Department of Engineering Physics
Assistant Professor

Job Details:
The Department of Engineering Physics invites applications for a full time tenure track position to start in the Fall of 2013.

A doctorate by August 20, 2013, in physics with a specialty in solid-state physics; or materials science engineering; or closely related field is required. Applicants must have demonstrable experience in synthesis and characterization of micro/nanoscale materials, including any of: surface/interface science or colloids; micro/nanostructures & micro/nanomaterials; nanocomposites; thin films.

Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and present evidence for excellent teaching. Additionally, the applicants must be able to teach introductory physics. Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills are essential. A willingness for professional collaboration with both students and faculty, and to become involved in university service, is essential.

The primary responsibility of this position will be to develop and teach undergraduate courses in the area of micro/nanomaterials, in the areas described under Qualifications. These courses will form a key part of our curricula in this area. Another important responsibility is the teaching of undergraduate introductory physics and labs. The typical teaching load is ten to twelve contact hours per semester, with two or three preparations; teaching responsibilities are nominally split between courses in micro/nanomaterials and introductory physics. It is expected that the candidate remain professionally active in the materials community, including undergraduate research. Applicants will also be expected to provide academic advising to students and participate in department, college, and university service.

Assistant Professor; rank of Associate Professor negotiable for candidates with significant academic experience.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.

Effective Date of Appointment:
August 20, 2013.

To Apply:
Submit the following: (1) a letter of application addressing all required qualifications, (2) a resume, (3) a summary of your teaching philosophy and interests, (4) a description of your research plans; (5) contact information for at least three professional references, at least one of whom can address your teaching; (6) a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization.

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Questions may be addressed to:
Hal Evensen, Ph.D.
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Engineering Physics Department
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Phone: 608-342-1531

To Ensure Consideration:
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 30, 2013; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In the event the position is not filled by the start date of August 20, 2013, the search will continue and the start date will be moved to January 2014.

Department Information:
The Engineering Physics Department, in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, has seven full-time tenure/tenure track positions and two full-time academic staff. Four of the faculty are responsible for the ABET accredited Engineering Physics degree program, and one of these is presently associated with the new Microsystems and Nanomaterials program. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics, which is developing an emphasis area in Microsystems and Nanomaterials. In addition, the department is developing a B.S. degree in Microsystems and Nanomaterials, and a B.A. in Microsystems and Nanotechnology. This is a very hands-on program in which laboratories are an integral part of the courses; students learn to use advanced fabrication and characterization equipment. The program has a successful history of securing external funding to aid in this effort.

The department also serves programs in engineering, science, technology, business, and education: all faculty thus have teaching responsibilities in introductory physics. Introductory physics classrooms are "studio" style, to support interactive teaching and learning.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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