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Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Engineering

Position Summary:

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in electrical engineering specialized in Power and Energy. The candidate is expected to start in August 2024. This position will teach, conduct research, provide community and university service. Salary for this position starts at $73,000. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates that have experience in online instruction, research and teaching related to Power and Energy are encouraged to apply. 

The University of Wisconsin System has a nationally top ranked retirement plan and a comprehensive benefits package. The department also provides relocation assistance, and the university has a Trailing Partners Engagement Program.


The primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate courses that include laboratory sections. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting research and seeking extramural funding; developing curriculum; advising students; advising student organizations; participating in outreach including visits to industry and recruiting local students; and participating in department, college, and university service committees. The applicant is expected to teach some of the courses using alternative delivery methods including distance education. 


  • PhD to be completed before August 2024.
  • Doctoral studies in electrical engineering, or a closely related field in power and energy.
  • Ability to teach introductory courses in Electrical Engineering.
  • Ability to teach mid- and upper-level courses in Power and Energy and Renewable Energy Systems area.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 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.

Electrical Engineering is an Abet-accredited program. It currently has 9 tenured/tenure-track faculty and serves approximately 324 majors, and graduates approximately 58 students per year. The main program is housed on the UW-Platteville campus with additional site at the UW-Oshkosh Fox Cities campus. While instruction is done in-person, we also offer courses via online asynchronous modality.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal. Applications are due by February 16th, 2024, although they will be accepted 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 consisting of no more than two (2) pages detailing your instructional attitudes and pedagogical philosophy, including information on how you will provide an inclusive learning environment for all students.
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references

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.

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).

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