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

Apply now Job no: 493095
Work type: FAC - Visiting Faculty - 1st Year - Academic Year
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Summary:  The Physics Department at Grand Valley State University invites applications for Visiting Faculty positions to begin August 2019. 

Required Qualifications and Education: Candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy and must have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching introductory physics courses and/or labs is preferred. Candidates who value diversity of people, ideas, and experiences are desirable.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:  Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching a full load of courses (12 contact hours/week) serving as instructor of record for introductory physics courses including lectures, discussion sections, and labs. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and competitive with regional peer institutions. The position is a nine-month appointment and will be for one (1) year with the possibility of renewal for up to two (2) more years.

Department/College: Physics Department/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

How to Apply:  Required materials include your curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three (3) references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If there are questions about the position, please contact the Physics Chair at valleyryr@gvsu.edu.

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled.

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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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