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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Michigan Technological University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Michigan Technological University, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor.  Applicants for the position are required to have earned doctorates in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field. All mechanical engineering research areas are of interest, including additive manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, robotics, acoustics/noise control, marine renewables, and more.   

Successful candidates will be expected to develop externally funded research programs in their areas of interest while fostering collaboration with other faculty, engage in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and contribute to professional service.  

For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by October 31, 2021; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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 ( Our undergraduate mechanical engineering program is ranked 34th and our graduate program is ranked 63rd among doctoral granting ME programs by the U.S. NEWS Best undergraduate and graduate programs. The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks Mechanical Engineering in Research Expenditures at Michigan Tech 16th in FY2019 (latest rankings) with $20.015 Million among all Mechanical Engineering programs in the U.S.  Our department is 8th in undergraduate enrollment, 5th in MSME enrollment and 26th in PhD enrollment (latest ASEE data). 

Located in Houghton, in the heart of Upper Michigan’s scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, the university is just a few miles from Lake Superior. The surrounding area is perfect for enjoying outdoor activities throughout the year. 

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual-career partners to retain a quality workforce. Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview; career exploration, advice, and assistance are available for positions at the University and in the local community. Additional details on dual-career exploration with our Partner Engagement Program can be found at

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 is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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