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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

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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

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 mtujobs@mtu.edu.

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. Applicants for the position are required to have earned doctorates in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field. All mechanical engineering research areas are of interest, including additive manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, robotics, acoustics/noise control, marine renewables, and more.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop externally funded research programs in their areas of interest while fostering collaboration with other faculty, engage in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and contribute to professional service.

Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (https://www.mtu.edu/diversity-inclusion/). Our undergraduate mechanical engineering program is ranked 34th and our graduate program is ranked 63rd among doctoral granting ME programs by the U.S. NEWS Best undergraduate and graduate programs. The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks Mechanical Engineering in Research Expenditures at Michigan Tech 16th in FY2019 (latest rankings) with $20.015 Million among all Mechanical Engineering programs in the U.S. Our department is 8th in undergraduate enrollment, 5th in MSME enrollment and 26th in PhD enrollment (latest ASEE data).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

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

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field.

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)

All mechanical engineering research areas are of interest, including: additive manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, robotics, acoustics/noise control, marine renewables, and more.

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 4 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 

  • Annual Title IX 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%)

1

FLSA Status

Exempt

Appointment Term

9 months

Shift

1st Shift

Pay Rate/Salary

 

Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding

False

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by October 31, 2021; however, applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Additional Information

Located in Houghton, in the heart of Upper Michigan’s scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, the university is just a few miles from Lake Superior. The surrounding area is perfect for enjoying outdoor activities throughout the year.

Michigan Tech recognizes the importance of supporting faculty members’ partners; candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be invited to bring a guest. Additional details on our Partner Engagement Program can be found at https://www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement/.

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

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

For more information about the ME-EM department please visit: mtu.edu/mechanical.


Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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