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Visiting Faculty in Geography & Sustainable Planning Allendale
The Department of Geography and Sustainable Planning invites applications for a one-year Visitor position in regional and cultural geography. The successful applicant may be required to teach courses in physical and regional geography, or a course in their specific area of topical expertise. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate excellence in teaching. Contingent on performance and academic needs, position may be renewed. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations. The Department offers B.A. and B.S undergraduate degrees with emphases in Environment and Global Development, Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Resiliency Planning, Geospatial Technology, and Urban and Regional Planning.
Visiting Faculty in History Allendale
The Department of History at Grand Valley State University invites applications for full-time Visiting (non-tenure-track) appointments for the 2022-2023 academic year, with the possibility for renewal, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (or at the rank of Visiting Instructor if ABD).
Director, Client Services (SBDC Chief Client Services Officer) - Small Business Development Center Grand Rapids
This is an opportunity to join a mission-driven organization as the Director of Client Services, a key member of the Michigan SBDC’s statewide leadership team. This position provides leadership to the SBDC client services teams and implements strategic initiatives. This role provides direct leadership for 10 regional directors, technology commercialization, and growth consultants. The role nurtures strong community and stakeholder relationships and a culture of service supporting Michigan’s small business community.
Visiting Faculty in Biology Allendale
The Biology Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is seeking applications for a full-time, one academic year (approximately 9 month) teaching position, renewable for up to three years. We seek a candidate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills that has demonstrated success in supporting diversity through inclusive student-centered teaching. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
Visiting Faculty of Film & Video Production Allendale
The Film and Video Production program at Grand Valley State University is looking for a visiting professor to teach film studies during the 2022 - 23 academic year (one year contract, renewable to a maximum of 3 years). The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester in film studies, specifically in history, theory and criticism. The Film & Video Production major, as a discipline within the department of Visual and Media Arts, emphasizes the integration of theory and practice. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
Visiting Faculty in Physics Allendale
The Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Physics Department is searching to hire a Visiting Faculty in Physics, to begin in August 2022. As a candidate for this position, you must have a Master's or Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, be enthusiastically committed to teaching undergraduate physics to a diverse population of students, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and preferably have some experience teaching physics courses.
Director of Student Health Services Allendale
The Division of Student Affairs is seeking a Director of Student Health Services to lead the day-to-day administrative responsibilities for student health services including supervision of the campus health center. The Director provides leadership and oversight with strategic planning, budget, and implementation and evaluation of services and programs. The Director will assist in developing strategic guidance for student wellbeing at GVSU and will advise senior administrators on student and public-health related matters. This key role will ensure best practices are followed in the delivery of health services including staffing, student immunization and insurance compliance, and that all state and federal guidelines and regulatory compliance are upheld. The Director of Student Health Services will work collaboratively with the Medical Director on the provision of medical services and serve on a team to assist and provide leadership in the management of campus public health emergencies. The Director will work collaboratively with other student support services and health educators on campus including, but not limited to: the University Counseling Center, Dean of Students CARE team, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, Recreation and Wellness, and the Campus Dining dietician.
Laboratory Scientist (Part Time) - Biomedical Sciences Allendale
The role of the lab scientist will be to master the two techniques of analyses- quantitative PCR and immunofluorescence microscopy, support undergraduate and graduate students' training and execution of the techniques, and ensure that bookkeeping of data and the lab is kept in order. Graduate training (master's or PhD) in a wet lab science (chemistry, biology, cell and molecular biology) is preferred but not required.
Adjunct Battle Creek Public School Integrated Arts Academy Curriculum Coordinator Works Remotely
Grand Valley State University has partnered with Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS) to start a K-8 integrated arts academy called Northwestern Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. We are seeking a qualified individual with a background in arts education to work with the GVSU and BCPS teams on curriculum development and coordination. This is a remote position and will initially run through June 2023 with the possibility of extension based on anticipated continuation of funding.
