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Chemistry & Biochemistry Visiting Lecturer, Full-time

Calvin University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 27, 2022
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Calvin University invites applications for a full-time visiting lecturer position in the area of Chemistry & Biochemistry, beginning in August 2023. The appointment is a non-tenure-track position, eligible for annual renewal.



The university seeks applicants with vibrant Christian faith who are dedicated to integration of that faith with their field of study.

Ideal candidates will hold a PhD in any area of chemistry or biochemistry or a related field. Candidates with a master’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry and five years of relevant experience will also be considered.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching a range of courses at the undergraduate level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching using a variety of methods and instructional technology.

The university will prioritize candidates with broad interdisciplinary interests, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, ability to integrate questions of meaning, significance, and ethics into all course content, and deep commitment to engaging students beyond the classroom.


The primary responsibility of this position will be teaching undergraduate courses. The teaching load will be 32 credit hours. There are no expectations of pursuing scholarship or serving on university-wide committees, but active participation in the department’s faculty activities such as faculty meetings and committees is expected. Candidates will be asked to affirm their commitment to the educational mission of Calvin University as a Christian liberal arts university in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. (See Educating for Shalom and Faculty Expectations.) Calvin University provides numerous faculty development opportunities to foster growth in these commitments.



We are committed to preparing our students with the academic knowledge, technical skills, and research and internship experiences to enter graduate and professional programs and the workforce as lifelong learners and future leaders.  Our students, faculty, and staff describe the Chemistry & Biochemistry department as a community of teachers and scholars who are dedicated to engaging collaboratively in meaningful work, as well as keeping a sense of humor in all that we do. We are a team of 10 full-time faculty and 2 staff. We have 35-50 graduates each year and offer majors and minors in Chemistry and Biochemistry. In addition, each of these majors can be augmented with a concentration in Neuroscience or expanded into an ACS Accredited major, all within a vigorous liberal arts context. 



Calvin University is a top-ranked national university that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 3,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The university is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. Furthermore, the West Michigan region is ranked by Forbes as the #1 place to raise a family. For more information, please visit


Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin University is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.



Complete the online application process and attach the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching at a Reformed Christian University
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, email Kumar Sinniah, Department Co-Chair (




1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.  

2. A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.



Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.

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