Current UWP Employee?
Login here to view current openings and apply.
View your details, update your application progress.
Assistant Professor-Mechanical Engineering
Job no: 497794
Work type: Faculty
The Mechanical Engineering program is looking for a dynamic full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering in the area of instrumentation, automation, and controls with anticipated spring 2023 start date. Position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate engineering courses, research and scholarly activity, and service to the university and department. The Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering department is dedicated to hands-on engineering education focused on interdisciplinary coursework and cross-disciplinary collaborations outside the classroom. We are a strong, student-centered program located in Southwest Wisconsin that prioritizes accessible undergraduate engineering education, effective teaching pedagogy, and dedication to an inclusive learning environment.
The primary duty will be teaching undergraduate courses in the area of instrumentation, automation, and controls within the Mechanical Engineering Program utilizing modern and inclusive pedagogy. Faculty are also expected to participate in curriculum development, academic assessment, undergraduate research and scholarly activities, as well as university/community service. Mechanical engineering faculty also serve as academic advisors and student group advisors in addition to community outreach activities. Faculty are expected to work with colleagues in the department and across campus to improve the diversity of the student body and provide a more inclusive educational experience for all. Additionally, faculty may have the opportunity to teach graduate level courses as part of our online MS Engineering program.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics or related engineering field. PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or a closely related field, earned by January 15, 2023.
- Desire and ability to teach mechanical engineering (MECHENG) and general engineering (GENENG) courses. Special consideration will be given to candidates who specialize in instrumentation, automation, and controls. Please see the curriculum as listed in the catalog.
- Ability to engage modern pedagogy to teach undergraduate students through field, classroom, and laboratory settings.
- Desire to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity, such as engagement in outreach activities, developing inclusive pedagogy, or other targeted activities.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Record of professional development, or willingness to develop in the area, related to teaching, research, or scholarly work. Special consideration will be given to candidates who specialize in Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, and/or IIOT.
To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to all required qualifications.
Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 42 baccalaureate and 9 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 within driving distance of Madison, WI and Dubuque, IA. 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.
Take a virtual tour of our campus!
Mechanical Engineering is the largest of UW-Platteville's ABET-accredited programs and the largest major on campus. It currently has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 6 instructional academic staff, serves approximately 1,000 majors, and graduates approximately 190 students per year. The main program is housed on the UW-Platteville campus with an additional site at the UW-Oshkosh Fox Cities campus. Courses are also taught via streaming video.
We provide a hands-on, experiential engineering education and our graduates are in high demand throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and beyond. The department has long-standing relations with industrial partners throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. Mechanical Engineering will be housed in a new, state-of-the-art engineering building starting in fall 2022; more information about Sesquicentennial Hall here.
To ensure full consideration applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal and received by September 30, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled.
How to Apply:
The following documents are required for applicant consideration:
- Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
- A current curriculum vitae
- Teaching philosophy (no more than two (2) pages) (please include information on how you will provide an inclusive learning environment for all students.)
- A list of UW-Platteville engineering courses the candidate is able to teach
- Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to fostering a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting diversity, critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community. We encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experiences to campus. As a member of the campus community, we expect that you support and foster a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting diverse professionals and fostering diversity and inclusion to create a collegial community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.
Advertised: Central Daylight Time
Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend
Powered by PageUp
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.
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all
individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry,
disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a
veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any
other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is
illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student,
or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any
proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.
The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will
provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will
provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a
program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and
veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the
program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation.
Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.
Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to
build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters
mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment
opportunity through affirmative action.
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 will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality
in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
Labor Law Poster – English
Labor Law Poster – Spanish
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update