Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University
Location: Houghton, Michigan
Internal Number: 23059
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.
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Job Description Summary
Michigan Technological University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) invites applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor position. We seek candidates with expertise in mechanical engineering in general and particularly in dynamic systems, noise control, digital signal processing, instrumentation, and industrial-based engineering experience to support senior design teams.
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 (https://www.mtu.edu/diversity-inclusion/).
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
Teach undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering courses May include service on committees Conduct outreach activities Assist with the department's assessment
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.
Required Experience (minimum requirements)
Classroom teaching experience Expertise in mechanical engineering in general and particularly dynamics systems, noise control, digital signal processing, instrumentation, and industrial-based engineering experience.
Ability to perform data acquisition on dynamic systems.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Project management, supervising teams of engineers.
Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
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
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. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.
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
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)
Title of Position Supervisor
Internal & External
Dependent on Funding
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)
For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by October March 15, 2023; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The ME-EM Department and Michigan Tech encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. Our undergraduate mechanical engineering program is ranked 35th 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 18th in FY2020 (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 Ph.D. enrollment (latest ASEE data).
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.
Applications from women and BIPOC scholars are highly encouraged by both the department and the institution. Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals.
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. (see https://www.mtu.edu/advance/).
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 https://www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement/.
Michigan Technological University, one of the four major research universities in the State of Michigan, is located 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 located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior.
Our scope is international. Our approach interdisciplinary. We work at the intersections of communication, composition, literature, modern languages, philosophy, rhetoric, visual studies, linguistics, gender studies, and technical communication. Our students develop the communicative, analytic, and cultural knowledge to thrive in all aspects of their future lives.Applications from women and BIPOC scholars are highly encouraged by both the department and the institution. Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals.