Grand Valley State University — Assistant Professor, Area and Global Studies Department


Area and Global Studies Department at Grand Valley State University invites applications for assistant professor with research specialization in global studies, including areas such as global inequality, migration, transnationalism, global health, global communication, environment/sustainability, human rights and global perspectives on issues of identity, gender, race and ethnicity. Candidates must demonstrate teaching experience at undergraduate level, a commitment to serving diverse communities of learners and collaborating with diverse colleagues whose expertise spans disciplinary boundaries.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in relevant field by August 6, 2019.
  • Demonstrated interdisciplinary scholarship in global studies that connects to disciplines such as African/African American Studies, Middle East Studies, East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies.
  • Demonstrated scholarly activity and research agenda in global issues and social impact.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching about global issues at undergraduate level.
  • Commitment to serving diverse communities of learners, collaborating with colleagues whose expertise spans disciplinary boundaries.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Global Studies.
  • Demonstrated local or global community engagement with global issues.
  • Ability to teach both in classroom and online environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching a broad range of courses in the existing interdisciplinary programs in the college, including Environmental Studies, and Human Rights.

Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced level courses in Global Studies and Social Impact and contribute to other programs in the college. Faculty members are required to demonstrate excellence in teaching, maintain an active research agenda and contribute service to the department, college, university and community. Ordinarily, tenure-track faculty members teach three courses per semester.

Salary: Competitive Salary and benefits package.

Campus: Allendale

Department/Division: Area and Global Studies/Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Application deadline: January 6, 2019.

How to Apply: Apply online at, click “Apply now.” Include curriculum vitae; cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications; research statement (1 page); and teaching philosophy statement (1 page). (Please note only specified documents should be uploaded.) Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andrew Schlewitz, Grand Valley State University, Area and Global Studies, 1 Campus Drive – 106 LOH, Allendale, MI 49401-9403. For more details, see

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Applications close: 06 Jan 2019 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time