Associate Professor / Professor

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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The College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) and the Connected Systems Institute (CSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor to be the Director of Research at CSI starting in August 2024 or sooner. The College and CSI are partnering to strategically hire, expand, and enhance our capabilities in Advanced Manufacturing. The Advanced Manufacturing strength area draws faculty from all departments in the college; therefore, applicants from any engineering or computer science discipline are encouraged to apply. It is expected that successful candidates will have a strong research record, demonstrated excellence in teaching, evidence of collaboration, and possess the ability to unify and lead the many technical disciplines in Industry 4.0.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UWM also has the Carnegie Classification as Community Engaged making it one of about 85 universities that have the dual designation as R1 and Community Engaged.
The College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) is committed to excellence in scholarly research and teaching across all seven departments—Biomedical, Civil and Environmental, Electrical, Industrial and Manufacturing, Mechanical, Computer Science, and Materials Science. More information about the College can be found at
The Connected Systems Institute (CSI) provides education, research, and programs to develop talent and expertise in Industry 4.0 technologies and applications. CSI is a collaboration among UWM, Rockwell Automation, Microsoft, and other industry and academic partners. More information about CSI can be found at:
Greater Milwaukee is home to 400+ engineering firms and 1300+ manufacturing firms with annual receipts of 24 billion dollars. The Milwaukee area (Mount Pleasant, WI) has also been announced as the site of a new $1 billion Microsoft data center, to open in 2026. UWM has a long history of industrial collaboration and research with our local partners.
Job summary/duties: The successful candidate must lead and collaborate with CEAS faculty and faculty from across campus, conduct independent Industry 4.0 research, collaborate with existing centers and institutes, build highly effective research teams consisting of professional staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students, teach engineering or computer science courses as needed, mentor and advise students, and assist with engineering or computer science curricular development. In addition to research and teaching, successful candidates will contribute to the university through service on University, College, and Department committees. As the CSI Research Director, the candidate will be a member of the CSI leadership team that will mold and implement the research vision and mission for CSI. Candidates will actively collaborate with current industry partners and cultivate new partnerships.
Minimum Qualifications:
• A doctoral degree in an appropriate Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related science field
• A strong record of external funding, research, and scholarship appropriate with their rank
Preferred Qualifications:
• A proven research record in Industry 4.0 research topics such as, but not limited to: lights-out manufacturing, robotics, system integration, sensing and control, industrial software engineering and cybersecurity, edge computing, advanced human-machine interface (including AR/VR, haptics, etc.), cyber-physical systems, additive manufacturing, digital twin, real-time and low latency communications including wireless (5G, WiFi6), constrained networking including Single Pair Ethernet, industrial process simulation and emulation, big data analytics, cloud computing, explainable artificial intelligence, and others.
• Demonstrated administrative and research leadership in a Center/Institute
• Teaching experience related to Industry 4.0
• Track record of forming and leading cross-disciplinary research teams that include industrial partners
• Evidence of the potential to compliment and/or strengthen existing CEAS and CSI research programs.
Target Salary Range: Final salary offer will be commensurate with experience.
Benefits and Total Rewards: As part of UWM’s commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package ( including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.)
Application Instructions: Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide:
• A cover letter addressing your education/experience as it applies to all minimum and preferred qualifications and your desired home or joint department appointment
• A detailed curriculum vitae
• A research plan
• A teaching statement
• A document listing the name, position, and contact information (phone & email) for three professional references. Finalists will be expected to submit 3 reference letters.
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of February 20, 2024. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by February 19, 2024. Applications submitted after February 19, 2024, may not be reviewed. The complete application package must be submitted to:
Application Notes: For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
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