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Assistant Professor of Social Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Hope College seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in social psychology beginning Fall 2021, pending final financial approval. Primary teaching responsibilities are in social psychology. The standard teaching load is three courses per semester, typically with one or two preparations per semester. Candidates will be expected to teach social psychology that integrates research experiences. Other courses may include Multicultural Psychology, Psychology and Culture, Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, or an advanced course in one's area of expertise. 
Because the Psychology Department is a national leader in faculty-student collaborative research, candidates should have a program of research that can excite and involve undergraduates. Being an outstanding teacher and engaging diverse undergraduates in all phases of the research process are two essential elements of this position. We also welcome innovative teachers who skillfully integrate research with teaching. We especially seek applicants who have demonstrated experience working with racially or ethnically underrepresented students.

Start-up funds for research are available, and the College offers opportunities for internal research support and assistance in seeking external funding. 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. 

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Position: Assistant Professor of Social Psychology
Organization: Hope College
Location: Holland,  MI 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 8/1/2020

Applicants ideally will have a completed PhD in psychology by August 2021.     

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.

Application Instructions

Applications are accepted at http://www.hope.edu/employment/faculty 

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

  • Cover letter      

  • Curriculum vitae

  • A statement describing your fit with the mission of the College (https://hope.edu/about/mission.html) and our Christian Aspirations (https://hope.edu/about/christian.html) addressing how you would support two core dimensions of the mission (a) your engagement with the historic  Christian faith, including how this shapes your teaching, research, and student mentoring, and (b) your global and multicultural engagement via teaching, research and mentoring of culturally diverse students

  • Statement of your research plans and how you will mentor undergraduates in research

  • Sample publications (There is capability for one upload.  Please combine multiple publications in one file and/or upload a document with links)

  • Statement describing your teaching philosophy, experience, and interests

  • Formal teaching evaluations

  • Unofficial transcripts

  • 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 psych@hope.edu. For full consideration, candidates should submit their completed materials by September 19, 2020.

Status: This listing expires on: 8/1/2021
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Hope College

Holland,  MI 49423
United States
Daryl R. Van Tongeren