Biology Open Rank Tenure Track Professor

Position Title Biology - Open Rank

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

Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligibility

Department Biology


Job Description

The Hope College Biology Department invites applications for two tenure-track, open rank positions beginning in July 2024. This may be a good opportunity for dual-career partners. The specific research areas are open and successful candidates will be able to develop vigorous, externally-funded research programs that address fundamental questions related to biology using modern technologies. Research programs should also engage undergraduate students as active collaborators; generous start-up funds support these positions. Successful candidates should also be able to teach in Introductory Biology and one or more of the following areas: Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Developmental Biology, Human Physiology. The Biology Department at Hope College views evolution as the fundamental explanation for the diversity of life and is dedicated to the understanding and teaching of the principles of evolution. Successful candidates may have opportunities to develop and teach advanced courses and labs in their areas of expertise over time. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Biology Department website to learn more about our mission and vision ( 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.


Hope College is dedicated to fostering a supportive environment that values diversity among its faculty and staff. Our focus is on preparing our students for successful careers in our multicultural nation and the global community. We warmly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures to apply and be a part of our inclusive community. Hope College is an equal opportunity employer.


Is this a visiting faculty position? No


Rank Open



    • Ph.D. in biology or closely-related field
    • Postdoctoral experience is highly desired
    • Promise as an innovative and effective classroom instructor
    • Ability and willingness to teach Introductory Biology, Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Human Physiology, and/or possibly an advanced course in area of expertise
    • Potential to build an active research program involving undergraduate students


Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications begins October 2nd, 2023. 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. Please limit it to two pages.
  4. Please provide a research statement that showcases your research interests, objectives, accomplishments, and highlights your commitment to engaging undergraduate students in your research endeavors. Your research statement should include the following elements: Clearly articulated research goals and objectives, emphasizing their significance and potential impact; Summary of your research experience, including previous projects, publications, and collaborations; Explanation of how you will actively involve undergraduate students in your research activities and projects; Examples of how you communicate research findings and concepts effectively to undergraduate students, fostering their understanding and enthusiasm for the subject matter. Please limit it to five pages.
  5. Teaching statement that reflects your pedagogical approach, philosophy, and strategies. Your teaching statement should demonstrate: Clear articulation of your teaching goals and objectives; Effective methods of engaging diverse learners and promoting inclusive education; Integration of innovative teaching techniques and technologies; Description of how you would assess student learning and adapt teaching strategies accordingly; Examples of courses you have taught or plan to teach, highlighting any specialized areas of expertise. Please limit it to three pages.
  6. Unofficial Transcripts


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 Number 2023-065FR

Job Posting Open Date 08/29/2023

Job Posting Close Date 11/02/2023

Open Until Filled No

Is this position available for sponsorship Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants 

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