The Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking to gather a pool of instructors who are interested in teaching courses as the opportunities arise.
The ideal instructor is passionate about teaching undergraduate engineering students and interested in interdisciplinary course instruction and design.
We are a strong, student-centered program located in Southwest Wisconsin that values hands-on undergraduate engineering education and strong teaching pedagogy.
- Teaching undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering.
- Ability to engage modern pedagogy to teach undergraduate students through field, classroom, and laboratory settings.
- Willingness, interest, or experience in cross-disciplinary collaborations.
- Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with colleagues to complete tasks and goals.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
- Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or other Engineering field (PhD preferred), and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Mechanics
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Experience teaching undergraduate courses during graduate school (an instructor of record supervising is acceptable) or at least two semesters as a graduate teaching assistant for a lab, leading sections, OR two years’ industry related experience.
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 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.
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Mechanical Engineering is the largest of UW-Platteville's ABET-accredited programs and the largest major on campus. Mechanical Engineering currently has 18 tenured/tenure track faculty and 5 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 highly sought after 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.
How to Submit Application Materials:
The following documents are required for applicant consideration:
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. As a member of the campus community for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, it is essential 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 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.