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Solutions Architect Allendale
Grand Valley State University is seeking a full time Director, Academic Research Computing 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.
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.
Assistant Director University Counseling Center Allendale
The Assistant Director of Clinical Operations is a member of the University Counseling Center’s administrative team, providing management of the Center’s customer service/scheduling operations, coordination of Pew campus and satellite locations, and oversite of telehealth and clinical technology. This position provides supervision and performance evaluation of professional support staff and clinical staff. The Assistant Director works in conjunction with the Associate Director of Clinical & Crisis Services to ensure service efficiency and assists the administrative team in creating a culture of organizational health.
Grants and Contracts Specialist Allendale
Grand Valley State University's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) seeks an experienced Grants and Contracts Specialist to support and facilitate pre- and post-award (non-financial) sponsored activities. The position coordinates the grant application and pre-award sponsored-programs process including identifying funding sources, interpreting funding announcements, and preparing the grant application, including developing the budget, budget justification, and other administrative documentation. Grand Valley is committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity and ensures that members of all backgrounds feel welcome and included. We strive to achieve a culture of openness, autonomy, and collaboration. This position provides the opportunity to work remotely two days a week after a short training period.
Accountant - Accounting Office (Business & Finance) Allendale
This position will process reports, prepare journal entries and maintain accounting records to support the accounting office.
Temporary Deckhand - Water Resources Institute (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Muskegon
Two part-time Deckhand will crew the University’s passenger vessel W. G. Jackson located in Muskegon, MI. Work hours will vary depending on the vessel schedule, preventative maintenance schedule and crew underway rotation. Vessel season runs 1 April -31 Oct. The vessel operates approx. 500 underway hrs. per season.
Lead Captain - Water Resources Institute (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Muskegon
Temporary part-time Lead Captain will crew the University’s passenger vessel W.G. Jackson located in Muskegon, MI. Work hours will vary depending on the vessel's operational schedule and preventative maintenance schedule. The vessel season runs 1 April -31 Oct. The vessel operates approx. 350 underway hrs. per season.
Program Advisor - TRIO Educational Talent Search Grand Rapids
This grant-funded position is responsible for ongoing recruitment of eligible participants for the program to meet caseload requirements. Provide academic services for participants. Provide advising and assistance to program participants to gain entrance to secondary and post-secondary programs and assist with financial aid applications and academic guidance. Travel to schools in the area that participate in the program to provide workshops and meetings with students.
Affiliate Faculty in Cell and Molecular Biology Allendale
The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is seeking applications for a non-tenure track, full-time, 9-month position at the Affiliate level. We are seeking a person who is dedicated to teaching undergraduate and graduate students in areas including cell and molecular biology, plant and cell tissue culture, biotechnology, and food science.
Custodian - Facilities Services Allendale
The custodian position will clean/sanitize restrooms, sweep, mop vacuum, empty trash, lock/unlock buildings, room set-ups, and other assigned duties.
Inclusion & Equity Learning and Development Assistant Director Allendale
This dynamic position is focused on working alongside others to lead inclusive learning and development for Grand Valley staff, faculty, and external partners. The work includes organizing on-campus development efforts, further establishing and growing the Inclusion and Equity Institute and working with community partners locally and beyond. The position reports to the Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Equity and serves on the leadership team for the Division of Inclusion & Equity.
Staff Athletic Trainer Allendale
A member of the healthcare team, working under the direction of a physician and in accordance with Michigan licensure, this individual is responsible for the safe and effective direct delivery of patient care including injury and illness prevention, wellness protection, examination, assessment, diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, therapeutic intervention, healthcare administration and professional responsibility as it relates to the Standards of Professional Practice, the BOC Professional Standard of Practice and the BOC Practice Domains and Tasks.
Affiliate Faculty - Occupational Safety and Health Grand Rapids
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.
Assistant/Associate Professor - Physical Therapy Grand Rapids
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program within Grand Valley State University’s College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with emphasis on teaching in the neurologic curriculum. An earned post-professional doctoral degree is preferred and a successful applicant must be licensed as a physical therapist (or eligible) in the State of Michigan. Options for service-related activities include 10% of the candidate’s activity in support of the University co-sponsored ABPTRFE accredited Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. The start date for this position is Fall 2023.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Allendale
The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank starting August 6, 2023. Applicants will be expected to teach human physiology courses and associated labs. We are interested in new and emerging fields that can contribute to diversifying the expertise in our department, specifically around physiology. The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests with the potential to engage the West Michigan community. We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have experience working with diverse student and community populations.
Research Associate - Philanthropy Center Grand Rapids
The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy seeks to understand, strengthen, and advance philanthropy in order to create strong, inclusive communities.  The Center is seeking two Research Associates to join an interdisciplinary team of social science and information technology professionals. As a Research Associate, you will work on quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation projects and will produce a variety of written content for foundation and nonprofit clients.
Adjunct Faculty - Early Childhood Education Allendale, Grand Rapids
The Early Childhood program at GVSU is looking for adjunct faculty members to help serve undergraduate students pursuing careers working with children in early childhood and early childhood special education, ages birth to age eight, starting in Winter 2023. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses connected to working with families and child guidance, both in person and using online instructional tools during daytime hours.
Director of Communications - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Allendale
The CLAS Director of Communications will develop a creative strategic communications plan that tells the CLAS story to internal and external constituencies. The Director will be responsible for designing and implementing the College’s strategic communications plan and public relations activities in collaboration with CLAS units and a variety of university offices. This individual will also collaborate with the Dean to drive development and donor engagement initiatives for the College.
Assistant or Associate Professor of Computing Allendale
School of Computing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill multiple tenure-track assistant/associate professor positions beginning fall 2023. Applicants should be qualified to teach core areas of computer science, information systems, information technology, cybersecurity, or data science. Candidates with specialties in data science or cybersecurity are especially encouraged to apply.
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Allendale
The Department of Movement Science seeks an assistant professor for the Exercise Science program for a full time, 9-month, tenure-track position to teach, establish a scholarly agenda, and engage in service across the department, university, and community.

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