Call for Applications

Frederik Meijer Honors College 

Call for Applications 


The Meijer Honors College in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies welcomes applications from tenured GVSU faculty with a terminal degree for a permanent position in the college. The successful candidate will transfer their faculty appointment and join other honors college faculty at the Niemeyer Learning & Living Center in Allendale. The preferred start date is August 2024, but we anticipate that the candidate would still do some teaching in their unit for the 2024-25 academic year because of prior scheduling. Potential candidates should note that the honors college curriculum includes courses that feature project-based learning and quantitative literacy. We encourage applications from faculty demonstrating interest and proficiency in those pedagogical approaches.


The college upholds the importance of core faculty values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging (DEIAB) and expects that candidates will clearly demonstrate how they are incorporating those values in one or more areas of teaching, scholarship, or service for contract renewal and all levels of promotion. DEIAB should not be considered its own pillar but a balanced and integrative aspect of teaching, scholarly/creative activity, and service.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated exceptional teaching, which includes a record of using active-learning and non-traditional techniques
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and equity inside and outside the classroom
  • Commitment to the Honors College mission and values 
  • Collegiality and commitment to working collaboratively outside the classroom
  • Commitment to team-teaching and interdisciplinarity
  • A record of active and continuing scholarship
  • Demonstrated history of mentoring creative and/or scholarly undergraduate activities


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Ability and willingness to teach quantitative literacy through topic-based courses
  • Ability and willingness to teach HNR 201, a campus community engagement course


Service in the Honors College is primarily student-oriented. Honors faculty are expected to engage in a range of service activities supporting and mentoring students, from recruitment through graduation. 


Application/Search Process: Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that addresses the stated qualifications, student evaluations from calendar years 2022 & 2023, and a brief letter of support from their unit head. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2024. The committee may solicit letters of recommendation from peers and students at a later date. The Honors Faculty Council (HFC) reviews all applications and coordinates the interview process. HFC members may conduct class visits of candidates and solicit feedback from current students. The HFC will forward its recommendations to the dean, who will make the final decision. Note: tenure must have been earned by the start of the Fall 2024 term.


For questions, please contact Dr. Coeli Fitzpatrick at [email protected]

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