Hope College, East 12th Street, Holland, MI, United States
Hope College is seeking an executive director for the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career ( BCCC ), a new entity to help ensure that every Hope student is robustly prepared for career success and professional growth. The Boerigter Center for Calling and Career aims to transform the college's approach to career preparation with an innovative and integrated model that guides students from their first semester onward in identifying their strengths and interests and engaging them in career planning and experiential learning. The BCCC will integrate programs and staffing from Hope's career development center, academic advising and alumni and family engagement. As the leader of a brand-new center, the executive director will strengthen and expand an existing team and cast a vision for the growth and activation of the "Hope Network," an extensive global community that includes alumni, supporters, families, donors and employers. With a passion for partnerships, s/he will create strong synergies between multiple departments and programs at the college, unifying partners in the goal to serve every student in their career discernment/preparation process. To that end, s/he will organize and direct staff, cultivate on- and off-campus relationships, and manage resources for maximum impact and efficiency. As the leader of the BCCC , s/he will create and support a workplace culture that recognizes excellence and promotes a positive atmosphere of mission-focused achievement. Visit https://hope.edu/offices/provost/ boerigter-center for more information about the BCCC and the position. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Management and Assessment
Direct operations of the BCCC to ensure efficient, effective, innovative and collaborative practices are in place.
Collaborate with on-campus partners across all disciplines and departments to build robust, integrated and measurable student programming for calling and career discernment.
Lead and establish metrics for assessment efforts; work closely with Institutional Research to oversee collection of employment data, learning outcomes and other information.
Identify new and emerging professional development and training opportunities (for both staff and students) that align to market and employer needs.
Ensure the ongoing professional growth of BCCC staff.
Actively engage in the development and implementation of campus-wide strategy for increased student recruitment and retention.
Alumni, Community and Employer Engagement
Develop strong relationships with Hope College alumni and employers to increase mentoring and recruiting of Hope College students for short-term career exploration experiences, internships and full-time career opportunities; leverage existing relationships to market student talent and create new student opportunities.
Develop and implement strategy to strengthen Hope's visibility and reputation in local, national and international business and education communities.
Serve as a college representative at a wide variety of events and functions.
Work closely with Development staff to identify and cultivate relationships with individual donors and corporate partners to provide financial support for the BCCC .
Develop sponsorship strategy opportunities [or sponsorship programs] that advance the Center's objectives.
The ideal candidate will be an accomplished professional with the following:
A master's degree or higher
5+ years progressive administrative leadership experience
Proven track record in collaboration, effective communication and decision-making
Strong commitment to mentoring and developing a team
Commitment to building partnerships across multiple segments of stakeholders
Ability to foster creativity, innovation and continuous improvement in pursuit of demonstrable results
Additional preferred qualifications include:
Experience leading the creation of a new office or team
Understanding of the emerging needs of college students and graduates in career discernment and preparation
Experience with career preparation/advising inside or outside higher education
Familiarity with StrengthsQuest and other career-related assessments
Holland, MI, United States
The Department of Art & Art History is seeking a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Art with a focus in sculpture and 3D design. We are a NASAD accredited, BA granting, fine arts program. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic teacher with an interdisciplinary perspective that seeks to inspire curiosity in students and whose work shows mature artistic vision. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses per semester. Courses in 3D design and sculpture (introductory to advanced) will be taught on a rotating basis. The course load may also include rotating through the department's capstone courses (ART 365 and 350) or the college's First Year seminar program. http://www.hope.edu/catalog/current/art/index.html#tabs-3 , http://www.hope.edu/academics/general-education/first-year-seminar.html . The successful candidate will:
develop and build upon the current curriculum by integrating historical and contemporary approaches to sculpture and 3-D design
demonstrate expertise in relevant 3-D software and production technologies
demonstrate the ability to teach across a range of sculpture media:
Working knowledge and professional experience in maintaining and operating foundry equipment and facilities
Expertise in foundry, knowledge of metal and wood fabrication, including experience with woodshop equipment, tools and processes
Knowledge of cold casting techniques
Knowledge and professional experience in public art and large-scale outdoor sculpture
demonstrate the expertise in relevant 3-D software and production technologies and engagement with innovative and traditional art-making processes
demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of sculpture in both local and global contexts
exhibit knowledge of up-to-date health and safety operating procedures
have a record of engagement with innovative and traditional art-making processes
articulate a critical understanding sculpture in both local and global context
In accordance with the college's mission to cultivate a diverse, ecumenical Christian community, candidates are expected to have an active faith practice and be committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective. Department of Art and Art History faculty may apply annually for funding of individual or student/ faculty summer research from a department grant program (https://hope.edu/academics/art-and-art-history/special-programs-opportunities/borgeson-residency.html ) and/or campus wide programs (https://hope.edu/offices/provost/grants-scholarships/nyenhuis.html) .