Director Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies Grand Rapids
The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University seeks a Director to guide its next phase of strategic development. The ideal candidate for this role will be a proven leader able to work at the intersection of academia, business, and philanthropy and be an innovator and implementer of new ideas. They will possess an appreciation for historical and presidential leadership narratives especially as guideposts for the effective and ethical practice of leadership in today’s changing world and a strong vision for the future direction of the Hauenstein Center. The Director will cast the vision for the Hauenstein Center, frame its leadership and scholarly programming, and guide its staff to work across GVSU and its larger civic community to create compelling opportunities for leadership study and practice. The Director will possess a collaborative leadership style, an optimistic outlook, and a national perspective. They will have a wellspring of personal leadership experience from which to draw inspiration. The successful candidate will display a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and will be a passionate advocate for GVSU’s mission, placing student learners at the center of all decisions. The Director will be curious, creative, and motivated to identify and implement new strategies and systems. They will serve at the direction of the Vice President for University Development, enjoying academic freedom and a seat at the table within civic, academic, and philanthropic circles.
Foundation Relations Specialist - 12-Month Adjunct AP - University Development Grand Rapids
This is a 12-Month Adjunct AP position that is expected to be renewed for a second year. The selected candidate will have a positive, team-oriented attitude, be a self-motivated learner, and present an entrepreneurial mindset.
Security Staff - Department of Public Safety Grand Rapids
Responsible for patrolling buildings, grounds and parking areas; traffic control; enforcing rules and regulations established by the university; completing reports, responding to emergencies; and assisting students, faculty, staff and visitors with daily safety needs.
Director of Payroll & Human Resources Operations Center Allendale
This position will oversee all aspects of Payroll, HR Operations, and Benefit programs. Such duties include, but are not limited to: leading the Total Rewards and HR Operations teams, work with consultants on benefits programs, overseeing payroll processes and human resources management systems and identifying and recommending improvements to processes, systems and programs to drive employee satisfaction.
Visiting Faculty (String Music Education and Orchestra Conductor) Allendale
Teach Secondary Instrumental Methods & Materials, Introduction to Conducting, Advanced Conducting (Instrumental) and team-teach the GVSU Orchestra. Additional teaching duties may be assigned based on the needs of the music program and the strengths of the candidate and may include pre-service teacher supervision, instrument methods courses, or introductory courses in music education. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
Visiting Faculty of Photography Allendale
The photography program at Grand Valley State University is looking for a visiting professor to teach digital and analog practices during the 2022 - 23 academic year. This position is potentially renewable for a maximum of 3 years. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
Broadcast Maintenance Engineer Grand Rapids
The Broadcast Maintenance Engineer is responsible for ensuring continuous operation of WGVU’s radio and television facilities, related to both over the air, online, and studio production. The Broadcast Maintenance Engineer provides design, installation, technical support, operation, and training for computer-based television broadcast systems. Including Master Control, Production, Satellite, and RF Transmission facilities.
Temporary Dispatcher/ Communication Specialist - Department of Public Safety Allendale
This position performs a variety of communication and operational duties in support of the Grand Valley Police Department and Pew Campus Security. The dispatcher will monitor all incoming phone lines as well as audio and video surveillance equipment.
Visiting Professor in Sport Management Allendale
The Department of Movement Science at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) invites applicants for a full-time visiting teaching position in the Sport Management program for the 2022-2023 academic year. We seek a colleague who is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence and mentoring, understands emerging trends in sport management, and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts in teaching and practice. We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
Visiting Professor in Anthropology Allendale
The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in archaeology/biological anthropology for the 2022-2023 academic year. Geographic area and specialization are open, but candidates are expected to teach introductory courses in both archaeology and biological anthropology. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher in an undergraduate liberal arts university that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a university community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
Career Navigator - Office of the Provost Battle Creek
This role will serve as a liaison between GVSU and the Battle Creek Community, Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS) and other schools and organizations in the area. This position is in-person and will work on events, programming and initiatives, and will be a resource for prospective students from Battle Creek and Southwest Michigan and those matriculating to GVSU. They will also support the BCPS educational transformation and GVSU grant initiatives.

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