Employment Opportunities

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Design Studies

Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in design studies with a critical and interdisciplinary approach to the history, theory, and practice of design, and with a focus on graphic design and typography. Additional areas of expertise might include: design literacies; design and technology studies; information design; design for social advocacy; social media; media and communication theory; cultural theory.

The preferred candidate will have academic or professional teaching experience in such courses as graphic design, digital publishing, and interactive media. In addition, professional experience in design is desirable. Candidates will be expected to contribute to curriculum development in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Ph.D. preferred but M.F.A. with potential for research and creative work will be seriously considered.
The department's graduate and undergraduate programs afford faculty unique opportunities to teach and engage in research that both shapes and benefits from a rich multi-disciplinary environment. The department offers undergraduate major degrees in English; Liberal Arts; Communication, Culture, and Media; and Scientific and Technical Communication, and doctoral and master degrees in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester. Please see our website: http://www.hu.mtu.edu.

Application packages should be submitted electronically to: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/1986. Please include: a letter of application, current vita, portfolio of creative work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation (including one that addresses teaching).

Review of applications begins on November 1 and will continue until position is filled.

For inquiries, contact:
Sue Collins, PhD
Chair, Media Search
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
(906) 487-3260
scollins@mtu.edu

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university, with a diverse community of 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and cross-disciplinary faculty.  Located on Lake Superior in Houghton, MI, its community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.

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’s Dual Career Program is available to assist with partner orientation to the university and community and identification of possible positions for partners (see www.dual.mtu.edu)

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Instructor in English as a Second Language

The Department of Humanities invites applications for a full-time instructor position in ESL (English as a Second Language) to begin January 4, 2015.  

Duties and Responsibilities:
We seek a colleague with a strong background in reading instruction who can teach a range of ESL courses that focus on preparing international undergraduate and graduate students for academic study at Michigan Tech University. The intensive English for Academic Purposes program courses include levels of reading and vocabulary, writing and grammar, listening/speaking and pronunciation during the fall/spring semesters. Teaching loads are up to 18 contact hours per semester.

Other duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:
Assist with student advising/mentoring, manage testing and placement, collaborate in materials development and textbook decision-making, utilize technology in teaching and coordinate conversation and lab activities. Instructor may be asked to teach in regular EAP program.

Perform related duties as assigned.  Hold regular office hours.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's in TESL/TESOL, or Master's in a closely related field and substantial ESL teaching experience at the college level.  Excellent Proficiency in English required.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

Ron Strickland, Chair
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI  49931-1295

Review of applications begins on November 1, 2014 and continues until the position is filled.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university, with a diverse community of 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and cross-disciplinary faculty.  Located on Lake Superior in Houghton, MI, its community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.

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.  

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy beginning Fall 2015. AOS/AOC: Feminism and 20th Century Continental Philosophy.  The candidate should have experience teaching some of the courses in our curriculum:  engineering ethics, philosophy of science, philosophy of technology, existentialism and phenomenology.  Experience in an interdisciplinary environment is strongly preferred.  The Department of Humanities at Michigan Tech is a highly interdisciplinary department that offers a minor in Ethics and Philosophy, undergraduate degrees in Communication, Culture and Media, English, Liberal Arts and Scientific and Technical Communication, as well as Master's and Ph.D. programs in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture.  The candidate must show the potential to make a significant contribution to the department's graduate programs by being able to teach graduate-level courses and serve on graduate committees. 

The typical tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester.  The department's website is: http://www.mtu.edu/humanities.

The successful candidate will have an active research profile and evidence of teaching excellence.  PhD in Philosophy required by July 1st, 2015.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, current CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, at least three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a recent writing sample.

Applications should be submitted on line at:  http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/2061.   To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by November 7th, 2014.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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 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. 

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Communication

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Professional Communication to begin August 2015. The preferred candidate will demonstrate promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of rhetoric and professional communication. The preferred candidate will have expertise in the following areas:
international and/or cross-cultural professional and technical communication; cross-cultural and/or translingual rhetorics. Additional areas of expertise might include: technical translation; localization; writing and design for global contexts. International professional experience, working and living abroad, and/or advanced proficiency in a modern language are desirable but not required. The department's graduate and undergraduate programs afford faculty unique opportunities to teach and engage in research that both shapes and benefits from a rich multi-disciplinary environment. The department offers doctoral and master degrees in the interdisciplinary Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture program and undergraduate major degrees in Scientific and Technical Communication; Communication, Culture, and Media; Liberal Arts; and English, including English with a concentration in Secondary Education. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester.

Please see our website: http://www.mtu.edu/humanities

Please submit application packages electronically to http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/1987. Packages must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Review of applications begins on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should have or expect to receive the Ph.D. by August 1, 2015.

Dr. Ann Brady
Rhetoric and Professional Communication Search Committee
Department of Humanities
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university, with a diverse community of 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and cross-disciplinary faculty. Located on Lake Superior in Houghton, MI, its community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.

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's Dual Career Program assists departments with partner orientation to the university and community and identification of possible positions for partners (see www.dual.mtu.edu)

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.