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Associate Vice President for Business and Finance Allendale
Grand Valley State University seeks an outstanding finance professional to join the finance and administration leadership team as Associate Vice President for Business and Finance. The Associate Vice President leads the implementation of the financial strategy for the University, utilizing his/her financial expertise and management skills. The Associate Vice President reports directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and works with other members of the Finance and Administration Division, members of the Senior Leadership Team and the President’s Cabinet, the Board of Trustees, and colleagues across the institution.
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Allendale
Grand Valley State University seeks a collaborative and institutionally minded leader with a proven record of innovation to serve as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The CLAS Dean reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and works collaboratively with the Deans from the other seven colleges to ensure Grand Valley graduates students who are both liberally educated and professionally prepared. Established as a merging of three smaller colleges in 2004, CLAS is the largest college at the university and delivers many of the General Education requirements that embody the university’s commitment to a liberal education. CLAS is known for its strong sense of shared governance, a faculty focused on student success, and curriculum that reflects the application of the liberal arts and sciences to any profession.
Vice President for Enrollment Development Allendale
Grand Valley State University seeks an outstanding enrollment management professional to join the Senior Leadership Team as Vice President for Enrollment Development. The Vice President for Enrollment Development is the chief enrollment and retention strategist for the University, providing expertise and leadership necessary to closely align strategic objectives in pursuit of the vision of the Board of Trustees, the President, and other Executive Officers.
Wayfinding Research Site Coordinator (12 Month Adjunct) - Kirkhof College of Nursing Grand Rapids
GVSU’s Kirkhof College of Nursing seeks Adjunct, part time (32 hours per week, with benefits) research site coordinator for a NIH funded research study. Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, able to learn to use and iPad and data collection software, strong verbal communication skills, ability to work with a diverse team, strong organizational and time management skills. Preferred qualifications include research data collection experience, experience in human subjects’ research activities, clinical trial experience, experience working with older adults, experience working with older adults who have cognitive impairments, long term care experience.
INTERNAL ONLY: Office Coordinator - Padnos International Center (Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies) Allendale
Coordinate a variety of duties for Padnos International Center for which discretion and/or judgment concerning the procedures to use or policies to follow is required. Will require occasional evening and/or weekend work.
Records Assistant (Application Processing) - Records and Registration Allendale
Grand Valley State University is seeking a full time Records Assistant in the Registrar's Office. See for specific job requirements and how to apply. Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
Secretary (Limited Part-Time) - Statistics (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Allendale
The secretary performs receptionist duties; provides clerical support for a department/office; receives, opens, and routes mail; inventories supplies and/or merchandise; maintains files on paper and/or computer systems; answers or refers inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and the general public regarding established policies and procedures; and answers routine inquiries. This is a 12 month limited part-time position, which is18 hours per week.
Associate Director - Student Information & Services Center (College of Education) Grand Rapids
Applicants must have a master’s degree in Education, or a closely related field, knowledge of current teacher certification requirements, strong communication, organizational, and problem solving skills, with a dedication to customer serving in a higher education setting, as well as extensive computer skills, including database management, and experience with data collection and analysis for statistical purposes and reporting. This position is responsible for the coordination of the College of Education’s accreditation and Federal reporting requirements. Other responsibilities include coordinating recruitment and advising efforts to promote undergraduate and graduate programs through outreach efforts with local middle and high schools, community colleges and College of Education alumni. For a full description and to apply online, go to In addition to the electronic application, applicants must include a cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three references, and a copy of transcripts. The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Writing Center Specialist - Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors (Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies) Allendale
Grand Valley State University is looking to hire a Writing Center Specialist. This will be a half time position working 20 hours a week for during the 9 month academic year.
Director of Community Data and Research Lab - Johnson Center for Philanthropy Grand Rapids
The full-time director of the Community Data and Research Lab (CDRL) oversees a staff of researchers, database experts and web developers to execute a portfolio of projects designed to promote access to data to inform practice. This position requires strong leadership and knowledge of community research and evaluation design, along with a vision of how data can contribute to community well-being. This position reports to the executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy (Johnson Center) and is a member of the overall Johnson Center leadership team.
Groundskeeper - Facilities Services Allendale
Grand Valley State University is looking for a Groundskeeper 1 in the Facilities Services Department.
Director of Endowed and Planned Giving - University Development Grand Rapids
The Director of Endowed and Planned Giving, under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Development, will work collaboratively with the Major Gift Team and Alumni Relations/Annual Giving Team to develop strategies for a portfolio of prospects for endowment gifts. The individual will be responsible for identifying and managing a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, encouraging their substantial philanthropic investment in the University.
