University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Academic Affairs Division Milwaukee, WI, USA
Aug 12, 2019Full time
Director of the Connected Systems Institute University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites nominations and applications for the position of the Director of the Connected Systems Institute (CSI). UW-Milwaukee is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. With an annual operating budget of about $465 million, the University offers 83 undergraduate majors, 48 masters degrees, and 20 doctoral programs, serving over 27,000 students. The 92-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Position Summary The Connected Systems Institute (CSI) is a cutting-edge institute to conduct research provide education, and offer programs to develop talent, expertise and solutions to lead companies to greater productivity through Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and applications. CSI is a collaboration among UWM, Rockwell Automation, and other industry and academic leaders with an initial focus on the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). With a strong research mission, CSI benefits participating members in many ways, including conducting advanced research in the areas of industrial IoT, developing the talent pipeline with expertise in IoT suites and products, and connecting member companies to large, medium and small businesses in need of support in the IoT area. The CSI Director reports to the Provost, and in coordination with the Chancellor. The Director will provide leadership, vision, policy direction, and management oversight for the CSI. The Director will be deeply involved in the CSI and its on-going operations, including facilitating participation by faculty with expertise in related disciplines and leading efforts to install, operate and maintain CSI equipment and facilities in conjunction with UWMs Office of Campus Planning and Management. The Director must be a skilled collaborator with executive and technical leadership of member companies as well as with academic partners. He or she will work closely with the Office of Sponsored Research and the Office of Development to secure external funding to advance the CSIs mission. The Director will lead the CSI Leadership Team, which includes a Steering Committee, an Academic Advisory Board and an Industrial Advisory Board. Responsibilities: Provide leadership, policy direction and management oversight for the CSI. Support the overall strategic goals of the CSI through strategic decision-making in conjunction with the Steering Committee, Academic Advisory Board and Industrial Advisory Board. Provide reports and assessments of all CSI-related activities to the Chancellor, Provost and Deans of the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Lubar School of Business; prepare summaries of key CSI related activities suitable for campus/public viewing; provide required reports to governmental funders. Successfully collaborate with leadership of CSI member companies and academic institutions. Successfully communicate to executive and technical leadership of potential member companies the economic benefits of IIoT as realized through CSI and the advantages of CSI membership. Provide direction and supervision to leadership of research laboratories at UWM and consult with leadership of partners laboratories. Manage the CSI budget, strategically allocating resources in alignment with the vision, mission and goals of the CSI and in the case of philanthropic support, complies with donor intent. Collaborate with the Office of Development to raise philanthropic support to advance the CSIs mission. Develop processes and systems to provide membership advantages at various membership levels. Facilitate faculty participation and cooperation among related UWM centers and institutes. Become knowledgeable about and be able to explain and represent UWMs mission, guiding values and strategic directions. Provide leadership and oversight to staff and students employed by the CSI. Other duties as assigned by the Chancellor or Provost. Working Environment Work performed is subject to extended periods of sitting and standing. Work performed is subject to extended periods using standard office equipment such as a computer, printer, copier, phone and other, and reviewing and retrieving information. Communicate both orally and in writing through email, print, phone, and digital media with students, staff, faculty and members of the public. Use independent judgment and critical thinking to make decisions and/or analyze data. Professionally represent UWM. Work collaboratively across various departments within the University as well as with diverse populations and groups. Travel for meetings or events. Work at main UWM campus, other UW-Milwaukee regional campus locations and other locations. Salary: Negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.