Department of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor

Job Details:
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering seeks applicants for multiple tenure-track positions in mechanical engineering starting in August 2014. 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 openings are on the UW-Platteville campus and at the UW-Rock County campus in Janesville, WI. The effective date of appointment is August 19, 2014.

Qualifications:
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 2014. Candidates with backgrounds in all areas of mechanical engineering are encouraged to apply. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. All successful candidates must be willing and able to teach laboratory courses. Teaching experience, industrial experience, experience with distance education, and professional registration are desirable.

Responsibilities:
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. Teaching settings will likely include traditional live classroom setting, delayed streaming video instruction, and mix of the two. The ability to teach late afternoon and evening classes may be required for some positions.

Department Information:
Mechanical Engineering is the largest of UW-Platteville's ABET-accredited programs with an enrollment of approximately 1000 declared 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.

Campus Information:
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 City of Platteville has a population of approximately 11,000, and is a safe, friendly, and affordable community located 70 miles southwest of Madison in the scenic rolling hills of southwest Wisconsin.

Janesville 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.

Special Notes:
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.

To Ensure Consideration:
Review of applications will begin on January 13, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

To Apply:
The following items are required for your application to be considered:

Questions may be addressed to:

Jane Kuhl
Administrative Assistant
Mechanical Engineering Program
Phone: (608) 342-1721
kuhlja@uwplatt.edu

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