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Visiting Professor - Political Science (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

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Work type: FAC - Visiting Faculty - 1st Year - Academic Year
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The Department of Political Science at Grand Valley State University seeks a Visiting Lecturer / Assistant Professor for the 2019-2020 academic year. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in International Relations and Human Rights, and possibly an upper division Political Theory course.

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree or ABD in Political Science

• Evidence of effective teaching experience at the college level.

• Evidence of effective experience in working with a diverse college student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Political Science

• Experience teaching undergraduate International Relations, Human Rights, and Political Theory courses.


• Teach four courses (12 credit hours) per semester in the sub-fields of International Relations and Political Theory.

• Support Grand Valley State University’s diversity commitment and student-centered vision and mission.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Department/Division: Political Science (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences)

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

How To Apply: 

Please submit the following application materials:

1. A letter of interest describing qualifications, accomplishments, and teaching philosophy

2. A curriculum vitae

3. Student evaluations and syllabi for no more than three courses

4. Unofficial graduate transcripts

5. Names and contact information of three professional references

For more information contact: Darren Walhof, Chair by email or telephone at 616-331-2835.

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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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