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Biomedical Science-Anatomy and Physiology (Assistant Professor) - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Qualifications and Education:
Qualified applicants will be committed to both classroom teaching and collaborative research involving undergraduate and graduate students.  Applicants with the capability to teach an integrated human anatomy and physiology course and associated labs are encouraged to apply.   In addition, experience teaching cadaver-based anatomy or advanced physiology is desired.  The area of research emphasis is open, although we encourage candidates whose research complements foci of existing faculty to apply.  The successful candidate must have obtained a Ph.D. or equivalent in anatomy, physiology, biological anthropology, biology, or a related field. 

Duties include a 9-contact hour teaching load per semester, scholarship, and service.  The primary teaching duties for this position will be an integrated anatomy and physiology course, although faculty may be asked to teach in other areas of expertise, including cadaver-based anatomy or advanced physiology, depending on past experience and educational background. 

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.  Startup funds for research are available.

Department: The Biomedical Sciences department has been a rapidly expanding department at Grand Valley State University.  The department has approximately 1,300 undergraduate majors, 42 full time faculty members, a Master’s degree program, and offers courses that support other undergraduate majors, the university’s general education program, and select graduate programs.  Along with our primary teaching and research facilities, a new science building was recently completed to support laboratory opportunities for students and faculty, including a vivarium, aquatic facility, plastination lab, and advanced microscopy suite including a confocal microscope.  For more information, see

University: Grand Valley State University is a public institution with 22,209 undergraduate and 3,251 graduate students located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The university is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service.  More information can be found here: Grand Valley State University is an EOE, which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See

Application Deadline: The review process will begin on November 3rd and will continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vita; (3) research statement that addresses how undergraduates and/or graduate students will participate in your research program; (4) teaching statement that addresses relevant teaching experience and philosophy; (5) contact information for three references; and (6) graduate transcripts (unofficial).  Please apply at:  If you have questions about applying online or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.  Email questions about the position to: Dr. Laura Stroik, Search Committee Chair (

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