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Systems Engineer - Database Admin Allendale
Grand Valley State University is seeking a full time Systems Engineer – Database Administrator in the Information Technology division. See for specific job requirements and how to apply. Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
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.
WGVU Video Production Specialist - 12 Month Adjunct AP Grand Rapids
We're looking for an innovative Video Production Specialist interested in exploring the systemic issues of race, poverty and class in the communities we serve. This position works collaboratively with the Inclusion Reporter to create high quality content that is educational, informative, inspiring and entertaining, using all of WGVU’s delivery platforms. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to be creative, innovative, and organized as well as the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
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 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.
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.
Visiting Professor in Modern Languages and Literatures Allendale
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a one-year visiting teaching position in Chinese language for the 2022-23 academic year. The position will begin in August 2022. We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
(Internal Tenure Track Only) Interim Director of Annis Water Resources Institute Muskegon
The Interim Director of the R.B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) will provide vision and leadership for the Institute’s mission, including maintaining and building upon its established reputation for scholarly excellence and community outreach, and demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice. This is an internal posting for tenure track faculty only.
Accountant/Senior Accountant - Accounting Office Allendale
Provide support to the Financial Reporting team for up to two years to support the implementation of a new University ERP system.
Visiting Professor in Exercise Science - Movement Science Allendale
Grand Valley State is a masters-at-large, liberal arts college with just over 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students housed on two campuses in Allendale and Grand Rapids, Michigan. The exercise science program is contained within the Movement Science Department and has just over 1,000 undergraduate students across two different emphasis areas – Clinical and Health Fitness Instruction.
Adjunct Instructor - Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies) Allendale
This is a Part-Time Adjunct. We are seeking candidates to teach introductory-level courses with expertise in the area of Women, Gender, Sexuality or LGBTQ studies with an interest in promoting a culture of diversity and gender equity among our undergraduate students who come from across the university.
Adjunct Instructor - Educational Foundations (College of Education & Community Innovation) Allendale
Grand Valley is looking for an Adjunct Instructor in Educational Foundations.
Adjunct AP Academic Advisor - Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Student Services Allendale, Grand Rapids
The Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Student Services' department is seeking an adjunct administrative professional Academic Advisor. This is a part-time (15 hours/week), six-month appointment with the potential to renew every six months.
Temporary Part-time Office Support - TRIO Teacher Preperation Student Support Services Grand Rapids
The Temporary TPSSS Program Coordinator assists with the development and coordination of the overall program, providing direct services to TPSSS program director. Expected length is 12 months for 29 hours per week.
General Maintenance Assistant - Facilities Services Allendale
Grand Valley State University is looking for General Maintenance Assistant in the Maintenance, Grounds, and Service department. This position is for our 2nd Shift (Tuesdays - Saturday 3pm to 11:30pm).
HVAC Specialist - Factilites Services Allendale
Facilities Services strives to create a clean, safe and productive working/learning environment to further the University's mission. They are currently hiring for a HVAC Specialist.
Temporary Hourly Science Instructor - Annis Water Resources Institute Allendale
The Annis Water Resource Institute (AWRI) seeks passionate and energetic environmental educators to engage students in hands-on, place-based learning experiences onboard its research vessels. Instructors are assigned to either the W. G. Jackson (docks in Muskegon) or the D. J. Angus (docks in Grand Haven), or may serve on both vessels. AWRI anticipates hiring multiple instructors for both vessels, and these positions report to AWRI’s Education Specialist. AWRI is a multidisciplinary research organization within Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a mission to integrate research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources. The Water Resources Outreach Education Program delivers hands-on, investigative education about water to the public, with special emphasis on youth. Our floating learning laboratories connect people in West Michigan with local water resources through experiential learning about water chemistry, lake food webs, human impacts on water quality, and more. Participants aboard an educational cruise have an opportunity to serve as freshwater scientists, collecting data and observations about the water bodies they sail through. Since 1986, thousands of students and others have experienced hands-on science on Lake Michigan and adjoining waters through these programs.

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