Department of Mechanical
and Industrial Engineering

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
UW-Washington County campus

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at UW Platteville seeks one full-time instructional academic staff position in Engineering at the UW-Washington County campus.

Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (ME) or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses in the Mechanical Engineering and STEM, and be willing to teach a broad spectrum of ME courses (mechanical design, finite element analysis, materials, controls, etc.), including laboratories. She/he must demonstrate a genuine interest in teaching undergraduates and possess good written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate needs to have demonstrated commitment to or experience with underrepresented populations. Teaching experience, industrial experience, and professional registration are desirable.

Teaching and developing undergraduate mechanical engineering courses in both traditional and distance classroom environments. Teaching schedule will include both day and evening courses. Participate in professional development activities to remain current in the Mechanical Engineering field, advising undergraduate students and representing UW-Platteville at the UW Washington County location.

Professional and scholarly activities are expected, but quality teaching is the primary responsibility.

Effective Date of Appointment:
September 1, 2012 or open until the position is filled.

Depending on qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:
The following items are required for your application to be considered:

All items must be submitted in electronic format (Adobe PDF or MS Word).

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Questions may be addressed to:
LeAnn Leahy, Search and Screen Chair

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin August 20, 2012. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Mechanical Engineering:
ME is the largest of UWP's ABET-accredited programs with about 100 graduates annually. The UWP ME Program is delivered at both the Platteville campus and the UW Fox Valley campus, a growing extension program in Menasha, WI. Initial appointment may be at either campus.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville:
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.

UW Colleges:
UW-Washington County is one of thirteen campuses that comprise the University of Wisconsin Colleges. Our mission is to provide freshman-sophomore liberal arts instruction and prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution. Each campus is a cultural center for its community and provides a wide variety of non-credit outreach courses for people of all ages. The UW - Washington County, a campus of approximately 1000 traditional and nontraditional students, is located in Wisconsin's fastest growing county, in the Kettle Moraine area just north of Milwaukee.

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. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.