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Original posting details are listed below:
The Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems (SRES) program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for an assistant professor position in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems. This is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position starting on August 22, 2018.
The primary need of the SRES program is for an individual with expertise in the theory and practice of wind and solar systems. However, outstanding candidates in other areas of SRES such as green buildings, sustainability, life cycle assessment, and project management will also be considered. Details of the required and preferred qualifications for the position are as follows:
- BS in engineering or science degree in one of the programs offered by the College of EMS at UW-Platteville
- A PhD in an engineering or science field relevant to renewable energy, sustainability, or a closely related area
- Qualified by education and/or experience to teach upper-division courses in the SRES program
- Knowledge and/or experience in wind and solar systems, sustainability, green buildings, life cycle assessment, or project management in renewable energy
- At least 9 months of relevant teaching or12 months professional experience, teaching as a teaching assistant counts toward requirement
- Commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring undergraduate researchers
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Expertise in the theory and practice of wind and solar systems
- Experience with wind and solar site assessment
- Ability to teach or develop a wide variety of courses in SRES
- Work experience in renewable energy or other sustainability related areas
- Knowledge/experience in active learning pedagogies and alternative delivery methods in teaching
The primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate courses in the SRES program. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advising students; participating in university, professional, and/or community service; conducting research and seeking extramural funding; participating in developing new curricula related to sustainability; participating in outreach including visits to industry and recruiting local students; and assisting in coordinating campus-wide sustainability initiatives. The ideal candidate will provide students opportunities to engage in undergraduate research in topics related to sustainability.
The Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems program was initiated in 2013. The program is interdisciplinary with a unique curriculum that combines social science, business, science, and engineering topics. The program offers a BS major with tracks in development/management and design/analysis. Currently there are approximately 50 students in the major and the program graduated 16 students in 2016. Graduates from the program have been employed by utility and energy companies, building design and construction firms, and municipalities. A popular minor in renewable energy adds approximately 40 additional students each year.
The program is housed under the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The curriculum is taught by two full-time, tenure-track SRES faculty as well as faculty and staff from a variety of other programs including business, social science, chemistry, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. Members of the SRES program have been active in recent campus-wide efforts to instill sustainability topics across a variety of campus programs. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to join these efforts and help shape the campus’s growing array of sustainability initiatives.
Campus and Community Information:
The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science (EMS) enrolls approximately 3,400 students in ABET-accredited BS degree programs in Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, and Software Engineering, and Engineering Physics; and BS degrees in Mathematics, Broad Field Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems. The College of EMS also participates in a statewide Collaborative Engineering Program that allows place-bound undergraduate students to complete their BS degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with minimal travel. UW-Platteville graduates the second largest number of BS engineering graduates in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, UW-Platteville offers an online Master of Science in Engineering program, which has been designated as a “Best Buy” in online 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.
Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 11,000 set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers an excellent public school system, high quality municipal and medical facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial community.
To Ensure Consideration:
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must apply online and submit the following required documents to be considered for the position:
Letter of application addressing all required and preferred qualifications listed above.
- A curriculum vitae.
- A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience including a list the SRES courses that you are qualified to teach and/or develop. A list of SRES courses can be found here: http://catalog.uwplatt.edu/undergraduate/course-descriptions/courses/energy/ (2 page maximum including list).
- A separate statement of professional development interests (1 page maximum).
- 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 (1 page maximum).
- Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references, at least two of whom can address the candidate’s teaching effectiveness