UM-Flint, New College of Innovation and Technology - 25 Faculty Positions

University of Michigan-Flint
Michigan, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 25, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

In September 2020, the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan authorized the establishment of a new College of Innovation and Technology (CIT) at the University of Michigan-Flint. Funded in part by a generous grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the CIT is a bold concept. It will drive innovation in every sphere of the University while preparing students for promising careers in manufacturing, healthcare, biotech, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and many other sectors of the 21st century economy. Located in downtown Flint, the birthplace of General Motors, the CIT has received strong endorsement from industry and will be developed in close collaboration with industrial partners. The University is moving with speed and intentionality. In October 2020, Christopher A. Pearson was appointed the inaugural dean and the first cohort of students will matriculate into the College in fall of 2021. Learn more about the CIT at

Over the next few years, the University of Michigan-Flint College of Innovation and Technology will hire approximately 25 new tenure track faculty at all ranks. These founding faculty members will have a rare opportunity: to work closely with industry and faculty from the five other schools and colleges at UM-Flint, and create an entire new college from the ground up. Untethered to legacy programs and practices, the founding faculty can unleash their creative capacities and innovate. This is an opportunity like no other today in higher education.

The College of Innovation and Technology seeks applications for senior, mid-career, and junior faculty positions. These founding faculty will have the knowledge, drive and innovative spirit to collaborate and create new Bachelor’s degree programs, certificates, and new credentials for graduates to enter the technological workplace of the future. Innovative programs, pedagogy, and spirit will set the College of Innovation and Technology apart and within the decade it will be recognized as one of the best in the country.

The tenure-track Assistant Professor requires an earned doctorate in technology or closely related fields in engineering or computer science. Applicants for tenured Associate and Full Professor must have 8-12 years of academic experience demonstrating excellent teaching in face-to-face, online, and experiential settings along with a strong scholarship record. Candidates must possess a record as a teacher and scholar commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the College of Innovation and Technology at UM-Flint. Most importantly, the senior applicants must possess a vision of a 21st century college of innovation and technology and have experience to work in partnership with industry. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity, equity and inclusion.

The College of Innovation and Technology will launch with the following two programs: Digital Manufacturing Technology, and Information Technology & Informatics. Review of applications will commence immediately for positions that begin in September 2021. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 31, 2021 and applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. The University of Michigan-Flint has a robust dual-enrolled program with area high schools and as such, applicants having similar educational experiences are preferred.

The University of Michigan-Flint is a regional public university and one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. Located in downtown Flint, a rapidly redeveloping urban setting, the College of Innovation and Technology will be experiencing significant growth and is well positioned to expand and serve a diverse population of students from the area and beyond.

Applications must include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a brief statement about technology education in the future, candidate’s own teaching experience and philosophy, and a research statement. The names and contact information of five references must be included, although for senior positions a few references can be held until the candidate advances to the finalist stage.  In order to apply please use Interfolio at the following link:    

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. The University of Michigan is committed to recruiting, fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.