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Affiliate Faculty - Biomedical Sciences (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

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

Summary:

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University invites applicants for a new affiliate faculty position starting August 6, 2021. This is a full‐time, 9‐month, non‐tenure‐track renewable teaching position. We are seeking a faculty member to teach in one or more of the following areas: anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and microbiology. Affiliate faculty teach between 12 to 15 contact hours per semester, often as a mixture of laboratory and lecture courses. Prior teaching experience is preferred. The initial appointment is for one year beginning in the Fall of 2021, followed by the opportunity for a second year appointment in 2022. Thereafter, affiliate faculty are eligible for continuously renewable three‐year contracts.

Required Qualifications and Education:

Qualified applicants will be committed to classroom teaching involving undergraduate students. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required for this position, such as the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy. The successful candidate must have obtained a minimum of a Master’s degree in a science or health-related field from an accredited institution.


Preferred Qualifications and Education:

Applicants with interests in teaching nutrition and/or human anatomy and physiology courses and associated labs, are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates should also have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students under-represented in higher education, and/or experience using inclusive pedagogies.


Responsibilities:

Affiliate faculty duties include a 12-15 contact hour teaching load per semester. The area of greatest need is in the area of nutrition and/or human anatomy and physiology courses, although faculty may also teach in other areas of expertise. The option to teach in the summer months is usually available as well.


Salary/Benefits:
The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The university offers an excellent comprehensive package that includes health/vision/dental plans, life insurance, retirement, sick/leave disability, tuition waiver, adoption resources, wellness coaching, and free access to campus fitness facilities. Family and child care options on and off-campus are also available. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://www.gvsu.edu/hro/benefitswellness.


Department/College:

The Biomedical Sciences Department has approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors and 43 full-time faculty members. It also has an expanding Master’s degree program with both thesis and non-thesis students. We offer a variety of courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, nutrition and neurosciences that support our Biomedical Sciences majors, as well as courses that support other allied health majors, the university’s general education program, and select graduate programs. For more information, see http://www.gvsu.edu/bms and https://www.gvsu.edu/clas/labresource/.


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is the largest college at Grand Valley, offering over 50 bachelor degrees and a growing number of advanced degrees in the natural and mathematical sciences, the fine arts and humanities, and the social sciences. CLAS is a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry, extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life. Our faculty are active teacher-scholars committed to equitable, inclusive, career-connected, and community-engaged liberal arts and sciences education. There are many opportunities for collaboration within CLAS and across a broad group of partners on and off campus. This year, six CLAS departments are collaborating to center diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring process. We are interested in attracting a cohort of new faculty committed to these core values as we seek to foster a community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.


Campus/University:

Grand Valley University (GVSU) is a public comprehensive institution located in West Michigan with campuses in Allendale, downtown Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, and has been nationally recognized for innovativeness and its contribution to students’ social mobility. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of around one million people, is affordable and rich in cultural amenities. Grand Valley is located within easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Grand Valley is highly rated for safety, sustainability, and veteran and LGBTQ friendliness, and is committed to supporting employees and their families in work-life balance. The university is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and service. More information can be found at http://www.gvsu.edu/.


How to Apply:

A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and your motivation to teach at GVSU, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) contact information of three professional references, and (5) graduate transcripts (unofficial issued to students are acceptable to apply). Grand Valley State University has a diverse student body and we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring students underrepresented demographics in the sciences. Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select “Apply now”. The online application will allow applicants to attach these documents electronically. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Email questions about the position to: Dr. Daniel Bergman, department chair at bergmand@gvsu.edu.


Application Deadline:

The review process will begin on May 21, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Due to travel limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all search events and processes will be conducted over the phone/online. Candidates should expect to have technology that will allow them to use video conferencing software such as Zoom, Google Meets, or Skype. Accommodations within reason will be provided for qualified applicants.

Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000
For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at www.gvsu.edu
Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See http://www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. 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, 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, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. 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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