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

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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 a Visiting Faculty position to begin January 2020. 

Required Qualifications and Education: Candidates will hold a Masters or Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy and be enthusiastically committeed to teaching undgratduate physics course to a diverse popoulation of students. 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching introductory physics courses and/or labs is preferred. 

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. Since the initial appointment is made mid-academic year, the position will continue through April 2021. Teaching during the summer is not required but a summer teacing assignment may be possible, for additional compensation. Finally, the appointment may be renewed annually for an additional two years. 

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

How to Apply:  Apply online at and select "Apply now".  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.On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions, please contaact the search committee Chair, Prof. Doug Furton at

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and the posting will close on November 15, 2019.

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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