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Violence and Education Coordinator - Center for Women and Gender Equity Allendale
This is a 12 month adjunct position with possibility for renewal. Coordinate Grand Valley State University’s violence prevention and education efforts and work with the Victim Advocate on direct violence response work.
Executive Director - MI-SBDC Grand Rapids
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) invites applications for the position of Executive Director for the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Executive Director is responsible for program development, its implementation, success and impact, reflective of the SBA initiatives and requirements. In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for the management of the longstanding partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and providing services for new business launches, growth companies, and those commercializing technologies. The Executive Director leads, coordinates, and manages human, financial, and administrative resources within a multi-faceted, multi-location business development program/network. The Executive Director will oversee the activity of over 100 employees and contractors of GVSU and the SBDC’s university, community college, and economic development host offices throughout the state. This position reports to the Dean of the Seidman College of Business. For more information and to apply online, visit
Affiliate Clinical Faculty - Kirkhof College of Nursing - Mercy Health Muskegon
Kirkhof College of Nursing is seeking an Affiliate Clinical Faculty to work primarily at Mercy Health Muskegon
General Maintenance Assistance - Facilities Services Allendale
Grand Valley State University is looking for General Maintenance Assistance in the Maintenance, Grounds, and Service department.
Adjunct Counselor - University Counseling Center Allendale
Grand Valley is looking for an Adjunct Counselor in the University Counseling Center. This position is a full time 1 year assignment with the working hours of 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with occasional after-hours crisis coverage and outreach presentations.
Director of Budgets - University Budgets Allendale
The Director of University Budgets oversees and maintains the University's budget and related daily activities ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, regulations and statutes.
Part-time Adjunct Project Archivist - The Johnson Center for Philanthropy Allendale, Detroit, Grand Rapids
The Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, as part of its ongoing commitment to document the history of philanthropy in Michigan, seeks a Project Archivist for foundation records. This position is responsible for all activities related to preserving and providing access to a private foundation client’s records. The individual in this position reports to the Director of the Johnson Center’s Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning with project guidance from GVSU University Archivist. The Project Archivist – Adjunct AP position is half-time, 20 hours per week based at GVSU’s Detroit Center. This position is a one year appointment with a possibility of renewal for a second year.
Project Assistant for Groundswell - Center for Educational Partnerships/College of Education Grand Rapids
This is a temporary position funded by a grant which will end on June 30, 2019. Continuation of the position is dependent on continued grant funding.
Temporary Dispatcher/ Communication Specialist Allendale
This position performs a variety of communication and operational duties in support of the Grand Valley Police Department and Pew Campus Security. The dispatcher will monitor all incoming phone lines as well as audio and video surveillance equipment.
Massage Practitioner - Campus Recreation Allendale
Grand Valley State University is looking to hire a Massage Practitioner. Services provided include chair massage, full body massage, maintain client paperwork and forms. Must have completed all coursework to become a message practitioner, including all practical hours, and provide proof of completion of both national exam and license. Starting wage is based on experience and skills. Massage Practitioner position may work and average of 15 hours a week and have additional opportunities to work events.
Visiting Faculty (Physics) - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Allendale
The Department of Physics at Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) is searching to fill a Visiting Faculty position that will start August 2018. The position will be for one (1) year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two (2) more years.
Assistant/Associate Professor - Nursing - Kirkhof College of Nursing Grand Rapids
Tenure-Track faculty position available with experience or expertise as follows: psych/mental health, community health, or adult health, and applicants with certification as AGNP and CNL. Experience teaching in graduate nursing education also desirable.
Affiliate Faculty - School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration Grand Rapids
The School of Public, Nonprofit & Health Administration (SPNHA) at Grand Valley State University invites applicants for an affiliate faculty/executive in residence position beginning August 2018.
Adjunct Postdoctoral Fellow - Pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease Grand Rapids
Grand Valley State University has an open, funded Postdoctoral Fellow position to support a collaboration of GVSU’s Merritt DeLano-Taylor PhD and the Van Andel Research Institute’s Patrik Brundin MD PhD. The collaboration focuses on pathogenetic mechanisms and pharmacological treatment in cell and animal models of Parkinson's disease. The team also studies cell replacement therapy with stem cells in attempts to repair brains in animal models of parkinsonism. The group's mission is to understand neurodegenerative diseases and develop new therapies that are of benefit to patients and their caregivers. Recently, the Brundin lab been involved in one of the most promising developments for a cure, or at least progress in fighting Parkinson’s disease. A new investigational drug originally developed for type 2 diabetes is being readied for human clinical trials in search of the world's first treatment to impede the progression of Parkinson's disease following publication of the lab’s new research. The postdoctoral position is available immediately and is for a motivated scientist who meets the qualifications and description outlined below. The fellow will investigate the contribution of a transcription factor to the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease. Specifically, we are interested in candidates with a background in neuroscience and Parkinson’s disease.
Management (Assistant/Associate Professor) - Seidman College of Business Grand Rapids
Grand Valley State University is looking for a Professor (Assistant/Associate) of Management in the Seidman College of Business.
Part-time Economics Instructor - Seidman College of Business Allendale, Grand Rapids
Grand Valley State University is looking for 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.
Affiliate Clinical Faculty - Kirkhof College of Nursing - Grand Rapids Grand Rapids
Kirkhof College of Nursing is seeking an Affiliate Clinical Faculty to work primarily in the Grand Rapids area.

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