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Assistant Professor of Industrial Studies

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville, Wisconsin
commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jan 3, 2024

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Position Summary:

The College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Industrial Studies. The Department of Industrial Studies has three areas of study including Manufacturing, Construction Management and Technical and Engineering Education. The department is looking for a dynamic full-time Assistant Professor for the Manufacturing and Construction areas. The candidate will have shared responsibilities in the different areas instructing at all levels. The candidate will also have the desire to promote Technical Education.

This is a full-time, 9-month basis, benefit eligible position with an anticipated start date of August 26, 2024. 


Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching of courses in, or related to, manufacturing and/or construction management, covering a full range from introductory to capstone levels dependent on applicants' qualifications and/or experience. Assist in management of the construction lab that provides unique hands-on experiences in commercial, residential, and infrastructure construction. The applicant will assist in oversight of the program and engage industry stakeholders through advisory board and professional peer groups. Additional responsibilities include serving as academic advisor, assisting with maintaining equipment in laboratories, developing curricula, maintaining professional contacts, engaging in scholarly activities, research, continued professional development, and university and community service. Applicants may be asked to teach courses through alternative delivery methods and advise relevant student organizations.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Master’s Degree in at least one of the following: Construction Management, Industrial Technology Management, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Technology, Project Management or related field.
  • Demonstrable skills in oral and written communication in the English language.
  • Observable dedication to undergraduate education
  • Demonstrated understanding of theories and an ability to teach using technology and machines/equipment in a hands-on laboratory or industrial setting.
  • Ability to interact with industry, enthusiasm for 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.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

One of five units within the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture, the department has eleven faculty members and about 400 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 degree in Construction Management with an emphasis in Construction Management and Construction Safety Management and a B.S. degree in Technology Education. More information is available at

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 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, review of applications will begin February 2, 2024. Applications will be accepted 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 resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

           Christopher Carlson, Professor, Department Chair 

Tel: 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.


Since 1866, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been a regional leader among 4-year colleges with challenging academics; renowned faculty; and notable alumni.

On all three campuses—UW-Platteville, UW-Platteville Richland, and UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County—we are leaders in science, technology, agriculture, and engineering fields, with unique initiatives in microsystems and nanotechnology, forensic investigation, and renewable energy. While the challenges facing us now may seem daunting, we are applying this expertise to be here for you, now and in the future.

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