Grand Valley State University- Biomedical Sciences
Location: Allendale, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Startup funds for research are available.
The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank starting August 6, 2023. Applicants will be expected to teach human physiology courses and associated labs. We are interested in new and emerging fields that can contribute to diversifying the expertise in our department, specifically around physiology. The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests with the potential to engage the West Michigan community. We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have experience working with diverse student and community populations.
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. 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 is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and service.
The Biomedical Sciences Department has approximately 900 undergraduate majors and 44 full-time faculty members. It also has an expanding Master’s degree program with both thesis and non-thesis students. We offer a variety of courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, nutrition and neurosciences that support our Biomedical Sciences majors, as well as courses that support other health science majors, the university’s general education program, and select graduate programs.
A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and your motivation to teach at GVSU, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching philosophy, (5) names and contact information of three professional references, and (6) graduate transcripts (unofficial). Within your teaching and research statements, please discuss your plans to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select “Apply now”. Grand Valley State University has a diverse student body, we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring under-represented demographics in the sciences. The online application will allow you 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 616-331-2215. Email questions about the position to: Dr. Ruijie Liu, search committee chair at email@example.com.
Qualified applicants will be committed to both classroom teaching and research involving undergraduate and graduate students. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required for this position, such as the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy. The successful candidate must have obtained a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a science or health-related field from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered for a two-year contract with provision that the Ph.D. must be completed by December 2024.
About Grand Valley State University- Biomedical Sciences
The Biomedical Sciences major consists of courses prescribed by professional schools (medical, dental, osteopathic, veterinary, pharmacy, graduate) as essential to the successful completion of a professional school curriculum, plus electives necessary to provide educational breadth and maturity. In short, the Biomedical Sciences major is designed to help students gain a comprehensive understanding of human life sciences and is a gateway to many exciting and meaningful career paths.
The four general areas of emphasis in the Biomedical Sciences curriculum are Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition. Faculty in the Biomedical Science Department are involved in a wide variety of research projects, providing numerous opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain real laboratory experience. Areas of research include bacterial genetics, cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, epidemiology, human anatomy, immunology, neuroscience, obesity, parasitology, physiological biochemistry, stem cell biology, and toxicology to name a few.