Physics - Assistant or Associate Professor
Hope College invites application for a tenure-track position in experimental physics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in an area of experimental physics with undergraduate students. Preferred candidates will engage in research that can make use of existing on-campus resources (NEC 1.7 MV tandem Van de Graaff particle accelerator, Bruker Dimension Icon atomic force microscope, or JSM-IT700HR field emission scanning electron microscope) though applications from all areas of experimental physics are welcome. Startup funds and internal resources are available to support new research efforts. A successful candidate will demonstrate a broad understanding of physics so that the candidate can teach all levels of physics courses and laboratories. Review of completed applications will begin October 15. An initial subset of candidates will be asked to be available for a video interview. Applicants are encouraged to visit the department website at https://hope.edu/academics/physics/.
- Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience (research or teaching) in an area of experimental physics.
- Potential to be an excellent instructor.
- Ability to build an active experimental research program involving undergraduate students.
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.
As part of the online application, candidates will upload the following documents to http://www.hope.edu/employment/faculty.
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
- Research plan including anticipated integration of undergraduate students
- Current peer-reviewed publications documenting applicant scholarship (no more than 3 in a combined PDF)
- Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
- A response to the Hope College mission statement (https://hope.edu/about/mission.html) with particular attention to both multicultural engagement and the historic Christian faith
- In addition, please enter the contact information for three references, including current email addresses. References will be contacted by Hope College Human Resources upon application with instructions for submitting their reference.
Direct any questions to Dr. Paul A. DeYoung, email@example.com.
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-education and residential education to undergraduate students. Hope College had a 2020-2021 enrollment of 3061 students. Fall 2020 first-time undergraduates entering Hope came from 26 different states. Degree-seekers at Hope in 2020-2021 included 62 students from countries outside of the United States. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for in invitational ecumenical 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 is less than seven miles from Lake Michigan.
At Hope College, accomplished faculty and staff mentor student to recognize the interconnectedness of the world and cultivate the skills, perspectives, and habits that help them flourish inside and outside the classroom. Recognizes as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship, Hope provides exceptional professional preparation and life-changing education experiences that equip students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges and is features in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
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. Please include a statement describing your fit with the mission of the College (https://hope.edu/about/mission) and our Christian Aspirations (https://hope.edu/about/christian.html).
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. In 2020-2021, 15.5 percent of enrolled students were U.S. students of color. 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. In 2020-2021, 16.81 percent of Hope's full-time faculty were U.S. persons of color.
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 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, cafés, 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.