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TT Faculty- Director of Research Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Director of Research for the Kirkhof College of Nursing provides leadership to the college in the area of scholarly endeavors and strategic planning of related goals and directions. Will facilitate teaching effectiveness and faculty scholarly projects that support the research, scholarship, academic and practice missions of the school. This is a FTE 12 month appointment, and includes administration (50%), scholarship and teaching (50%).
Clinical Initiatives Specialist - Health Compliance Office Grand Rapids, Michigan
The GVSU Health Compliance Office is seeking a full-time registered nurse to collaborate with health programs supporting student clinical placements by identifying placement opportunities, facilitating required onboarding documents, managing the recognition program for preceptors, maintaining the placement database and creating various placement reports as requested.
Assistant Professor - Nursing Grand Rapids, Michigan
Tenure-track faculty position available with preferred experience in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or PhD, and faculty that can teach across curriculum and levels. Experience teaching in higher education also desirable. Must have earned doctorate in nursing or related discipline; if the earned doctorate is not in nursing, the master’s degree must be in nursing. If the doctorate was earned via a BSN to doctorate, the doctorate must be in nursing (DNP or PhD), and the requirement for a master’s degree is waived.
Affiliate Faculty of Practice or Instruction in Finance Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business Finance Department invites applications for an Affiliate Faculty of Practice or Instruction beginning in Fall 2024. Initial appointments are for one year, with potential for one-year renewals for a second year, with potential subsequent three-year renewable appointments, depending on department need. Applicants are expected to have earned a Master’s degree in Finance, or a closely related field from an AACSB or equivalently accredited institution by August 2024, and be interested in teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. All teaching interests in Finance will be considered. Salary is competitive. Visit our Website at: jobs.gvsu.edu for more information, additional requirements, a full description of the positions, and details on how to apply. The Seidman College of Business, fully accredited by AACSB International, values and supports a blend of excellent teaching and scholarly productivity. The atmosphere at the Seidman College of Business is highly collegial, with opportunities for outstanding professional growth. The Grand Rapids community is a vibrant, exciting area, with significant leisure time activities available. Candidates must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity.
Affiliate Faculty of Practice or Instruction in Economics Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business Economics Department invites applications for an Affiliate Faculty of Practice or Instruction beginning in Fall 2024. Initial appointments are for one year, with potential for one-year renewals for a second year, with potential subsequent three-year renewable appointments, depending on department need. Applicants are expected to have earned a Master’s degree in Economics or a closely related field from an AACSB or equivalently accredited institution by August 2024 and be interested in teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate (MBA) programs. All teaching interests in Economics will be considered. Salary is competitive. Visit our Website at jobs.gvsu.edu for more information, additional requirements, a full description of the positions, and details on how to apply. The Seidman College of Business, fully accredited by AACSB International, values and supports a blend of excellent teaching and scholarly productivity. The atmosphere at the Seidman College of Business is highly collegial, with opportunities for outstanding professional growth. The Grand Rapids community is a vibrant, exciting area with significant leisure time activities available. Candidates must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity.
Affiliate Faculty of Practice or Instruction - Marketing Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business Marketing Department invites applications for an Affiliate Faculty of Practice or Instruction beginning in Fall 2024. Initial appointments are for one year, with potential for one-year renewals for a second year, with potential subsequent three-year renewable appointments, depending on department need. Applicants are expected to have earned a Master’s degree in Marketing or a closely related field from an AACSB or equivalently accredited institution by August 2024 and be interested in teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. All teaching interests in Marketing will be considered. Salary is competitive. Visit our Website at jobs.gvsu.edu for more information, additional requirements, a full description of the positions, and details on how to apply. The Seidman College of Business, fully accredited by AACSB International, values and supports a blend of excellent teaching and scholarly productivity. The atmosphere at the Seidman College of Business is highly collegial, with opportunities for outstanding professional growth. The Grand Rapids community is a vibrant, exciting area with significant leisure time activities available. Candidates must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity.
Stuart and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence Allendale, Michigan
Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence: The Stuart B. and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence Chair position is designed to enhance the experiences of students in the Department of Visual and Media Arts, both majors and non-majors, at Grand Valley State University. The Department is honored to have been the first unit on the GVSU campus to have an Endowed position. https://www.gvsu.edu/vma/padnos-distinguished-artist-in-residence-125.htm
Public Safety Officer - Department of Public Safety Allendale, Michigan
This is a uniformed and armed police position charged with enforcing state/local laws and the rules of the university. Patrols the campus in a marked unit. Responds to emergency calls for service. Arrest and issue citations as necessary. Provide backup assistance when dispatched.