The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree (MFA) in sculpture with two years of teaching experience preferred. Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color are, therefore, welcomed. Hope College complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.
To apply, please visit www.hope.edu/employment/faculty As part of the online application, candidates will upload a letter of application, C.V., artistic portfolio, a statement of commitment to the college's mission https://hope.edu/about/mission.html , and contact information for three references. Please upload 20 images of your creative work and 20 images of your students' work in jpg or pdf format along with an inventory list. If you send individual images in jpg format, please label each image accordingly: 01_LastName_FirstName.jpg (For example, your first image should be labeled: 01_Smith_Antonia.jpg) Each file cannot exceed 5MB. Additional materials will be required of candidates who advance to the interview rounds. Applications received by February 1, 2018 will receive full consideration.
Holland, MI, United States
The Hope College Department of Engineering invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position starting in August 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or mechanical engineering or a closely related field, a passion for undergraduate teaching, and a desire to conduct student-faculty collaborative research. 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. We seek a colleague who will contribute ideas and energy to the development and strengthening of both courses and research in the thermal fluid sciences. The courses taught by the new faculty hire could include: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Conservation Principles, and possibly courses in chemical engineering topics such as Reaction Engineering, Separation Processes, Mass Transfer, and Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, or other mechanical engineering topics courses depending on the candidate's background and areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program that is amenable to undergraduate student participation; startup funds will be provided to support this endeavor. Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Therefore, applications from qualified persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color, are especially welcomed. Hope College is an equal opportunity employer.
Holland, MI, United States
The Hope College Philosophy Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2018. The area of specialization is open, but with a strong preference for someone with teaching and research interests in at least one of the following areas: Ancient/Medieval Philosophy, Ethics, or Philosophy of Mind. We also have a preference for hiring individuals with ability to teach courses that include global perspectives and cross traditional disciplinary and divisional boundaries. Examples of such courses would include those treating philosophical issues in Ecology, Economics, Sustainability, Technology, Race, and Gender, but the possibilities are not to be understood as limited to the courses listed.
Ph.D. in hand preferred by start of the appointment. Interdisciplinary teaching experience preferred. An active research agenda is expected, and willingness to work collaboratively with students on candidate's research is highly desirable. Strong candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective.
Holland, MI, United States
The Hope College Education Department invites applications for a faculty position in Early Childhood Education beginning in the fall 2018 semester. We seek candidates who will effectively teach the early childhood curriculum, advise early childhood teacher candidates and develop and maintain relationships with early childhood programs in and around the Greater Holland Community. Rank is open and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in early childhood education, advising early childhood candidates, supervising early childhood student teachers, fostering positive relationships and partnerships with early childhood educators in both area schools and private preschool programs and active participation in departmental activities (primarily elementary and national accreditation teams).
General qualifications include a valid teaching certificate with an early childhood endorsement, a record of excellence in teaching and scholarly/creative activity, experience in and a commitment to diversity in education, knowledge and skills in assessment, application of technology for instruction and effective interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate selected for this position will demonstrate expertise in knowledge of early childhood programs and have extensive early childhood teaching experience. To be considered for a tenure-track position, candidates must have a PhD in early childhood education and proven program leadership skills. Candidates with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education would be considered for a three year, renewable term position. Hope College is a co-educational, residential liberal arts college with approximately 3,100 students, and is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine teaching excellence with scholarly or other appropriate professional activity and should be committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective.
Holland, MI, United States
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.
Holland, MI, United States
The Hope College political science department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in American politics beginning the 2018-19 academic year. We seek candidates who are broadly trained in American politics and who are qualified to teach undergraduate research methods. The teaching expectations include an introductory survey course in American government, courses in American political institutions (congress, the presidency), and courses in one or more of the following areas: ethnic/minority politics, domestic political economy, public opinion and mass media, and state and local politics. The position also includes participation in Hope's highly regarded Washington D.C. honors program.
Please visit http://www.hope.edu/employment/faculty for a full job description including qualification and application instructions.