Swenson College Faculty Searches


Civil Engineering

Apply here using Job ID 350948 for the Structural or Water/Environmental position or using Job ID 350926 for the Project Management position!

The Department of Civil Engineering in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions that will begin on August 21, 2023. These are full-time, 9-month positions.

Project Management (Job ID 350926): Targeted areas of interest include, but are not limited to construction management, operations management, or tribal project management. This position will work collaboratively with the Iron Range Graduate Engineering program for certificate development and regional outreach. 

Structural or Water/Environmental (Job ID 350948): Targeted areas of interest include, but are not limited to infrastructure resiliency, large-scale structural testing, novel material development, water management, wastewater treatment, or emerging contaminants.

The successful candidates will teach core courses in our Civil Engineering program in the areas of project management, structural engineering, or environmental engineering. Candidates will also develop advanced courses that contribute to our Civil Engineering B.S. and M.S. programs. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). The successful candidates will establish independent, externally funded research programs that include mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates are expected to provide service to the Department, College, and University while supporting our broader mission of diversity and inclusion; we welcome candidates who seek to incorporate elements of sustainability, resiliency, and equity into their courses and research. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Project Management or a closely related field by July 1, 2023. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for more information.

The Department of Civil Engineering at UMD is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment and encourages interdisciplinary activities and collaborations. Faculty members advise graduate students in the Civil Engineering M.S. Program, as well as the Water Resources Science, Applied Materials Science, and Integrated Biosciences Graduate Programs and are eligible for appointments in other graduate programs in the University of Minnesota system. Additionally, faculty members may advise Ph.D. students in the Water Resources Science and Integrated Biosciences Graduate Program, or through appointment on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. State-of-the-art research and instructional facilities and startup funding are available. Opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty across campus, as well as scientists at the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and local, state, and federal agencies.

The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of the Department, College, and University, and to offer students interdisciplinary perspectives and varied ways of knowing and learning. We strongly encourage women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latin American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, mixed race, and disabled scholars to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote intercultural understanding with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.

We recognize that excellence in teaching and research form the basis for any successful candidate. To that end, we are implementing an anonymized search process. See https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for a description of the application steps. Applications must include four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement that is understandable to a non-specialist (1500 words/4 pages max); a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population (1000 words/2 pages max); a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Review of complete applications will start on October 3 and continue until the positions are filled.  Please direct questions about these positions to Dr. Brock Hedegaard ([email protected]), chair of the Civil Engineering Search Committee.

The University of Minnesota Duluth campus is part of the University of Minnesota public university system and is the second largest research university within the U of M system. UMD is a comprehensive university of about 11,000 students located along the shores of Lake Superior. Duluth is the largest city in northern Minnesota and part of the Twin Ports metropolitan area (Duluth, MN and Superior, WI). The Twin Ports area hosts four colleges/universities, two major hospitals, many retail and manufacturing companies, and the largest commercial port on the Great Lakes. Duluth has vibrant music, theater, and arts scenes, and a steadily increasing number of craft breweries and award-winning restaurants. Duluth offers affordable housing, an absence of appreciable traffic, and mixes its historic feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings. Named by Outdoor Magazine as one of America’s Best Outdoors Towns, Duluth provides access to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails and abundant opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and sailing.

UMD is committed to supporting our colleagues. The University of Minnesota has a robust policy with respect to opportunity hires for partners. Parental leaves and on-campus childcare are available. The Swenson College of Science and Engineering has a mentoring program to facilitate professional success. Swenson College Howard Higholt Professorships are also available to support outstanding tenure-track faculty who are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable institution.

Computer Science

Apply here using Job ID 350950!

