Assistant or Associate Professor in Human Factors - Multiple Positions

Michigan Technological University seeks applicants for multiple tenure-track positions, in support of strategic program growth, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (

A Ph.D. in Psychology, Human Factors, or a related discipline is required by August 15, 2019. The area of the Ph.D. is not as important as finding a great colleague who can contribute to the undergraduate program in Psychology (BS) and our graduate programs in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors (MS and Ph.D.).

While all areas of expertise within a broadly defined Human Factors (HF) application will be considered, we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in HCI, health HF, automotive HF, UI/UX, training, intelligent tutoring, and/or instructional design. Successful candidates will complement our strengths in Decision Making, Computational Modeling, Physiology, Motor Behavior, Attention, Aging, Human Computer Interaction, and Video Games.

Applicants should have a record of/potential for excellence grounded in theory with an applied emphasis, a willingness to pursue research collaborations with Michigan Tech faculty and a commitment to attracting external funding. New faculty will benefit from supportive colleagues, new state-of-the-art laboratory equipment (NADS miniSim, Tobii Eye Tracker, EEG, fNIRS, KINARM Robotic Lab for motor behavior, motion capture), active learning classroom facilities, internal grant workshops, faculty mentoring, and cross-disciplinary collaboration opportunities. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester.

Our goal is to attract world-class faculty to enrich the educational experience of our bright, motivated, and adventurous students. MTU is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Michigan Tech, with 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, is a public mid-sized research (RU/H) university. Michigan Tech is ranked in the top tier of national universities according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2018” and received “Best in the Midwest” honors in Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, 2014 Edition. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI, in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is rated as one of the Top 10 summer travel destinations, as well as one of the Top 10 outdoor adventure spots in the country for our mountain bike trails, national-caliber cross-country ski trails, Lake Superior shoreline, and numerous inland lakes.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2018, although applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted on-line at

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 acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners and retaining a quality workforce. Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See Dual Career Program for additional information. 

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Inquiries regarding these positions should be directed to