The Hope College Engineering Department (www.hope.edu/academic/engineering/)
invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of
Engineering for a one year appointment. This is a non-tenure track,
full-time teaching position beginning in January 2022 (or August
2022) and running through May 2023.
The Hope College engineering major is ABET accredited and offers a
range of courses designed to prepare students for entry into
engineering graduate school or the workplace. Hope College seeks to
be a community that affirms the dignity of all persons as bearers
of God’s image. It is Hope College policy not to discriminate on
the basis of age, color, disability, family status, genetic
information, height, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion,
sex, or weight, except in the event of a bona fide occupational
qualification. Hope College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates should have either a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in one
of the following disciplines: electrical, computer, mechanical,
civil, or biomedical engineering, or a closely related field.
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
As part of the online application, please submit a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, a teaching statement (addressing teaching
experience, philosophy, and competencies), and undergraduate and
graduate transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable for this
stage). Please include 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).
Finally, applicants will enter the contact information for
three references (including current email addresses). Those
references will be contacted by Human Resources to submit a letter
of recommendation. A review of all completed applications will
begin immediately. A subset of candidates will be
asked to submit official graduate and undergraduate
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 more than
3,050 students from 37 states and territories and 30 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 fewer than seven miles from Lake
Michigan. At Hope College, accomplished faculty and staff mentor
students to recognize the interconnectedness of the world and
cultivate the skills, perspectives and habits that help them
flourish inside and outside the classroom. Recognized as a national
leader in undergraduate research and scholarship, Hope provides
exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational
experiences that equip 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
Hope College is financially sound, with an endowment of over $200
million and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested
in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years.
Since 2015, the college has completed four new buildings – the
Kruizenga Art Museum (2015), the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical
Arts (2015), the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center (2017), and
the van Andel Huys der Hope home for the college's Campus
Ministries programs (2019). 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."
Hope College is a community that aspires to be faithful, welcoming
and transformational. Accordingly, the college is committed to
being a place where all experience a sense of belonging. Students
of all faiths -- and no faith -- are welcome at Hope, as are
students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. During the 2019-20
academic year, 18 percent of the student body identified as a race
other than white. On Hope's campus, there is broad understanding
that, in order to best prepare students for lives of leadership and
service in a global society, the college must have diversity among
its faculty and staff. Twenty-four percent of Hope's tenure-track
faculty are from underrepresented groups, coming from both the U.S.
Holland, Michigan is located in the heart of West Michigan, on the
shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. The city is known for
being a friendly college town, a beautiful vacation destination,
and annual host of both the Tulip Time Festival and Tulipanes
Latino Art and Film Festival. With a city population of 33,000,
Holland resides within the greater Holland-Zeeland area populated
by 100,000 -- 30 minutes from Grand Rapids, 2.5 hours from Ann
Arbor and Chicago and 3 hours from Detroit. Holland features a
picturesque downtown just steps from the Hope College campus --
home to restaurants, cafés, shops and a popular farmer's market --
as well as miles of sandy beaches, nationally ranked school
districts and charming parks throughout the surrounding area. In
recent years, Holland has earned recognition for being one of the
"Best Beach Towns to Live In" (WalletHub, 2018), "Prettiest Towns"
(Architectural Digest, 2018) and "Best Cities for Global Trade"
(Global Trade Magazine, 2017) as well as the #1 "Best Small City to
Start a Business" (WalletHub 2018). The City of Holland has also
earned several top honors for the "America in Bloom" competition,
including awards for "Environmental Efforts" and "Coolest
Downtown." The Holland area is strengthened by its diversity, with
people of color comprising 33% of the city's population. The Latino
community is particularly vibrant, accounting for 24% of Holland
residents. For more about neighborhoods, recreation, businesses and
life in Holland, visit the city's "Live in Holland Michigan"
Hope College seeks to be a community that affirms the dignity of
all persons as bearers of God's image. It is Hope College policy
not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, family
status, genetic information, height, national origin, pregnancy,
race, religion, sex, or weight, except in the event of a bona fide
occupational qualification. Hope College is an equal opportunity