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Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas
Thomas J. Haas
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  • Great benefits if you are in a permanent position

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    I have been working at Grand Valley State University full-time

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    The benefits package is great if you are in a permanent position, the university covers 100% of the medical insurance and the contribution to pension is really good.


    There are not many options to grow vertically, there is probably a change to move horizontally but to continue to the top it would normally require for your direct supervisor to leave or move somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    They need a written, very clear and very public policy regarding the employment of foreigners. Most other universities share that information openly.

Grand Valley State University Interviews

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    Associate Professor Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied in-person – interviewed at Grand Valley State University.


    standard department group interview plus four 1 on 1 interview series, technical discipline presentation to faculty and students , observed model teaching class, investigation of current research projects, follow-up interviews, dinner with selected faculty, dean, administration leadership, review of CV, tour of campus. meeting lost of unnecessary people, selling of city for family environment, overhyped description of department and school status and accomplishments.

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    no negotiation; take or leave the offer made

Grand Valley State University Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010

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Headquarters Allendale, MI
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1960
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Grand Valley State University operates five campuses in western Michigan. The main one is in Allendale; it has additional facilities in Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, and Traverse City. Classes at the latter two locations are offered in conjunction with local community colleges. A public university with a liberal arts emphasis, Grand Valley State offers more than 200 fields of study, including about 70 undergraduate majors and more than 25 graduate programs. It has an enrollment of more than 23,000 students and approximately 750 regular faculty members. Grand Valley... More

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