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Tenure-track STEM faculty positions

University of Minnesota Duluth Swenson College of Science & Engineering
Duluth, Minnesota
Negotiable salary and attractive benefits
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2023

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The Swenson College of Science and Engineering ( at the University of Minnesota Duluth is seeking to fill multiple tenure-line faculty positions for Fall 2024. We seek teacher-scholars in the following departments: Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Please see for more information. Successful applicants are expected to establish collaborative, externally funded and nationally recognized research programs that engage students as well as contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring that support diversity and inclusion and a commitment to justice. We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We strongly encourage scholars who are women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latin American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, or mixed race, and scholars with disabilities to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.


We recognize that excellence in teaching and research form the basis for any successful candidate. To that end, we are implementing an anonymized search process. See for a description of the application steps and directions and for the department-specific screening rubrics. Applications must include four documents ( an anonymized research and teaching statement that is understandable to a non-specialist (recommended 2000 words/5 pages max); a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population (1000 words/2 pages max); a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references.


The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) campus is part of the University of Minnesota public university system and is the second largest research university within the U of M system. UMD is a comprehensive university of about 9,000 students located along the shores of Lake Superior. The Duluth campus is affiliated with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, and is home to the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the Advanced Materials Center. Duluth is also the site of a major US EPA Research Laboratory. 


UMD is committed to supporting our colleagues. The University of Minnesota has a robust policy for opportunity hires for partners. Parental leaves and on-campus childcare are available. The Swenson College has a mentoring program to facilitate professional success. Swenson College Howard Higholt Professorships ( are also available to support outstanding tenure-track faculty who are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable institution; please follow the nomination instructions to apply for the Howard Higholt Professorship.




The Swenson College of Science & Engineering includes all the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, math) at UMD. With more than 3,200 undergraduate and 200 graduate students, Swenson College is the largest college at UMD and the third largest in the University of Minnesota system. Swenson College is the home of five science (Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy) and five engineering (Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering) departments. Swenson College is the home of the Large Lakes Observatory and the Advanced Materials Center. The Iron Range Engineering Program and the Air Force ROTC Aerospace Studies program are housed in Swenson College. We also are the home for the Integrated Biosciences and Water Resources Science interdisciplinary graduate programs. We have close affiliations with the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) and the Minnesota Sea Grant Program. See for what we have to offer at the College and UMD, at the University of Minnesota, and in Duluth.

The University of Minnesota Duluth campus is part of the University of Minnesota public university system and is the second largest research university within the U of M system. UMD is a comprehensive university of about 11,000 students located along the shores of Lake Superior. Duluth is the largest city in northern Minnesota and part of the Twin Ports metropolitan area (Duluth, MN and Superior, WI). The Twin Ports area hosts four colleges/universities, two major hospitals, many retail and manufacturing companies, and the largest commercial port on the Great Lakes. Duluth has vibrant music, theater, and arts scenes, and a steadily increasing number of craft breweries and award-winning restaurants. Duluth offers affordable housing, an absence of appreciable traffic, and mixes its historic feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings. Named by Outdoor Magazine as one of America’s Best Outdoors Towns, Duluth provides access to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails and abundant opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and sailing.


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