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Visiting Faculty - Area and Global Studies/Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

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Position type: FAC - Visiting Faculty - 1st Year - Academic Year
Location: Allendale
Categories: Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Summary:   The Department of Area and Global Studies in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is seeking applications for a full-time, one-year visiting faculty position to begin in August 2021.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Demonstrated teaching expertise in African and African American Studies
  • Strong potential for teaching excellence
  • PhD or ABD (with an expected graduation date in 2021) in any fields with a graduate certificate or coursework in African and/or African American studies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach in both face-to-face and online environments
  • Ability to teach at least two of the following courses: AAA 201 Introduction to African American Studies; AAA 200 Understanding Africa; and AAA 302 African Diaspora
  • Demonstrated commitment to experiential and high-impact teaching practices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting diversity among students, faculty, and communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to service-learning and social justice
  • Demonstrated research experience and/or academic training in an interdisciplinary field of study
  • Demonstrated interdisciplinarity and intersectional approaches in their research and teaching
  • Ability to contribute to an additional interdisciplinary program within the college, particularly: Area and Global Studies; Digital Studies; Environmental and Sustainability Studies; and Integrative Studies

Salary: $46,000

Campus: Allendale/GR Campuses as well as online

Department/Division: Area and Global Studies/Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter describing your qualifications specifically addressing how your approach to teaching and scholarship might support the GVSU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; and current curriculum vitae.

The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references who can address teaching effectiveness (to be used only in the final stage of consideration). If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Jack Mangala at 

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on May 14, 2021, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. 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, 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, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See 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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