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
Required Qualifications and Education:
- A completed terminal degree in a relevant humanities,
interdisciplinary, science, or social science field by August
- 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
- Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence at the
- 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
- 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 jobs.gvsu.edu.
How To Apply: Apply online
at https://jobs.gvsu.edu 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: December 6,
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for racial and ethnic minorities, women, protected veterans and
individuals with disabilities. University policy extends
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