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Position Title:  Assistant professor in Organic Chemistry beginning in August 2017.

Required Qualifications and Education: This tenure track position requires a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. The Department values candidates who demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse population of students and colleagues.  PhD in chemistry required; ABD will be considered with Ph.D. completed by August 2017. 

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

Teaching responsibilities will include the organic chemistry sequence, advanced courses in the area of expertise, and possibly general chemistry.  Faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarship program that includes mentoring undergraduate research students and to contribute service to the Department, College, University, and/or community. 

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, dedicated to excellence in teaching. With newly renovated laboratory space and excellent research facilities GVSU offers a great opportunity to develop all aspects of a successful professional career. 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
  4. A brief summary of scholarship/research activities, including research projects appropriate for undergraduate students and a statement of facilities, equipment, and instrumentation needs (Detailed equipment budgets are not necessary with the initial application).

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 “Organic Reference Letter” as the subject line).  If necessary, letters may be sent by regular mail to Organic Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 312 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401.

Application Deadline Date:  Application review will begin October 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  


Position Title:  Part-Time Instructor positions for lectures in general chemistry and biochemistry

Grand Valley State University Department of Chemistry invites applications for several open Part-Time Instructor positions for lectures in general chemistry and biochemistry for winter 2017.  These positions require a master’s degree in chemistry or a closely related field and an interest in undergraduate education.  Prior experience in chemistry teaching is valuable.  Any interested candidate should send a letter of interest and a resume or vita to Prof. Chris Lawrence at  GVSU is an EO employer.