The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites nominations and applications for the position of the Executive Director of the Connected Systems Institute (CSI). The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. With an annual operating budget of about $465 million, the University offers 83 undergraduate majors, 48 master’s degrees, and 20 doctoral programs, serving over 27,000 students. The 92-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee.
The Connected Systems Institute (CSI) is a cutting-edge institute to conduct research provide education, and offer programs to develop talent, expertise and solutions to lead companies to greater productivity through Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and applications. CSI is a collaboration among the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Rockwell Automation, and other industry and academic leaders with an initial focus on the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). With a strong research mission, CSI benefits participating members in many ways, including conducting advanced research in the areas of industrial IoT, developing the talent pipeline with expertise in IoT suites and products, and connecting member companies to large, medium and small businesses in need of support in the IoT area.
The CSI Executive Director reports to the Provost, and in coordination with the Chancellor. The Executive Director will provide leadership, vision, policy direction, and management oversight for the CSI. The Executive Director will be deeply involved in the CSI and its on-going operations, including facilitating participation by faculty with expertise in related disciplines and leading efforts to install, operate and maintain CSI equipment and facilities in conjunction with UWM’s Office of Campus Planning and Management. The Executive Director must be a skilled collaborator with executive and technical leadership of member companies as well as with academic partners. He or she will work closely with the Office of Sponsored Research and the Office of Development to secure external funding to advance the CSI’s mission. The Executive Director will lead the CSI Leadership Team, which includes a Steering Committee, an Academic Advisory Board and an Industrial Advisory Board.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks candidates with a strong record of professional accomplishment, commitment to excellence in teaching, and outstanding management and leadership skills to serve as the new Executive Director. The Executive Director must be a person of the highest integrity and a strong leader.
Salary: Negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.
The Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Brett Peters, Ph.D., welcomes all inquiries. Alfred Gomez may be contacted at email@example.com or (414) 229-4896 and he will forward your inquiries to Dr. Peters.
Applications must include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three references (none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search and not without candidate permission). The letter should summarize your professional qualifications and the accomplishments that reflect the skills, background, and experience to be successful in this key position. Successful applicants will provide specific examples of past work experience as it relates to the position responsibilities and qualifications. These materials must be uploaded through UWM’s Applicant Information Management System (AIMS) at: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/29295.
The review of applications will begin on Thursday, September 05, 2019. Please note that applications received after Wednesday, September 04, 2019, may not receive consideration.
To learn more about the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, please visit www.uwm.edu
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