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Affiliate Faculty of Practice or Instruction in Economics

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Position type: FAC - Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - One year/Academic Year
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Categories: Seidman College of Business

Position Title: Affiliate Faculty of Practice or Instruction in Economics

Summary: Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business Economics Department invites applications for an Affiliate Faculty of Practice or Instruction beginning in Fall 2024. Initial appointments are for one year, with potential for one-year renewals for a second year, with potential subsequent three-year renewable appointments, depending on department need. Applicants are expected to have earned a Master’s degree in Economics or a closely related field from an AACSB or equivalently accredited institution by August 2024 and be interested in teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate (MBA) programs. All teaching interests in Economics will be considered. Salary is competitive. Visit our Website at jobs.gvsu.edu for more information, additional requirements, a full description of the positions, and details on how to apply.  The Seidman College of Business, fully accredited by AACSB International, values and supports a blend of excellent teaching and scholarly productivity. The atmosphere at the Seidman College of Business is highly collegial, with opportunities for outstanding professional growth. The Grand Rapids community is a vibrant, exciting area with significant leisure time activities available.  Candidates must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity.  

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s or PhD degree in Applied Economics, or a Master's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness: in-person, hybrid, online.
  • Evidence of potential professional engagement with non-profit or business community.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Relevant industry experience at increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Exhibited potential to successfully conduct applied research.
  • Exhibited commitment to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity.

 Responsibilities: 

  • Typical teaching load is 24 credit hours per academic year with a possible three (3) credit reassignment of time to meet AACSB required research and service responsibilities.
  • Effective teaching at potentially both undergraduate and graduate (MBA) levels.
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, and community commensurate with rank and college accreditation requirements.
  • Engage in research and professional activities commensurate with rank and college accreditation requirements.

Salary:  Competitive with excellent benefits (www.gvsu.edu/hro).

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, which includes over ­­­­250 Economics majors.  The Economics Department consists of eleven full-time faculty members. (www.gvsu.edu/economics/).

How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select “Apply now”.

To be considered, applicants must upload the following (in PDF format) to the online application:

  1. cover letter;
  2. teaching philosophy;
  3. resume to include both education and professional experience;
  4. an unofficial copy of highest degree transcript;
  5. applicants must include student evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
  6. applicants may include scholarly publications and evidence of community engagement.

The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Applicants selected for campus interviews will be required to submit official college transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Questions about the positions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Roberta (Bobbie) Biby, at bibyr@gvsu.edu or 616-331-7231.

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.  Applications received by January 15, 2024, will be given priority.

The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the University. Members of the University community, including students, employees, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, consultants, vendors, others engaged to do business with the University, candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, as defined by this policy. In accordance with applicable federal and state law and this policy, acts of discrimination or harassment by members of the campus community 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. This includes inappropriate limitation of, access to, or participation in educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university programs and activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Limitations are lawful if they are: directly related to a legitimate university purpose, required by law, or lawfully required by a grant or contract between the university and the state or federal government. For the purposes of this policy, sex-/gender-based harassment includes sexual misconduct, sexual assault, interpersonal or relationship violence, and stalking. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State).

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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