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POSITION:  The Chemistry Department at Grand Valley State University has openings for Visiting Professors to teach lectures and labs in the areas of general chemistry, organic and/or biochemistry.  The positions are full-time for one academic year (mid-August 2016 through the end of April 2017).  Visiting faculty positions may be extended for two additional one-year appointments, depending on departmental need and faculty performance.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must have graduate degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline.  A doctoral degree and/or undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.  Demonstrated ability or experience in teaching lectures and labs is especially desirable.  The Chemistry Department values candidates who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse population of colleagues and students.  Mentoring by our 30 experienced tenure-track faculty is available.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Responsibilities of visiting faculty include teaching lectures, discussions, and labs for introductory service courses in general, organic, and biological chemistry.  Other teaching duties may be assigned, depending on departmental need and the candidate’s qualifications.  A typical teaching load is about 12 assigned teaching hours per semester.

SALARY:  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Please see the Human Resources web page for complete information about benefits available for visiting faculty.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applications should be sent to George McBane (department chair) by email (  Please attach the following Word (.doc) or Adobe (.pdf) documents:

  • An application cover letter
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy

Applicants must also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent separately by email to or by mail to Visitor Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 312 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin June 15, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  See our department website at

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan 49401  (616) 331-5000

For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at

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