Swenson College Faculty Searches


Biology

Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications.

The Department of Biology in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of molecular biology, cell biology, or animal physiology that will begin on August 22, 2022. This is a full time, 9 month position. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in our core lecture and laboratory courses in either Molecular Biology or Human Anatomy/Physiology and will develop at least one advanced course that will contribute to our Genetics, Cell, and Development B.S. and our Human Biology B.A. degree electives. The area of research specialization for this position is open, but we expect the research emphasis of the successful candidate will be in either cell/molecular biology or animal physiology. Applications from candidates with research expertise in study systems ranging from viruses to vertebrates will be equally considered. The successful candidate will establish an independent, externally funded research program which includes mentorship of undergraduates and M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, while supporting diversity, inclusion, and a commitment to justice. Service to the Department, College, and University is also expected. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an area applicable to cell biology, molecular biology, animal physiology, or a related field by July 1, 2022, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for more information.

The Biology Department is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable working environment. Since 2014, the Biology Department has significantly increased its proportion of women-identifying faculty and we continue to encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The Department of Biology at UMD includes all fields of biology, and we offer four undergraduate biology majors serving >600 students. Faculty members advise graduate students in the Integrated BioSciences Graduate Program and the Water Resources Science Program, and are eligible for appointments in other graduate programs in the University of Minnesota system. State-of-the-art research and instructional facilities and competitive startup funding are available. Opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty at the UMN’s College of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine at UMD, as well as scientists at the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division Laboratory.

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 include four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement; a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population; a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Briana Gross ([email protected]). Review of complete applications will start October 27, 2021, 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. 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 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 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.

Computer Science

Apply here using job ID 343782.

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 22, 2022. 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. They 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, 2022. 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; a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population; a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Arshia Khan (c[email protected]). Review of complete applications will start October 27, 2021, 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 on a hill situated 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.

Electrical Engineering

Apply here using job ID 343777.

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 position that will begin on August 22, 2022. This is a full time, 9 month position. The successful candidate will establish an independent and/or collaborative, externally funded research program, which includes mentorship of undergraduates and graduate students. They will have teaching and/or research experience in one of the areas of embedded systems, multicore/multiprocessor systems, and artificial intelligence systems. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in FPGA, SoC, or IoT (hardware and software). 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. or equivalent terminal degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field by July 1, 2022. Teaching experience in higher education is preferred. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for more information. 

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). In addition to the BSEE and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, the Department is home to minors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Energy Engineering. The Department is known for its close faculty-student interactions. The Department provides hands-on laboratory learning experiences and multidisciplinary senior design project opportunities for students.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is 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 include four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement; a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population; a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Please direct questions about this position to Shey Peterson ([email protected]). Review of complete applications will start October 27, 2021, 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.  

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 also 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

Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications.

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 22, 2022. This is a full time, 9 month position. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in a variety of our lecture and laboratory courses in either mechanical engineering (e.g., Dynamics and Controls, Sensors, Kinematics and Mechatronics, Thermal Sciences, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Manufacturing processes, Material Science, or Machine Design) or industrial engineering (e.g., Human Factors, Systems Safety, Manufacturing Systems Design, Production Planning and Management, Operations Research, Data Science, Facility Layout, Simulation, Lean Manufacturing, or Supply Chain). The successful applicant is expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded and nationally recognized research program that engages students. They are also expected to 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 mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or a closely related engineering field by July 1, 2022. A candidate with two or more years of engineering related industrial experience and/or two or more years of college or university teaching experience is preferred. 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 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 include four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement; a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population; a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Michael Greminger ([email protected]). Review of complete applications will start October 27, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Minnesota Duluth is both a land and sea-grant university, and is the second largest research university within the University of Minnesota public university 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.  

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.

Physics & Astronomy

Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy 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 22, 2022. This is a full time, 9 month position. The Department has existing strengths in condensed matter, particle and nuclear, and astrophysics. Applications in these or closely related fields are welcome, as are both theory/computational and experimental research programs. The successful candidate is expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program that engages undergraduate and M.S. students. Balancing impactful research with teaching introductory, core, and specialty courses at both undergraduate and M.S. levels makes our Department a unique environment to thrive as faculty. Our introductory courses and most upper-level courses are taught using an active learning environment, and evidence-based instruction methods are critical to our Department’s success. Advising and mentoring that support diversity and inclusion is expected, as is service to the Department, College, and University. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or astronomy or a closely related field by July 1, 2022. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for more information.

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. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Jay Austin ([email protected]). Review of complete applications will start November 10, 2021, 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. The Department co-manages the NOvA neutrino experiment, the Ash River Far Detector Laboratory, which will also be an R&D site for the upcoming DUNE experiment. Duluth is also the site of a major US EPA Research Laboratory. Faculty have ready access to the Minnesota Nano Center and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute in Minneapolis. The Department also hosts the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium for classes and outreach.

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.