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Positions Starting Academic Year 2017-2018Edit

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in Biomedical SciencesEdit

The Biomedical Sciences department at Grand Valley State University is pleased to announce it is searching for a new tenure-track faculty member to join our department in Fall 2017.

Qualifications and Education: Qualified applicants will be committed to both classroom teaching and research involving undergraduate and/or graduate students. Applicants with demonstrated experience teaching an integrated human anatomy and physiology course and associated labs are encouraged to apply. The area of research emphasis is open, although we encourage candidates whose research complements foci of existing faculty to apply. The successful candidate must have obtained a Ph.D. or equivalent in anatomy and/or physiology, or a related field.

Responsibilities: Duties include a 9 contact hour (3 course) teaching load per semester, scholarship, and service. The primary teaching duties for this position will be an integrated anatomy and physiology course, although faculty may be asked to teach in other areas of expertise.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Startup funds for research are available.

Department: The Biomedical Sciences department has been a rapidly expanding department at Grand Valley State University. The department has approximately 1,300 undergraduate majors, 41 full time faculty members, a Master’s degree program, and offers courses that support other undergraduate majors, the university’s general education program, and select graduate programs. Along with our primary teaching and research facilities, a new science building has recently been completed to support laboratory opportunities for students and faculty, including a vivarium, aquatic facility, plastination lab, and microscopy suite with a confocal. For more information, see and

University: Grand Valley State University is a public institution with 21,972 undergraduate and 3,353 graduate students located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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 public service. More information can be found here:

How to Apply: A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) names and contact information for three references, and (6) graduate transcripts (unofficial). Please apply at: If you have questions about applying online or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Email questions about the position to: Dr. Cynthia Thompson, search committee chair ( The review process will begin on October 24th and continue until the position is filled.

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