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Assistant Dean - Engineering & Computing Dean's Office

Apply now Job no: 494430
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Summary: Grand Valley State University’s Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean.  This Administrative Professional (12 month) position supports the continuing growth of the Padnos College. The starting date for this position will be as soon as possible.

The Padnos College offers undergraduate and graduate programs in several fields of engineering, computing, and occupational safety and health.  Building upon close ties with local industries, the college has a rapidly growing student population, currently approximately 2,200 students, and has received national recognition for the integrated experiential learning, extensive laboratory experience, and practical preparation of our students in all of its programs.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • A Master’s degree in higher education or an appropriate discipline related to supporting the programs in the College is required.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in contemporary communication strategies, academic administration, industry interaction, international programs, student support, and experiential learning.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

The Assistant Dean will provide administrative support for the college in the following areas:

  • External relations and community engagement
  • Alumni relations
  • International relations and study abroad
  • Marketing and communications, including social media
  • Technology point person
  • Student recruitment and K-12 outreach

Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Salary:$84,000 – $89,000, commensurate with experience

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some travel may be required.  May require work beyond the typical 40-hour work week and outside of the 8:00 – 5:00 work day.

Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more the 5 days per week.  The requirements listed are representative of the essential functions listed above.  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 (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties may be assigned.

How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  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. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline Date:  The review process will begin in late October and applications will be accepted 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.

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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