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Assistant/Associate Professor - School of Computing and Information Systems (Padnos College of Engineering and Computing)

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Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Summary:  School of Computing & Information Systems at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill multiple tenure-track assistant/associate professor positions in computer science, information systems, or information technology beginning fall 2020.

Required Qualifications and Education:

A Ph.D. in Computer Science, or closely related field is required.  ABD near completion will be considered. 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, and/or working in your area of technical specialty is valued.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

Applicants should be qualified to teach core areas of computer science, information systems, or information technology. Candidates with the ability to teach database/data management, data mining, data science, operating systems, distributed systems, cloud computing, edge computing, IoT, AI/machine learning, augmented reality, visualization, human-computer interaction, or cybersecurity are especially encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

Teaching, scholarship, advising, and professional development.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience, with a competitive benefits package.

Department/Division: School of Computing and Information Systems / Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

The School offers ABET accredited undergraduate majors in Computer Science and Information Systems, and also Information Technology; several minors, and Master’s degrees in Computer Information Systems, Data Science & Analytics, and Health Informatics & Bioinformatics are offered as well.  In addition, the School is proposing undergraduate and graduate programs in cybersecurity.  The School has 38 full-time faculty, 800 undergraduate students and 200 students in our Master's programs. Grand Valley has 25,000 students and is the fastest growing Michigan University.

Grand Valley State University emphasizes effective teaching and scholarship. Reduced teaching loads and/or grants are available for funded research and professional development.

Campus: 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 for information on living in the west Michigan area. Refer to our web site ( for additional information about our faculty, students, and university (

Application Deadline:  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

How To Apply: Apply online at Include a cover letter, resume, a statement of teaching not to exceed 400 words, and list of three references. 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.

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 TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

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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