Job ID: 150108

Assistant or Associate Professor - Sleep Scientist

Michigan Technological University

  • Nov. 20, 2020
  • Assistant or Associate Professor - Sleep Scientist
  • Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Michigan Technological University
    Houghton, MI
  • Open until filled
  • August 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physiology/Human Physiology
    Physical Education & Kinesiology

Michigan Technological University, a nationally recognized leader in science and engineering education and research, invites applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor tenure/tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. We seek a candidate with expertise in sleep physiology to utilize our state-of-the-art sleep laboratory.

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology is home to approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate students. We offer two baccalaureate degrees (B.S., Exercise Science; B.S., Sports & Fitness Management), an M.S. in Kinesiology, and a Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology. The department is a campus leader in health science research and education, with over $5 million in state, foundation, federal, and industry funding. Half of our tenure/tenure-track faculty have active NIH grants, and we have a strong reputation for innovative teaching practices. Departmental faculty and students have been recognized for their excellence in both research and teaching through local, regional, and national awards. Department faculty and students regularly collaborate with the Central Michigan University satellite Doctoral of Physical Therapy (DPT) program that is located on the Michigan Tech campus. For more information about our department, visit

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Kinesiology, Physiology, or a related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clearly defined research program capable of sustaining external funding, high-quality, peer-reviewed publications and an active professional network. Candidates will teach graduate and undergraduate courses that support the departmental mission and will be expected to advise and mentor departmental graduate students. Candidates will engage in departmental, college, university, and professional service activities. Salary and start-up are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Michigan Tech, established in 1885, is one of four major research universities in the state. Located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior, Houghton was recently named one of the 100 best small towns in America. This rural community is known for its abundant snowfall, beautiful summers, and outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. The university maintains its own downhill ski facility, a nationally recognized cross-country ski trail system, and an 18-hole golf course. Numerous cultural activities and opportunities are available on campus and in the community.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to submit the following documents: 1) a cover letter of interest in the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) 1-2 page statement of teaching, 4) 1-2 page statement of research, and 5) names/contact information for a minimum of 3 professional references. Please visit the following link to upload application materials. Inquiries about the position can be sent to the search committee chair Dr. William Cooke (

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution (, one of a limited number of universities that received NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Michigan Tech actively supports dual-career partners to retain a quality workforce. Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview and we offer career exploration advice and assistance finding positions at the University and in the local community https://www.mtu.edulprovost/programs/partner-engagement.

  • Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. William Cooke
    Michigan Technological University
    1400 Townsend Drive
    Houghton, MI 49931
  • (906) 487-2715

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