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Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering - PDM and Interdisciplinary ( College of Engineering and Computing)

Apply now Job no: 493903
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 is a joint position shared between the Interdisciplinary and Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering program.

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 are highly valued, along with experience in drafting, CAD, and 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 Arduino microcontroller programming and have additional expertise in either Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical/Computer Engineering as described below.

The start date for this position is August 2022.

Candidates must understand the Grand Valley State University's strategic goal for inclusion and equity and the University's Framework for Inclusion and Equity and be committed 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 within the candidate's area of expertise for third-year and fourth-year classes. 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. The ability to teach broadly in one’s field and an interest in general curriculum development are desired. An ability to participate in and capitalize upon existing collaborations with our West Michigan industrial partners is highly valued.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Applicants must have a doctorate in manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • This position involves teaching and industrial experience and experience related to recruiting and supervising industrial-grade projects.
  • A background in production simulation and manufacturing is preferred. 
  • 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 curriculum improvement 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 be able to teach effectively to students 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 and resume and a 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 addresses 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 requirement 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.

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 the 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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