Affiliate (Clinical) Faculty Economics - Seidman College of Business

Required Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master's or PhD degree in Applied Economics, or a Master's in Business Administration (or equivalent) with an emphasis in Economics. The candidate must also have substantial, relevant, recent professional work experience. Affiliate (Clinical) Faculty must continue professional activities necessary to maintain faculty status under college accreditation requirements. Candidates must also have a demonstrated ability to teach effectively and must be committed to GVSU's vision of inclusion and equity. 

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated experience teaching Economics, shown a significant level of engagement with the business community, and/or worked in economic development. 

Responsibilities - Essential Functions: Affiliate (Clinical) Faculty are expected to provide effective teaching, conduct scholarship, and engage in service to the university and community at a level commensurate with their rank and college accreditation requirements. The normal teaching load is 24 credit hours per academic year with a possible three (3) credit release for AACSB required research and service responsibilities.

Salary: Competitive

Department: Economics Department, Seidman College of Business

Campus: Pew Grand Rapids Campus, although some courses may be taught on the Allendale Campus

The University and Community: Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a regional comprehensive state university of over 25,000 students which values and supports excellence in teaching, research, and service. The L. William Seidman Center is located on the Pew Campus of GVSU in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan's second largest city and West Michigan's economic, educational, and cultural center. The Grand Rapids community has been recognized by Fortune, Forbes, Industry Week, and others for its excellent business and family climate. Grand Rapids is a vibrant, exciting community with significant leisure time activities available.

The College: The L. William Seidman Center opened in 2013 and houses the Seidman College of Business which is fully accredited by AACSB International. Enrollment in Seidman is over 4,000 students and 90 full-time faculty. The Economics Department consists of thirteen full-time faculty members. (

How to Apply: Candidates must apply online at  Submit a (1) cover letter to include your teaching philosophy and engagement in the business community, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) all teaching evaluations from the two most recent years of teaching experience, (4) contact information for three references with addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, and (5) unofficial transcripts from the Master's or PhD granting institution. Applicants may also include scholarly publications and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of recommendation are required and will be requested electronically from the references you provide on your online application.

Questions about this position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair:  Dr. Leslie Muller at [email protected] . If you have questions or need assistance with the online system, call Human Resources, at (616) 331-2215.  Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Deadline Date to File Application Materials: Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.