Visiting Professor - Geology Department

published May 25, 2023 1:19pm

The Job

The Department of Geology at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a Visiting Professor position for the 2022-2023 academic year. This is a nine-month appointment that is subject to renewal each year for up to 3 years. The Visiting Professor will teach mainly entry-level general education courses, where recruitment of majors is a priority. Class sizes of introductory courses range from 25 to 120 students, with most being around 40.

Job Requirements

An M.S. or Ph.D. in the geosciences or related fields is required. Candidates with a Ph.D. or ABD in the geosciences with some demonstrated teaching and research experience are preferred.

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

The 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 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.

GVSU values inclusion, diversity and innovation.

Grand Rapids

The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of around one million people, is affordable, and rich in cultural amenities. Grand Valley is within easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Grand Valley is highly rated for safety, sustainability, and veteran and LGBTQ friendliness, and GVSU is committed to supporting employees and their families in work-life balance.

To Apply

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.

For details about submission please find Geology Visitor at, or inquire with Dr. Merritt DeLano-Taylor Materials due by June 15, 2023.