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Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 77653

Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 09/24/13


Working Title:
Professor-Engineering Physics-Engineering Mechanics
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
PhD in engineering, physics or related field
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
The Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applications for a tenured/tenure track faculty position in the area of engineering mechanics. Applicants with aerospace and/or micro and nanomechanics experience are particularly encouraged to apply, although applicants with other expertise that fits well within the department's areas of emphasis will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with an experimental research program.
Candidates must demonstrate an established state-of-the-art research program, or the potential to establish such a program, that complements the existing strengths in the Department of Engineering Physics.
Candidates for a tenured position (associate or full professor) must have an outstanding scientific background and excellent academic credentials consistent with a tenured faculty appointment at UW-Madison.
Well qualified candidates will have demonstrated high quality research with publications in top journals, a promising vision for research in engineering mechanics, experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment, and evidence of and commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
The applicant must be highly motivated and independent.
In addition to a high degree of technical proficiency, this position also requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and project management skills.
Principal duties:
*Develop and maintain outstanding scholarly programs and activities, including research and teaching, appropriate to the faculty rank.

*Produce original research and scholarly publications.

*Foster the education and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students.

*Proactively support the expansion of diversity among all components of the department, and ensure an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement.

*Provide service to the department, college, university, and academic community nationally or internationally.
  Additional Information:
 The Department is a globally recognized leader in higher education with enrollment of over 200 undergraduate students and over 100 MS and PhD graduate students. Degree programs include Engineering Physics, Nuclear Engineering, and Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics. The Department is also ranked nationally for research activity in excess of $20M annually. The Department has 21 faculty, and over 50 scientists and research staff.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:AUGUST 25, 2014
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: DECEMBER 31, 2013
Send a letter of application, with curriculum vitae, statement of research, and statement of teaching, to Prof. Jake Blanchard, Chair, Department of Engineering Physics. PDF file formats are preferred.
email: blanchard@engr.
[mailing address: 1500 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706]
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #77653 to:
Jake Blanchard
Phone: 608-263-0391
1500 Engineering Drive
Fax: N/A
Madison, WI 53706
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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