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Assistant Professor of Engineering

Apply now Job no: 501040
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Faculty, Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Assistant Professor of Engineering
Business Title: Assistant Professor
Employment Class: Faculty
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Competitive
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Tenure-track
Position Summary:

The Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2024. UWO is searching for outstanding candidates who can add to the existing research and teaching strengths and be a leader of the new Biomedical Engineering (BME) efforts at UWO. As a new BME program, the successful candidate will have a tremendous opportunity to shape the program and exert leadership in a collegial and growing department. We encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in the STEM fields.

An emphasis in teaching excellence is the hallmark of all Universities of Wisconsin campuses. We are committed to delivering a high-quality education and a strong foundation for those who wish to pursue professional, occupational and advanced academic degrees. Our students are a mix of traditional and non-traditional age, including many first generational college students.
A regional comprehensive university committed to the teacher/scholar model; the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is part of the robust Universities of Wisconsin - one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country. UW Oshkosh proudly serves the northeast Fox valley region as the third largest university in Wisconsin with an annual on- and off-campus enrollment of nearly 14,000 spanning two world-shaping campuses. The Fox Valley region, the state’s third most populous metropolitan area, is comprised of a number of mid-sized cities along the Fox River. The Fox Valley offers a nice combination of amenities and relatively low cost of living and is within driving distance of Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Students have neighborhood access to UW Oshkosh with expanded program options and opportunities on beautiful student-centered campuses with sustainable high-tech facilities, small class sizes, more than 180 student organizations and so much more. The main campus is located in the city of Oshkosh which is highly populated and home to many industry leaders with national and international reach. This close proximity provides students with access to high impact internships and job opportunities.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

Responsibilities Teach courses as required in the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology, establish an active research program in an area of biomedical engineering, and contribute to professional service activities at the department, campus, and national level.
  • Earned doctorate in an engineering discipline with a focus in human health or a closely related field in human health.  ABD candidates will be considered. Official transcripts showing conferment must be provided prior to starting work.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in biomanufacturing, biomaterials, synthetic biology, prosthetics/orthopedics, medical device design, biomedical imaging, robotics, and/or programming/computing.
  • Demonstrated ability to form productive collaborations with both internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish an active research program.
  • Demonstrated experience fostering an inclusive learning, research, service, and/or outreach environment.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with external partners to help enhance the existing program offerings (teaching and/or research) of the university.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  1. Letter of application (i.e. cover letter)
  2. Brief statement of teaching philosophy
  3. Brief statement of research or professional development plans
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. List of 3 professional references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation (at least one from the candidate's current institution)
  6. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (official or copy)

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by March 15th are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or