Psychology Open-Rank Tenure-Track Professor

Position Title Psychology - Two Open-Rank Tenure-Track Positions in Psychology

Classification Title Faculty Full Time (.75-1.0 FTE)

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligibility

Department Psychology

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Hope College seeks applicants for two open-rank tenure-track positions in Psychology beginning by Fall 2024. The area of specialization within psychology is open, yet applicants who have teaching and/or research experiences that equip them to teach diversity-science seminar courses (e.g., Race in America, Multicultural Psychology) are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional teaching responsibilities could include introductory courses (e.g., Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods), survey courses within their area of psychology, or upper-level seminars. The standard teaching load is three courses per semester, typically with two preparations per semester. Applications demonstrating experience and capacity to mentor diverse students and conduct research that address diversity, race, ethnicity, culture, disparities, equity, and inclusion are especially welcome.

Hope's Psychology Department is a national leader in faculty-student collaborative research and seeks candidates with a research program that will engage undergraduates. We welcome innovative teachers who will integrate research with teaching. We especially seek applicants who have demonstrated experience effectively working with racially or ethnically underrepresented students.

Start-up funds for research are available. The college offers opportunities for internal research support and assistance in seeking external funding. The Psychology Department at Hope College has 11 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.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to all aspects of Hope's mission as a liberal arts college. We are grounded in robust ecumenical Christian aspirations and daily strive for inclusive excellence. As part of the application, we ask all candidates to describe how they will engage and support the holistic mission of the College, particularly how their commitment to the Christian faith, the liberal arts, and inclusive excellence shapes their approaches and identities as teachers, scholars, and mentors.

Applications are accepted at

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

    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statements 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 of your research plans and how you will mentor undergraduates in research
    • Sample publications
    • Statement describing your teaching philosophy, experience, and interests
    • Formal teaching evaluations
    • In addition, you will enter the names and contact information for three references when you apply. References will be contacted via email upon your application, providing them with a link to upload a letter of recommendation to your file.

Direct questions to Mary Inman, search chair, at, with "Attn: Search Chair" in the subject line.

Applications will start being reviewed October 16, 2023. For full consideration, candidates should submit their completed materials by October 31, 2023, Noon EST.

Is this a visiting faculty position? No

Rank Open


Applicants ideally will have a completed PhD in psychology by August 2024.

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.

Physical Demands

This position requires remaining in a sitting or standing position for frequent periods of time; uses office machinery such as a computers, printers, copy machines; Occasionally involves moving items over 10 pounds; frequently will move between different offices/workspaces/buildings; and requires effective communication abilities. In the case of temporary or permanent condition(s) that require(s) accommodation(s), reasonable accommodation(s) may be requested.

Pre-employment Screenings

"All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check. Some positions may have position specific requirements, such as education/licensure/certification verification, a physical, drug screening, credit checks and/or transportation record review."

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 2023-067FR

Job Posting Open Date 08/28/2023

Job Posting Close Date 10/31/2023

Open Until Filled No

Is this position available for sponsorship Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants 

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