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Assistant Professor in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems

Platteville, Wisconsin - Posted on: Friday 09/16/16


Job Details:

The Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems (SRES) program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems. This is a nine-month, full-time tenure-track position starting on January 6, 2017 (preferable) or August 23, 2017.


The primary responsibility of this position is teaching undergraduate courses in the SRES program. The person hired to fill this position will teach the equivalent of approximately 12 credits per semester.

 In addition, the person filling this position will advise students, participate in service activities, create new courses, and engage in scholarly and professional development activities that enhance teaching effectiveness and professional skills. The ideal candidate will provide opportunities for students to engage in undergraduate research. In addition, the faculty member hired into this position will assist in coordinating College-wide academic sustainability initiatives.

College Information:

The College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (EMS) enrolls approximately 3,400 students in ABET-accredited B.S. degree programs in Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical and Software Engineering, and Engineering Physics and B.S. degrees in Mathematics, Broad Field Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems. The College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science also provides a Master of Science in Engineering degree, which has been designated a "Best Buy" in online education.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, is a comprehensive, four-year public institution of higher education and is the fastest-growing university in the UW System. UW­ Platteville enrolls approximately 8,900 students in primarily undergraduate programs and is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers an excellent public school system, high quality municipal and medical facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial community.




Educational background must include a B.S. in one of the degree-granting programs that is offered in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science and a Ph.D. in a sustainability, renewable energy, or closely­ related field. The applicant must be qualified, by education and/or experience, to specialize in teaching upper-division courses in one of these areas: alternative energy, green buildings, sustainability policy, or project management related to sustainability projects. In addition, applicants must have excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

 Preferred :

Preferred applicants will have at least one year of relevant teaching or professional experience, experience in active leaning pedagogies and be a licensed Professional Engineer (or demonstrate willingness to obtain licensure). They will be able to teach a wide variety of existing 3000- and 4000-level SRES courses (https://www.uwplatt.edu/sres/class-descriptions).

To Ensure Consideration:

Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:

Visit http://www.uwplatt.edu/employment-opportunities?job=492311

 The following items are required for your application to be considered.

  • Letter of application addressing all required and preferred qualifications listed ab
  • A curriculum vita
  • A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience; make sure to list the SRES courses that you are qualified to teach and/or develop. 
  • A separate statement of professional development interests
  • A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references, at least two of whom can address the candidate's teaching effectiveness

 Questions about this position may be addressed to: Dr. Philip J. Parker, P.E, Chair, Search and Screen Committee at 608-342-1235 or parkerp@uwplatt.edu