The Psychology Department at Grand Valley State University invites applicants for adjunct teaching for the Fall 2022 and/or Winter 2023 semesters. Candidates must have earned a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in psychology or related field and have backgrounds that enable them to teach Research Methods and/or Life Span Development.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations. The successful candidate should also have strong communication and interpersonal skills.


GVSU has a large and diverse group of 40 full-time psychology faculty members who engage in teaching and research in all areas of psychological science. The Adjunct Professor will have access to shared laboratory facilities and equipment and an undergraduate subject pool, should they want to continue their research or collaborate with other faculty or students. They also will have free access to a full, state-of-the-art gym with pool, and opportunities to apply for internal professional development funding.


Applicants should send, via email, a letter-of-application describing interests and qualifications, along with a Curriculum Vitae, to Mary Bower Russa, at . As part of the letter-of-application, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Candidates should also include a statement on commitment to inclusive excellence that includes a summary of ongoing and anticipated activities to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in their teaching. Applicants should also have two letters of reference sent to the same email address. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.


Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a public comprehensive institution located in West Michigan with campuses in Allendale, downtown Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, and has been nationally recognized for innovativeness and its contribution to students’ social mobility. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of around one million people, is affordable and rich in cultural amenities, and is located in easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Grand Valley is highly rated for safety, sustainability, and veteran and LGBTQ friendliness, and GVSU is committed to supporting employees and their families in work-life balance.