Positions Available

The Department of Physics at Michigan Tech prides itself on a commitment to cutting-edge research, while simultaneously providing top-notch education for both undergraduate and graduate students through hands-on learning experiences with outstanding faculty, staff, and facilities.

Open Positions

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Physics

The Department of Physics at Michigan Technological University (MTU) seeks to fill a faculty position at the rank of tenure‐track Assistant Professor or higher, starting Fall 2020. The opening is in atmospheric physics and a focus on theoretical or computational methods is preferred. Research that  complements other activities in atmospheric physics at MTU is encouraged.

Required qualifications include a PhD in physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, a record of substantive research, and interest in teaching. Apply online and include: vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references. Application evaluation will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Detailed information is about research and educational programs in the department can be found at and in the Atmospheric Sciences PhD program at

MTU is located in Houghton 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.


Summer Research Experience for Grade 7-12 Science/Math Teacher

This is an on-campus research experience with Dr. Petra Huentemeyer and her research group, studying extreme astrophysical environments using data from the High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma Ray Observatory. The teacher may focus their work on helping with the HAWC experiment, applying HAWC data to classroom lessons, or creating new materials around the ideas studied in HAWC research.

Applications are due March 15, 2020. Questions should be directed to Petra Huentemeyer.


MTU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/educational institution. 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 to explore employment opportunities.