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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Grand Valley State University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS AOS: Open.
AOC We have additional teaching needs in aesthetics and practical and/or professional ethics. Ideal candidates would be able to teach in at least one of these additional areas.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Allendale, Michigan, United States
Start date August 6, 2022
Job description


The Department of Philosophy at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan is accepting applications for 2 one-year visiting faculty positions for 2022-23. Such appointments may be renewed for up to three years, depending on satisfactory performance and continued teaching needs of the department. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, and tuition reduction for spouse and dependents. Contract begins August 6, 2022.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Experience in, demonstrated understanding of, or interest in social justice education and/or initiatives, and/or inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy. 
  • ABD or Ph.D. in Philosophy, with solid grounding in history of philosophy and commitment to excellent teaching in the tradition of liberal education. Candidates must be able to teach across the introductory philosophy curriculum including Logic, Introduction to Philosophy, and Ethics.  Candidates should also show evidence of teaching excellence.


Four (4) courses per semester, undergraduate. Summer teaching possible.


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The university offers an excellent comprehensive package that includes health/vision/dental plans, life insurance, retirement, sick/leave disability, tuition waiver, adoption resources, wellness coaching, and free access to campus fitness facilities. Family and child care options on and off-campus are also available. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit Visiting Faculty Benefits - Benefits and Wellness - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu).

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is the largest college at Grand Valley, offering over 50 bachelor degrees and a growing number of advanced degrees in the natural and mathematical sciences, the fine arts and humanities, and the social sciences. CLAS is a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry, extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life. Our faculty are active teacher-scholars committed to equitable, inclusive, career-connected, and community-engaged liberal arts and sciences education. There are many opportunities for collaboration within CLAS and across a broad group of partners on and off campus. We are interested in attracting a cohort of new faculty committed to these core values as we seek to foster a community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.

Campus/University:  Grand Valley University (GVSU) is a public comprehensive institution located in West Michigan with campuses in Allendale, downtown Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Detroit, Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, and has been nationally recognized for innovativeness and its contribution to students’ social mobility. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of around one million people, is affordable, and offers rich cultural amenities. Grand Valley is located within easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Information can be found at Community Resources - Human Resources - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu). Grand Valley is highly rated for safety, sustainability, and veteran and LGBTQ friendliness, and is committed to supporting employees and their families in work-life balance.

Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000

For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at www.gvsu.edu

Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See http://www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

How to apply
Application type Email
How to Apply: Please submit application letter, C.V., transcript (unofficial issued to students are acceptable to apply),3 confidential letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement on commitment to inclusive excellence that includes a summary of ongoing and anticipated activities to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in your teaching, and any additional application materials to Christine DeMichieli at [email protected] Grand Valley State University has a diverse student body and we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring students underrepresented demographics in the sciences. 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. Email questions about the position to: Prof. John Uglietta, Chair, [email protected] Application Deadline: The review process will begin on April 22, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Web address to apply https://www.gvsu.edu/philosophy/
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: April 22, 2022, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline May 31, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Contact name John Uglietta
Contact email
Contact phone 616-331-2114
Time created March 31, 2022, 9:30pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 31, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on June 2, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated September 1, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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