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Assistant Professor of Higher Education

Apply now Job no: 494432
Position type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Education and Community Innovation

Summary: 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.

 

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered; doctoral degree must be completed by August 31, 2023.
  • Ability and willingness to teach courses and to supervise research activities for master’s level students.
  • Demonstrated competence in university teaching, preferably having developed innovative instructional strategies for diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to pursuing scholarly activities such as research, publication, writing, and professional presentations.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Demonstrated commitment though teaching, research and/or service that values equity, inclusion, and social justice  
  • Active engagement in professional organizations
  • Demonstrated interest in collaboration and engagement with diverse students, staff, faculty, and the university community
  • Experience working to advance student learning, development, and success in higher education settings 
  • Willingness to teach using multiple modes of instruction, including online, blended and distance learning technologies as well as deliver courses on weekends, or other non-traditional times

 

Responsibilities:

  • Teach graduate courses in the M.Ed. Higher Education program which has two emphasis areas: Adult and Higher Education and College Student Affairs Leadership
  • Prepare graduate students to assume professional positions in higher education and meet the needs of diverse student populations
  • Work with traditional and non-traditional student populations
  • Foster and support inclusive practices among our students, faculty, and community
  • Advise graduate students in the College of Education
  • Pursue scholarly activities such as research, publication, writing, and professional presentations
  • Assist with recruitment and selection of prospective graduate students.
  • Provide service to the unit, university, profession, and community.

 

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

 

Department/Division:  Educational Leadership and Counseling, College of Education and Community Innovation

 

Campus: Pew Campus

 

How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing qualifications, the names of three references, and a copy of transcripts. The online application will allow candidates to electronically attach these documents. If you need assistance or have questions, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

 

Application Deadline:  Search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 5, 2022.  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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