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Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

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Department: Civil, Environ & Geospatial Engrg
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

Michigan Technological University, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering invites applications for tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.

The university’s Tech Forward initiatives focus on building research in autonomous and intelligent systems, data revolution and sensing, natural resources, water and energy, and sustainability and resilience. 

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 (

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Develop external funding in support of research.

Be recognized by your peers for your excellence in research and creation of knowledge.

Foster and contribute to a collaborative culture within your workplace.

Engage in professional service activities within the department, university, community, and technical organizations.

Employees are expected to apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work and commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Applicants for the position are required to have a PhD in geospatial engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, surveying or closely related discipline.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Demonstrated potential for excellence in research.

Experience in research areas include but is not limited to geospatial/surveying engineering (GIS, remote sensing, LiDAR, photogrammetry, UAS mapping, structure from motion, big data sets and data fusion), water resource engineering (intelligent water systems, e.g., modeling and simulation, machine learning, advanced sensing techniques), structural engineering (risk, reliability, resilience assessment, enhancement of infrastructure systems, structural health monitoring, machine learning techniques), environmental engineering (transport and transformation of emerging contaminants; environmental sensors and monitoring; big data analysis and modeling; engineering for sustainability and resilience; industrial ecology; sustainable energy and materials; and environmental biotechnology), and geotechnical engineering (multi-hazard assessment and risk mitigation for resilient infrastructure, intelligent geosystems, coastal geotechnics, AI geotechnics, and data innovation).

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Experience in class-room teaching, designing and developing a new course at the university level. Experience in leading and advising a research group. Writing research proposals.

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

Strong commitment to teaching and working with students.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Technical Communication skills (oral and written). Empathy and support for diversity and inclusiveness. Fostering a culture of safety in your work environment. Ability to engage in collaborative research ideas.

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%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

9 months



Pay Rate/Salary


Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by November 15.

Applications are to be submitted on-line at Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research interests and future plans, a statement of their teaching interests and philosophy, discussion of past efforts and future plans to promote diversity and inclusion to educate and include every student, regardless of background.  Applicants will be asked for contact information for three professional references.  Please direct inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Brian Barkdoll at Review of the applications will begin immediately.

Additional Information

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering currently has 24 faculty members, 540 undergraduate students, and 70 graduate students. Externally-funded research is approximately $2.5M, and the Department is on a trajectory to double its graduate enrollment over the next five years. The CEGE Department has many teaching and research labs with state-of-the-art facilities and connections with industry, who provide instrumentation to support student education and research. Michigan Tech's graduates are eagerly sought by industry because of their hands-on training and rigorous coursework.


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

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.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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