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Affiliate (Clinical) Faculty - Management

Apply now Job no: 492842
Work type: FAC - Affiliate Faculty - One year/Academic Year
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Seidman College of Business

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Master of Business Administration or related degree from an AACSB accredited institution or equivalent.  Five or more years of recent, relevant work experience with increasing levels of responsibility.  Evidence of professional engagement with non-profit or business community. Candidates must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity.   


Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • All areas of teaching experience within the Management discipline will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants with prior full-time teaching experience in Entrepreneurship.


Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Clinical Affiliate Faculty are expected to provide effective teaching (both at the graduate and undergraduate levels), conduct scholarship, and engage in service to the university and community at a level commensurate with their rank and college accreditation requirements. The normal teaching load is 24 credit hours per academic year with a possible three (3) credit release for AACSB required research and service responsibilities.


Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:

  • Mentor Entrepreneur students, help manage the Land GR Micro-Loan program, advisor for CEO club, and participating in regional and national student competitions.

Salary: Competitive with excellent fringe benefits ( Summer teaching opportunities and competitive summer grants may be available.

Department/Division:  The L. William Seidman Center, opened in 2013, houses the Seidman College of Business which is fully accredited by AACSB International.  Current enrollment in Seidman is over 3,000 students with Management majors comprising over 900 of that total.  The Management Department consists of 30 full-time tenure track faculty members and four full-time clinical affiliate faculty member. (

Campus: 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.  Seidman 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 climate.  Grand Rapids is a vibrant, exciting community with significant leisure time activities available.

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

How To Apply: Apply online at  Applicants must attach the following (in PDF format) to the online application:  (1) cover letter to include your teaching philosophy and engagement with the business community, (2) resume to include both education and professional experience, (3) three references with addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, and (4) an unofficial copy of highest degree transcript.  Applicants may also include scholarly publications, student evaluations, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.   Questions about this position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair:  Dr. Tim Syfert. If you have questions or need assistance with the online system, call Human Resources, at (616) 331-2215

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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