The Department of Computer Science in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor that will begin on August 21, 2023. This is a full time, 9 month position. The successful candidate will establish an independent, externally funded research program, which includes mentorship of undergraduates and graduate students. The area of research specialization for this position is open and all areas are encouraged to apply. We do have specific needs to strengthen our computer security, computer science education, and computer systems areas. Additionally, our department is interested in supporting research scholars whose research contributes to diversity, inclusivity, and equity. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in our lecture and laboratory courses. They will also contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring, while supporting diversity and inclusion and a commitment to justice. Service to the Department, College, and University is also expected. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline by July 1, 2023. Experience with effective and innovative teaching methods, such as active learning, is preferred. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for more information.

The Department of Computer Science is committed to providing engaging and contemporary learning environments for all students interested in the profession of computer science. Students work closely with our faculty on a wide array of multidisciplinary research topics and participate in opportunities to extend the reach of computer science in the community. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). The M.S. degree, a two year program in Computer Science, provides a firm foundation in research and applications in Computer Science.

We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of the Department, College, and University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We strongly encourage women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latinx, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, mixed race, and disabled scholars to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives and intercultural understanding with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.

We recognize that excellence in teaching and research form the basis for any successful candidate. To that end, we are implementing an anonymized search process. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for a description of the application steps. Applications must include four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement that is understandable to a non-specialist (1500 words/4 pages max); a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population (1000 words/2 pages max); a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Arshia Khan ([email protected]). Review of complete applications will start October 3, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Minnesota Duluth campus is part of the University of Minnesota public university system and is the second largest research university within the U of M system. UMD is a comprehensive university of about 11,000 students located along the shores of Lake Superior. The Duluth campus is affiliated with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, and is home to the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the Advanced Materials Center. Duluth is also the site of a major US EPA Research Laboratory. A dynamic city situated on the hilly shores at the western tip of Lake Superior, Duluth was named Outdoor magazine’s Best Outdoors Town, celebrating its access to the outdoors and to Lake Superior—the largest freshwater lake on earth by area. Duluth is home to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails, including the Superior Hiking Trail, a 300+ mile trail intersecting Duluth, and the Duluth Traverse, an 85-mile multi-use biking and hiking trail stretching across town. In addition to the outdoors, the Twin Ports area has vibrant music, arts, crafts, and craft brewing scenes, and a variety of award-winning restaurants. Duluth is a truly wonderful place to live, with great schools, health care, and affordable housing. It mixes its historic small-town feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings.

UMD is committed to supporting our colleagues. The University of Minnesota has a robust policy with respect to opportunity hires for partners. Parental leaves and on-campus child care are available. The Swenson College has a mentoring program to facilitate professional success. Swenson College Howard Higholt Professorships are also available to support outstanding tenure-track faculty who are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable institution.

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Apply here using Job ID 350951!

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will begin on August 21, 2023. This is a full-time, 9-month position. We seek a broadly-based Earth scientist who will complement our existing teaching and research strengths. The research specialization for this position is open. The successful candidate's specific field of expertise may include but is not limited to global environmental change, climate science, critical zone science, hydrology, geohealth, geodesy, geodynamics, the study of Earth's deep interior, rock deformation, and structural geology. The successful candidate will teach one or more core courses in our environmental sciences and geological sciences programs. These will be in structural geology, hydrology, Earth materials or petrology, data science, or GIS and remote sensing applications. The successful candidate is also expected to develop advanced courses that contribute to our Environmental Science B.S., Geological Sciences B.S. and B.A., and Earth Sciences M.S. programs.

The candidate hired to fill this position will establish an independent, externally funded research program that includes mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. They are expected to provide service to the Department, College, and University while supporting our broader mission of diversity and inclusion; we welcome candidates who seek to incorporate elements of environmental justice into their courses. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Earth science, geoscience, environmental science, or a closely related field by July 1, 2023. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for more information.

The Department of EES at UMD is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment and encourages interdisciplinary activities and collaborations. Faculty members advise graduate students in the Earth Science M.S. and Water Resources Science and Integrated Biosciences Graduate Programs. They are eligible for appointments in other graduate programs in the University of Minnesota system. Faculty members may also advise Ph.D. students in the Water Resources Science program and the Integrated Biosciences Program or through appointment on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty across campus, as well as scientists at the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and local, state, and federal agencies.  State-of-the-art research and instructional facilities and competitive startup funding are available.

