Assistant Professor of Biology

The Hope College Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in vertebrate organismal biology with a preferred emphasis in biological evolution. This position is at the assistant professor level and will begin in July 2023. The ideal candidate will develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program that addresses fundamental questions related to non-human vertebrates. The research program should engage undergraduate students as active collaborators; generous start-up funds support this endeavor. The successful candidate will be responsible for an upper-level course in non-human vertebrate zoology and will contribute to introductory and evolutionary biology courses; teaching advanced courses in their area of expertise is possible as well. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Biology Department website at

Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applicants with diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply. Hope College is an equal opportunity employer.



  • Ph.D. in an area related to non-human vertebrate zoology or vertebrate evolution
  • Postdoctoral experience is desired
  • Promise as an innovative and effective classroom instructor
  • Ability to teach upper-level Vertebrate Zoology, Evolutionary Biology, Introductory Biology, and advanced courses in their area of expertise
  • Potential to build an active research program involving undergraduate students


Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins October 7. Please submit by that date to receive full consideration. Candidates should upload the following documents as part of their application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Response to Hope College's mission that (a) indicates your willingness to commit to and engage with Hope’s faith mission and, (b) discusses how you would support and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at Hope College
  4. Teaching Statement that describes your philosophy of teaching and specific courses you would feel most comfortable teaching
  5. Research/Scholarly Work Statement
  6. Unofficial Transcripts