Assistant/Associate Professor- Interdisciplinary Engineering
Job no: 494543
Position type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
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 a Tenure Track Faculty position at the assistant or associate Professor level. This position will be primarily focused on Interdisciplinary Engineering programs and especially the engineering foundations courses.
This position will involve the first-year course sequence and higher level courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. 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. All individuals applying must be able to teach and/or be willing to learn to teach engineering design, introductory level C programming, CAD/CAM, and/or Arduino microcontroller programing.
The start date for this position is August 2023.
Candidates must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity and to working with diverse student and community populations. All candidates must be committed to the highest quality of laboratory and project-based teaching with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
This position involves teaching in our undergraduate engineering programs, general engineering courses in the first and second years of the engineering program and courses. The candidate may also teach higher level courses within their area(s) of expertise. 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 also possess industrial and/or project-based experience. An ability to participate in and capitalize upon existing collaborations with our West Michigan industrial partners is highly valued.
Required Qualifications and Education: A doctoral degree in engineering, engineering education, or a closely related field is required. Preference will be given to applicants currently holding a doctoral degree but doctoral candidates who will defend their thesis by summer 2023 are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Qualifications and Education: This position involves teaching and industrial experience as well as experience related to recruiting and supervising industrial grade projects. All candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be committed to the highest quality of laboratory and project-based teaching along with scholarly and professional development. The ability to teach broadly in one’s field, and a passion for continuous improvement of the curriculum are desired. An ability to participate in and capitalize upon existing collaborations with industrial partners and a history of external funding are highly valued.
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
- The candidate must be able to teach effectively to students who are in their first and second years of our engineering program.
- The candidate must contribute to continuous improvement of the engineering foundation program.
Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:
- It would be beneficial if the candidate were willing to teach one thermos/fluid course
- It would be beneficial if the candidate were able to teach effectively to students who are in their third and fourth years of our engineering program in their area(s) of expertise.
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.
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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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