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Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - Spanish (College of Liberal Arts and Science)

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Position type: FAC - Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - One year/Academic Year
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Summary: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Grand Valley State University invites applicants for a new affiliate faculty position starting August 6, 2021. This is a full‐time, 9‐month, non‐tenure‐track renewable teaching position. We are seeking a faculty member to teach primarily first- or second-year language classes.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Qualified applicants will be committed to classroom teaching involving undergraduate students.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required for this position, such as the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy.
  • The successful candidate must have obtained a Master’s degree or higher in Spanish (or related field) and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience teaching first- and second-year Spanish at the university level.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Affiliate faculty duties include a 12-15 contact hour teaching load per semester.
  • Teaching responsibilities may include courses on the professions (e.g., business, health, law enforcement), dual enrollment, other 300-level courses, or service in the Spanish writing center; therefore, experience in any of these areas is a plus.
  • Affiliates usually teach four to five days a week. In addition to teaching, affiliates are expected to participate in professional

We encourage applications from candidates who are underrepresented candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.

Salary:  46,000 plus benefit

Department/College: The Modern Languages and Literatures 

Campus: Allendale

Grand Valley University (GVSU) is a public comprehensive institution located in West Michigan with campuses in Allendale, downtown Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students with high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, and has been nationally recognized for innovativeness and its contribution to students’ social mobility. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of around one million people, is affordable and rich in cultural amenities. Grand Valley is located within easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Grand Valley is highly rated for safety, sustainability, and veteran and LGBTQ friendliness, and is committed to supporting employees and their families in work-life balance. The university is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and service. More information can be found at https://www.gvsu.edu/hro/community-resources-1056.htm.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are asked to submit a (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and your motivation to teach at GVSU, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) two letters of recommendation, and (5) graduate transcripts (unofficial issued to students are acceptable to apply). Please upload the two letters of recommendation into the 'Other' slots in the document upload section. Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select “Apply now”. The online application will allow applicants to attach these documents electronically. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Email questions about the position to: Dr. Jason Yancey, Spanish Coordinator (yanceyj@gvsu.edu) or Dr. Janel Pettes Guikema, Department Chair (pettesj@gvsu.edu).

Application Deadline: The review process will begin on June 15, 2021, and posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Due to travel limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all search events and processes will be conducted over the phone/online. Candidates should expect to have technology that will allow them to use video conferencing software such as Zoom, Google Meets, or Skype. Accommodations within reason will be provided for qualified applicants.

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, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

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