Operations and Supply Chain Management Faculty, Full-time

Calvin College is seeking a full-time regular faculty member to join the Business Department to teach Operations and Supply Chain Management and related courses, beginning in August 2019.  The opening is at a rank consistent with applicant credentials and experience.


Education and Experience

Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching ability and a track record of (or strong potential for) scholarly work. All areas of operations expertise will be considered. Successful candidates will have either 1) a PhD or other terminal degree in operations and supply chain management or allied field or 2) a master’s degree in business or related field and five or more years of applicable experience. The department seeks persons who are dedicated to the integration of their Christian faith and operations and supply chain management.

Faith and Educational Commitment

  1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. See Educating for Shalom.
  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.


The standard faculty load is 21-24 semester hours distributed over two semesters and a January interim term. Faculty members are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, and to serve on college and departmental committees.


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


The Business Department serves over 550 undergraduate students and offers bachelor’s degrees in accounting, finance, human resource management, and marketing. The department offers interdisciplinary degrees in actuarial science, graphic design, information systems, kinesiology sports management, and organizational communication. The department also offers minors in accounting, business, entrepreneurship, and supply chain management.  Finally, the department offers a Master of Accounting degree.  These programs feature significant elements of experiential learning along with strong academic components.  The department is made up of fourteen full-time faculty members all with both industry experience and teaching experience, many with terminal degrees.  The department faculty value creativity and teamwork in helping students learn. 


Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts 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 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.


Please submit your full curriculum vitae accompanied by a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching and scholarship at a Reformed Christian college.  Send these documents to the co-chair of the Business Department, Leonard Van Drunen at ldv2@calvin.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.