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Chair, Computer Science and Software Engineering Department

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Computer Science, Engineering

 

 

Position Summary:

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science (EMS) at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville invites applications for Chair of the Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) Department to commence in July 2019. The Department seeks exceptional candidates with proven leadership experience, demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a strong track record of industry, federal, or state-funded, high quality research and/or scholarship. The successful candidate will provide vision and leadership for the department to enhance existing academic programs and develop new programs to meet the evolving needs of industry, particularly in the areas of cybersecurity, data science and the industrial internet of things.

The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department Chair will be a tenured faculty position reporting to the Dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science.  Responsibilities include teaching; supervising and mentoring approximately 14 faculty and staff; enhancing existing academic programs and leading new initiatives and program development; fostering industry and donor relationships; leading ABET accreditation efforts, assessment and continuous improvement; managing the department budget; and working in coordination with the College Dean, other College departments, and other campus offices to achieve strategic priorities.

Responsibilities:

The Chair of the CSSE Department is a nine-month position, plus one or more months of summer support.

  • Lead development of new programs, initiatives and curricular enhancements to meet the needs of current and future students and employers of the CS and SE programs
  • Teach one or two courses per semester
  • Lead ABET accreditation for the Software Engineering program
  • Develop and maintain external relationships with employers, alumni, and other stakeholders of the CS and SE programs
  • Mentor faculty and staff; administer the department budget
  • Work with the Dean’s Office and other Departments to achieve College or University priorities

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • PhD in Computer Science or Software Engineering or related field
  • Exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching and service in a university, national laboratory or industry at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Associate or Full Professor
  • Excellent leadership, and communication skills

Application Deadline:

 Priority deadline: To ensure full consideration applications must be received by January 10, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

 

The College of Engineering, Mathematics & Science

The College of EMS enrolls approximately 3,400 students in B.S. degree programs that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, Software Engineering, and Engineering Physics; and B.S. degrees in Mathematics, Broad Field Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems. UW-Platteville is a student-focused, primarily undergraduate institution that is known for its personal, hands-on approach with students.  Striving to be the institution of choice in the region for students and employers in engineering, mathematics, and science, UW-Platteville generates the second-largest number of BS engineering graduates in the state of Wisconsin.  The university is ranked #35 out of 205 nationally among undergraduate engineering programs and offers a ranked online Master of Science in Engineering program.  Construction of a new engineering building (100,000 square feet) has recently been approved and the CSSE Program will be relocated into this space when it opens in 2022. 

 

The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department (CSSE) at UW-Platteville is growing and transforming, with several new tenure-track faculty, increasing student enrollment and research activities, and involvement in several campus initiatives.   CSSE currently has eight tenured/tenure-track faculty, two instructional academic staff and three adjuncts, serving approximately 400 students in three on-campus majors plus one collaborative online degree.   The Software Engineering program is one of two ABET-accredited SE programs in the state of Wisconsin.  Both the CS and SE programs are known for their hands-on, experiential approach to computer science and software engineering education and for their highly sought-after graduates.

 

The Department has long-standing, fruitful relations with industrial partners throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and beyond; such as Avista-Esterline, Epic, John Deere, Kohls, Danfoss, Quad Graphics, Cartegraph, Spectrum Brands, Northwestern Mutual Insurance and others.

The department also has active student chapters of ACM, ACM-W, AITP, and a Game Development Club.  These groups have active outreach efforts to students in middle school, through Girls Who Code and Hour of Code; and the university, through the hosting of a site for the ACM NCNA Regional Programming Contest.  In addition, The faculty have active research areas in Big Data, blockchain, and artificial intelligence in education; including student research projects in the areas of Smart and Connected Health, and the creation of software translation tools.

 

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

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.

 

For more information, please see the program web pages at:
   https://www.uwplatt.edu/ems/computer-science  
and https://www.uwplatt.edu/ems/software-engineering 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of interest addressing all required qualifications
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement describing your vision for the future of the Computer Science and Software Engineering department and its educational programs. Within this statement, also address your personal philosophy for successful undergraduate education (maximum 3 pages)
  • A separate statement describing your leadership and mentoring philosophy, including your vision for promoting excellence in teaching, research, and service and enhancing faculty development (maximum 2 pages)
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for five professional references. References must be able to address the following:
  1. performance in the areas of teaching, research, and service
  2. leadership, management, and communication skills

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Dr. Hal Evensen; evensenh at uwplatt.edu (use "@" in email address)

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

 

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