Job description

JOB NO.: 96190-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Engineering, Instructional

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 96190-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor - Sensors & Sensing Thrust - Grainger Inst. for Engineering

Official Title: PROFESSOR(C20NN)

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Candidates will have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential in establishing a world-class research program, and a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring.

The College of Engineering is strongly committed to having a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from groups that are traditionally under-represented in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), in collaboration with the Grainger Institute for Engineering within the College of Engineering, seek candidates for up to two tenure-track faculty positions in the interdisciplinary area of sensors and sensing. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Discovery, design, synthesis, and characterization of sensing and responding materials, including nanomaterials, especially soft nanomaterials, thin films, and materials for service in extreme environments.
- Development including theory, design, and fabrication of sensor devices, networks, and systems for physical and biological sensing and/or control applications, with an emphasis on the mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical aspects of sensors and actuators.
- Sensor and sensing technologies for applications in healthcare, autonomous vehicles, energy harvesting and conversion , power systems, and environmental and infrastructure monitoring.

Candidates will be appointed as tenure-track faculty in one of the academic departments listed above and will be appointed as Fellows within the Grainger Institute for Engineering ( Candidates with expertise that spans a set of these targeted area and transcends the traditional boundaries of a single department are especially encouraged to apply.

The Grainger Institute for Engineering serves as a research incubator within the College of Engineering. The Institute fosters a transdisciplinary research and educational environment and provides the infrastructure to address grand technological challenges. Current areas of focus are advanced manufacturing, energy and sustainability, biomanufacturing, neuroengineering, big data and machine learning, sensors and sensing, and smart and connected healthcare. New research directions will continue to be launched and nurtured within the Institute.

Additional Information:


Lih-Sheng Turng
[email protected]
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. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please submit in one complete file upload the following items: cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), research and teaching statements describing how the applicant's research and teaching goals fit the solicitation described above, and names and contact information for at least three references.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 1, 2018; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until these positions are filled.

Questions about the Grainger Institute for Engineering may be directed to Peggy Conklin [email protected] or 608-265-4048.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Oct 1 2018 Central Daylight Time





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