Affiliate Faculty in Geology - Grand Valley State University

published Sep 25, 2015 11:16am

The Geology Department invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track Affiliate faculty position, starting in the 2016-2017 academic year. We seek a creative and dynamic educator to teach introductory geology courses as part of the general education program. We require a minimum of a M.S. in Geosciences with demonstrated teaching experience.

The teaching load will be mainly introductory geology courses, some with labs and/or large lectures (e.g. GEO 100, 105, 111). Many of these courses involve field trips or field experiences. There may be opportunities to teach courses related to the disciplinary strengths of the candidate. The teaching load is typically 12-15 credits per semester. This is a long-term renewable position with an initial contract for 1 year.

We are particularly interested in enthusiastic and innovative educators who can implement effective pedagogy and contribute new activities and field experiences to those already developed by department faculty. We will encourage the successful candidate to participate in professional activities with students and in the community.

The Geology Department includes 12 tenure-track faculty and ~100 majors (Geology, Geology-Chemistry, Earth Science) and serves ~125 Integrated Science majors. The department values field trips and collegial faculty-student interactions (see

Candidates should apply online at Attach a letter of application, vitae, statements of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references familiar with your teaching and experience. Questions can be directed to the Search Chair, Dr. Peter Riemersma, Department of Geology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401 (; 616-331-3553). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2015. We strive to build a diverse and equitable community of scholars and teachers in our department and encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability and/or national origin. Grand Valley is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.