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Adjunct Instructor - Educational Foundations (College of Education)

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Position type: FAC - Adjunct Part-Time Instructors (Semester by Semester)
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Education

Required Qualifications:

  • At least a master’s degree in Educational Foundations or a closely related field
  • Academic courses in sociology, history, anthropology, or philosophy of education
  • Record of successful teaching at the p-12 level
  • Successful teaching of history, philosophy, anthropology, or sociology of education in a post-secondary institution
  • Appropriate licensure/certification or ability to be certified in Michigan
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel to all GVSU sites, including distance sites, for instruction
  • Willingness to teach using multimedia modes of instruction, including online and hybrid formats

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate/ABD in Educational Foundations or closely related field


  • Teach up to three courses per semester in the area of social foundations of education
  • Prepare pre-service teachers to understand the context of educational issues, meet the needs of a diverse student populations, and transition into a professional role

Salary: $1,000 per credit hour taught

Employment Date: August 2021

Department/Division:  Educational Foundations/ College of Education

Start Date: August 2021

How to Apply: Apply online at

Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and names of three references.  If you need assistance or have questions call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215. 

In a continuing effort to diversify our campus community, we actively encourage applications from those who might contribute diverse perspectives. GVSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately 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 the 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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