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Visiting Lecturer in Management: School of Business

Calvin University

Job Description

The Calvin University School of Business is seeking a full-time, visiting lecturer in Management to join the university in August 2023. This is a one-year appointment.
The university seeks applicants with vibrant Christian faith who are dedicated to integration of that faith with their field of study.
Ideal candidates will hold a PhD, DBA, or JD in a related business discipline. Candidates with a master’s degree in a business discipline and five years of relevant business experience will also be considered.
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or master’s level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching using a variety of methods and instructional technology in a broad range of business courses, such as: Organizational Behavior, Project Management, Strategy, Nonprofit Management, Entrepreneurship, or Operations & Supply Chain Management. Candidates should also have strong networks among business executives.
The university will prioritize candidates with broad interdisciplinary interests, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, ability to integrate questions of meaning, significance, and ethics into all course content, and deep commitment to engaging students beyond the classroom.
The primary responsibility of this position will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. The teaching load will be 32 credit hours (four course sections in each of the fall and spring semesters. There are no expectations of pursuing scholarship or serving on university-wide committees, but active participation in the School of Business faculty activities such as faculty meetings and committees is expected. Candidates will be asked to affirm their commitment to the educational mission of Calvin University as a Christian liberal arts university in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. (See
Educating for Shalom
Faculty Expectations
.) Calvin University provides numerous faculty development opportunities to foster growth in these commitments.
In 2020, the Calvin University School of Business (CUSB) received a generous $22.25 million gift to build a new facility, strengthen its faculty, grow enrollments, and become a premier School of Business informed and guided by a Reformed Christian perspective. The CUSB has more than 500 students enrolled in its eight undergraduate majors (Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Operations and Supply Chain Management) and its Master of Accounting and online Master of Business Administration programs. All majors and programs feature significant elements of experiential learning along with strong academic components. Our business graduates enjoy extremely high placement rates, including in large international firms, regional and local firms throughout the US.
The CUSB has 14 faculty members all with both industry and teaching experience, many with terminal degrees. CUSB faculty value creativity and teamwork in helping students learn and gain hands-on experience with the business community. The CUSB is host to the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business (CCIB), which is funded by a generous endowment and supports scholarship, pedagogical development, and engagement with the business community via course releases and summer support.
Calvin University
is a top-ranked national university that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 3,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The university is located in
Grand Rapids, Michigan
, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. Furthermore, the West Michigan region is ranked by Forbes as the #1 place to raise a family. For more information, please visit
Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin University is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.
Complete the online application process and attach the following:
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • One page letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching at a Reformed Christian University.
Review of applications will begin April 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Feel free to send questions to the Calvin University School of Business Chair, Tom Betts (tom.betts@calvin.edu).
1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.
2. A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.
Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.

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