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Assistant or Associate Professor, Sleep Physiology

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Department: Kinesiology/Integrative Physiology
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Sciences

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

Michigan Technological University, a nationally recognized leader in science and engineering education and research, invites applicants for an assistant or associate tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. We seek a candidate with expertise in sleep physiology to utilize our state-of-the-art sleep laboratory.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Establish a robust, externally funded research program.
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses that support the departmental mission.
Advise and mentor departmental graduate students.
Engage in departmental college, university, and professional service activities.
Integrate safety practices into daily activities.
Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Earned doctorate in Kinesiology, Physiology, or a related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Demonstrated scholarly record in peer-reviewed publications.
Demonstrated potential to secure external funding.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Experience mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students.
Demonstrated involvement in national-level professional organizations.

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

Strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated teaching effectiveness.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Ability to collaborate across disciplines and cultural boundaries.

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.

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)

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to submit the following documents: 1) a cover letter of interest in the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) 1-2-page statement of teaching, 4) 1-2-page statement of research, and 5) provide the names/contact information for a minimum of 3 professional references. Please visit the following link to apply and upload application materials; .

Inquiries about the position can be sent to the search committee chair Dr. William Cooke (

Additional Information

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology is home to approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate students. We offer two baccalaureate degrees (B.S., Exercise Science; B.S., Sports & Fitness Management), an M.S. in Kinesiology, and a Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology. The department is a campus leader in health science research and education, with over $5 million in state, foundation, federal, and industry funding. Half of our tenure/tenure-track faculty have active NIH grants, and we have a strong reputation for innovative teaching practices. Departmental faculty and students have been recognized for their excellence in both research and teaching through local, regional, and national awards. Department faculty and students regularly collaborate with the Central Michigan University satellite Doctoral of Physical Therapy (DPT) program that is located on the Michigan Tech campus. For more information about our department, visit

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 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 acknowledges the importance of supporting dual-career partners to retain a quality workforce. Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview; career exploration, advice, and assistance are available for positions at the University and in the local community. Additional details on dual-career exploration with our Partner Engagement Program can be found at

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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