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Assistant Teaching Professor, Transportation 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

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering (CEGE) at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an instructional track faculty position in transportation engineering at the assistant teaching professor level. 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 teaching professor, teaching professor, or professor of practice. The successful candidate should be able to teach a variety of transportation and transportation engineering/design classes beginning in August 2024.  The candidate may be expected to teach some other courses across CEGE curriculum as well.

Michigan Tech 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 core courses in various transportation and transportation engineering/design topics, as well as help supervise senior design projects and assist in curriculum assessment and development. A typical teaching load is three courses per semester. The specific courses will depend on the transportation program needs and the selected individual’s background. Participation in transportation related research activities is encouraged.

Must be willing and able to contribute to Department, University, and external professional service activities, integrate safety practices into daily activities, and apply continuous improvement strategies to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

A university degree (B.S., M.S., or Ph.D.) in civil engineering, transportation engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants with only a B.S. degree would be required to have considerable work experience in the transportation field or a Professional Engineering license.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Teaching or training experience in academia or industry.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

MS or PhD in civil engineering, transportation engineering, or closely related discipline.

Professional Engineering license.

Teaching experience in transportation-related engineering courses including, but not limited to transportation engineering, traffic engineering, transportation planning, geometric design, senior design, railroad engineering, public transportation, airport planning and design, and transportation safety.

Skills and experience in computer-aided design (CAD), road/rail traffic simulation, and/or transportation planning software.

An interest and ability to conduct research.

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

Proficiency in CAD
A passion for teaching
A strong interest in undergraduate education
Versatility and experience in teaching foundational as well as more advanced undergraduate courses on transportation engineering

Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints.

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.

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

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

9 months



Pay Rate/Salary

Commensurate with experience

Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applications are to be submitted online at  Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching interests and philosophy, and a statement describing their research interests and future plans.  Applicants will be asked for the names of at least three professional references. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of the applications will begin immediately.

Additional Information

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering currently has 26 faculty members, 540 undergraduate students, and 110 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, as well as connections with industry, which 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 Technological University, one of the four major universities in the State of Michigan, is located in Houghton, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula adjacent to Lake Superior. The community offers a small-town environment with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities.

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.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution and has twice received National Science Foundation funds in support of efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Tech actively supports dual career partners to retain a quality workforce. Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview. 

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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