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Associate or Professor/Chair - Physical Therapy (College of Health Professions) Grand Rapids
Full-Time, 12-Month, Tenure-Track Position. The Department of Physical Therapy within Grand Valley State University’s College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (or higher) to serve as the Department Chair. Applicants must possess an earned post-professional doctoral degree and be licensed as a physical therapist (or eligible for licensure) in the state of Michigan. Previous experience as a program director and with the CAPTE accreditation process is preferred. This position will support the ongoing success of the GVSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. The start date for this position is Summer 2020.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Audiology (College of Health Professions) Grand Rapids
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Grand Rapids, Michigan is currently accepting applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate/or Full Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders to support the existing undergraduate and the newly approved Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program. Individuals who are interested and meet the required qualifications may be considered for the position of Program Director. This is an exciting opportunity for innovative and motivated individuals who enjoy program development and desire to educate tomorrow’s professionals.
Special Events Manager - University Development Grand Rapids
Grand Valley State University seeks a strategic, creative, and experienced events professional to plan, manage, and execute high-profile events designed to engage, cultivate, and steward prospective and current donors to GVSU. This position has direct contact with the President, university leadership, and major donors, and requires a high level of detail and organization to execute multi-faceted projects successfully.
Affiliate Faculty of Practice - Accounting (Seidman College of Business) Grand Rapids
The Seidman College of Business, School of Accounting at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a one-year renewable, non-tenure track position beginning in August 2020. The open position is for an Affiliate Faculty of Practice in Accounting. The candidate should have earned a M.S.A. or Master’s degree (or higher) in a related field from an AACSB accredited institution by August 2020, and should have related industry experience with increasing levels of responsibility. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in areas of teaching needs, and who have demonstrated teaching effectiveness at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Salary is AACSB competitive. Visit our Web site at: for more information, additional requirements, a full description of the position, 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. The University and Seidman College offer an excellent benefits package. Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State).
Scheduling Coordinator - University Counseling Center Allendale
The scheduling coordinator works in reception, schedules staff meetings, events, and client appointments, and helps set the tone for student experience in accessing the center. This position works in collaboration, and is cross-trained, with the office coordinator to ensure smooth functioning of front-desk reception.
Associate Professor - Anthropology (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Allendale
Grand Valley State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a Distinguished Professor of Great Lakes Indigenous Peoples. A generous donation has allowed us the opportunity to expand this position with a reduction in course load enabling greater research and curatorial focus and opportunities. This is an associate level position (or higher) with possibility of an expedited tenure review process. The position will begin August 6, 2020. The successful candidate will join an active, collaborative four field department with a strong applied focus.
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.
Assistant Professor - Integrative, Religious and Intercultural Studies (Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies) Allendale
The Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department at Grand Valley State University invites applications for tenure-line faculty member (assistant professor) with specialization in political ecology, science and technology studies, and/or ethical practice studies with a social justice, social innovation, or transformative approach to broadly serve the department’s growing graduate program in Social Innovation and its undergraduate programs in Integrative Studies (formerly Liberal Studies), Religious Studies, and Intercultural Competence. The expected start date is August 2020. This position is intended to complement existing strengths in a vibrant department that practices and understands interdisciplinary studies as drawing from multiple disciplinary locations, working across and for cultural communities, and engaging with varied methodological and theoretical frameworks.
Admissions Counselor - Admissions Office Allendale
Grand Valley State University is seeking a full time Admissions Counselor in the Office of Admissions. Bachelor’s Degree is required. See for specific job requirements and how to apply. Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
Director of Learning Services - Johnson Center for Philanthropy Grand Rapids
This position will manage the professional development and training programs offered by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy (Johnson Center). The position will serve as a member of the Senior Coordinating and Accountability Team for the Center.
Assistant Professor - School of Engineering (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 Professor level. This position is within the Electrical and Computer engineering program and involves teaching in support of our BSE and MSE programs at all levels from first-year through Master’s courses, curriculum and course development, professional service, and professional development activities including scholarship. Of particular interest is teaching and industrial experience as well as experience related to recruiting and supervising industrial grade projects. This position will support the continued growth of GVSU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs. The start date for this position is fall 2020.
Public Safety Officer: Accreditation Sergeant - Department of Public Safety Grand Rapids
Grand Valley State University is looking to hire a full time Public Safety Officer. This position will be assigned an 8 hour per day Monday through Friday schedule.  The position will work out of the Grand Rapids Campus and will be expected to honor a 7-year commitment in the prescribed accreditation role.
Assistant Professor - Higher Education (College of Education) Grand Rapids
The College of Education at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Higher Education beginning August 2020. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered if completed by August 31, 2020. Primary responsibilities include: teaching graduate courses in a M. Ed. in Higher Education program which has two emphasis areas: Adult and Higher Education and College Student Affairs Leadership; supervising graduate student research; pursuing scholarly interests; and providing service to the unit and university.
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 (Grand Valley) is launching a search for its next Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and is seeking a collaborative and institutionally minded leader with a proven record of innovation to serve as the Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The dean promotes excellence in all aspects of the college mission to nurture the discovery, creation, transmission and application of knowledge and understanding across the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and fine arts. The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides leadership, management and administration of the college. Grand Valley attracts more than 24,000 students with high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university serving students from across Michigan and dozens of other states and foreign countries, offering 94 undergraduate and 42 graduate degree programs and has campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland. The university offers programming and classes from centers in Traverse City, Muskegon, and Detroit; Grand Valley’s Annis Water Resources Institute and the Muskegon Innovation Hub are in Muskegon. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships.
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.
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 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.

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