmental and college activities (primarily participating in the department, elementary and national accreditation teams).

General qualifications include a valid teaching certificate with an early childhood and elementary endorsement, a record of excellence in teaching and scholarly/creative activity, experience in and a commitment to diversity in education, knowledge, and skills in assessment, application of technology for instruction and effective interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate selected for this position will demonstrate expertise in knowledge of early childhood curriculum and programs and have extensive teaching experience.
To be considered for this position, candidates must have a Ph.D., or  E.D., focused research agenda, teaching expertise, and proven program leadership skills. 

Hope College is committed to creating a diverse, ecumenical Christian academic community that invites all its members into a holistic and robust engagement with the historic Christian faith. The college’s board, faculty, administration and staff are committed to the Christian faith as expressed in the ecumenical creeds of the ancient church. Individuals interested in this position must demonstrate a commitment to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective, including a mature understanding of and commitment to the historic Christian faith.

Application Instructions
As part of the online application, applicants will be required to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a description of proposed activities for professional development. Please also include a statement describing your fit with the mission of the College ( and our Christian Aspirations (

In addition, candidates will enter the contact information for three references on the application (including current email addresses). Those references will be supplied a link via email to submit a letter of recommendation.

If interested in applying, please complete the application by  November 1, 2021. You may contact Dr. Jane Finn at with any questions.

Hope College Information
About the Education Department:

The Hope College Education Department consists of a dynamic group of 11 faculty and four support staff. The department offers certification in B-K, K-3 and 3-6 elementary, middle and high school grand bands and endorsements in Special Education (LD and EI) as well as  ESL. The State of Michigan consistently ranks Hope's teacher education program as one of the top three teacher education programs in Michigan. The Hope College Education Department has full national accreditation.  
Additional information about the Hope College Education Department can be found on the web at      
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.