Grand Valley State University, Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department Allendale, MI, USA
Mar 17, 2020Full time
Affiliate Faculty of Instruction- Integrative, Religious and Intercultural Studies (IRIS) (Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies) Position Title: Affiliate Faculty of Instruction in Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies (IRIS), Detroit Campus Position Description: The Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department (IRIS) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is located within the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies with its primary departmental faculty, staff, and administrative offices based on GVSU’s Allendale Campus in Lake Ontario Hall. This affiliate faculty of instruction position is a 9-month, full-time, academic year position to be housed within the IRIS Department with the goal of primarily supporting the LEADS (Lifelong Educational Attainment for Diverse Students) Initiative run in collaboration with GVSU’s Center for Adult and Continuing Studies. Normal teaching load is 24-credits/year. This faculty member’s primary location would be on GVSU’s Detroit Campus. It is expected that this affiliate faculty member will become certified to teach online/hybrid courses at GVSU prior to the start of Fall Semester 2020 (August) and will demonstrate innovative and effective teaching with particular strengths in adult, online pedagogy. The faculty member is also expected to participate in regular professional development activities that support their teaching activities, regularly participate in department meetings, and be in ongoing communication with the Department Chair and/or Assistant Chair. Specific additional duties associated with this role will include: Partnering with the Unit Head and Assistant Chair(s), Center for Adult and Continuing Studies, regional IRIS faculty, and the Brooks College Office of Integrative Learning and Advising to organize and support professional networking and community-based learning opportunities as needed; Representing the IRIS Department at GVSU graduation, alumni, recruitment, and kindred events that serve Detroit campus-based students or prospective students; Attending IRIS Department monthly meetings and reporting to the IRIS Department on activities on the Detroit Campus. Supporting teaching and student needs on the GVSU Detroit campus, to be determined by the IRIS Department Unit Head and GVSU Center for Adult and Continuing Studies; Providing faculty advising support for Integrative Studies majors and certificate/badge earners to facilitate retention to graduation; and Assisting students to find internship and practicum opportunities, as well as facilitating research opportunities for students served by the Detroit campus. Compensation for additional advising and administrative duties will be negotiated with the Brooks College Dean’s Office.