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Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - Chemistry (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

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Work type: FAC - Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - One year/Academic Year
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Summary: Individuals will be appointed for one academic year, or fiscal year, on a full-time or part-time basis. This may be renewed once for an additional academic, or fiscal year. Thereafter, such individuals may be appointed for three (3) consecutive academic or fiscal years.

Required Qualifications and Education: Candidates must have a minimum of a master's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The degree must be completed by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications and Education: Candidates with teaching experience as well as a completed degree in biochemistry or organic chemistry are preferred.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: Responsibilities for this position include teaching lectures and labs in general chemistry, and introductory organic chemistry or biochemistry. Additional teaching assignments may be made depending on the individual’s expertise/interests and departmental needs. Affiliate professors are also expected to engage in professional development that enhances their role as chemistry educators. The Department values candidates who demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse population of colleagues and students. Affiliate faculty typically teach 12 to 15 contact hours per week in lecture, discussion, and lab settings.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Department/Division: The Chemistry Department is a diverse, research-active group with 29 tenure-track faculty and 9 affiliate faculty dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. For more information see our Department website (

Campus: The Chemistry Department is housed primarily at the Allendale Campus, although some teaching assignments may be at our nearby Pew Campus in Grand Rapids.

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. Applicants must also arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to the Affiliate Search Committee as email attachments ( , subject “Affiliate Search Reference Letter”). If necessary, letters may be mailed to Affiliate Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 312 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI 49401.  Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview.  Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. 

Application Deadline: Review of complete applications will begin October 15, 2019 and may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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