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Assistant or Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Engineering

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.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for one or more faculty positions at the assistant or associate level, to begin in the fall semester of 2021. The department seeks forward-looking individuals who will develop vigorous research programs; who are skilled at translating new and exciting discoveries into effective graduate and undergraduate teaching in both face-to-face classrooms and on-line courses.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Develop strong research and graduate educational programs

Translate new and exciting discoveries into effective undergraduate and graduate teaching activities both face-to-face and online

Develop an externally funded research program in electrical engineering

Advise graduate student research at the MS and PhD level and involve undergraduates in research

Participation in department and university committees

Integrate safety practices into daily activities

Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work, as well as University and ABET Assessment activities

Ability to learn and leverage new teaching technologies

Other duties as assigned

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

An earned Ph.D. degree in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels

A record of research and scholarship in electrical or computer engineering

Desirable Education and/or Experience


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

Ability to teach all levels of undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses and advanced offerings in their particular areas of interest and expertise.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff. 

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Experience teaching courses in electrical engineering or computer engineering; post-doctoral research experience and training; successful development of competitive externally-funded grants; Industrial Related Experience.

Interest and experience in areas include, but are not limited to:
Embedded, Autonomous, and Robotic systems
Computer architecture
Cyber-physical Security
Power Systems: Generation, transmission, and distribution
Power Electronics: FACTS, Converters, Electric Drives
Electric power system protection, automation, and smart grid technologies
Grid integration of renewables, energy storage, distributed resources

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
• Diversity Literacy Certification
• 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.


Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

9 months


1st Shift

Pay Rate/Salary


Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applications must be submitted online at and contain the following: : cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, teaching philosophy statement, and a statement describing commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.  Applicants will be asked to provide contact information for three reference providers. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position or positions are filled.

Additional Information

For more information about the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please visit our web site at

Michigan Technological University, one of the four major research universities in the State of Michigan, is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula adjacent to Lake Superior. The community offers a small-town environment with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution / Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual-career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. Candidates who are selected for on-campus interviews will be offered the opportunity to bring a guest with them for their visit. We are committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See the for additional information.

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.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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