Industrial Engineering Program
Assistant Professor

Job Details:
The Industrial Engineering Program within the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Platteville invites applications for a full time tenure track position at the assistant professor level to start in the Fall of 2013.

An earned Ph.D. in industrial engineering or closely related field is required. The ideal applicant will also have an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering. One year of relevant industrial experience is required. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and teaching excellence. We are primarily interested in hiring an outstanding teacher who will be an asset to the department, the university, and the community.

The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills. In addition, the candidate must have observable dedication to undergraduate education and ability to work in teams in a collegial environment.

The primary responsibility will be to deliver undergraduate industrial engineering courses such as facility design, material handling, computer-integrated manufacturing, and computer applications. Professional development activities such as scholarly activity, participation in professional societies, consulting, and grantsmanship will be required. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to provide academic advising to approximately 30 students and participate in department, college, and university service.

Assistant Professor.

Competitive with excellent benefits.

Effective Date of Appointment:
August 23, 2013.

Application Procedure:
Submit 1) a letter of application addressing all qualifications; 2) a vita; 3) a one page summary of your teaching philosophy; 4) a separate statement describing a history of working with or which demonstrates a commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and/or other issues of historical marginalization; 5) contact information for three professional references, at least two of which can address teaching effectiveness. These documents are to be submitted electronically as a single PDF file. Applications must be completed online. Paper copies will not be accepted.

Review of applications will be February 1, 2013, and continue until position is filled.

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Questions may be addressed to:
Jill Clough, Ph.D.
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Industrial Engineering Program
(608) 342 1665

Department Information:
The Industrial Engineering Program 4 full-time tenure/tenure track positions and graduates approximately 20 students each year. During the past three years the number of students in the program has doubled. The Program offers an ABET accredited undergraduate degree in industrial engineering with emphasis areas of production systems, management systems, human systems, and information systems available to students.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in primarily undergraduate programs in 40 majors, including institutional emphasis areas of agriculture, criminal justice, education, engineering, and technology management. The campus is located in scenic southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. UW-Platteville is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State Region of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers an excellent school system, high quality municipal and medical facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial community. More information is available at

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check. In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.