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Position Title:  Affiliate faculty beginning in August 2017.

Required Qualifications and Education: Candidates must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate education.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

Responsibilities include teaching lecture and laboratory courses in the survey and full-year general chemistry sequences; additional assignments in organic and/or biological chemistry lecture and laboratory will also be given depending on candidate expertise and departmental needs. The Department values candidates who demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse population of colleagues and students. This 9-month, full-time appointment will begin August 2017. Teaching load is 24-30 credits per academic year in classroom and laboratory settings.  Initially, the appointment will be reviewed annually for the first two years.  After year two, reviews shift to every three years. 

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Department/Division:  Chemistry. The chemistry department at GVSU is a diverse research-active group, with 29 tenure track faculty and 9 affiliate faculty, dedicated to excellence in teaching. For more information about our department, see our website at

Campus: Allendale

How To Apply: Applications must be submitted online at  After completing an application form, the online system will require each applicant to attach the following documents: (Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat formats)

  1. An application cover letter
  2. A Curriculum Vitae
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy

Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee.  Letters should be sent as e-mail attachments to (use “Affiliate Search Reference Letter” as the subject line).   If necessary, letters may be sent by regular mail to Chemistry Affiliate Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 312 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401.

Application Deadline Date:  Application review will begin May 8, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.