Assistant Professor-Industrial Studies-Controls

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Platteville, WI
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


Position Summary:

The Department of Industrial Studies is looking for a dynamic full-time, tenure track faculty in Industrial Technology Management with emphasis in Manufacturing Technology Management. Responsibilities for this position include teaching the following: AC/DC fundamentals, digital electronics, industrial controls and computer integrated manufacturing systems.  This is a unique opportunity in that this position will also oversee two brand new automation laboratories: Electronics and Industrial Control Systems Lab, and Robotics Lab.

Salary for this position is $56,000-$65,000


Course content for this position includes some or all of the following: robotics, industrial controls, electronics, sensors, program logic controllers, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, machining, robotic systems, flexible manufacturing systems, and other related manufacturing courses, depending upon education and/or experience.

Responsibilities for faculty include:

  • oversight of two new automation laboratories
  • serving as academic advisor
  • maintaining, purchasing, and preparing equipment for use in laboratories
  • developing curricula that includes the use of laboratory equipment engaging students in a hands-on setting
  • engaging in scholarly activities, becoming involved (continued involvement) with student and related professional organizations
  • outreach to industry, undergraduate research and grants, professional development, and service to the university and community
  • professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom
  • ability to work with colleagues in a collegial environment to prepare grants, conduct research, and seek external funding.

Applicants must respond to all required qualifications.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Masters in: Industrial Technology Management, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Technology Education, or closely related field with specialization in industrial controls, computer integrated manufacturing and/or robotics.
  • Applicants with ten years of industrial experience in a closely related field OR five years of teaching experience in manufacturing and materials processes
  • A Bachelor of Science in; Industrial Technology Management, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Technology Education, or closely related field with specialization in industrial controls, computer integrated manufacturing and/or robotics.

Why It's Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information:  

One of five units within the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture, the department has eleven faculty members and about 471 students with up-to-date laboratory facilities and equipment in

Russell Hall.  The department offers a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology Management with emphases in Manufacturing Technology Management and Occupational Safety Management, a B.S. degree in Technology Education and a B.S. degree in Construction Management with emphases in Construction Management and Construction Safety Management.

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Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 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.

Applications due by 6/24/21, and will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted in PDF format addressing all qualifications and must include:

  • Letter of application addressing the qualifications
  • Current CV
  • One-page summary of teaching philosophy
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable with official transcripts required of all finalists)
  • Contact information for three professional references

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Chris Carlson, Ph.D.
Phone:  608-342-1246

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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