One Year Affiliated Position 
The Department of Engineering of Calvin College invites applications for a full-time one-year term faculty position in the electrical and computer concentration, from August 20, 2018 to May 31, 2019.

Candidates should have outstanding promise as classroom teachers. An advanced degree in engineering (or progress toward such a degree) or an undergraduate degree in engineering along with significant industry experience is required. Candidate should be capable of teaching courses in the analog side of the electrical and computer engineering concentration of our program, particularly courses such as ENGR 204, 302, 307, 311, and 332. Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog:

Faith and Educational Commitment

  1. Applicants should be committed to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development in engineering.
  2. Calvin faculty members must be committed to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.

Diversity Commitment

Calvin faculty members must be aware of and committed to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity, including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspective. The engineering department especially encourages applications from persons of color and women.

Faculty Responsibilities

Calvin faculty on term appointments (referred to as affiliate faculty members) are expected to perform teaching and service activities equivalent to 26 – 30 semester hours per year. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in the electrical and computer engineering concentration. Additional duties, to be negotiated based on particular skills, might include administrative duties, student mentoring or advising roles, or research.

About the Department of Engineering

Mission: “The engineering program equips students to glorify God by meeting the needs of the world with responsible and caring engineering.”

We have one of the most intentional, integrative Christian engineering programs in the world. Our faith impacts our classroom teaching, our research and scholarship, our advising, and our community service. We emphasize a global and sustainable perspective on engineering. Most engineering students arrive at Calvin with strong abilities and a good work ethic – essential qualities to succeed.  The engineering faculty form a caring community of creative, committed and talented professors.  As a group, the faculty have an advantageous balance between strong academic and strong industrial experience.

About Calvin

Calvin College is a Christian academic community of faculty, students and staff whose central purpose is to be agents of renewal in the academy, church, and society. The college is rooted historically in the Reformed strand of Christianity and remains affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, a 150-year old denomination with a five-century-old heritage.

About Grand Rapids

Calvin is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a city of about 200,000 residents with another 500,000 in the surrounding area, making it the second largest metro area in Michigan. Calvin is only a 45-minute drive from the spectacular dunes and shoreline of Lake Michigan.


Application review will begin on March 15, 2018 and will continue until we have filled the position.

Application Process

To apply, please submit:

1) A letter of application that indicates you are seeking a one-year term appointment in engineering. The letter should address the requirements and responsibilities of the position (including a complete list of Calvin courses you are able to teach).

2) Your full curriculum vita

3) A 1-2 page statement describing your Christian faith, including how it relates to your teaching philosophy and professional interests

Send application materials to:

Professor Gayle Ermer

Chair, Department of Engineering
Calvin College
3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Tel. (616) 526-6302 or email

Electronic copies may be emailed in PDF format.