Visiting Librarian, Archivist - University Libraries Allendale
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Libraries is seeking candidates for a visiting faculty fellowship for 2020-2023. This three-year appointment, contingent upon continued funding, is for a user-focused and collegial Archivist with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Faculty Fellows will gain professional experience as an academic librarian and a faculty member. They also will gain a depth of expertise in their primary assignment as well as holistic experience throughout the libraries. Grand Valley State University Libraries is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. Our membership reflects our commitment to help diversify and thereby enrich the profession. To this end, we have created opportunities for individuals from professionally underrepresented groups to gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to thrive in an academic context. For more information visit our FAQ:
Director of Community Engagement - Vice Provost for Health Battle Creek
In partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Grand Valley is stepping into the Battle Creek community. Grand Valley is seeking an organized, energetic, and driven community leader to oversee the GVSU Battle Creek Outreach Center. As the face of GVSU, the Director of Community Engagement will partner alongside area educators, business, health providers, and community members to drive forward the development and support of education and health initiatives within the Battle Creek community.
Assistant Professor - Communication Studies (School of Communications) Allendale
The School of Communications at Grand Valley State University is seeking an effective teacher and scholar to join the faculty of the Communication Studies major. This is an Assistant Professor tenure-track position to begin Fall 2020. All areas of research and scholarship are welcome. The Communication Studies major places a premium on the abilities and skills of the applicant to successfully contribute to and complement the strong teaching of the current faculty. The successful applicant will teach a range of courses across the communication curriculum, engage in advising of students, and pursue scholarly/professional activities. Those with experience teaching methods and with abilities to design, develop and teach hybrid/online courses are encouraged to apply.
Assistant Professor - Writing and Digital Studies (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences & Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies Allendale
Assistant Professor of Writing and Digital Studies (Joint Appointment). The Department of Writing and the Digital Studies Minor at Grand Valley State University seek to fill a (9-month) jointly appointed tenure-track position beginning August 6, 2020. A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional or Technical Communication, Writing, English, or closely related field is required. ABD will be considered for a two-year contract with provision that a Ph.D. must be completed by December 2021.
Assistant Professor - Anthropology (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Allendale
Grand Valley State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position assistant professor of the archaeology of indigenous people of the Great Lakes region to begin August 6, 2020. The successful candidate will join an active, collaborative four field department with a strong applied focus.
Assistant Professor - Digital Studies and Multimedia Journalism (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences & Brooks College of Interdisclinary Studies) Allendale
The School of Communications and the Digital Studies programs at Grand Valley State University are seeking an effective teacher and scholar to join the faculty of both programs. This is an Assistant Professor tenure-track position to begin Fall 2020. Applicants without a Ph.D must possess a master’s degree in journalism or a related field with significant experience in data journalism, computational journalism, data visualization, or a combination of all three. College teaching experience is required. A Ph.D. in journalism or a related communications field with significant professional data journalism experience is preferred.
Assistant /Associate Professor - School of Engineering Mechanical (Padnos College of Engineering and Computing) Grand Rapids
The School of Engineering within Grand Valley State University’s Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. A highly motivated candidate is sought to teach in the general areas of mechanics and machine design in addition to other areas that include but are not limited to controls and robotics. The ideal candidate will be expected to teach some lower division courses as well. The start date for this position is fall 2020. This position will support the continued growth of GVSU’s Mechanical Engineering Program, which has doubled in size in the last several years. The Mechanical Engineering Program offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree as well as a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree. The BSE program includes mandatory co-op education experiences and an extensive experiential learning component. The MSE program emphasizes professional practice as well as applied research. Partly sponsored by the local industry, these programs yield job-ready as well as graduate school-ready engineering graduates in support of the diversified regional industries.
Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - Biomedical Sciences (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Allendale
The Biomedical Sciences Department at Grand Valley State University is pleased to announce it is searching for a new affiliate faculty member to join our growing department in the Fall of 2020. This is a full‐time, 9‐month, non‐tenure‐track renewable position. We are seeking someone to teach anatomy, physiology, or microbiology undergraduate courses. Affiliate faculty teach between 12 to 15 contact hours per semester, often a mixture of introductory laboratory and lecture courses. Candidates must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in anatomy, physiology, microbiology or other related discipline; prior teaching experience is required.

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