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Cluster Hire - Multiple Positions (Assistant Professors, Interdisciplinary Fields)

Grand Valley State University
Michigan, United States
$63,000.00 - $65,500.00
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Film & Video, Media Studies, Other Communications, Humanities, American Studies, English & Literature, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Gay & Lesbian Studies, History, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies, Professional Fields, Journalism, Law & Legal Studies, Other Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Sciences & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Geography, Human Development & Family Sciences, Labor & Industrial Relations, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Psychology, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Summary: This search is designed to fill six (6) total tenure-line positions in Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Appointments may be joined with other Brooks College units, but primary appointments will serve the following areas: African & African American Studies, Digital Studies, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and Integrative, Religious, & Intercultural Studies.

As part of its abiding commitment to values of inclusion and equity, Brooks College is conducting a college-wide tenure-line search designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to diversity and inclusion, promote inclusive teaching strategies, and support faculty retention.  

Successful candidates will have teaching and scholarly interests that span needs/priorities in two or more academic programs housed within Brooks College; increase curricular coverage of areas related to diversity and inclusion; and contribute to college and university goals with respect to access, equity, and inclusive campus climate. Candidates selected through this diversity cluster hire will be given start-up funds to support their work in diversity and inclusion with additional funding designated to support a collaborative effort among these new hires in support of DEI pedagogy and inclusive climate within Brooks College and university-wide.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • A completed terminal degree in a relevant humanities, interdisciplinary, science, or social science field by August 2022.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in an area that directly serves two or more of the following programs: African & African American Studies, Digital Studies, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and Integrative, Religious, & Intercultural Studies. Examples of areas of particular need include: interdisciplinary research methods; broad knowledge of environmental and sustainability studies; social movements in relation to change with a particular focus on marginalized communities; social impact assessment; an interdisciplinary approach to digital studies with a focus on data preservation and sustainability, humanistic data design and visualization, social justice and digital technologies; sexuality and/or LGBTQ studies; collaborative communication; diversity and intercultural communication; immigration and migration studies; or African diaspora studies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and/or service as evidenced by past experience in one or more of those areas.
  • Evidence of an active research or creative agenda.
  • Experience working with and understanding of underrepresented and diverse populations, including non-traditional learners.
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues from outside one’s primary field of expertise/training.
  • Interest in teaching in online, hybrid, and face-to-face environments.
  • Clear description of how inclusion, equity, social justice, and diversity issues have been or will be brought into courses.
  • Commitment to teaching general education courses as well as teaching in one’s area(s) of expertise.
  • Show willingness to teach at all levels of the program, or programs, from introductory to capstone courses.
  • Submission of all required application materials by December 6, 2021.

For a complete list of preferred qualifications and education, responsibilities, essential functions, and salary please see the full job posting at

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now." Please include: a cover letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample indicative of area of scholarship, and a statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and/or service describing past experiences, contributions to diversity and inclusion efforts, the impact on students, faculty, staff, and/or your field, and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research/and or service within Brooks College and/or at Grand Valley State University. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Letters of reference should only be provided if requested by the search committee.

Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215 or email the Brooks College Dean’s Office at

Application Deadline: December 6, 2021.  

Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for racial and ethnic minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. University policy extends protections to additional identities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State).

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