Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems - Tenure Track (IT and Project Management Focus

Michigan, United States
$59,941.00 - $65,241.00
Jan 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Date: January 26, 2021                  

Title: Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems - Tenure Track

(IT and Project Management Focus)       

Position Number: 1106

Schedule: Fall and Winter Semesters

Compensation: $59,941 (Master’s Degree), $65,241 (Ph.D.) Reflects Fall 2021 negotiated salary. (Opportunity for additional compensation with overload)

Start Date: Fall 2021

Reports to: Associate Dean, School of Workforce Development

Closing date: February 26, 2021



GRCC is seeking candidates to teach Computer Information Systems (CIS) courses in the Fall and Winter semesters at our downtown campus, online, and various regional sites. Specific courses include those related to the intersection of technology, including project management, modern agile software development / program management methodologies including SCRUM, and the application of information technology in business. 


GRCC is seeking faculty who possess an interest in working with diverse student populations from a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability; engage in and develop innovative teaching strategies; effectively assess student learning outcomes; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development; and provide service to our students, the college, and our community at large.


Faculty members are responsible to GRCC and to each other for the successful completion of departmental work, as well as work associated with the School of Workforce Development and GRCC as a whole. In addition to the major position responsibilities, it is expected that faculty demonstrate outstanding communications skills, collaborate effectively, exercise personal initiative to overcome obstacles and work efficiently to meet deadlines.  In an environment where innovation is valued, each faculty member will take responsibility to perform their work in a manner consistent with both the letter and the spirit of GRCC values.


Essential Functions

  • Teach courses related to project management, systems analysis, and business-related applications and other courses as needed.
  • Effectively assess, document, and advise students regarding their academic performance.
  • Create a safe and inclusive learning environment for students.
  • Utilize multiple strategies to facilitate learning, i.e. small group work, workshops, etc.
  • Work with tenured faculty, adjunct faculty, and assigned mentor to ensure consistent standards and instructional practices within each course
  • Incorporate new technologies and methods that enhance teaching and learning into his/her instructional methods.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development to maintain expertise current with industry standards.
  • Advise students on curriculum, academic programs, employment, and career goals.
  • Participate in departmental student academic advising plans.
  • Communicate in an effective and timely manner with students.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities.
  • Contribute to the growth and development of CIS programs and the College by participating in academic program review, curriculum development, evaluation and revisions to academic programs, department and college committee membership and department and advisory committee meetings.
  • Analyze and evaluate program, course, and student outcome data.
  • Communicate clearly with staff, faculty and administration.
  • Assist department head and administration in the preparation of reports and other required documents.
  • Promote and market CIS programs.
  • Adhere to college processes, policies and contractual obligations.
  • Support the College’s Strategic Plan through departmental and college action projects as appropriate.
  • Support the department and college through other work normally expected of GRCC faculty members.





  • Master’s degree in CIS, MIS, IT, or a closely related field required.
  • Certifications related to project management, and other information technologies preferred.


Work Experience

  • Minimum of two year’s work experience in subject area required.
  • Successful teaching experience at a community college or experience working with adult learners preferred.


Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities required

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.


Physical Demands

  • Must have the physical capacity for lifting up to 25lbs.


Mental Demands

  • An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
  • An interest in teaching college-level material to high school students as part of a middle college or dual enrollment program.
  • An interest in working with diverse student populations who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.
  • Interest in and willingness to work with changing instructional technologies used in and out of the classroom.
  • Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule.
  • High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
  • Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.


Working Conditions

  • Ability to work in a high traffic, indoor office environment.
  • Traditional classroom and/or online learning environments.


Method of application

To apply for this position, please visit our website at  Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position.  Submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and three professional reference letters for full consideration.  The opportunity to apply for this position will close on February 26, 2021.  Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.



Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics.  The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.