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Part-time Economics Instructor - Seidman College of Business

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Location: Allendale, Grand Rapids
Categories: Seidman College of Business

Position:  Part-time faculty in Economics, with one semester contracts, beginning August 2018. These are non-tenure track temporary positions filled on a semester-by-semester basis, determined by enrollment.

Required Qualifications:  Candidates must possess a Master's or PhD degree in Economics, or a Master's in Business Administration (or equivalent) with an emphasis in Economics. The candidate must also have substantial, relevant, recent professional work experience.  Part-time faculty must continue professional activities necessary to maintain faculty status under college accreditation requirements.  Candidates should also have a demonstrated ability to teach effectively and must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity.

Preferred Qualifications:  Excellent candidates in any field will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise and experience in applied economics. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:  Part-time faculty are expected to provide effective teaching and engage in service to the university and community at a level commensurate with their rank and college accreditation requirements. The majority of instruction is done face-to-face with students.

Salary:  Competitive

Department:  Economics Department, Seidman College of Business

Campus:  Pew Grand Rapids and Allendale Campuses

The University and Community:  Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a regional comprehensive state university of over 25,000 students which values and supports excellence in teaching, research, and service.  The L. William Seidman Center is located on the Pew Campus of GVSU in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city and West Michigan’s economic, educational, and cultural center.  The Grand Rapids community has been recognized by Fortune, Forbes, Industry Week, and others for its excellent business and family climate.  Grand Rapids is a vibrant, exciting community with significant leisure time activities available.

The College: The L. William Seidman Center opened in 2013 and houses the Seidman College of Business which is fully accredited by AACSB International.  Enrollment in Seidman is over 4,000 students and 90 full-time faculty.  The Economics Department consists of thirteen full-time faculty members. (

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately.  The position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:  Apply online at and select "Apply now". Submit a (1) cover letter to include your teaching philosophy and engagement in the business community, (2) curriculum vitae or résumé, (3) all teaching evaluations from the two most recent years of teaching experience, (4) contact information for three references with addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, and (5) unofficial transcripts from the Master’s or PhD granting institution. Applicants may also include scholarly publications and other evidence of teaching effectiveness.  (Do not mail or email copies of these materials.) Three letters of recommendation are required and will be requested electronically from the references you provide on your online application.

Questions about this position may be directed to the Economics Department Chair:  Dr. Sonia Dalmia at .  If you have questions or need assistance with the online system, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215.  Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See [Include the following for job advertisements:] TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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