We are pleased that you will be able to interview in the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) at the University of Michigan. We hope you will enjoy your visit, and we want to give you as much information as possible in advance to make your interview visit productive. 

Please take a moment to fill out the NAME Faculty Candidate Interview Scheduling Form to provide the information that we will need to schedule your in-person interview.

Theresa Kennedy, Assistant to the Chair, will be available to assist you throughout your visit and can be reached at [email protected]

Please plan to spend 1 day and 2 nights in Ann Arbor, a picturesque, free-spirited college town, the kind of place that marries big city culture with the neighborly values of a small Midwestern town, with a hearty dash of intellectual energy and natural beauty thrown in.  Learn more about the city at annarbor.org

Your visit will consist of a meeting with the Academic Affairs representative, your seminar presentation, breakfast and lunch with faculty, meetings with other College of Engineering faculty, a meeting with the search committee, and dinner with the Chair, Dr. David Dowling.  

Please email the following information to Theresa Kennedy:

  • We will need a brief biography and titled-abstract of your seminar.
    •  Your biography should include your name, (PhD) degree field, degree date, degree institution, current employment title and current employer and be roughly 150 words in length. 
    • Your abstract should be a 1-2 paragraph (approximately 300 words) summary of your seminar. This information will be utilized to advertise your campus seminar. 
    • The seminar should be approximately 50 minutes with a 10 minute question and answer period to follow. The faculty will be looking for substance in research and will be evaluating communication (teaching) abilities. The audience will consist primarily of faculty and graduate students, mirroring the range of specialties in the NAME department. We will provide media equipment as needed. Prior to your visit, please contact Chris Eckmeter ([email protected]) about specific media needs for your presentation.
  • A high resolution headshot
  • Please provide a recording of your name (as you’d like to be introduced) by visiting https://online-voice-recorder.com.  This will ensure that we pronounce your name correctly.  Please be advised that it works best from your computer (not your phone).  

Travel arrangements 

  • Air travel to Ann Arbor:  Please provide your travel reward membership information.  Every effort will be made to use your preferred airline.
  • Hotel accommodations in Ann Arbor:
    • Lodging will be provided at The Graduate hotel.  Upon checkout from the hotel, please review an itemized copy of your hotel bill. You will be responsible for paying for any incidentals—i.e., room service, movie rental, etc. incurred during your stay at checkout. The cost of the room (only) will be directly billed to our department.
  • Airport transportation to and from your hotel will be provided by Metro Cars of Detroit.
  • Before you leave, we can go over the paperwork needed for meals and incidental reimbursements or this can be done upon your return home. Please save all original receipts and tickets whenever possible. Please note the UM reimbursement limits are $25 for breakfast, $25 for lunch, and $55 for dinner for meals that you purchase on your own.  We will also reimburse for gas/mileage to and from the airport, as well as parking, so be sure to save your reciepts.

Covid-19 guidelines

U-M requires all students, staff, faculty, and visitors to wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose when indoors on U-M property and when on U-M buses.

Additionally, guests must complete the ResponsiBLUE Guest screening before entering campus buildings each day.  More information is available at campusblueprint.umich.edu

Please let me know if you have questions about any of the arrangements we have described here, or about any other aspect of your visit. We look forward to having you here. 

Please let me know if you have questions about any of the arrangements we have described here, or about any other aspect of your interview. We look forward to having you here.