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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 268412-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Teaching and Instruction of For-credit Courses

Job Summary:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applications from individuals who will develop, teach and support curriculum that significantly extends or enhances educational opportunities for students in the department. We are particularly interested in applicants who:

i) Have strong interest in teaching topics that that include mechatronics, computational engineering, senior design, introduction to mechanical engineering, mechanics of materials, design of machine elements, and other core mechanical engineering classes.
ii) Have a commitment to excellence, distinction and innovation in teaching, advancement of pedagogical methods, and a strong motivation to improve the department's educational programs and engage students in experiential learning.
iii) Can instruct one or more core mechanical engineering classes at the undergraduate level, offer elective classes at the senior/graduate level and assist with instructional support of labs and senior design projects, particularly within the area of mechatronics. Educational offerings should involve significant experiential activities that require students to bring together different aspects of the curriculum. The specific courses taught will depend on expertise, interest and department needs.
iv) Engage in activities that advance boundaries of engineering education and are disseminated in conference and/or peer-reviewed papers related to engineering education.
v) Have the potential to engage industry and other external collaborators in an educational context.

The UW-Madison College of Engineering strives to foster a respectful, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. Candidates with specific goals and plans that advance this mission are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Teaching Assistant Professor (TL055)
Teaching Associate Professor (TL056)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Additional Information:

Hiring at the Assistant or Associate level will depend on accomplishments and experience including but not limited to; a strong record of teaching, classroom innovation, accomplishments in the scholarship of teaching and learning, independently developing and designing a range of courses in a field of expertise, assessing student performance, providing formal or informal advising on students? academic and career directions, supervising student employees delivering instruction, scholarly contributions to assessing engineering education practices, and collaborating with faculty and staff in the development of teaching strategies

How to Apply:

Please apply directly to the website by clicking on "Apply Now." Upload a SINGLE PDF document containing a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae (CV). The CV should include a complete list of publications and teaching and diversity statements describing how the applicant's teaching goals fit the solicitation described above. Submitted materials should include candidate's previous activities or plans in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion in relevant application sections. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three references. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Catherine Carter
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Teaching Assistant Professor(TL055) or Teaching Associate Professor(TL056)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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