Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Hope College seeks applicants for visiting assistant professor positions in psychology beginning by Fall 2023. Primary teaching responsibilities are in introduction to psychology, with the possibility of another course in the applicant’s area of specialty, with preference given to developmental or clinical. The expected teaching load is four courses per semester, typically with two preparations per semester. Applications demonstrating experience and capacity to mentor students and teach courses that address intersections with race, ethnicity, and culture are especially welcome.
The Psychology Department is a national leader in faculty-student collaborative research and we welcome candidates who have a research program that can excite and involve undergraduates. We especially seek applicants who have demonstrated experience effectively working with racially or ethnically underrepresented students.

The Psychology 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.

Applications are accepted at

Candidates will upload the following documents as part of the application:

  • 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
  • Formal teaching evaluations
  • Statement of your research plans and how you will mentor undergraduates in research (optional)
  • Sample publications (optional)

In addition, you will enter the names and contact information for three references when you apply. References will be contacted via email upon review of your application, providing them with a link to upload a letter of recommendation to your file.

Direct questions to 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.



Applicants ideally will have a completed PhD in psychology by August 2023.