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Visiting Professor - Computer Science / Visiting Professor - Software Engineering

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Engineering

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for one academic year (9 months) Visiting Professor appointment with an anticipated start date of August 21, 2019.


Primary duties will be to teach undergraduate courses in Software Engineering and/or Computer Science.  A preferred applicant should have a strong software engineering, database, and/or computer architecture background.

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science (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 Esterline-Avista, Epic, John Deere, Kohl’s, 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.

For more information, please see the program web pages at:

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.


Documents required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications (required)
  • A [curriculum vitae/resume] (one required)
  • A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience (as applicable)
  • Completed course expertise form (upload and add to application)
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references (required)

For questions regarding this position, contact: Dr. Lisa Landgraf at | 608.342.6064.

Diversity and Inclusion: The campus 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 the campus community.

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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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Diversity Statement

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.

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