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Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
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 Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for three faculty positions at the assistant professor level to begin in the fall semester of 2024. Higher ranks may also be considered for exceptional candidates having outstanding track records in research and teaching. The department seeks forward-looking individuals who will develop vigorous research programs, and who are skilled at translating new and exciting discoveries into effective graduate and undergraduate teaching in classrooms. Applications are being accepted for the following focus areas:
• Power electronics including electric vehicle applications, wide bandgap devices, or energy conversion applications;
• Microelectronics including VLSI circuits, advanced circuits, RF circuits and systems, modern semiconductor devices, or microelectronic sensors and sensor systems;
• Biomedical applications including bioinstruments, bioelectronics, healthcare devices and systems, bioimaging, medical diagnostics, or bionanotechnology, and
• Other cutting-edge areas in electrical, computer, and robotics engineering.

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)

• Develop strong research and graduate educational programs
• Translate new and exciting discoveries into effective undergraduate and graduate teaching activities both face-to-face and online
• Develop externally funded research programs
• Advise graduate student research at the MS and PhD level and involve undergraduates in research
• Participation in department and university committees
• Integrate safety practices into daily activities
• Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work, as well as University and ABET Assessment activities
• Ability to learn and leverage new teaching technologies
• Other duties as assigned

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

An earned Ph.D. degree in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)


•A sustained record of research and scholarship in a field that is relevant to electrical and computer engineering
• Demonstrated experience successfully working with diverse individuals

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Experience teaching courses in electrical engineering, computer engineering, robotic engineering
• Mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students
• 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

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

• Ability to teach all levels of undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses and advanced offerings in their particular areas of interest and expertise
• Ability to communicate effectively with students, professional colleagues, and the general public
• Ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Successful development of competitive externally funded grants
• Distinctive record of excellence in scholarly activities

  • 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.

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 must be submitted online at and contain the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching philosophy through their research, teaching, and service. The cover letter must include one specific focus area listed in the Job Description Summary above (i.e., Power electronics, Microelectronics, Biomedical applications, or Other cutting-edge areas).

We also strongly encourage applicants to address the required and desired qualifications in their cover letter along with an explanation of how they will contribute to the Vision and Mission of Michigan Tech.

Applicants will be asked to provide contact information for three reference providers. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, however, applications must be submitted by November 15, 2023.

Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Professor John Lukowski (, or the department chair, Professor Jin Choi (

For more information about the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please visit our website at

Additional Information

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has about 700 undergraduate students, about 100 graduate students, 24 faculty, and 8 support staff, with aggressive goals for growth in coming years. The department has active research programs in image and signal processing, remote sensing, robotics, healthcare, and biomedical devices, communications and sensor networks, electric energy systems, and photonics and electrophysics.

Electrical & Computer Engineering is one of nine departments in the College of Engineering. The Department offers three B.S. degree programs in Electrical, Computer, and Robotics Engineering in addition to M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs. Additional information about the department, college, and university can be accessed from our website

Michigan Technological University, one of the four major research universities in the State of Michigan, is located in Houghton Michigan, 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 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. 

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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