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Visiting Faculty, Literacy Studies

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Position type: FAC - Visiting Faculty - 1st Year - Academic Year
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Education and Community Innovation

Position Title:    Visiting Faculty, Literacy Studies,

College of Education & Community Innovation

 

Summary:  Literacy Studies in the College of Education at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is seeking applications for two full-time, visiting faculty positions to begin in August 2022. The positions are for the 2022-2023 academic year, with the potential for renewal for up to three years. Each position entails teaching four (4) courses each semester with no service or research requirements. Candidates should specialize in PK-6 literacy teacher preparation and teacher education.

 

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Master’s degree in reading, language and literacy, or a related field
  • Demonstrate potential for teaching effectiveness in literacy teacher education
  • Three years PK-6 teaching experience or PK-12 Reading/Literacy Specialist experience
  • Effective oral, written, and collaborative interpersonal skills
  • Ability to teach using various modalities of instruction including traditional, online synchronous, asynchronous, hybrid, and distance learning technologies

 

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Experience working with and meeting the needs of diverse student populations
  • Experience in pre-service teacher preparation or in-service professional development
  • Reading Specialist endorsement
  • Terminal degree in reading, language and literacy, or a related field

 

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate literacy courses, both in-person and using online synchronous and asynchronous modalities (four courses in the fall semester, four courses in the winter semester)
  • Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or 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.

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

 

Salary:  $55,000 plus benefits

 

Department/Division:        Literacy Studies - College of Education & Community Innovation

 

Campus:  Pew Campus, Grand Rapids

 

How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement on commitment to inclusive pedagogy that includes a summary of ongoing and anticipated activities to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in your teaching. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. 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.  Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Petroelje Stolle at stollee@gvsu.edu

 

Application Deadline:  Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

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, 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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