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Assistant or Associate Professor - Environmental and Aquatic Restoration and Sustainability Cluster Hire

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Position type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Summary: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies (Brooks) at Grand Valley State University are hiring at least five tenure track faculty with expertise related to Environmental Sciences, Aquatic Restoration, Environmental Studies, and Sustainability to start August 6, 2023.
 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
 
CLAS invites a broad range of applications from all subdisciplines of Environmental Science and Aquatic Science and related fields.
  • The Biology Department invites applicants with expertise in any area of Environmental Science or Aquatic Biology. Of particular interest are applicants that use data analytics and/or modeling to address environmental issues.
  • The R. B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) and the Department of Chemistry invite applicants with expertise in Analytical Chemistry to lead the AWRI Environmental Chemistry lab. This supervisory responsibility comes with a reduced teaching load. Of particular interest are applicants with expertise in aquatic chemistry, toxicology, or green chemistry.
  • The Geology Department invites applicants with expertise in areas related to Environmental and Earth Surface Materials and Systems. Of particular interest are applicants who can engage students in instrumental or modeling experiences.
  • A fourth position is open to applicants from any field whose work applies to the cluster’s focus on Environmental Science and Aquatic Restoration and Sustainability.
For additional details and how to apply, please consult the CLAS cluster hire website at CLAS Cluster Hire in Environmental and Aquatic Restoration and Sustainability.
 
Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
 
In addition, Brooks is conducting a search for a tenure track teacher-scholar to support the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program and at least one of the other academic programs in the college. These areas include:
  • Latin American and Latino/a Studies
  • African/African-American Studies
  • Digital Studies
  • Integrative Studies
  • Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
For additional details and how to apply, please consult the Brooks position website at Brooks College Faculty Search.
 
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 childcare options on and off-campus are also available. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit Benefits and Wellness - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu).
 
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 Detroit, 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 offers rich 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. Information can be found at Community Resources - Human Resources - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu). 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 seeks to create 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 Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu).
Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Ph.D. preferred and ABD candidate will be considered for a two-year contract with provision that the Ph.D. must be completed by December 2023;
  • Demonstrated potential for successful college-level teaching and research;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility;
  • Creativity and flexibility;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access. This could include experience with inclusive pedagogies; research relating to marginalized populations or social inequality; engagement with community-based social justice work; and other forms of DEI-infused teaching, scholarship and service.

Responsibilities: Duties each semester typically include a 9-credit hour teaching load, baseline scholarship and service, and a significant focus (equivalent to 3 credit hours) of additional responsibilities in teaching, scholarship, and/or service depending on the candidate's interests and the department’s needs.

How to Apply: A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and your interest in and potential contribution to the cluster (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy, (4)* a statement that describes ongoing and anticipated activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research/creative activity, and service, with particular attention to experiences engaging and supporting a diverse student body, (5) contact information of three professional references, and (6) graduate transcripts (unofficial issued to students are acceptable to apply). 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 616331-2215.  Email questions about the position to clas@gvsu.edu.

*Please upload this DEI statement to the "Research Interests" field within the application form instead of a statement of research interests

Application Deadline:  The review process will begin on November 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

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 the 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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