Sociology- Assistant Professor

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Sociology and Social Work: Hope College invites applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Sociology beginning Fall 2023 (with consideration for beginning Spring 2022). Being an outstanding teacher is an essential element of this position. Candidates should be able and willing to teach Introduction to Sociology and Sociology of Gender on a rotating basis and other topical courses in Sociology. In addition to high quality teaching, the department consistently contributes to Hope College’s strong tradition of active research programs. This is supported by various forms of institutional support and our students play indispensable roles in the process as research assistants, presenters, and co-authors.

In addition to its’ major and minor, the Sociology program offers an emphasis in Criminal Justice, and also teaches courses integral to the following programs: Global Health (specifically a social epidemiology course), Women and Gender Studies, Global Studies (specifically a cultural anthropology course), Peace and Justice, and General Education. Strong preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to these programs, particularly social epidemiology. Rank is open, but preference will be given to hiring at the assistant professor level.



  • Candidates will be expected to have either completed their Ph.D. by Fall 2023, or be ABD with the expectation of completing the Ph.D. by the end of the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.
  • Ability to engage in a program of student-faculty collaborative research.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Christian faith.
  • An appreciation and understanding of diversity and experience working with a diverse group of students.

As part of the online application, candidates will upload a cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcripts by October 15. Candidates will be asked to provide a response to the Hope College mission, its Christian aspirations, and a teaching philosophy. In addition, please enter the contact information for three references on the application (including current email addresses). Those references will be contacted by Human Resources upon application to submit a reference form.


Application Instructions:

Candidates should upload the following documents as part of their application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A statement indicating a willingness to commit to and engage with Hope’s mission statement
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Research/Scholarly Work Statement
  6. Unofficial Transcripts