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Visiting Instructor Position Available[POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED]

May 11, 2023

Visiting Instructor Position Available[POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED]

Position Title:  Visiting Faculty Member in Statistics 

Required Qualifications and Education:  Evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence and an M.S. degree in Statistics or related field with at least 18 graduate hours in statistics. 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.

Responsibilities:  Duties include teaching 4 sections of an introductory statistics class.  Employment to begin in August of 2023.

Salary/Benefits:  The university offers an excellent comprehensive package that includes health plans, life insurance, tuition waiver, adoption resources, wellness coaching, and free access to campus fitness facilities. Family and childcare 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 (  

How to Apply:  Applications should be emailed to Dr. Paul Stephenson, Department Chair, Department of Statistics at [email protected]. A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and your motivation to teach at GVSU, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement on commitment to inclusive excellence that includes a summary of ongoing and anticipated activities to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in your teaching, (4) contact information of three professional references, and (5) graduate transcripts (unofficial issued to students are acceptable to apply). Grand Valley State University has a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Paul Stephenson via e-mail at [email protected].

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.

Deadline Date for Filing Applications:  Review of candidate files will begin on May 25, 2023 with applications accepted until the position is filled. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

About the Department:  The Department of Statistics at Grand Valley State University places an emphasis on teaching excellence and active scholarship. Our department offers a Master’s degree in Biostatistics, Applied Statistics, an undergraduate major in Statistics (with a potential emphasis in Actuarial Science), and minors in Mathematical Statistics and Applied Statistics. We jointly offer a Master’s degree in Data Science and Analytics and a minor in Data Science with the School of Computing Science and Information Systems. Currently our department has approximately 80 graduate students, 120 majors and 150 minors. The department and university are strongly committed to using technology in teaching at all levels. The student and faculty networks at GVSU maintain the current versions of SAS, SPSS, RStudio, and JMP. For more information, see our web site at  

About the College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is the largest college at Grand Valley, offering over 50 bachelor’s 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 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.

About the 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 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 rich in cultural amenities, and is located in easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Grand Valley is highly rated for safety, sustainability, and veteran and LGBTQ friendliness, and GVSU is committed to supporting employees and their families in work-life balance.

Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for nondiscrimination, the College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together. See . TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

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