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Lecturer in Mining Engineering

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications should include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and names and complete contact information of at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Lecturer in Mining Engineering
Department Geological & Mining Engineering & 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, John Gierke

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

The Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences invites applications for a 9-month (academic year) non-tenure-track lecturer position to support the departmental program in mining engineering. We intend to fill the position to begin Fall 2018, but the start date is negotiable.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

The successful applicant will teach five mining-engineering courses for the academic year, serve as an advisor to mining engineering majors and capstone engineering projects, and provide some departmental service in support of the undergraduate programs. We also value candidates with expertise that would allow them to become involved in research and mining field activities.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

MS in mining engineering or a related field, or in exceptional cases, BS degree in mining engineering and proven extensive experience (20 years +) as a mining engineer.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Professional experience in mining engineering.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

PhD in mining or a related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Applicants will be evaluated based on their potential for being effective teachers and student mentors.

Ability to teach the following courses: introduction to mining engineering, mining methods, and materials handling.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Ability to teach mine ventilation and safety, drilling and blasting, and other mining related elective courses.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 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
Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17340
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date
External Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applications should include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and names and complete contact information of at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information

Michigan Tech has a total student population of about 7000 and is located in the city of Houghton in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; a pristine area on the south shore of Lake Superior. The department is committed to continuing a strong educational program and values basic and applied interdisciplinary research. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in Geology, Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering and Applied Geophysics. Interested candidates can learn more about the department programs, courses, and research and find contact information for faculty at www.mtu.edu/geo.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability. Michigan Tech aggressively recruits minority and female applicants in an effort to bring greater diversity to its workforce.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number 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 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.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
Optional Documents