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Coordinator Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) aims to advance freshwater and coastal ocean research as a foundation for health, economic prosperity and global sustainability through interdisciplinary research cutting across Michigan Tech’s academic organizations. The GLRC institute includes collaborative faculty from eleven disciplines within the College of Engineering, College of Sciences and Arts, College of Business, and the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences. As a non-academic department, the GLRC supports 20+ full-time, part-time and temporary research support staff; and hourly graduate and undergraduate student employees. The GLRC is seeking to establish a second Coordinator position to provide comprehensive professional support to Institute personnel including departmental staff, Institute members, and facility stewards. The Coordinator will support the operations of the department and facility, provide business operations assistance to the Institute leadership, and provide research support in processing pre-award proposal submission and post-award project administration. In concert with other members of the GLRC’s research administration team, the Coordinator will manage a portfolio of researchers and department/Institute operations.
Administrative Aide 8 Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Administrative Aide serves as the department manager and is responsible for the operational functions of the Center for Pre-College Outreach, including the delivery of exemplary customer service, budget management, and logistical support. The Administrative Aide works as part of a team to fulfill the diverse needs of both the department and the students, families, staff, and other stakeholders that it serves. In accordance with the university's outreach goals and objectives, the Administrative Aide advises families regarding the summer program enrollment process, engages established and prospective donors regarding sponsorship and gift-giving, seeks and supports external funding opportunities, assists in the coordination of event logistics, and leads departmental hiring and training of new employees, among other duties. The Administrative Aide must have excellent customer service and computer skills, approach work processes methodically, exhibit extreme attention to detail, and function effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Director Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Michigan Tech seeks a director of its Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory (ACMAL). ACMAL is an interdisciplinary, university shared user facility that manages a suite of high-end structural characterization facilities including SEM (3 units), STEM (FEI Titan Themis), FIB, XES, AFM, XRD, XRF, and associated sample preparation facilities. The director manages the access and operational procedures, coordinates maintenance, oversees the personnel needs of the facility, interfaces with the campus-wide user community, coordinates user training, and leads or participates in efforts to expand capabilities and use. The Director will have a staff appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, who manages the facility in behalf of the university. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the operation of electron-based imaging and analytical techniques in a research environment, be familiar with shared user-oriented facility model, demonstrated managerial skills, and a positive attitude compatible with providing efficient and high quality service to the university research community. A degree in the physical sciences, or engineering, or applied technology discipline is preferred.
Department Chair, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
*Internal Posting Only* The College of Engineering at Michigan Technological University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Department Chair in the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology to begin July 1, 2020.
Coordinator Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Coordinator of the Center for Pre-College Outreach is responsible for the development and implementation of high-impact educational outreach activities, including operation of Michigan Tech's renowned Mind Trekkers roadshow. Working closely with diverse internal and external constituents, the Coordinator works to create engaging, collaborative, inclusive, and effective programs that further the mission and outreach goals of the University.
Assistant Director, Research Development Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Assistant Director, Research Development will support researchers of Michigan Tech's Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) as they collectively work to create and implement activities aimed at the growth and development of ICC-affiliated research and graduate programs. By collaborating with, coaching/mentoring, and supporting the work of researchers at all levels, this individual will be integral to the business development and outreach of the ICC. The successful candidate will provide pre- and post-award support to institute members, assist with the financial processes for the institute, and help to lead the daily administrative functions of the institute.
Assistant Professor in Forest Molecular Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
A nine-month, 75% full-time equivalent (FTE), tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Forest Molecular Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (CFRES), is available with the appointment starting August 2020.
Assistant Professor in Forest Health Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
A nine-month, 75% FTE (full time equivalent), tenure-track position in Forest Health at the Assistant Professor level is available in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, with the appointment starting August 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Assistant Sponsored Programs Accountant Lakeshore Center (Houghton, MI)
The Assistant Sponsored Programs Accountant provides post-award grant and contract administrative and accounting services, which includes award administration from set-up to closeout of sponsored projects, monitoring of expenditures, submitting reimbursement requests to sponsors, financial reporting, and collection of outstanding receivables.