The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of the Department, College, and University and to offer students interdisciplinary perspectives and varied ways of knowing and learning. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply, including but not limited to women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latin American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, mixed race, and disabled scholars. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote intercultural understanding with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.

We recognize that excellence in teaching and research forms the basis for any successful candidate. To that end, we are implementing an anonymized search process. See https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for a description of the application steps. Applications must include four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement that is understandable to a non-specialist (1500 words/4 pages max); a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population (1000 words/2 pages max); a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. The review of complete applications will start on October 3, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Latisha Brengman ([email protected]), chair of the Earth and Environmental Science Faculty Search Committee.

The University of Minnesota Duluth campus is part of the University of Minnesota public university system and is the second largest research university within the U of M system. UMD is a comprehensive university of about 11,000 students located along the shores of Lake Superior. Duluth is the largest city in northern Minnesota and part of the Twin Ports metropolitan area (Duluth, MN and Superior, WI). The Twin Ports area hosts four colleges/universities, two major hospitals, many retail and manufacturing companies, and the largest commercial port on the Great Lakes. Duluth has vibrant music, theater, and arts scenes and a steadily increasing number of craft breweries and award-winning restaurants. Duluth offers affordable housing, an absence of appreciable traffic, and mixes its historic feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings. Named by Outdoor Magazine as one of America's Best Outdoors Towns, Duluth provides access to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails and abundant opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and sailing.

UMD is committed to supporting our colleagues. The University of Minnesota has a robust policy with respect to opportunity hires for partners. Parental leaves and on-campus childcare are available.  The Swenson College of Science and Engineering has a mentoring program to facilitate professional success. Swenson College Howard Higholt Professorships are also available to support outstanding tenure-track faculty committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable institution.

Electrical Engineering

Apply here using Job ID 350952!

The Department of Electrical Engineering in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor that begins on August 21, 2023. This is a full time, 9-month position. The area of research specialization for this position is broad; however, the successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in lecture and laboratory courses in one or more general areas of digital and embedded systems, controls and RF electronics, or robotics and artificial intelligence systems. The successful candidate will establish an independent externally funded research program that contributes to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring, while supporting diversity and inclusion and a commitment to justice. Service to the Department, College, and University is also expected. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in electrical engineering or a related discipline by July 1, 2023. Prior experience in higher education and demonstrated active research is preferred. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for more information.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is committed to providing an engaging learning environment for its students. Our students graduate with a rich hands-on laboratory experience along with a solid foundation in theory. All students have an opportunity to work closely with our faculty on a wide range of multidisciplinary design and research topics to solve real life engineering problems. We also provide students with the skills to become life-long contributors to their profession and community. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). The Master of Science degree, a two-year program in Electrical Engineering provides a firm foundation in research and applications in Electrical Engineering. In addition to the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, the Department is home to minors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Energy Engineering.

We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We strongly encourage women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latinx, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, mixed race, and disabled scholars to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives and intercultural understanding with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. 

We recognize that excellence in teaching and research form the basis for any successful candidate. To that end, we are implementing an anonymized search process. See https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for a description of the application steps. Applications must submit four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement that is understandable to a non-specialist (1500 words/4 pages max); a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population (1000 words/2 pages max); a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Imran Hayee ([email protected]). Review of complete applications will begin October 3, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. 

