Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Platteville, WI
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


Position Summary:

The Mechanical Engineering program is looking for a dynamic full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering with anticipated fall 2021 start date. Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate engineering courses, research and scholarly activity, and university and departmental service. The Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering department is dedicated to hands-on engineering education focusing on interdisciplinary coursework and cross-disciplinary collaborations outside the classroom. We are a strong, student-centered program located in Southwest Wisconsin that values hands-on undergraduate engineering education and effective teaching pedagogy. 


  • The primary duty will be teaching undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering. Faculty are also expected to participate in curriculum development, assessment and revisions, research and scholarly activities with undergraduate students, and university/community service and outreach activities. Additionally, mechanical engineering faculty serve as academic advisors and advise student groups. Faculty may have the opportunity to teach graduate level courses as part of our online MS Engineering program. 
  • Ability to engage modern pedagogy to teach undergraduate students through field, classroom, and laboratory settings.
  • Record of professional development, or a willingness to develop in the area, related to teaching, research, or scholarly work.
  • 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:

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or other Engineering field, 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.

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to all required qualifications.

Why It's Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information: 

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.

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 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

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal and received by (30 days from approval). 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
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references
  • Teaching philosophy (please limit to two (2) pages) 

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.

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