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Affiliate Faculty of Chemistry - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

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.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: Responsibilities for this full-time, nine month, non-tenure track position include teaching lectures and labs in general chemistry and introductory biochemistry. Additional teaching assignments may be made depending on the individual’s expertise and interests and departmental needs. Affiliate faculty are also expected to engage in continuing education that enhances their role as chemistry educators. Appropriate service activities within the Department are encouraged. 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. The initial appointment will be for one academic year on a full-time basis. This may be renewed once for an additional academic year. Thereafter, individuals may be appointed for three consecutive academic years.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Department/Division: The Chemistry Department is a diverse, research-active group with 31 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 Grand Rapids Campus.

Application Deadline Date: Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

How To Apply: Applications must be submitted online ( After completing an application form, the online system will require each applicant to attach the following documents in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat formats: an application cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants must also arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to the Affiliate Search Committee as e-mail 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.

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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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