Nonprofit Mgmt. faculty position

Grand Valley State University

Faculty Position Announcement

The School of Public, Nonprofit, & Health Administration (SPNHA) at Grand Valley State University invites applicants for a tenure track assistant professor position beginning August 2014. Applicants should have doctorate from an accredited institution by August 2014 in public administration, philanthropy, nonprofit management, or a related field. Consideration will be given to those who are ABD but will be hired at instructor level. Evidence of prior teaching experience, active scholarship, and community-based service are also required. Preference will be given to those that can teach social entrepreneurship, fund development and other areas of nonprofit management. The selected candidate should demonstrate potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as scholarship and community-based service, with active research and service agendas.

Based in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the 13-member SPHNA faculty serves nearly 200 students in a public and nonprofit undergraduate program and over 250 students in a NASPAA accredited MPA program with concentrations in public management, urban and regional policy and planning, nonprofit management and leadership, health care administration, and criminal justice. Other SPNHA offerings include a Master’s in Health Administration, a graduate certificate in nonprofit administration, a graduate certificate in sustainability, and undergraduate majors in both public administration and nonprofit management.

Grand Valley State University is the comprehensive regional university serving the Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland region, the state’s second largest metropolitan area with a population of 1.1 million, a dynamic business environment, and a rich cultural life. GVSU offers 27 graduate programs and over 60 undergraduate programs that attract over 25,000 students. Grand Valley boasts both downtown and rural campus settings, beautiful and modern facilities, and a vibrant campus life. The university has been selected by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master’s degree granting universities in the Midwest and by Princeton Review as a “best college.”

Apply online at Include a letter of application, updated curriculum vitae, and a one-page research agenda. The online system will allow you to attach these items electronically. Send three letters of reference, transcripts, the most recent teaching evaluations (and any other evidence of teaching excellence), and an example of a recently published article or a dissertation chapter to the Search Committee Chair, Donijo Robbins, 258C DeVos Center, School of Public, Nonprofit, & Health Administration, 401 W. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive. If you have questions about the position or nominations for the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair at


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I am an associate professor of public administration at Tennessee State University. The opinions expressed on my blog are my own and do not represent those of my institution.
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