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The mission of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion 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.

Vision Statement
We strive to create a campus that:

  • provides access and support for underserved populations;
  • has an inclusive and just culture;
  • values understanding, compassion, and acceptance;
  • is committed to the ideals of social justice;
  • prepares students for global citizenship;
  • and is collaborative, safe, and respectful.

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Assistant Professor - Agricultural Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Technology Management

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Agriculture, Industrial Studies

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, School of Agriculture and Department of Industrial Studies are looking for a dynamic full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Agricultural Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Technology Management. Teaching responsibilities may include—but are not limited to: introductory agriculture engineering, engine & tractor systems, electrical applications in agriculture, soil & water conservation engineering, machinery engineering, materials handling, structures & environmental control, manufacturing processes, drafting, quality assurance, production planning, industrial safety, and other topics as assigned.

Responsibilities:

Teaching responsibilities include some or all of the following topics: electricity, engines, construction, machinery, soil & water conservation engineering, technical drafting, geometric dimensioning & tolerancing, manufacturing materials, quality, production planning & control, and industrial safety. Candidates with agricultural engineering and manufacturing experience will be given preference.

Responsibilities for faculty include: serving as academic advisor; maintaining, purchasing, and preparing equipment for use in laboratories; developing curricula that includes the use of laboratory equipment; engaging students in a hands-on setting; engaging in scholarly activities; becoming involved (continued involvement) with student and related professional organizations; outreach to industry; undergraduate research and grants; professional development; and service to the university and community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required

  • Masters Degree with at least one degree in the following: agricultural engineering, agricultural engineering technology, agricultural and biosystems engineering, industrial technology management, manufacturing technology, mechanical engineering, engineering technology, manufacturing engineering/technology, industrial safety, or related degree with an appropriate agriculture engineering and manufacturing focus.
  • A sincere desire to teach at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrable skills in oral and written communication in the English language. 
  • Demonstrated ability to teach using technology and machines in a hands-on laboratory or industrial setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with industry, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom.
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a collegial environment to prepare grants, conduct research, and seek external funding. 

Preferred

  • Doctorate with at least one degree in the following: agricultural engineering, agricultural engineering technology, industrial technology management, manufacturing technology, mechanical engineering, engineering technology, manufacturing engineering/technology, industrial safety, or related degree with an appropriate manufacturing, production planning or safety focus.
  • Extensive industrial experience in a closely related field or five years of teaching experience in agricultural engineering technology, manufacturing and materials processes.

Applicants must address all required qualifications in the letter of application.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

THE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE: 

The School of Agriculture (SOA) is housed within the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture. The SOA is one of the national leaders in undergraduate programs in agriculture and natural resources, which is committed to excellence in education, research, scholarly and professional activities, and services to the agriculture industry at the state, regional, national and global levels. The SOA has over 600 undergraduate students, and 36 faculty and staff. A 430 acre farm is available for teaching, demonstration, and systems based research. The SOA offers majors in agricultural education; agribusiness; animal science; dairy science, environmental horticulture; reclamation, environment and conservation; and soil and crop science. See: https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/school-agriculture and https://campus.uwplatt.edu/pioneer-farm

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL STUDIES: 

One of four units within the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture, the department has eleven faculty members and about 400 students with up-to-date laboratory facilities and equipment in Russell Hall.  The department offers majors in Industrial Technology Management, Construction Management, and Technology Education. Emphases include Manufacturing Technology Management, Building Construction Management, Building Construction Safety Management and Occupational Safety Management.  More information is available at https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/industrial-studies

 

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.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by March 5, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville careers portal. The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • One page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable with official transcripts required of all finalists

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Sara Whitaker, Academic Department Associate
School of Agriculture
608-342-1393

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.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures.  As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same.  For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

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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.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study.

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