Department of Industrial Studies
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for two full-time, nine-month tenure-track appointments in Industrial Technology Management, with emphases in Occupational Safety Management or Building Construction Safety Management, at the assistant professor level. The position will begin January 3 or August 19, 2014.
Master's degree is required, with at least one degree in a technical field in safety, manufacturing or building construction. Prefer doctorate in Industrial Technology Management, Education, or closely related field or five years of teaching or industrial experience in safety and manufacturing or building construction safety. Applicants must have demonstrable skills in oral and written communication. Applicants must also have observable dedication to undergraduate education; enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom; and ability to work with colleagues in a collegial environment. Ability to prepare grants, conduct research, and seek external funding desirable.
Both positions include responsibilities for undergraduate teaching, laboratory management, and coordination of safety programs. For Industrial Technology Management Safety position, content includes principles of safety, worker compensation laws, ergonomics, loss control, fire protection, industrial hygiene, environmental safety, alcohol and drugs, and disaster preparedness. For Building Construction Safety Management (BCM) position, content may include BCM drafting, BCM materials, estimating, construction laboratory, building system analysis, construction administration, and construction safety management.
Additional responsibilities for both positions include: serving as academic advisor, maintaining equipment in laboratories, developing curricula, maintaining professional contacts, engaging in scholarly activities, research, professional development, and university and community service. Applicants may be asked to teach courses in other areas of manufacturing (or construction management), or to teach courses through alternative delivery methods. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing and able to teach courses in other aspects of manufacturing or building construction management.
One of five units within the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture, the Department of Industrial Studies
has eleven faculty members and about 400 students with up-to-date laboratory facilities and equipment in Russell Hall. The department offers B.S. degrees in Industrial Technology Management, with emphases in Manufacturing Technology Management, Building Construction Management, Building Construction Safety Management and Occupational Safety Management; and Technology Education.
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.
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 for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.
Review of applications will begin immediately. However, applications will be accepted until the search has been completed.
Applications must be submitted in PDF format addressing all qualifications and must include 1) a letter of application, 2) a resume, 3) a one page summary of your teaching philosophy, 4) graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable with official transcripts required of all finalists), 5) the names and contact information for three professional references, and 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. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For questions contact:
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Department of Industrial Studies
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
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