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Assistant/Associate Professor of Secondary Education

Apply now Job no: 494450
Position type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Education and Community Innovation

Position Title:  Tenure-Track Faculty, Assistant or Associate Professor of Secondary Education

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Doctorate in Education or a closely related field. ABD Candidates will be considered if doctoral degree is completed before August 1, 2023;
  • Specialized knowledge of theory and pedagogy practices related to secondary education;
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching at the university level;
  • Record of relevant scholarship or evidence of an emerging research agenda in secondary education or related field;
  • Willingness and ability to teach courses in an online or hybrid format, as well as traditionally, on weekends, and/or other non-traditional times;
  • Willingness and ability to travel for instruction and student supervision;
  • Effective oral, written, and collaborative interpersonal skills;
  • Minimum of 3 years of successful teaching in 5th-12th grade classrooms;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

  • Evidence of student-centered and relationship-centered teaching;
  • Demonstrate commitment to teaching with an intersectional lens;
  • Record of quality teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels;
  • Demonstrate engagement with or interest in using a variety of pedagogies that consider multiple forms of oppression (based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability/disability, neurodiversity, etc.);
  • Engagement in collaborative endeavors with colleagues (e.g., research, teaching, curriculum development, etc.);
  • Ability to coordinate field-based experiences;
  • Experience with using various modalities of instruction including face-to-face, online synchronous, asynchronous, hybrid, and distance learning technologies.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Primarily teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of secondary education;
  • Supervise teacher candidates in the field;
  • Advise students in undergraduate and graduate secondary education program;
  • Develop a research agenda and record of publications and presentations related to the discipline;
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of secondary education curriculum for all programs;
  • Collaborate with faculty in content areas such as: Art, English Language Arts, History, Mathematics, Music Education, Science, and Special Education, and with external PK-12 stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Department/Division:  Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Community Innovation (CECI)

Campus: Pew

How To Apply: Apply online at and select “Apply now”. Please include a cover letter addressing the qualifications, transcripts, and curriculum vitae that includes evidence of expertise, teaching experience, and scholarly activity. 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 address for three professional references. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additional information about GVSU is available on our website at

The first round of interviews will be conducted via video conferencing. Candidates should expect to have access to 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.

Application Deadline Date:  Primary consideration of applications will be given to those completed by November 27. 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 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,, (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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