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Assistant or Associate Professor of Engineering, Electrical - School of Engineering

Apply now Job no: 493592
Position type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Summary: The School of Engineering within Grand Valley State University’s Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. This position is within the electrical or computer engineering programs and involves teaching in support of our Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) and Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) programs at all levels from first-year courses through graduate-level studies, curriculum development, professional and university service, and scholarship. This position will support the continued growth of GVSU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs offer BSE (ABET-accredited) and MSE degrees. The BSE programs include an extensive experiential learning component and a three-semester mandatory co-operative education experience through an alliance with local industry partners. The MSE program emphasizes professional practice as well as applied research. Our graduates are fully prepared to meet the demands of the industrial workplace or continue advanced studies

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a doctorate degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Applicants must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • They must be committed to the highest quality of laboratory and project-based teaching along with scholarly and professional development.
  • Applicants with expertise in all areas of electrical and computer engineering are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must possess expertise with electronic instrumentation and proficiency in structured programming languages.

Preferred Education and  Qualifications:

  • The following expertise areas are particularly sought: embedded systems, real-time OS, electronic materials and devices, and electric and hybrid vehicle systems.
  • Additional preferred qualifications include experience related to teaching, practice, recruiting and managing projects, collaborating with industrial partners, or securing external funding.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • This position involves teaching in our undergraduate and graduate engineering programs, service to the unit, college, university, and community, and professional development (including scholarship).
  • Faculty are expected to teach introductory classes across the EE and CE curriculum in addition to teaching advanced courses in their area of expertise.
  • This includes developing and delivering their own teaching materials and providing detailed and prompt feedback to their students.
  • Instructors are expected to demonstrate excellent laboratory skills, manage class projects, and foster a hands-on learning environment.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Department/Division:  Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, School of Engineering, Pew Campus

How To Apply: Applications accepted online only at jobs.gvsu.edu  Please include a cover letter, resume, teaching statement, and at least three references with name, address, telephone, and e-mail address.  The online application will allow you to attach these and other relevant supporting documents electronically. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline Date: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. 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, 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, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. 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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