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Grand Valley State University Visiting Faculty of Biomedical Sciences in Allendale, Michigan

Visiting Faculty of Biomedical Sciences

Job no: 494822

Work type: FAC - Visiting Faculty - 1st Year - Academic Year

Location: Allendale

Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


The Department of Biomedical Sciences is searching for a visiting professor to teach undergraduate anatomy and/or physiology starting in August 2023. Visiting faculty positions are a 9-month appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years after the first year (3 years total). 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.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Advanced degree in anatomy and/or physiology (i.e., M.S., Ph.D., M.D., etc.)

  • Experience in, demonstrated understanding of, or interest in social justice education and/or initiatives, and/or inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Teaching experience preferred, but not required

  • Experience in human anatomy or physiology and accompanying instructional laboratories is highly desirable


  • Teach 12 credit/contact hours per semester

Salary/Benefits: $45,675

The university offers an excellent comprehensive package that includes health plans, life insurance, tuition waiver, adoption resources, wellness coaching, and free access to campus fitness facilities. Family and child care options on and off-campus are also available. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit Visiting Faculty Benefits - Benefits and Wellness - Grand Valley State University ( ( .

Department/College: 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. Along with our primary teaching and research facilities, a science building was recently completed to support further laboratory opportunities for students and faculty, including a vivarium, an aquatic facility, plastination lab, and microscopy suite with a confocal microscope. For more information, see and

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. We are interested in attracting 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.

Campus/University: 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 Detroit, 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 offers rich cultural amenities. Grand Valley is located within easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Information can be found at Community Resources - Human Resources - Grand Valley State University ( ( . 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: Applications should be sent to the department chair, Dr. Daniel Bergman, via e-mail ( Applications should include a cover letter addressing your qualifications and motivation to teach at GVSU, curriculum vita, graduate school transcripts, and a statement on commitment to inclusive excellence that includes a summary of ongoing and anticipated activities to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in your teaching. Applicants may include any additional relevant supplementary material that they feel is necessary.

Application Deadline: The review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Advertised: 26 May 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: