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Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor

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Department: Computer Science
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Sciences, Computing

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 and the Department of Computer Science (CS) invite applications for an instructional track faculty position at all levels. The successful candidate should be able to teach across the CS curriculum beginning January 2023. Specific areas of need include introductory programming and software engineering courses.

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)

• Teaching, a typical load is three courses per semester.
• Contribute to departmental service needs through departmental committees or other service responsibilities
• Assist in curriculum assessment and development
• Integrate safety practices into daily activities and commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

An applicant for an instructional track faculty position must have earned an MS or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a closely related area from an accredited institution. An applicant for a professor of practice must have a minimum of a B.S. degree with significant software engineering or computer science-related industrial experience. 

Required Experience (minimum requirements)


Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Teaching experience in computer science.

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

• Ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Strong written and oral and presentation skills.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Versatility and experience to teach foundational as well as more advanced undergraduate courses.

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.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. This is not an E-Verified Position.

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)

This job is scheduled to begin January 2023.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online at Applicants will need to provide a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a diversity and inclusion statement. Applicants will provide names and contact information for three reference providers as part of the application process.  To learn more about the opportunity, please visit or contact the search committee chair, Dr. Linda Ott, at

Additional Information

The Department has 24 regular faculty members, 550 undergraduate students in two degree programs (Computer Science and Software Engineering), and 75 graduate students in four graduate programs (MS in Computer Science, MS in Cybersecurity, MS in Data Science, and Ph.D. in Computer Science). The department collaborates with the Department of Applied Computing on a BS in Cybersecurity and teaches a substantial portion of the courses required in other programs, particularly the BS in Computer Engineering.

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university with approximately 7000 students and 400 faculty located in Houghton, Michigan, in the scenic Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share superb living and learning experiences. Michigan Tech is nationally ranked among the best universities for job placement, return on investment, and safety.

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 Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior.

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. (see

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 Technological University 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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