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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 542925
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Engineering Dean 10016256
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Engineers/Architects, Fixed Term Faculty

Working/Functional Title

Specialist/Ast Prof/Asc Prof/Prof

Position Summary

Michigan State University invites applications for a faculty or professional staff position in the area of Mobility Innovation and Research.  Candidates must have a record of research leadership in an area related to autonomous and connected vehicles.  The position is expected to be structured as a fixed-term academic appointment, with the title and rank dependent upon the qualifications and record of the successful candidate, but other types of appointments will be considered.

Michigan State University will amplify its current research efforts in the area of mobility and elevate it to one of its major focus areas.  Mobility includes all forms of autonomous and connected vehicles. Existing research topic clusters include engineering topics such as transportation systems, data science, sensor technology, image processing, artificial intelligence, communication technology, network design, and cyber security. There are also leading efforts in research on social impacts, business practices, legal consequences, urban planning, and others.

The ideal candidate will lead university-wide initiatives to advance knowledge and practice around future transportation technologies. The MSU Director of Mobility Innovation and Research will be a proven leader in at least one of the areas of excellence listed above and be able to effectively communicate with other experts in different areas, as well as with outside partners and funding agencies, ideally leading interdisciplinary teams in cross-cutting research collaborations.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000.  Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at



Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. required for appointment in an appropriate academic department with professorial title (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor) to be consistent with department and college standards.  Alternatively, appointment could be as a Research Specialist with an appropriate title (e.g. Research Director) in a department or college.

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, vision statements for teaching and research, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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