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Assistant Professor, MEEM

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Department: Mechanical Engrg-Engrg Mechanics
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Engineering

University Required Statement:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.
All research areas are of interest, including additive manufacturing, circular manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, robotics, wave energy conversion and more. Other openings are available within the college of engineering in multiple programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Develop externally funded research programs in area of interest.
2. Foster collaboration with other faculty.
3. Engage in both undergraduate and graduate teaching.
4. Contribute to professional service,
5. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
6. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and apply them to everyday work.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

  • Applicants must have experience in Engineering or science research resulting in scholarly publications, and must demonstrate through experience, familiarity with financial/funding resources and opportunities available to faculty utilized by U.S. Academic Institutions.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

  • Experience teaching in an institution of higher education, will have demonstrated the skills required to design a course/class at the university level, will have leadership experience advising a team of research staff, and will have experience with research additive proposal writing.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

  • Knowledge in any of the following research areas: additive manufacturing/curricular manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, robotics, wave energy conversions, as well as all other research areas.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

  • Knowledge of university curriculum development, skill in technical communication and proposal writing.

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills


Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by November 30, 2019; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Additional Information

Our undergraduate program is currently 8th in enrollment in the U.S. We have been in the top 27 in BSME degrees awarded for the past 35 consecutive years. Our graduate program is ranked 58th nationally among the 181 (top 32%) doctoral granting Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. by the 2020 U.S. News & World Report: Best Graduate Schools (ranked in 2019). Our department is 6th in MSME degrees awarded, 10th in MSME enrollment, 23rd in PhD enrollment, and 33rd in PhD degrees awarded in the U.S. The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks Mechanical Engineering in Research Expenditures at Michigan Tech 19th in the latest rankings with $15.278 Million among all Mechanical Engineering programs in the U.S.

Located in Houghton, in the heart of Upper Michigan’s scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, the university is just a few miles from Lake Superior, and the surrounding area is perfect for all types of seasonal outdoor activities.

The ME-EM Department and Michigan Tech encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.
Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution, and has twice received National Science Foundation funds in support of efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Tech actively supports dual-career partners to retain a quality workforce; Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview and we offer career exploration advice and assistance finding positions at the University and in the local community

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format should contact Human Resources at or 906-487-2280.

For more information about the ME-EM Department please visit:

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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