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Assistant/Associate Professor (Environmental & Aquatic Restoration and Sustainability Cluster Hire)

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Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor (Environmental and Aquatic Restoration and Sustainability Cluster Hire; multiple positions)

Summary: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies (Brooks) at Grand Valley State University are hiring at least five tenure track faculty with expertise related to Environmental Sciences, Aquatic Restoration, Environmental Studies, and Sustainability to start August 6, 2023.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

CLAS invites a broad range of applications from all subdisciplines of Environmental Science and Aquatic Science and related fields. 

  • The Biology Department invites applicants with expertise in any area of Environmental Science or Aquatic Biology. Of particular interest are applicants that use data analytics and/or modeling to address environmental issues. The R. B. Annis Water Resources Institute and the Department of Chemistry invite applicants with expertise in Analytical Chemistry. Of particular interest are applicants with expertise in aquatic chemistry, toxicology, or green chemistry. The Geology Department invites applicants with expertise in areas related to Environmental and Earth Surface Materials and Systems. Of particular interest are applicants who can engage students in instrumental or modeling experiences. A fourth position is open to applicants from any field whose work applies to the cluster’s focus on Environmental Science and Aquatic Restoration and Sustainability.

For additional details and how to apply, please consult the CLAS cluster hire website at CLAS Cluster Hire in Environmental and Aquatic Restoration and Sustainability.

 Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

In addition, Brooks is conducting a search for a tenure track teacher-scholar to support the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program and at least one of the other academic programs in the college. These areas include:

  • Latin American and Latino/a Studies African/African-American Studies Digital Studies Integrative Studies Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

For additional details and how to apply, please consult the Brooks position website at Brooks College Faculty Search.

Salary/Benefits: The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The university offers an excellent comprehensive package that includes health/vision/dental plans, life insurance, retirement, sick/leave disability, tuition waiver, adoption resources, wellness coaching, and free access to campus fitness facilities. Family and childcare options on and off-campus are also available. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit Benefits and Wellness - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu).

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 (gvsu.edu). 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 seeks to create an inclusive and diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and service. More information can be found at Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu).

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 http://www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State

Organization

Read our Diversity Profile GRAND VALLEY WAS NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S 100 BEST COLLEGE BUYS FOR THE 22ND YEAR IN A ROW.

  • $282 million in financial aid awarded
  • $84 million of that aid was in the form of scholarships and grant assistance
  • 8,275 students participating in internships, co-ops, practica, and student teaching
  • 11,700+ employment and internship opportunities listed with GVSU Career Center
  • 1,100+ employers participating in career events
  • Middle 50% of Fall 2016 entering class earned high school GPAs from 3.3–3.9, ACT scores of 21–26 and SAT scores of 1050 to 1220

SUSTAINABILITY

  • 250+ sustainability-related courses offered at Grand Valley
  • One of the greenest universities in the nation, according to the Sierra Club
  • 48.6 percent decrease in use of water, 35 percent decrease in natural gas and 28.7 percent decrease in electricity during the past 15 years at Grand Valley
  • 26 LEED-certified buildings completed at Grand Valley
  • Gold status and seventh in the nation for master's-level institutions, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • 250+ energy-saving projects carried out by GVSU in the last 15 years, resulting in more than $2 million in annual cost avoidances.

ADMINISTRATIONgvsu employer profile

Established: Grand Valley State University was chartered by the Michigan legislature in 1960 in response to the need for a public, four-year college in the state's second largest metropolitan region.

Mission: Education students to shape their lived, their professions, and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service.

President: Thomas J. Haas

Board of Trustees:

  • Victor M. Cardenas
  • Randall S. Damstra
  • David S. Hooker 
  • John C. Kennedy (chair)
  • Mary L. Kramer (vice chair)
  • John G. Russell
  • Megan S. Sall
  • Kate Pew Wolters
  • Thomas J. Haas (ex officio)
  • Donna K. Brooks, (honorary life member)
  • Dorothy A. Johnson, (honorary life member)

Accreditation: Grand Valley is accredited by The Higher Llearning Commission; Member - North Central Association, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411; telephone: (312) 263-0456; Web: www.hlcommission.org 

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