Position Announcements

Position Title: Visiting Faculty in Chemistry

Summary: 

The Chemistry Department at Grand Valley State University has an opening for a Visiting Faculty to teach lectures and labs in general chemistry. The position is full-time for one academic year (mid-August 2021 through the end of April 2022). Visiting faculty positions may be extended for two additional one-year appointments, depending on departmental need and faculty performance. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a graduate degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline. Demonstrated ability or experience in teaching lectures and labs is especially desirable. Candidates should also have experience in or demonstrated understanding of social justice education or initiatives, or training in diversity and inclusion, and strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy. The 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 provided.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of visiting faculty include teaching lectures, discussions, and labs for introductory service courses in general 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. www.gvsu.edu/hro/

Department/Division: 

The GVSU Department of Chemistry is committed to high quality undergraduate education, offering Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as a concentration in Chemistry Education and a Green Chemistry Certificate. We currently have more than 50 full time faculty and staff and serve over 200 chemistry and biochemistry majors along with students from a number of other science majors. We strive to contribute to a chemically literate society through teaching (with classrooms, labs, and research), scholarship, and service.

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 and staff committed to these core values as we seek to foster a community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.

Campus and Community:

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, and is located in 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 GVSU is committed to supporting employees and their families in work-life balance.

How to Apply: Applications should be sent to Christopher Lawrence (Associate Chair for Scheduling and Staffing) by e‑mail (lawrechi@gvsu.edu). Please attach the following Word (.doc) or Adobe (.pdf) documents:

  • An application cover letter

  • A Curriculum Vitae

  • A statement of teaching philosophy

  • A statement on commitment to inclusive excellence that includes a summary of ongoing or anticipated activities to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in your teaching

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

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000

For more information: See our department website at www.gvsu.edu/chem/

Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See https://www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/

TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.


Position Title: Laboratory Instructional Coordinator - Chemistry

Summary: Organic Chemistry Laboratory Instructional Coordinator coordinates the laboratory instructors and curriculum for a specified set of lab courses (CHM 231, 241, and 242) and will teach approximately 6-9 hours of these lab courses per week and hold 2-5 office hours, preferably with some in the Chemistry Success Center, during the academic year.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • B.S. in Chemistry or related science field with chemical lab experience. Previous experience in lab safety and development with supervisory experience is beneficial.
  • Commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate chemistry education.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
  • Experience teaching in a higher education chemistry lab.
  • Strong knowledge of laboratory safety.
  • Experience with instrumentation software and computing systems.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working and problem solving with a minimum of supervision.
  • Experience in or demonstrated understanding of social justice education and/or initiatives, and/or inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training.

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

  • Masters in Chemistry
  • Ability to prepare information for reports (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker, Blackboard).
  • Experience in popular video editing and communication software/apps.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in the organic teaching laboratory setting.
  • Ability to lift and move equipment and transport gas cylinders and Dewars using appropriate dollies.

Responsibilities:

  • This is an academic year position, with the expectation that the OCLIC will be on campus on average 40 hours per week during the academic year.
  • Absences and vacations are approved by the Chemistry Department Chair.
  • Coordinating and teaching the 200 level organic lab sections.
  • Assisting/orienting new laboratory instructors.
  • 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.

Salary: $46,800-55,089. 

Department/Division: 

The GVSU Department of Chemistry is committed to high quality undergraduate education, offering Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as a concentration in Chemistry Education and a Green Chemistry Certificate. We currently have more than 50 full time faculty and staff and serve over 200 chemistry and biochemistry majors along with students from a number of other science majors. We strive to contribute to a chemically literate society through teaching (with classrooms, labs, and research), scholarship, and service.

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 and staff committed to these core values as we seek to foster a community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.

Campus and Community:

Grand Valley University 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, and is located in 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.

How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter, resume, and any technical training certificates. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline:  Consideration of applications will begin Jan. 5, 2021 and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

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 https://www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/

TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.



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