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 Professor, Physics

The Department of Physics at Michigan Technological University seeks a candidate to fill a faculty position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting in August of 2023. Applicants with the required education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and accomplishments commensurate with a higher rank will also be considered for an appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Detailed information about this position and the application process can be found at https://www.employment.mtu.edu/.

Current astrophysics research at Michigan Tech includes gamma-ray and cosmic-ray astrophysics, astroparticle physics, cosmology, large-scale structure, galaxy evolution, dark matter, and machine-learning applications in astrophysics. Michigan Tech physics faculty are actively involved in the cosmic-ray and gamma-ray experiments Auger and HAWC as well as in research & development for the SWGO project.

Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty and staff who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (mtu.edu/diversity-inclusion/).


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

There are two positions for 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. Teachers 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 will be due March 16, 2023. Questions should be directed to Petra Huentemeyer.

Michigan Tech 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.