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Full-time, Tenure-track or Term Business Faculty Opening

Management, Entrepreneurship, or Supply Chain

Job Description

Calvin College is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member to join its Business Department in August 2018, pending administrative approval.  The department is especially interested in expanding its expertise in management, entrepreneurship and supply chain. 

Faculty members typically teach three class sections in each of the fall and spring semesters as well as a January interim course, actively pursue a scholarship agenda, advise undergraduate students, and serve on college and departmental committees.  Teaching will be primarily in either management, entrepreneurship or supply chain, with possibly some class sections of the introductory business course or business capstone course.

Required Experience

Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching using a variety of methods and instructional technology. Tenure track candidates are required to demonstrate a track record or potential for scholarly work.  In addition, candidates should have experience or an ability to effectively guide experiential learning in the business capstone course.

Successful candidates will hold one of the following credentials: i) a PhD or other terminal degree in a business discipline, ii) a master’s degree in a business discipline, a relevant professional licensure, and three years of relevant business experience, or iii) a master’s degree in a business discipline and five years of relevant business experience.

Other Requirements

Faith and Educational Commitment

  1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.
  2. A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.

Diversity Commitment

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.

About the Business Program

The Business Department has over 500 undergraduate students enrolled in its four primary programs: BS Accountancy, BS Accountancy with a major in global management accounting, BA Business (with concentrations in entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, marketing, and operations), and BA Organizational Communications.  In addition, the department launched a Master of Accounting program in Fall 2017.  These programs feature significant elements of experiential learning along with strong academic components.  The department has fourteen full-time faculty members all with both industry experience and teaching experience, and many with terminal degrees.  The faculty value creativity and teamwork in helping students learn.  Calvin College also has the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business, which is associated with the department and which supports scholarship, pedagogical development and engagement with the business community via course releases and summer support.

Faculty Resources

In addition to the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business, Calvin has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs, which include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities (for more information see http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/scholars/).

About Calvin College

Calvin College is a top-ranked regional college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. 

Calvin is one of the largest Christian colleges in North America, and was named the #1 regional college in the Midwest for 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. 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 College 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. Further specifics are posted on the college website: http://www.calvin.edu/go/facultyopenings.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, your full curriculum vita, and an approximately 500-word statement explaining how you seek to express your Christian faith in teaching and scholarship to:

Dr. Leonard Van Drunen, chair, Business Department

Calvin College
1740 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4403

Telephone: 1 616 780 4313; Email: leonard.vandrunen@calvin.edu

Leonard Van Drunen

Leonard Van Drunen

Department Chair, Professor
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