Director, Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities
Deadline for Applications is 11/15/2020
Code: 16697 Posted: 10/07/2020
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the Director, Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities (CRISC) to be the founding leader of a center with a university-wide, cross-disciplinary focus. The decision of Foxconn to locate its campus in UW-Parkside’s neighborhood, the commitment of the city of Racine to a smart future through its successful effort as one of five U.S. cities to win the Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, and evolving plans for the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood, create unprecedented opportunities in research and teaching in education, healthcare, government, environment, and transportation.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
It is anticipated the Director of the Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities will convene leaders from faculty, higher education, business, healthcare, government, and civic groups to develop a research and training agenda for the center. This individual will build UW-Parkside’s capacity to attract sponsored research through collaboration with WiSys, the dedicated technology transfer office for the 11 comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System. Also, the individual in this role will create research opportunities for other faculty and students, develop teaching and training initiatives, establish visiting scholar and speaker programs, link us to smart cities professional networks, and help UW-Parkside further strengthen its leadership role in the region including establishing a physical presence in both Kenosha and Racine. There is an expectation that the person in this role will teach, the nature and frequency to be determined based on the interests of the University and the successful candidate. The CRISC director will also support National Science Foundation-funded research campus faculty are doing to develop training methods for development of Industry 4.0 knowledge and skills.
The ideal candidate will effectively connect the university to public and private sector leaders, will position the university as a “thinking and strategic planning arm” of regional government, and will have a broad perspective on the political and social possibilities of smart cities development.
The Director of the Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities will further the UW System’s 2020 FWD strategic aims to encourage innovation through basic and applied research; expand academic programs in areas needed in the Wisconsin workforce; expand connections with employers to better respond to workforce needs; and provide professional development opportunities to promote creativity and innovation within the university and in the broader community. It is expected that the Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities will be self-sustaining within five years.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will possess a PhD from any of a range of disciplines, will have a track record of generating sponsored research, working with academics and professionals from multiple disciplines and sectors, is an effective teacher, and possesses expertise in smart cities.
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator:https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
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STEP 2: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Names and contact information for three professional references
Review of Applications
Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2020 are ensured full consideration.
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Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
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UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO 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. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
UW-Parkside is committed to providing an environment in which our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff can thrive. We aspire to foster a more equitable and inclusive climate and culture between and among students, faculty, and staff, and to improve justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of campus life. Please visit The Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for additional information.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
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Available Until: 11/16/2020