Job Description: Area and Global Studies, an academic unit in The Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University, invites applications for a one-year visiting professorship in Global Studies and Social Impact (GSI). We seek qualified candidates who can contribute to this new program through their teaching. Areas of expertise could include: global inequality, migration, trans-nationalism, global health, global communication, environment/sustainability, human rights, gender, race or ethnicity. A successful applicant must be committed to excellence in teaching undergraduate level students.


  • ABD
  • Ability to teach GSI core courses
  • Demonstrated success in teaching about global issues


  • Ph.D. in Global Studies
  • Ability to contribute to an additional existing interdisciplinary program within the college, particularly area programs in Middle East Studies, East Asian Studies, African/African American Studies, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, or topical areas in Digital Studies minor
  • Demonstrated local or global community engagement with global issues

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach four three-credit hour courses during each of the Fall and Winter semesters, among them being introductory courses for the Global Studies and Social Impact program. Visiting faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Salary:  Health benefits are included.

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

How to apply:  Send all application materials and inquiries to Dr. Andrew Schlewitz, Coordinator of Global Studies and Social Impact, at and to office manager Leslye Allen at  Application materials should include a cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, teaching and course evaluations, along with curriculum vitae including the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three academic references. 

Inquiries may also be made to the Area and Global Studies office at 616-331-8110. Please visit our website for more information at  

Deadline Date: Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt.

For more information about Grand Valley State University, see our website at

In a continuing effort to diversify our campus community, we actively encourage applications from people of color, women, veterans, people of diverse sexual identities/orientations, and persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute positively to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Grand Valley State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

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