The Psychology Department at Grand Valley State University invites applicants for a one-year visiting position for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful candidate will teach 4 undergraduate classes per semester, with no more than 2 preps per semester. The candidate will have a teaching responsibility for Infant Development, Child Development and/or Lifespan Development. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology or be near completion of a Ph.D. This is a full-time, academic-year, visiting position, with a one-year initial appointment. There is a possibility, but not a guarantee, that the position will continue beyond one year. 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.


Visitors have access to shared laboratory facilities and equipment, as well as an undergraduate subject pool. GVSU has a large and diverse group of 41 full-time psychology faculty members who engage in teaching and research in all areas of psychological science. Visitors have the opportunity to continue their research and to collaborate with faculty and/or undergraduate students.


Applicants should send, via email, a letter-of-application describing interests and qualifications, along with a Curriculum Vitae, to Michael Wolfe, 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 your teaching. Applicants should also have two letters of reference sent to the same email address. Applications will be reviewed as received, and the positions will remain open until filled. Grand Valley State University is a comprehensive university whose main campus is located in a suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Website:


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.