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Affiliate Faculty - Occupational Safety and Health

Apply now Job no: 494496
Position type: FAC - Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - One year/12 Month
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Summary:  The Occupational Safety and Health Department within Grand Valley State University’s Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing invites applications for an affiliate faculty position. This position will support the Professional Science Master's programs with an emphasis on teaching of courses within the program, internship development, and student internship supervision. The start date is fall of 2023.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Master's degree or higher in a relevant field
  • Evidence of administrative experience
  • Ability and commitment to teach an interdisciplinary course on Professional Science Practice and Ethics in Professionalism
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively as a key member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • A strong understanding of the Professional Science Master’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Teaching experience at the graduate level, with an emphasis on professional skills development
  • Academic and/or industrial experience in fields or related fields of the five PSM programs.
  • Experience working with international students
  • Demonstrated interactions with local employers
  • Education in Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Data Science and Analytics, Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, or other STEM-related fields.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Provide instruction in the areas of professional science practice, preparation for internship, soft skills development, professional communication, and ethics.
  • Facilitate clear and timely communication and cooperation between the programs and other university components
  • Manage assessment data collection and coordinate with Program Directors for periodic reports
  • Support the PSM Program coordinator with outreach activities and others as required.

Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:

  • Support and coordinate with PSM Program Coordinator to manage and respond to inquiries from current and potential students.
  • Provide help with PSM social media and other events as per requirements from the PSM Program Coordinator.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Department/Division:  Department of Occupational Safety and Health

Campus:  Grand Rapids

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. 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. 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.

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,, (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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