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Neuroscience -Assistant Professor

Hope College
Holland, Michigan
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 11, 2023
Position Title Neuroscience - Assistant Professor
Classification Title Faculty Full Time (.75-1.0 FTE)
Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligibility

Department Neuroscience
Job Description

The Neuroscience Program at Hope College seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning by Fall 2024. The ideal candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in the classroom and develop a vigorous, externally funded research program that addresses questions of fundamental importance in neuroscience while engaging undergraduate students as active collaborators. Area of specialization is open. Candidates are expected to develop a Neurophysiology course (lecture class and lab), and contribute to teaching courses in the Neuroscience program such as Introduction to Neuroscience (lecture and lab), Advanced Neuroscience Research (lecture and lab), and/or a course within the candidate’s area of research. The standard teaching load is three courses per semester, but is typically limited to two preparations per semester. We especially invite applications from candidates who prioritize diversification of their discipline through their teaching, research and background, and who can guide students toward more socially conscious education and career planning. We also welcome applications from groups that are historically underrepresented in academia and/or who have experience working with diverse populations. Hope College is dedicated to fostering an environment that values diversity among its academic community and empowers students to excel academically and flourish as socially responsible members in a diverse world.

The Neuroscience Program at Hope College ( is interdisciplinary and incorporates perspectives from biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, nursing, philosophy, and psychology. Students receive in depth training at multiple levels of neuroscience, including 1) the cellular/molecular level, 2) the systems-level and 3) the behavioral/cognitive level. Current faculty engage in research on a) neuronal function at the neurochemical level, b) behavioral neuroscience in animal models, c) neural regeneration and functional recovery at the systems level, d) disease animal models of bipolar disorder and Parkinson’s Disease, and e) human peripheral physiology. Generous start-up funds for research are available, along with applications for internal research support and assistance in seeking external funding.

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Application Instructions

As part of the online application, candidates will upload the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Statement of research plans, including anticipated collaboration with undergraduate students
  • Sample publications
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and interests
  • 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.
  • 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 application.

Direct questions to Andrew Gall, search chair, at Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications received by October 15, 2023 will be assured full consideration.

Is this a visiting faculty position? No
Rank Assistant
  • Ph.D. (with postdoctoral experience preferred) in Neuroscience.
  • Promise as an excellent instructor.
  • Potential to build an active research program involving undergraduate students.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Christian faith, with an understanding of the central role of evolution in biological processes.
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 Detail Information


Posting Number 2022-064FR
Job Posting Open Date 08/15/2023
Job Posting Close Date 10/31/2023
Open Until Filled No
Is this position available for sponsorship Yes

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