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Assistant Professor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2013. Submit a letter of application summarizing research and teaching goals, re(pre)prints, and curriculum vita. Also, please enter the contact information for a minimum of 3 references when prompted by the online system. Department website: www.cls.mtu.edu

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Department Cognitive & Learning Sciences
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 9 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Title of Position Supervisor Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Position Summary Information

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.

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in human factors from a physiological, biomechanical, or motor behavior perspective, as part of a university strategic commitment to strengthen cross-disciplinary collaboration in health sciences. The successful candidate will contribute to the Ph.D. program in Applied Cognitive Science & Human Factors, as well as to the undergraduate programs in Psychology and Exercise Science. Special consideration will be given to candidates who complement our strengths in Decision Making, Computational Modeling, Physiology, Biomechanics, Attention and Perception, and User Interface Design. Ability to teach undergraduate physiological psychology is required, along with the ability to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs in one or more of the following courses: health psychology, bĂ­omechanics of hurnan movement, motor behavior, stress & workload, anthropometry, or ergonomic design. Applicants should have a record of/potential for excellence in research that integrates theory and application, a willingness to pursue research collaborations with MTU faculty in psychology or kinesiology, and a commitment to attracting external funding. Supportive colleagues, new state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom facilities, internal grant workshops and faculty mentoring, and other support will be available for the new faculty member. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester. A Ph.D. in Human Factors, Psychology, Kinesiology, Industrial Engineering, or related discipline is required. The successful applicant will receive a joint appointment in the Departments of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (http://mtu.edu/cls/) and Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology (http://www.mtu.edu/kip/).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Contribute to the Ph.D. program in Applied Cognitive Science & Human Factors, as well as to the undergraduate programs in Psychology and Exercise Science.
2. Ability to teach undergraduate physiological psychology is required, along with the ability to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs in one or more of the following courses: health psychology, biomechanics, motor behavior, stress & workload, anthropometry, (neuro) ergonomics, or ergonomic design.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

A Ph.D. in Human Factors, Psychology, Kinesiology, Industrial Engineering, or related discipline is required.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

No experience other than Ph.D. is required.

Desirable Education and/or Experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 13313
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 10/02/2013
External Posting Date 10/02/2013
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2013.

Submit a letter of application summarizing research and teaching goals, re(pre)prints, and curriculum vita. Also, please enter the contact information for a minimum of 3 references when prompted by the online system.

Department website: www.cls.mtu.edu

Additional Information

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university located in Houghton, MI in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/educational institution. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. (or other doctoral level degree) by August 2014?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement / Interests
  4. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
  5. Reprints/Preprints 1
Optional Documents
  1. Reprints/Preprints 2
  2. Reprints/Preprints 3
  3. Teaching Evaluations
  4. Optional Document 1
  5. Optional Document 2