Hope College — Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology

The Hope College Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2018. The ideal candidate will develop a vigorous, externally funded research program that addresses questions of fundamental importance in developmental biology and that engages undergraduate students as active collaborators; generous start-up funds support this endeavor. S/he will be responsible for an upper-level course in developmental biology and will contribute to the introductory biology sequence; teaching advanced courses in her/his area of expertise is possible as well. Depending on research area and qualifications, participation in Hope’s Neuroscience and/or Biochemistry & Molecular Biology programs may also be appropriate. Information about the Department of Biology can be found at http://www.hope.edu/academic/biology/.

Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applicants with diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply. Hope College is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Ph.D. in Developmental Biology or a related discipline.
  • Postdoctoral experience is desired.
  • Promise as an innovative and effective classroom instructor.
  • Ability to teach Developmental Biology, Introductory Biology, and advanced courses in his/her area of expertise.
  • Potential to build an active research program involving undergraduate students.
  • Desire to actively contribute to the department and the College by working with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Commitment to a liberal arts education in the context of the Christian faith, with an understanding of the central role of evolution in biological processes.

Application Instructions
As part of the online application, applicants will be required to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a description of research plans and how these might involve undergraduates, and a statement of teaching philosophy/competencies. 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 to submit a letter of recommendation. A subset of candidates will be invited to submit original undergraduate and graduate transcripts and a response to Hope College’s mission statement.

Applications received by October 9, 2017, will be assured full consideration.

About Hope College
Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,200 undergraduate students from more than 40 states and 45 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and well-balanced academic and co-curricular offerings. Hope’s beautiful campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan and less than seven miles from Lake Michigan.

Hope College is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship and for providing exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip our students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.

Hope College is financially sound, with more than 50 consecutive years of balanced budgets, an endowment of approximately $200 million and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years. The college completed its newest buildings, the Kruizenga Art Museum and the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, in 2015 and will open the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center in 2017.

In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the college’s mission, “to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith.”

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