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Assistant Professor Water Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

  • Jan. 8, 2018
  • Assistant Professor Water Engineering
  • College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    Milwaukee, WI
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 20, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Water Resources Engineering
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UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to nearly 27,000 students. UWM has earned the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education, often referred to as R1 status. UWM is one of only 115 R1 institutions.

The College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of seven departments-Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The College has approximately 1,750 undergraduate students and 450 graduate students, both Master’s and Doctoral.

Greater Milwaukee, the third-ranked manufacturing center in the United States, is home to 400+ engineering firms and 1300+ manufacturing firms with annual receipts of 24 billion dollars. Milwaukee is an R&D hub for water engineering and technologies as highlighted most recently by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in a study on national best practices for building successful technology clusters. Milwaukee is home to over 10 large international water corporations. The NSF Water Equipment and Policy (WEP) I/UCRC ( led by UWM CEAS focuses on pre-competitive research in four thrust areas: materials, sensors and devices, treatment systems, and policy. The water technology accelerator (WaTA) located on the 7th floor of the Global Water Center (GWC) enhances rapid real world application of water technologies developed by faculty or other industry members.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a new faculty position at the Assistant Professor tenure-track level in the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS).

The college is seeking an exceptional individual to continue the expansion of our research and further strengthen our portfolio and curricula in the Water Engineering area.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in an appropriate Engineering or a closely related science field, and have a strong research record appropriate for the Assistant faculty rank.

Preferred Qualifications: Desired attributes include strong extramural funding record and teaching experience as well as evidence of the potential to compliment and/or strengthen an independent, extramural funded research program. Candidates with research interests in all areas of water engineering will be considered to complement the existing water and environment research. Preference will be given to research in sustainable water, water treatment and monitoring, nanotechnology and/or biotechnology for water systems, novel sensors, novel materials, and novel processes.

Application materials should include: a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; a detailed curriculum vitae; a research plan; a teaching statement; and a document listing the name, address (including e-mail), and telephone number of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin March 5, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after March 4, 2018 may not receive consideration. General questions can be directed to Associate Professor Woo Jin Chang, at 414-229-6614 or

Under Wisconsin’s open records law, requests for confidentiality will be honored, except that names and titles of all finalists must be disclosed upon request.

If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

All finalists being considered for the position will be required to participate in a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.

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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, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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  • Woo Jin Chang, Ph.D.
    College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    Milwaukee, WI
  • 414-229-6614


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