Position: The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant professor level to start in January or August, 2015. Review of applications will begin on September 8, 2014. However, applications will be accepted until the search has been completed.
Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in civil engineering or closely related field is required. A construction materials emphasis is required, and a highway materials (concrete, asphalt, and aggregates) emphasis is preferred. The ability to teach construction materials, lecture and laboratory, is required. The ability to teach pavement maintenance and rehabilitation courses, pavement design, and construction engineering courses (construction engineering, construction costs and estimates, construction equipment, construction and professional management) is also preferred. Applicants must have the ability to teach some other civil engineering related courses (statics, mechanics of materials, CIVILENG 2000, CIVILENG 2220, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and/or municipal engineering courses). Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and teaching excellence. A willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty and to become involved in university service is essential. We are primarily interested in hiring outstanding teachers who will be an asset to the department, the university, and the community. The applicant should be a registered professional engineer or demonstrate progress toward becoming registered. Some professional experience is preferred.
The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills. In addition, the candidate must have observable dedication to undergraduate education; enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom; and ability to work in teams in a collegial environment. The candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to or experience with diverse populations.
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility will be to deliver undergraduate construction materials, construction engineering, and other civil engineering courses in a student-centered learning environment. The typical teaching load is equivalent to three 3-credit courses each semester. Professors also teach related laboratories. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly and professional development activities that will enhance his or her teaching effectiveness. Examples of such activities include: technical discipline-specific research, engineering education research, and professional consulting. Ideally these activities include direct undergraduate student involvement. In addition, the applicant will provide academic advising to 40 - 50 students, and participate in department, college, and university service.