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Assistant Dean - Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

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Work 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.

Essential Functions: Reporting to the Dean, the Assistant Dean will provide administrative support for the college including industry and university partnership development and networking (domestic and international), grants and graduate assistant administration, student recruiting, promoting college visibility including social media, alumni relations, community engagement, and academic administrative functions.

The Padnos College offers undergraduate and graduate programs in several fields of engineering, computer science, information systems, information technology, health and bioinformatics, data science, 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.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline related to supporting the programs in the College is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in experiential learning, academic administration, student support, industry interaction, international programs, and contemporary communication strategies. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience. 

Department/Division: Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

Campus: Grand Rapids

Application deadline: Open until filled.

How to Apply: Applications accepted online at  Include a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references listed by name, address, phone and e-mail address. Should you have questions or need other assistance, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

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 [Include the following for job advertisements:] TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

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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