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Assistant/Associate Professor - Public Health (College of Health Professions)

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Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Health Professions

Summary:  Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Health with expertise and specialization in Epidemiology; for a full-time, 12-month/30-credit, tenure track faculty position to begin in August 2019 within the Department of Public Health.

Required Qualifications and Education: A successful applicant will have completed a terminal degree in Epidemiology.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:  A degree in public health (MPH). A demonstrated commitment to graduate education (documented experience and teaching excellence), and research-related mentorship of faculty and students. The selected applicant will have a documented commitment to service at various levels including, University, profession, and community and the ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the College and University. Additionally, scholarship through publication and experience with funded research is desired.

Responsibilities:  This position is in the Department of Public Health program within the College of Health Professions.

  • Primarily teach a variety of graduate level courses in epidemiology
  • Mentor students in individual research projects
  • Advise students, by assisting in curriculum planning and career searching  
  • Engage in scholarly and service activity as required by the college and university
  • Serve on a variety of program and college level committees on behalf of public health

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Department/Division: The Department of Public Health is housed within the College of Health Professions. We are located in the rapidly expanding health care corridor of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty from other programs within the University, as well as with health professionals from community institutions, including the Van Andel Research Institute, Spectrum Health, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Metro Health, and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications begins immediately. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

How to Apply: Apply online at  Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.  Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, contact the faculty search chair Dr. Karen Niemchick at  or (616) 331-5535.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

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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