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Assistant, Associate or full Professor, College of Computing

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

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’s College of Computing invites applications for two (2) Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor positions. Areas of particular interest include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and data science; exceptional candidates in other areas of computing will also be considered. Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for their research, an enthusiasm for undergraduate and graduate education, and a strong commitment to cultivating diverse and inclusive learning environments. The position begins August 2021. Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications.

Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals. We are an ADVANCE Institution having thrice 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; we offer career exploration advice and assistance finding positions at the University and in the local community

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

The successful candidate will collaboratively and independently develop and secure external funding for research, develop and teach undergraduate/graduate classes and laboratories, create innovative instructional materials and learning experiences, establish and sustain a record of scholarly achievement, advise graduate students, contribute to program assessment and accreditation activities, and other departmental and university service.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Earned PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computing, or a closely related area.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

A record of research and scholarship including publications in peer-reviewed journals and top conferences; ability to draw from relevant experiences to teach a variety of courses across the computing curriculums.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Experience in successfully attracting external funding in support of research and scholarship, establishing collaborations, and research and teaching experience in computing fields; research and scholarship in areas of particular interest include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and data science.

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

Candidates for the positions are expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in independent research, excellence in teaching, and the ability to contribute service to their department.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff. 

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Versatility and technical expertise to teach fundamental courses as well as advanced computing courses to diverse students.

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 3 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 

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.

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)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online at To learn more about the opportunity, please visit or contact the search chair, Dr. Timothy Havens, at Applications received by March 1, 2021, will receive full consideration.

Interested individuals should submit i) a cover letter indicating interest in the tenure track position, preferred rank, available start date, information about your specialized area(s) of research interest, and a description of experience for the qualifications listed above, ii) a detailed resume/CV, iii) statements of research, teaching, and leadership, and iv) diversity and inclusion statement: Our students and faculty are increasingly diverse. We are looking for candidates who actively cultivate inclusive environments in research, teaching, and service spaces that support contributions from all individuals. Please explain how you have done this in the past and/or how you will implement this in the future.

Additional Information

The College of Computing has 36 faculty members, 650 undergraduate students in five-degree programs (Computer Science, Computer Network and System Administration, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics and Software Engineering), and 90 graduate students in four MS degree programs (Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Health Informatics, and Mechatronics) plus PhD degree programs in Computer Science and Computational Science and Engineering.

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university with approximately 7,100 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 an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format should contact Human Resources at 906-487-2280.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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