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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, College of Computing

Apply now Job No: 21220
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Computing

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 and the College of Computing invites applications for faculty at the assistant, associate or professor rank. We are open to all research areas in computer science and computing-related disciplines, with a particular interest in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and software engineering. 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 anticipated start date is August, 2022.

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 an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Establish a robust research program, as evidenced by a strong publication record and securing external funding.
Advise graduate students.
Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate classes, and assist with curricular/program assessment, evaluation, and development.
Participate in service activities at the department, college and University level, as well as the appropriate professional organizations and societies.
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)

Earned PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or closely related discipline.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

A record of scholarship.
Experience teaching a variety of courses in a computing-related curriculum.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Established collaborations, research or teaching experience in a computing field; successive development of external funded grants.

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

Demonstrated ability to conduct original research.
Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate level.
Passion to conduct research with students (graduate and/or undergraduate).

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Research focused on: cybersecurity, artificial intelligence/machine learning, or software engineering.
Ability to conduct collaborative research across disciplines.
Versatility and experience to teach foundational 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 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.

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


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Pay Rate/Salary


Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal & External Posting

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applications for the position should be submitted online at: Application materials include a cover letter summarizing your expertise and preferred rank, curriculum vitae, research statement, 2-page teaching statement, and 1-page 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 accomplished this in the past and/or how you will implement this in the future. For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by Dec. 15, 2021.

Additional Information

The College of Computing is the only academic college in Michigan focused on computing and is currently experiencing hyper-growth--enrollments have increased by more than 50% over the last six years. The college has two departments, 37 full-time faculty members, 750 undergraduate students in six degree programs (Computer Science, Computer Network and System Administration, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics, and Software Engineering) and more than 100 graduate students in four MS degree programs (Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Health Informatics, and Mechatronics) and two PhD programs (Computer Science and Computational Science and Engineering).

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university with 7,000 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 nationally ranked among the best universities for job placement, return on investment, and safety.

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.

The College of Computing actively works to ensure that all faculty thrive and the university provides many opportunities for professional development and growth. 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 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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