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Visiting Faculty (Physics) - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Apply now Job no: 492868
Work type: FAC - Visiting Faculty - 1st Year - Academic Year
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


  • Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy;
  • Experience teaching introductory physics courses or labs is preferred;
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills;
  • Commitment to working with a diverse student population.


Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching a full load of courses and labs (12 contact hours/week) and supporting the day-to-day business of the department.  In particular, they will be responsible for:

  • Serving as instructor of record for introductory physics courses, including lectures, discussion (recitation) sections, and labs;
  • Holding regular office hours;
  • Working effectively with a team of faculty and staff, particularly those teaching or working in support of our introductory courses (each semester our department offers ~15 classes for ~ 1,000  introductory level students).

Campus: Allendale


Department/Division: Physics


Salary: Competitive Range with benefits


Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.


How To Apply: Apply online at and click "Apply now". Please include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, transcripts, 1 page statement of your teaching philosophy, and three references with name, address, telephone, and e-mail address. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Any job related inquiries should be sent to Richard Vallery, Chair, Physics Department,

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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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