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Security Staff - Department of Public Safety Grand Rapids
Responsible for patrolling buildings, grounds and parking areas; traffic control; enforcing rules and regulations established by the university; completing reports, responding to emergencies; and assisting students, faculty, staff and visitors with daily safety needs.
Assistant Professor of Social Work Grand Rapids
The School of Social Work seeks a tenure track – assistant professor, full-time, 9-month contract specializing in BSW & MSW education. This position may include opportunity for spring/summer teaching with additional compensation. We are seeking an innovative educator who is excited about the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who teach in this program.
Assistant or Associate Professor - Environmental and Aquatic Restoration and Sustainability Cluster Hire Allendale
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies (Brooks) at Grand Valley State University are hiring at least five tenure track faculty with expertise related to Environmental Sciences, Aquatic Restoration, Environmental Studies, and Sustainability to start August 6, 2023.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Allendale
The Psychology Department at Grand Valley State University seeks a full time, tenure track, Assistant Professor beginning Fall, 2023, specializing in Behavioral Neuroscience. The position is defined broadly within neuroscience and behavior, but candidates with expertise in areas that will diversify the expertise in the department or complement existing research interests are especially encouraged to apply. We are seeking candidates who can involve undergraduates in their research program and are excited to collaborate.
Visiting Faculty in Physics Allendale
The Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Physics Department is searching to hire a Visiting Faculty in Physics, to begin January 2023 and continue through April 2024.
Assistant Professor - Accounting Grand Rapids
Grand Valley State University School of Accounting in the Seidman College of Business invites applications for a faculty position beginning in Fall 2023. The open position is for an Assistant Professor. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. or an appropriate terminal degree in Accounting or a closely related field from an AACSB or equivalently accredited institution by August 2023 and be interested in teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. All teaching interests in Accounting will be considered. Salary is competitive. 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.
Assistant Professor of Advertising and Public Relations Allendale
The School of Communications at Grand Valley State University seeks candidates for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in the Advertising and Public Relations major program, to start in August 2023. The School of Communications, located in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, places a premium on intellectual leadership, creative vision, and commitment to the integration of liberal and professional education. We seek a team member who is excited about the opportunity to collaborate on curriculum development, research, and will enthusiastically orient student groups toward success on national and international stages.
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Grand Rapids
The College of Education and Community Innovation at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Higher Education beginning August 2023. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered if completed by August 31, 2023. Primary responsibilities include: teaching graduate courses in a M. Ed. in Higher Education program which has two emphasis areas: Adult and Higher Education and College Student Affairs Leadership; supervising graduate student research; pursuing scholarly interests; and providing service to the unit and university. A full description is available on our website at www.gvsu.edu/hro. Interested applicants should apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu . Please include a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae which includes evidence of expertise, the names of three references with contact information, and a copy of transcripts. The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215. Review of applicants will begin immediately, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University. Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See http://www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
Adjunct Advisor, TRIO Educational Talent Search Program Grand Rapids
Temporary Adjunct Advisor for the TRIO Educational Talent Search Program. This appointment is for 10 hours per week for 31 weeks and does not offer any benefits.
Assistant/Associate Professor of School Counseling Grand Rapids
The College of Education and Community Innovation at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of School Counseling beginning August 2023. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education, or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered if completed by August 31, 2023. Primary responsibilities include undertaking the role of Graduate Program Director, teach graduate courses in the School Counseling program, supervise graduate student research, pursue scholarly interests; and provide service to the university, profession, and community. A full description is available on our website. Grand Valley State University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for members of underrepresented populations. A full description of the position is available on our website at www.gvsu.edu/hro. All applications must be submitted online through the Human Resources Department of the University. Included in the submissions are the applicants’ curriculum vita, cover letter, and the telephone numbers or email addresses of three references. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215.Please direct all inquiries about the position to Dr. Paul Stansbie (Search Committee Chair) at stansbp@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-7143 Review of completed applications will begin October 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.
Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education Administration Grand Rapids
The College of Education and Community Innovation at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education Administration beginning August, 2023. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Special Education, Educational Leadership, or a closely related field. Primary responsibilities include: Undertake the role of Graduate Program Director, teach graduate courses in the Special Education Administration program, supervise graduate student research, pursue scholarly interests; and provide service to the university, profession, and community. A full description is available on our website. Grand Valley State University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for members of underrepresented populations. A full description of the position is available on our website at www.gvsu.edu/hro. All applications must be submitted online through the Human Resources Department of the University. Included in the submissions are the applicants’ curriculum vita, cover letter, transcripts and the telephone numbers or email addresses of three references. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215.Please direct all inquiries about the position to Dr. Paul Stansbie (Search Committee Chair) at stansbp@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-7143 Review of completed applications will begin October 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.
Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies Grand Rapids
The Literacy Studies program in the College of Education and Community Innovation at Grand Valley State University is seeking TWO full time tenure track Assistant Professors with a doctorate in literacy education or a related field. The positions begin Fall 2023. Candidates should have expertise in at least three of the following areas: reading theory and pedagogy, content area/disciplinary literacy, assessment, English language arts pedagogy, adolescent and/or children’s literature, writing across the curriculum, literacy coaching/professional development. A minimum of three years of literacy teaching in accredited U.S. public or private school is required, with preference given to those with a reading specialist certification. For a full description and to apply online, go to www.gvsujobs.org. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two recommendation letters, a copy of transcripts, and a statement of commitment to inclusive pedagogy that includes a summary of ongoing and anticipated activities to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in your teaching and scholarship. The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. ***Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.
Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations Grand Rapids
The Department of Literacy, Educational Foundations, and Technology in the College of Education and Community Innovation (CECI) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) seeks a colleague for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank in Educational Foundations to begin in August 2023. We seek candidates from a diverse pool of scholars with expertise (teaching and/or research) on culturally responsive and culturally sustaining pedagogies and who can teach and coordinate a field-based introduction to Educational Foundations course. We particularly invite applications from candidates who can demonstrate professional and applied experiences in P-12 settings, working with historically marginalized communities, and/or with students of marginalized identities. Candidates with demonstrated experience with social justice education and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives/training are also preferred.
Adjunct Faculty in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (Academic Year/Part-Time) Allendale
Summary: This is a Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Instructor position. We are seeking candidates to teach a range of introductory and upper-division level courses with expertise in interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Studies.
Adjunct Faculty in Area and Global Studies (Academic Year/Part-Time) Allendale
Summary: This is a Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Instructor position. We are seeking candidates to teach a range of introductory and upper-division level courses with expertise in one or more of the following areas: LatinX, ChicanX, Native American, Latin American Studies, East Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, Global Studies & Social Impact, and/or kindred fields.
Adjunct Instructor - Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies) Allendale
This is a Part-Time Adjunct. We are seeking candidates to teach introductory-level courses with expertise in the area of Women, Gender, Sexuality or LGBTQ studies with an interest in promoting a culture of diversity and gender equity among our undergraduate students who come from across the university.
Adjunct Instructor - Educational Foundations (College of Education & Community Innovation) Allendale
Grand Valley is looking for an Adjunct Instructor in Educational Foundations.

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