Affiliate Faculty - Interdisciplinary Engineering
Job no: 494540
Position type: FAC - Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - One year/Academic Year
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing
The School of Engineering within Grand Valley State University’s Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing invites candidates for two affiliate Faculty positions. Each Affiliate Faculty member will be appointed for one academic year, or fiscal year if appropriate, on a full time basis. This may be renewed once for an additional academic or fiscal year. Thereafter, the individual may be appointed for three (3) consecutive academic or fiscal years.
These positions have been established to support our Engineering programs, particularly, but not limited to, our foundational first-year engineering courses and interdisciplinary engineering courses. The start date for these positions is August 2023.
These positions are housed within the interdisciplinary engineering program with the focus on the first-year course sequence. Experience and interest in first-year engineering education and cornerstone design is highly valued, along with experience in C programming, drafting, CAD, and/or robotics/Arduino projects. Preference will be given to those who are able to teach a wide range of topics that includes engineering design, introductory level C programming, CAD/CAM, and Arduino microcontroller programing.
GVSU’s engineering programs lead to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree. The BSE program consists of project intensive ABET accredited majors in Biomedical, Computer, Electrical, Interdisciplinary, Mechanical, and Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering with mandatory co-op education experiences. Sponsored by local industry, these programs yield job-ready, as well as graduate-school ready, engineering graduates.
Candidates must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree and extensive industry experience will be considered. All candidates must be committed to the highest quality of laboratory and project-based teaching with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
These positions involve teaching in our undergraduate engineering programs, primarily in the first and second years of the engineering program. The successful applicant will support our BSE programs primarily through teaching and curriculum development as well as accreditation. The selected applicant will support our co-op education and project-based teaching process as well as industrial collaborations. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a master’s degree, industrial experience, and/or project-based experience. The ability to teach broadly in one’s field and an interest in general curriculum development are desired. The teaching load is 12-15 credits per semester. An ability to participate in and capitalize upon existing collaborations with our West Michigan industrial partners is also highly valued.
Required Qualifications and Education:
- A bachelor’s degree in engineering with experience is required
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
- A Master’s degree in engineering is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who also possess industrial and/or project-based experience. Industrial experience related to design projects would be highly beneficial. The ability to teach broadly in one’s field and an interest in general curriculum development are desired.
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
- The candidate must be able to teach effectively to students who are in their first year of our engineering program.
Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:
- It would be beneficial if the candidate contributed to continuous improvement of the curriculum.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Department/Division: School of Engineering/Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Campus: Pew Campus
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter, resume and statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the University.
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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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