Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering seeks one assistant professor, tenure-track, starting August 2013. The Mechanical Engineering Program offers instruction at a variety of campuses around the state of Wisconsin. The main program is housed on the UW-Platteville campus with additional faculty sites at UW-Fox Valley, UW-Rock County, and UW-Washington County. The current opening is to fill the position at the UW Rock County campus in Janesville, WI.
Bachelor's and doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field are required. The doctoral degree requirements must be met by 30 May 2013. The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach a broad spectrum of ME courses. A particular emphasis for this position is the need for strong laboratory skills (teaching and development for both thermal systems and mechanical systems labs). The candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in teaching undergraduates and possess good written and oral communication skills. Teaching experience, industrial experience, experience with distance education, and professional registration are desirable.
Professional and scholarly activities are expected, but quality teaching is the primary responsibility. Additional responsibilities of the position include advising undergraduate students, university/community service and outreach to the local community. Most of the teaching will be late afternoon/evening courses and many of the courses will have a streaming video component to serve students at other collaborative program sites in addition to the students at UW-Rock County. The faculty person will be the sole representative of the UW-Platteville ME program at Rock County (along with 2 EE faculty members from UW-Platteville), so the successful candidate needs to be able to work independently on-site, collaborating with the Platteville campus.
August 20, 2013
The following items are required for your application to be considered:
- Letter of application addressing the above qualifications.
- 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.
- A curriculum vitae.
- Contact information for at least three professional references.
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Mechanical Engineering Program
Phone: (608) 342-1721
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
is the largest of UW-Platteville's ABET-accredited programs with an enrollment of approximately 1000 declared ME majors. The main program is housed on the UW-Platteville campus. Additional faculty sites include UW-Fox Valley
in Menasha, UW-Rock County
in Janesville, and UW-Washington County
in West Bend. Courses are also taught via distance education to other 2-year campuses across the state.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville
, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in primarily undergraduate programs leading to degrees in agriculture, the arts, business, communication, criminal justice, education, engineering, the humanities, industry, mathematics, and the sciences. The university is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
is a friendly, progressive community of 11,000 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.
is a moderately sized city of 61,000 located on the Rock River in scenic south central Wisconsin. Janesville is a commercial and industrial center along the Wisconsin-Illinois border. The city is also noted for its beautiful parks and recreation areas, including over 2300 acres of parks, boating access on the Rock River, and more than 25 miles of bike trails.
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.
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