Biomedical Sciences-Microbiology (Assistant Professor) - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Qualifications and Education:
Qualified applicants will be committed to both classroom teaching and collaborative research with undergraduate and/or graduate students. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in microbiology, immunology, or related field. Candidates with expertise in any area of microbiology research (up to and including work with BSL-2 organisms) will be considered; we particularly encourage those with interests in immunology or virology to apply.

Duties include a 9-contact hour teaching load per semester, scholarship and service.  While the primary teaching duties for this position will be in microbiology, faculty may be asked to teach across the curriculum, particularly in an area of expertise. 

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

Department:  The Biomedical Sciences department has been a rapidly expanding unit at Grand Valley State University.  Biomedical Sciences has approximately 1,300 undergraduate majors, 42 full time faculty members, a Masters degree program, and offers courses to 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, and microscopy suite with a confocal.  For more information about our department, see

University: Grand Valley State University is a public institution with 22,209 undergraduate and 3,251 graduate students located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The university is committed to creating an inclusive, diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. For More information see Grand Valley State University is an EOE, which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See

Application Deadline: The review process will begin on October 25, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: A complete application must include: (1) cover letter; (2) teaching statement that addresses relevant teaching experience and philosophy; (3) research statement that addresses how undergraduates and/or graduate students will participate in your research program; (4) curriculum vita; (5) graduate transcripts (unofficial); and (6) contact information for three references. Supplemental materials that can attest to qualifications in teaching and scholarship may also be attached.  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. Ian Cleary, search committee chair (

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