Program Advisor - TRIO Student Support Services Classic Allendale, Michigan
This position for the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Classic, a federally funded TRIO Program, will be responsible for ongoing recruitment of eligible participants for the program and providing academic support, includes enrollment processes, course selection, monitoring academic progress, holistic advising, and providing other resources that will help participants meet their educational and occupational goals. This is a grant funded position.
Banner to Workday Transition Specialist - Technical (Adjunct) Allendale, Michigan
This position will provide student-focused service and guidance regarding financial aid and scholarship programs, educational funding options and the financial application process. This position will lead, coordinate, and oversee efforts for programming, reporting, upgrades, and changes for all systems related to financial aid during the transition from Banner to Workday. This position will begin between January and July 2024 and it is the intention of the department to continue this appointment on a yearly basis through 2027.
Assistant Professor in Voice (Mezzo/Tenor/Baritone/Bass preferred) Allendale, Michigan
The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance seeks a tenure track faculty full time, 9-month, specializing in voice performance and instruction. 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. Opportunity to collaborate with other faculty on curriculum development and creative projects.
Assistant / Associate Professor - Nursing Grand Rapids, Michigan
Tenure-track faculty position (two positions available) with preferred experience Family Practice or Graduate Leadership. Experience teaching in higher education also desirable. Must have earned doctorate in nursing or related discipline; if the earned doctorate is not in nursing, the master’s degree must be in nursing. If the doctorate was earned via a BSN to doctorate, the doctorate must be in nursing (DNP or PhD), and the requirement for a master’s degree is waived.
Affiliate Faculty of Instruction, Educational Foundations Grand Rapids, Michigan
Educational Foundations seeks one affiliate faculty, full-time, 9-month non-tenure track position, specializing in the social foundations of education. We are seeking an innovative educator who is excited about the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who teach in this program. This position will start August 6, 2024.
Assistant Professor of Statistics Allendale, Michigan
The Department of Statistics at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor to begin August 6, 2024. This is an open field search, and candidates from Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science or a related field with a commitment to quality teaching and strong data analysis and computing skills are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations, and candidates working in emerging fields that can contribute to diversifying the expertise in our department.
Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - Special Education Administration and Educational Leadership Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling in the College of Education and Community Innovation (CECI) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) seeks a colleague for an affiliate faculty appointment in the Special Education Administration and Educational Leadership program to begin in August 2024. We seek candidates from a diverse pool of practitioners with expertise in PK-12 educational leadership and teaching. The affiliate faculty position is a non-tenure track nine-month position in the educational leadership program. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching and recruitment in special education administration and educational leadership, as well as experience working with diverse populations of students.
Assistant Professor - Educational Foundations Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Department of Literacy, Educational Foundations, and Technology in the College of Education and Community Innovation (CECI) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) seeks a colleague for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank in Educational Foundations to begin in August 2024. We seek candidates from a diverse pool of scholars with expertise (teaching and/or research) in pre-K-12 assessment and educational research methods. We particularly invite applications from candidates who can demonstrate professional and applied experiences with culturally responsive pedagogy and/or gender and sexualities. Candidates with demonstrated experience with social justice education and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives/training are also preferred.
Assistant Professor of Visual Studies and Studio Foundations (Society, Technology, and Environment Cluster Hire) Allendale, Michigan
The Department of Visual and Media Arts at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) invites applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Visual Studies and Studio Foundations. The successful candidate will focus on teaching, leadership, and engagement in contemporary, contextual, and digital studio practices. https://www.gvsu.edu/clas/clas-cluster-hire-in-society-technology-and-environment-1247.htm.
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Studio Foundations (Society, Technology, and Environment Cluster Hire) Allendale, Michigan
The Department of Visual and Media Arts seeks a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Graphic Design and Studio Foundations.
Custodian - Facilities Services (Third Shift) Allendale, Michigan
The custodian position will clean/sanitize restrooms, sweep, mop vacuum, empty trash, lock/unlock buildings, room set-ups, and other assigned duties.  Position is third shift with a typical start time of 9:00pm; the first 1-2 weeks of training are held during first shift.
Assistant Professor - Social Work Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) School of Social Work seeks two tenure track – assistant professors, full-time, 9-month contract specializing in BSW & MSW education. Salary for faculty positions is commensurate with experience. This position may include opportunity for spring/summer teaching with additional compensation. We are seeking an innovative educator who is excited about the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who teach in this program.

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