Affiliate Faculty of Writing. The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill 1 full-time (9-month) Affiliate Faculty position, beginning in August 2015. This non-tenure track position has an initial appointment for one year, renewable after the probationary period for consecutive terms of up to three-years. The ideal candidates will wish to focus their careers on teaching general education writing courses and on continuously developing their professional expertise as writing teachers. An M.A., M.S. or M.F.A.