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Department Hiring Visiting Faculty in Business Communication

Visiting Faculty of Writing. The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill a full-time (9-month) Visiting Faculty position to begin August 6, 2024. The ideal candidates will have experience teaching business communication courses in both traditional classrooms and online environmentsand be interested in continuously developing their professional expertise as writing instructors. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience teaching courses in intercultural and global communication and working with adult learners. An PhD, MFA, or MA in Rhetoric/Composition, Writing, English, or closely related field is required by time of employment, and graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition is desired. Candidates need to have expertise and experience in teaching business communication; strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility; creativity and flexibility; and interest in social justice education, inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training. The typical teaching load for Visiting Faculty is 12-credit hours per semester.

This is a one year, non-tenure track position, with the possibility of renewal up to three years depending on funding and need. This position is designed for candidates planning to seek permanent positions elsewhere. To help Visiting Faculty in their continuing job searches, we provide mentoring, research and conference travel support, and performance reviews. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in receiving candidate applications from underrepresented groups and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student populations. Please see the Department of Writing website,, for details about our department and course offerings.

To apply, send PDFs of the following application documents to the Department of Writing Chair, Amy Ferdinandt Stolley ([email protected]): (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and your motivation to teach at GVSU, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3), a teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of how you foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through your teaching, and (4) a list of at least three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin May 10, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled. Online interviews will be conducted with all finalists. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University. GVSU is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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