Two Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiatives at Michigan Technological University in "Water" and "Transportation"
Michigan Technological University is redefining graduate and undergraduate education through its interdisciplinary programs, which we plan to enhance through the creation of "growth" faculty positions each year. This effort is called the Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative (SFHI). In 2007, the SFHI theme was sustainability. In 2008, the theme was computational discovery and innovation. For 2009 and 2010, there were SFHI two themes in parallel: next generation energy systems and health—basic sciences, technologies, and medical informatics. In 2011 and 2012, we have parallel initiatives in:
Forthcoming interdisciplinary themes are being identified through far-reaching discussions both inside and outside the University community.
This initiative aims to support our strengths in water and transportation at Michigan Technological University, and our vision that our faculty, staff and students will be innovators in all facets of water and transportation-related research and education.
Four water-focused faculty and three transportation-focused faculty were hired during the 2011 Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative, and four position announcements will be posted for the 2012 initiatives.
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.
We also have a Dual Career Program which assists departments with partner orientation to the university and community and identification of possible positions for partners.
Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/educational institution. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.