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Assistant or Associate Professor of Computing

Apply now Job no: 494979
Position type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale, Michigan
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

The School of Computing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill multiple tenure-track assistant/associate professor positions beginning August 2024.

A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Data 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 mentoring undergraduate and graduate students through teaching and research. We are looking for excellent teachers with a passion for computing and learning and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Mentoring undergraduate or graduate research in your area of technical specialty is valued.  Candidates with specialties in info/data visualization, UX/HCI, or data science are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will teach core areas of computer science, data science, information systems, information technology, or cybersecurity. Typically involves a 3-3 teaching load with scholarship options. Engagement in research and collaboration with students and affiliated faculty or industry partners is desired.  We seek individuals who can leverage their research agenda to facilitate collaboration and bring innovative pedagogical methods into undergraduate and graduate teaching. 

The School of Computing offers ABET accredited undergraduate programs, several minors, and master's degrees.  Grand Valley has over 22,000 students.  The School has over 50 full-time faculty, approximately 1,000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students. We focus on experiential learning with opportunities for faculty-industry collaboration via our Applied Computing Institute, and the Institute for Applied Cybersecurity.

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

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Department/Division:  College of Engineering and Computing/Academic Affairs Division

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted on-line only. Apply at Include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research philosophy, and at least three references listing name, address, phone and e-mail address. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215.

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

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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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