Open Rank Position in Cognitive or Developmental Psychology

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Hope College

Hope College has a tenure-track opening in Cognitive Psychology or Developmental Psychology for Fall 2019. Rank is open, with preference given to hiring at the level of assistant professor. Teaching responsibilities are three courses a semester, with typically one or two preparations per semester. Candidates will be expected to teach Cognitive Psychology or lifespan Developmental Psychology. Other courses may include Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, and an advanced course in one's area of expertise.

We recognize the strength that diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds bring to our department. We invite people who are eager to nurture, work with, and support students from a wide variety of backgrounds. We also welcome teaching and research areas across a wide range of topics related to culture and diversity.

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.

Start-up funds for research are available, along with applications for internal research support and assistance in seeking external funding. The Psychology Department at Hope College has 13 tenured/tenure-track faculty and graduates 60-90 majors per year. Hope College offers an interdisciplinary minor in neuroscience that graduates 12-18 minors per year. Hope's neuroscience program is growing and has human (EEG, peripheral physiology) and animal labs.


Applicants should have a completed PhD in psychology or a related discipline by August 2019.

Application Instructions

Applications are accepted at Candidates will upload the following documents as part of the application:

  • Cover letter that clearly describes ways in which the candidate will support each element of Hope College's mission (, including global engagement and rooting one's work in the historic Christian faith
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Description of research plans
  • Sample publications
  • Formal teaching evaluations
  • Statement containing descriptions of one's a) teaching experience, b) teaching interests, and c) experiences with working with and mentoring students.
In addition, names and contact information for three references will be entered onto the application. Those references will be contacted via email upon application with a link to upload a letter of recommendation.

Direct questions to Mary Inman at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For full consideration, candidates should submit their completed materials by October 4, 2018.