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Assistant 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 professor level to begin in the fall semester of 2023. Applicants with the required education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and accomplishments commensurate with a higher rank will also be considered for an appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. 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 classrooms.

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 a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (

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 externally funded research programs. 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 or undergraduate levels.
A sustained record of research and scholarship in a field that is relevant to electrical or computer engineering.
Demonstrated experience successfully working with diverse individuals.

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.
Ability to communicate effectively with students, professional colleagues, and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Experience teaching courses in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and robotic engineering; post-doctoral research experience and training; successful development of competitive externally-funded grants; Industrial related experience; distinctive record of excellence in scholarly activities and teaching relative to other candidates at their career stage. Interest and experience in areas including, but not limited to Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, Healthcare, Image Processing and Machining Vision for sensing and information processing, Intelligent and Smart Systems, Power Electronics, RF and Microwave Devices and Systems.

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 pieces of training; 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)

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 and inclusion through their 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.  For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by December 31, 2022; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Additional Information

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

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 including job placement assistance 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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