The University of Minnesota Duluth campus is part of the University of Minnesota public university system and is the second largest research university within the U of M system. UMD is a comprehensive university of about 11,000 students and is located along the shores of Lake Superior. Duluth is the largest city in northern Minnesota and part of the Twin Ports metropolitan area (Duluth, MN and Superior, WI). The Twin Ports area hosts four colleges and universities, two major hospitals, many retail and manufacturing companies, and the largest commercial port on the Great Lakes. Duluth has vibrant music, theatre, and arts scenes, and a number of craft breweries and award-winning restaurants. Duluth offers affordable housing, an absence of appreciable traffic, and mixes its historic feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings. Named by Outdoor Magazine as one of America’s Best Outdoors Towns, Duluth provides access to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails and abundant opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and sailing.

UMD is committed to supporting our colleagues. The University of Minnesota has a robust policy with respect to opportunity hires for partners. Parental leaves and on-campus child care are available. The Swenson College has a mentoring program to facilitate professional success. Swenson College Howard Higholt Professorships are also available to support outstanding tenure-track faculty who are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable institution.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Apply here using Job ID 351157!

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor that will begin on August 21, 2023. This is a full time, 9-month position. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in a variety of lecture and laboratory courses in either mechanical engineering (e.g., Dynamics and Controls, Sensors and Data Acquisition, Kinematics and Mechatronics, Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Manufacturing, Material Science, or Machine Design) or industrial engineering (e.g., Human Factors, Systems Safety, Manufacturing Systems Design, Production Planning and Management, Operations Research, Facility Layout, Simulation, Lean Manufacturing, or Supply Chain). They are also expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program that engages students as well as contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring.  Service to the Department, College, and/or University is required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or a closely related engineering field by July 1, 2023. Preferred candidates will have two or more years of engineering-related industrial experience and/or two or more years of college or university teaching experience as well as a strong interest in teaching laboratory courses and assisting with our Senior Design capstone course in their area of expertise. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for more information.

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department has a history of providing hands-on experiences to our students through both lab courses and student clubs, providing undergraduate research opportunities, and serving local and regional industry through both capstone design projects and graduate placement. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). The Department also offers two graduate degree programs: the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of Environmental Health and Safety. Department faculty have the opportunity to affiliate with other M.S. and Ph.D. programs such as the Water Resources Science and the Advanced Materials Sciences programs. There are also opportunities for affiliations with the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the Advanced Materials Center.

We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer all students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We strongly encourage women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latinx, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, mixed race, and scholars with disabilities to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives and intercultural understanding with social and environmental responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action to further sustainability. 

We recognize that excellence in teaching and research form the basis for any successful candidate. To that end, we are implementing an anonymized search process. See https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for a description of the application steps. Applications must include four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement that is understandable to a non-specialist (1500 words/4 pages max); a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population (1000 words/2 pages max); a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Please direct questions about this position to [email protected]. Review of complete applications will start October 3, 2022 and continue until the position is filled; applications received after this date might not be considered. 

The University of Minnesota Duluth campus is part of the University of Minnesota public university system and is the second largest research university within the U of M system. UMD is a comprehensive university of about 11,000 students located along the shores of Lake Superior (see UMNDuluth - YouTube). Duluth is the largest city in northern Minnesota and part of the Twin Ports metropolitan area (Duluth, MN and Superior, WI). The Twin Ports area hosts four colleges and universities, two major hospitals, many retail and manufacturing companies, and the largest commercial port on the Great Lakes. Duluth has vibrant music, theater, and art scenes, and a steadily increasing number of coffee shops, craft breweries and award-winning restaurants. Duluth is home to many community service organizations that focus on cultural, historic, arts, food, environment, and social justice pursuits. Duluth offers affordable housing, an absence of appreciable traffic, local and regional bus transit organizations, and mixes its historic feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings. Named by Outdoor Magazine as one of America’s Best Outdoors Towns, Duluth provides access to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails and abundant opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and sailing. 

UMD is committed to supporting our colleagues. The University of Minnesota has a robust policy with respect to opportunity hires for partners. Parental leaves and on-campus child care are available. The Swenson College has a mentoring program to facilitate professional success. Swenson College Howard Higholt Professorships are also available to support outstanding tenure-track faculty who are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable institution.