In August 2021, the College of Innovation & Technology (CIT) at the University of Michigan-Flint (https://www.umflint.edu/cit/) welcomed its first cohort of students. The CIT is a bold concept - it will drive innovation in every sphere of the University while preparing students for promising careers in manufacturing, healthcare, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and many other drivers of the 21st century economy. Located in downtown Flint, the birthplace of General Motors, the CIT has received strong endorsement from industry and continues its development through authentic industry partnerships. Moving with speed and intentionality, over the next few years the CIT will hire approximately 20 faculty at all ranks. These founding faculty will have a rare opportunity: to work closely with industry and faculty from the five other schools and colleges at UM-Flint to create an entire new college from the ground up. Untethered to legacy programs and practices, the founding faculty can unleash their creative capacities and innovate. This is an opportunity like no other today in higher education.
The College of Innovation & Technology seeks to become a national leader in technology education and research and invites applications for senior, mid-career, and junior faculty positions in one or more areas of focus — digital manufacturing, information technology, biotechnology, cybersecurity, AI, robotics, energy and sustainability. The founding faculty will possess the knowledge, drive and innovative spirit to collaborate and create new degree programs, certificates, and new credentials for graduates to enter the workplace of the future. Innovative programs, pedagogy, and spirit will set the CIT on a trajectory to be recognized as one of the best in the country.
Applicants of all ranks require an earned doctorate in technology or closely related field in engineering or computer science. Applicants for tenured Associate and Full Professor must have 8-12 years of academic experience demonstrating excellent teaching in face-to-face, online, and experiential settings along with a strong scholarship record. Most importantly, senior applicants must possess a vision of a 21st century college of innovation and technology and have experience to work in authentic industry partnerships.
Applications must include: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) teaching statement, (d) research statement, (e) diversity statement, (f) complete contact information of at least four professional references. Additionally, applicants for tenured Associate and Full Professor must submit a statement outlining their vision of a 21st century college of innovation and technology. Review of applications will commence immediately. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2021, and applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Tenure is contingent upon the University of Michigan Board of Regents approval.
The University of Michigan-Flint is a regional public university and one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. Located in downtown Flint, a rapidly redeveloping urban setting, the College of Innovation & Technology will be experiencing significant growth and is well positioned to expand and serve a diverse population of students from the area and beyond.
The University of Michigan-Flint is a non-discriminatory, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.