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Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Engineering

 

Say Hello to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Some say we have it all; dedicated students, incredible faculty, expanding programs, state of the art technology. 

We say…come be a part of something amazing.

Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering:

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science (EMS) at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking a visionary leader to serve as the Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department. We are pursuing exceptional candidates with proven leadership experience, demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, and a strong track record of industry, federal, or state-funded research. The ECE department is student-focused and is known for its hands-on, experiential approach and highly sought-after graduates.

This is a tenured faculty position with a start date of August 1, 2020.

Leadership and Vision:

- Provide a vision for the future of the department

- Supervise and mentor departmental faculty and staff

- Lead development of new programs, initiatives and curricular enhancements to meet the needs of current and future students and employers

- Support the department’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, including ABET accreditation efforts

- Develop and enhance external relationships with employers, alumni, donors and other stakeholders; seek external resources to support departmental mission

- Manage departmental budget and resources

- Work with the Dean and other College of EMS leaders to achieve College and University priorities

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required qualifications:

- PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field

- Associate professor rank at prior institution

- Proven leadership ability and experience

- Excellent written and oral communication skills

- Personnel and budget management experience

- Demonstrated strength in teaching

- Record of industry- and/or federally-funded, high quality research and scholarly work

 

About the College of Engineering, Mathematics & Science:

The College of EMS enrolls approximately 3,400 students in BS degree programs that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, Software Engineering and Engineering Physics; and BS degrees in Mathematics, Broad Field Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems. All the engineering programs have long-standing relations with industrial partners throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and beyond. 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 Master of Science offers technical emphasis in Engineering Design, Applications in Engineering Management, Control (Electrical) Systems, or Structural/Geotechnical Engineering.

 

Electrical Engineering is one of the largest of UW-Platteville’s ABET-accredited programs, with 12 faculty and staff, serving approximately 400 majors, and graduating approximately 50 students per year. The main program is housed on the UW-Platteville campus with an additional site at the UW-Oshkosh branch campus, UW-Fox Valley.

The Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems program has two full-time faculty, several contributing faculty, and serves approximately 50 majors as well as 40 students in the minor. 

The department has active student chapters of IEEE, HKN, and Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE).  The faculty research areas in the department includes AI, advanced machine learning, neural networks, speech recognition, IOT, biofuels, and microgrids.

For more information, please see the program web pages: https://campus.uwplatt.edu/ems/electrical-engineering and https://campus.uwplatt.edu/ems/sustainable-and-renewable-energy-systems

Why it’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 43 baccalaureate and 7 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in engineering, education, 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.

Application Deadline:

The review of the applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position has been filled.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for consideration:

- A letter of application addressing all required qualifications.

- Curriculum vitae.

- Separate statement of leadership philosophy and management experience, including a description of experience with ABET accreditation and new program development. (2-page limit)

- Separate statement that addresses your vision for the future of Electrical and Computer Engineering education, and how programs should evolve to meet the future needs of employers. (2-page limit)

- Separate statement describing your achievement of excellence in undergraduate education. (1-page limit).

- Contact information (name, telephone number, and email addresses) for five professional references. References must be able to address the following: leadership potential and experience, management ability, and performance in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

 

Questions about this position may be addressed to:

Dr. Jodi Prosise, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Chair at prosisej@uwplatt.edu or (608)342-1721.

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.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

 

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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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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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