Adjunct Instructor 3 - Digital Media Software Engineering (3-Year, Renewable)

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Adjunct Instructor 3 - Digital Media Software Engineering (3-Year, Renewable)  
Location: Grand Rapids  

34700 - School of Digital Media

Advertised Salary: $68,000 - $78,000. Salary commensurate with qualifications pursuant to the FSU and FNTFO/AFT Agreement.  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: This is a 12-month, full-time, 3-year temporary position with potential eligibility for reappointment. This faculty position is located primarily on Ferris State University’s Grand Rapids campus and will involve on-campus and online instruction of course content, as assigned/scheduled. The anticipated start date of this position is January 2024 at the earliest and August 2024 at the latest.  
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: A Master's Degree in Software engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, or equivalent degree.  
Required Work Experience: A minimum of 3 years of relative experience in design, development, and deployment of software. Experience designing and implementing projects in cutting-edge software areas including one or more of the following:
• Web development frameworks, RESTful services, high throughput services, engineering for availability, microservices, Cloud development
• Internet of Things and embedded systems
• Mobile application development
• Data science and analytics
• Virtual reality and Augmented reality
• Autonomous vehicles technology
• Robotics, Artificial intelligence, and Machine learning

Required Licenses and Certifications: None  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: 1. Doctorate degree or ABD
2. Strong track record in designing and implementing large scale consumer-facing applications
3. ABET accreditation knowledge and experience
4. Minimum of 5 years of relative experience in design, development and deployment of software.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: As part of the teaching assignment, this position will include student advising, participation with student recruitment and retention activities; participation in curriculum and course review and revision; maintaining relations with internal and external agencies and groups; Teaching at DMSE summer camps; serving on committees, and performing other duties as assigned.

Faculty members also have professional responsibilities that may include continuing professional development; participation in curriculum development and university committees; orientation, recruitment, and registration of students; keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.

Striving for organization, efficiency, and participation in traditional functions with academic significance, like attending and contributing to Engineering and Education seminars / conferences.

Faculty teach primarily via online delivery. Classes, meetings, and advising may occur on the Ferris State campuses in Grand Rapids or Big Rapids.

Demonstrates understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcript 2  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts. Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, and degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Initial Application Review Date:
January 5th, 2024  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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