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Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Engineering

Position Summary:

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in structural engineering at the Assistant Professor level to start in August 2024. We are excited to find a new faculty member to join our group of dedicated educators to teach engineering at our public  institution. We seek candidates who will collaborate with us to continually improve our pedagogy and curriculum to develop more diverse citizen engineers who will create the sustainable and equitable infrastructure of the future. 

Salary for this position is $72,000-$80,000.  This is a full time, benefit eligible position.  


  • Teach introductory junior-level classes and design-focused senior level classes in structural engineering, including steel design. Applicants must also have the ability to teach other civil engineering related courses (Introduction to Infrastructure, Foundation Design, Statics, etc.).
  • Provide academic advising to approximately 40 students.
  • Participate in scholarly and professional development activities that will enhance teaching effectiveness. Examples of such activities include technical discipline-specific research, engineering education research, and professional consulting. Ideally, these activities will include direct undergraduate student involvement.
  • 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.
  • Participate in department, college, and university service.
  • Participate in ABET accreditation and assessment efforts.
  • Allocate 10 hours per week outside of class for student engagement with at least five (5) hours reserved for meeting students in office hours.
  • Strong commitment to undergraduate education and teaching excellence. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

• PhD in civil engineering, civil or structural related field
• Ability to teach undergraduate courses in structural engineering including steel design, as well as other civil engineering-related courses.
• Progress towards becoming a licensed professional engineer by having passed the FE exam, or having a minimum of 6 months professional experience in a civil industry related field 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong commitment to undergraduate education and teaching excellence.
• Willingness to work with students and faculty in an inclusive and collegial environment.
• 1 semester experience as a Teaching Assistant or lead instructor 

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (EMS) enrolls approximately 3,500 students in ABET-accredited BS degree programs in Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical and Software Engineering, and Engineering Physics and BS degrees in Mathematics, Broad-field Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems. The College of EMS also participates in a statewide Collaborative Engineering Program that allows place-bound undergraduate students to complete their BS degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with minimal travel. In addition, the College has an online Master of Engineering program, which has been designated as a “Best Buy” in online education.

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.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal. To ensure full consideration applications must be received by March 1, 2024. Applications 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 resume/vita which may also note any contributions to scholarly (e.g. journal publication, conference presentation) or practitioner audiences (e.g. trade publications, presentations, or service to professional associations). 
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted until the final stages of the search and only with the candidate's foreknowledge.
  • A separate summary of your teaching philosophy and experience, including information on how you will provide a learning environment for all students
  • List of UW-Platteville engineering courses you are able to teach (course catalog)

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Dr. Christina Curras,

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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