Department Chair, Geological Mining & Engineering & Sciences Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The College of Engineering at Michigan Technological University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences to begin on July 1, 2020. The department currently consists of approximately 12 faculty, 8 technical and administrative staff, 70 undergraduates, and 51 graduate students. The department has a strong reputation for teaching and research in a diverse range of geoscience and geoengineering topics.
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate School Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School will provide leadership and vision for the overall growth and quality of graduate enrollment at Michigan Technological University. They will commit to improving the quality of graduate education and campus life for all students. They will administer the Graduate School's resources in a sustainable manner, as well as contribute to the growth of resources by engaging in advancement activities and through support of externally funded research opportunities. The successful candidate will report directly to the Provost and will be a prominent and effective leader, working closely with directors of graduate studies and representatives of the Graduate Student Government.
Facility Operations Engineer Keweenaw Research Center (Near Houghton County Airport)
The Facilities Engineer/Research Engineer ensures the operation of the Keweenaw Research Center flows smoothly, both day-to-day and into the future to meet the needs of KRC staff, customers, Michigan Technological University and the public. The Engineer serves as an operations manager for the Keweenaw Research Center Facility (13 buildings), to enable the KRC to fulfill and accomplish its goals in accordance with the University’s strategic plan. The Engineer insures the facility provides a safe and comfortable environment to conduct a variety of activities by a variety of users. The Engineer: oversees all maintenance, upgrades and new construction; manages all the utility services (gas, electric, sewer and water); advises and make recommendations to the Director of the KRC on all aspects of construction, engineering, architecture, construction costs, construction safety, and code compliance. In addition, the engineer will assist the director and/or project managers as needed for the coordination, planning and execution of tasks related to engineering projects.
Professor of Practice Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a Professor of Practice, (non-tenure-track faculty position) and Medical Laboratory Science Program Director. We are seeking a colleague that will be responsible for the Administration of Michigan Tech's NAACLS Accredited MLS Program.
Research Scientist II - Infrared Remote Sensing Specialist Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor, MI)
The Research Scientist II – Infrared Remote Sensing Specialist position provides leadership and support for MTRI programs focused on the development and application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to solve governmental and societal needs through sponsored research. Knowledge of remote sensing theory, in particular infrared sensing (IR), and application for environmental science or transportation research is required. The applicant will be expected to develop, select, and lead remote sensing research projects that apply their knowledge of IR sensing. The ability to improve the processing and analysis of IR remote sensing data through custom coding and analysis will be important. Examples of current research areas include wildland and prescribed fire mapping and effects assessment, Great Lakes aquatic sensing, invasive species mapping, wetlands assessment, transportation infrastructure assessment, wildland fire danger and emissions mapping, cloud-based and distributed computing, user-friendly app development, improved geotemporal visualization of complex data and patterns, extending UAV-enabling sensing, and Arctic landscape change. The position is based at MTRI in Ann Arbor, MI (
Assistant or Associate Professor, Chemical Eng. Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The position is expected to be filled at the assistant professor level, but senior-level individuals with exceptional records will also be considered. All areas of chemical engineering are of interest, including but not limited to advanced materials, biotechnology, energy & sustainability, modeling (molecular simulation, systems etc), separations, process simulation & design, and process automation & control. We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research and have a strong commitment to teaching and working with students.
Assistant or Associate Professor, CNSA/MERET/HI Division Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Michigan Technological University’s College of Computing invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the ETAC-ABET accredited Electrical Engineering Technology (BS) program and the Mechatronics (MS) program.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Michigan Technological University’s Department of Computer Science (CS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate should be able to teach across the CS curriculum beginning August 2020.
Assistant Professor, Computational Mathematics Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computational Mathematics. All research areas in Computational Mathematics will be considered, but candidates with expertise in areas related to data science (e.g., randomized numerical linear algebra, stochastic optimization, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply.
Lecturer, Statistics Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in Statistics. The teaching load for this position is six courses per academic year. Some courses will be taught online. The lecturer position is a 38-week appointment. Summer teaching, with additional compensation, may be available.
Assistant Professor in Accounting Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The School of Business and Economics at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Accounting starting August 2020.

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