Hope College invites applicants for a tenure-track social work faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Sociology and Social Work to begin Fall 2021. The CSWE-accredited Social Work program prepares undergraduate students in generalist social work practice. Being an outstanding teacher is an essential element of this position. We seek specifically a faculty member who shares a strong commitment to the NASW code of ethics and its foundational values of social justice, dignity and worth of all people, self-determination, service, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence. Position pending final financial approval.
A PhD in Social Work or related field is required for a tenure-track offer. An MSW/ABD candidate will be put on tenure-track upon completion of the terminal degree. A Master’s degree in Social Work and an active social work license are required. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to and ability for excellence in undergraduate teaching and promoting student-faculty research.
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.
a statement of teaching experience and approach to teaching
a statement describing your fit with the mission of the College (https://hope.edu/about/mission) and our Christian Aspirations (https://hope.edu/about/christian.html). 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.
Submit all materials electronically to www.hope.edu/employment/faculty, but direct questions to Professor Llena Chavis, Search Committee Chair at email@example.com. For full consideration, applicants should submit their completed applications by Sept. 13, 2020. Application review begins on September 14, 2020, continuing until the position is filled. For more information about Hope College or the Social Work program, please visit https://hope.edu/academics/sociology-social-work/.
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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 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 art...s colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
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. and abroad.