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Michigan Technological University
Posted: 10/05/2023
Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Geological Engineering

Position Description

The Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences (GMES) at Michigan Technological University is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking a scholar to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program in the broad area of engineering geology for geological and mining engineering. Applicants with experience and accomplishments commensurate with a higher rank may be considered for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The successful candidate will have earned a doctorate in Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a closely related discipline at the time of employment. Specific research areas of interest include but are not limited to geohazards, infrastructure assessment, geotechnical remote sensing, the application of data science and artificial intelligence in geomechanics and geotechnics, geohydrology, and dam design and monitoring. Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in developing strong collaborative research and educational programs within the university, across academia, and with industry. Successful candidates will also be committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in geological and mining 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 (https://www.mtu.edu/diversity-inclusion/).

About Michigan Technological University

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. Houghton, MI,  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 is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. The Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences department offers four majors: Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering, Geology, and Applied Geophysics. Both our engineering programs are ABET accredited. We are one of the nine departments within the College of Engineering.  For more information about the department, see https://www.mtu.edu/geo/.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by November 15, 2023; candidates are encouraged to apply early. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following materials: (a) Cover Letter, (b) Curriculum Vitae, (c) Research Statement, (d) Teaching Statement, and (e) List of at least three referees. Applications should be submitted online at  http://www.employment.mtu.edu/cw/en-us/job/493378. Please reach out to the search committee chair at schatte1@mtu.edu if you have any questions.