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Assistant or Associate Professor - Computing & Information Systems (Padnos College of Engineering and Computing)

Apply now Job no: 492954
Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

The School of Computing & Information Systems at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill tenure-track assistant/associate professor positions in computer science, information systems, or information technology beginning fall 2019.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Computer Science, or closely related field is required. ABD will be considered for a two-year contract with provision that a Ph.D. must be completed by December 2020. Candidates must be professionally active, have demonstrable teaching potential and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. We are looking for excellent teachers with a passion for computing and learning. Mentoring undergraduate or graduate research, or working in your area of technical specialty is valued.

Applicants should be qualified to teach core areas of computer science, information systems, or information technology. Candidates with the ability to teach database, operating systems and/or machine learning are especially encouraged to apply.

The School of CIS offers ABET accredited undergraduate programs, several minors, and master's degrees.  The School has 38 full-time faculty, 800 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate students. Grand Valley has 25,000 students and is the fastest growing Michigan state supported university.  

The Grand Valley campuses are located in Allendale and downtown Grand Rapids, which is the second largest metropolitan area in Michigan. The area offers numerous cultural and recreational opportunities, a moderate cost of living, and a high quality of life.  Visit or for information on living in the west Michigan area. Refer to our web site ( for additional information about our faculty, students, and university (

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline: Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted on-line only. Apply at Include a letter of interest or nomination, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three references listing name, address, phone and e-mail address. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.


Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See [Include the following for job advertisements:] TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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