Grand Valley State University

Affiliate Faculty of Writing

The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill a full-time (9-month), non-tenure track Affiliate Faculty position beginning August 6, 2020. No scholarship expectations or service obligations. An M.A., M.S. or M.F.A. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or Writing is required by time of employment. Candidates need to have expertise and experience in teaching college composition. Candidates must also have experience teaching writing in a computer lab. Preferred qualifications include graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition, or its professional equivalent.

The typical full-time (9-month) teaching load is 12-credit hours per semester, drawn from GVSU's general education composition courses. The position is not tenure-track. Individuals will be appointed for one academic year on a full-time basis. This may be renewed once for an additional academic year. Thereafter, such individuals may be appointed for three (3) consecutive academic years. The ideal candidates will focus their careers on teaching general education writing courses and on continuously developing their professional expertise as writing teachers. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications (includes health and retirement benefits).Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a CV, cover letter addressed to Professor Christopher Toth, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Review of applications will begin December 3, 2019 and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University. We plan to conduct online interviews with all finalists. GVSU is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information

Christopher Toth, Professor
1 Campus Drive
LOH 326
Contact Phone: 
(616) 331-3367
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