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Assistant Teaching Professor, Physics

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Department: Physics
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Physics

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 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 (MTU), a nationally recognized leader in science and engineering education and research, invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in the Department of Physics, starting Fall 2023. The review of applications will begin on February 28 and continue until the position is filled. Detailed information about research and educational programs in the department can be found at

MTU attracts world-class faculty and staff 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)

Teach undergraduate physics courses for majors and non-majors, including upper-division lectures.
Foster and contribute to a collaborative DEIS culture within the 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)

Ph.D. in Physics, or a closely related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Experience in teaching undergraduate physics courses

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Have experience in teaching Physics at the graduate level.

Have experience in curriculum development and assessment.

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

Strong interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student, faculty, and community populations.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Practice or interest in interactive, collaborative, and novel learning methods.

Experience using educational technologies to engage students in and out of the classroom

Experience in using learning management systems (LMS) such as Canvas by Instructure

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)

Applications should be submitted online at 

Complete applications should include:
• cover letter
• curriculum vitae
• statements of teaching philosophy (including teaching experiences, teaching Interests, and how you build an inclusive classroom)
• diversity statement that describes how your past and/or potential actions support a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging where all members of a campus community can excel

Applicants will be asked for the names and contact information of a minimum of three professional references as part of the application.

Application evaluation will begin on February 28, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Professor Yoke Khin Yap ( for any questions that you may have regarding this position.

Additional Information Michigan

Michigan Tech’s instructional track faculty are eligible to apply for sabbatical leave and a career path to associate teaching professor or teaching professor is available. Individuals appointed to the instructional ranks are eligible for merit increases according to established university procedures.

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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