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Affiliate Faculty - School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration

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Work type: FAC - Affiliate Faculty - One year/Academic Year
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Community & Public Service

The School of Public, Nonprofit & Health Administration (SPNHA) at Grand Valley State University invites applicants for an affiliate faculty/executive in residence position beginning August 2018.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants should have a master’s degree in health administration or related field along with at least five years of senior management experience in a healthcare setting.

The field of specialization is open. The successful candidate must bring a demonstrable potential for excellence in graduate teaching and enthusiasm for community-based service. The selected candidate should be prepared to teach three graduate courses (hybrid and traditional modes) in both the fall and winter semesters. This position will act as the Faculty Advisor to the Health Professionals Graduate Student Alliance (HPGSA). The successful candidate will serve as liaison with healthcare industry stakeholders while building a strong internship network. The executive in residence will be an affiliate faculty member (non-voting for tenure) of SPNHA and part of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) Faculty Team. All candidates should note their areas of teaching interest and expertise in their application. For more information or to apply, please visit

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Eight years executive level experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Background sufficient to teach at least five (5) of the following courses.


Courses taught by the affiliate/executive in residence affiliate position might include:

PA 612 Human Resources in Organizations

PA 630 Health Administration and Service

PA 634 Health Care Law and Ethics

PA 635 Hospital Organization and Management

PA 636 Health Care Quality Improvement

PA 637 Practice Management

PA 640 Marketing Health and Human Services


Based in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the SPNHA has an MHA in candidacy for accreditation by the Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).  It also has a Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration

(NASPAA) accredited Master of Public Administration program and Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Administration program, as well as a Public and Nonprofit Administration undergraduate program.

Campus: Grand Valley State University is a four-year public university. It attracts more than 25,000 students with high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university, serving students from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 200+ areas of study from campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, and from regional centers in Detroit, Muskegon, and Traverse City. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships. Grand Valley employs more than 2,000 people and is committed to providing a fair and equitable environment for the continued success of all.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to Apply: Apply online at Include a letter of application, updated curriculum vitae, and a one-page statement of health care expertise. The online system will allow you to attach these items electronically. Also, send three letters of reference and official university transcripts to the Search Committee Chair, Greg Cline, 226C DeVos Center, School of Public, Nonprofit & Health Administration, 401 W. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.  If you have questions about the position or nominations for the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair at

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

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, including sexual misconduct, 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, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See [Include the following for job advertisements:] TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

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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