EER Jobs & Opportunities

If you want to get more involved with engineering education research (EER), I recommend consulting the following sites. I’ve created this page for people who would like to either do research or be employed in the field of EER.

You can find out about all journals in the field of engineering education on a webpage recently launched by REEN.

Below are additional resources with all sorts of EER jobs, grants, fellowship, and funding calls.

Below, I’m also sharing notifications I receive about EER job postings, Ph.D. fellowships, and upcoming conferences that I learn about via emails or conferences.


The Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (JWM) is pleased to announce a Themed Issue on Reimagining STEM Higher Education Research with Guest Editors Drs. Walter Lee and Sarah Rodriguez. We invite those working in this area to submit original papers that focus on social and political identities (e.g., race, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability) that are structurally linked to systems of oppression. Articles should focus on one or more aspects of the STEM higher education system (e.g., policy, structure, pedagogy, course content, ecology) and may address any combination of undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, and/or faculty in a range of higher education contexts (e.g., community colleges, minority-serving institutions, rural). 

We will accept the following types of papers: (1) Position Papers presenting an arguable opinion, plan of action, or agenda; (2) Methods Papers interrogating methodologies, approaches, or techniques; and (3) Theory Papers interrogating frameworks, conceptual models, or paradigms. Questions to consider include: How might we better use theories to promote equity in STEM higher education? What research methods are best suited for generating the sorts of insights needed to promote equity in STEM higher education? How might we reconceptualize how we design a STEM curriculum? What lines of inquiry should be prioritized by social scientists and education researchers focused on equity in STEM higher education? If you are uncertain about the suitability of an idea, please ask one of the guest editors. 

The due date for abstracts is October 9th, 2020. Please see the Call for Papers for additional information (also attached as a PDF): https://tinyurl.com/JWMThemedIssue

Walter C. Lee and Sarah L. Rodriguez

Guest Editors, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (JWM)


From Dr. Sarah Zappe

ERM Announcements for 8/15/2020

General Announcements

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT: Request for ERM feedback on ASEE Hub
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Request for ERM members’ input 
  3. JOURNAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Updated Author Guidelines Now Available: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

Position Announcements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Researcher/Program Manager position at UC Irvine
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Qualitative or Mixed Methods Consultant
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Visiting Assistant Professor in Introduction to Engineering and Design at New York University Tandon School of Engineering

General Announcements

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT: Request for ERM feedback on ASEE Hub

You may have received an e-mail from ASEE about a new Hub that is intended to promote communication among members.  The ERM Division has a group site within this Hub.  Please provide feedback on the ASEE HUB as to how you would like to see ERM use the platform.  To access the Hub, please go to https://aseehub.asee.org and look for the group for Educational Research and Methods (ERM).  Note the first discussion item welcoming members.  Please use this discussion board to give feedback or start other discussions.  How would you like this tool to be used in the future for ERM?

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Request for ERM members’ input

The Teaching & Learning Work Group of our Startup Task Force at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is creating a document on online and hybrid instruction as guidance for faculty. ERM members are invited to crowdsource their knowledge and energy to improve this document and make it available for other institutions to use.  In particular, ERM members are invited to share their collective expertise to:

•           Correct errors in or add nuance to our recommendations; refine the language used

•           Add or edit the list of references 

To access the document and suggest changes, please see:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hS8PJW7nhPgjto6-4qfH0YJOz2Gevgqh/edit

For more information on this project, please contact Atsushi Akera at akeraa@rpi.edu.

  1. JOURNAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Updated Author Guidelines Now Available: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering is excited to announce that we have published updated authors guidelines (https://www.begellhouse.com/forauthors/journals/journal-of-women-and-minorities-in-science-and-engineering.html).  Among other instructions, we now request that authors include a positionality statement and section about how the researchers ensured the protection of vulnerable populations. Our updated guidelines also articulate an explicit expectation that submitting authors actively participate in the constructive review process of approximately three other manuscripts. Please read Editor-in-Chief Julie P. Martin’s editorial about constructive review (http://www.dl.begellhouse.com/download/article/203fb33c02179492/JWM-33945.pdf). We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Position Announcements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Researcher/Program Manager position at UC Irvine

The Education Research Initiative (ERI) (https://educationresearch.uci.edu/)  at the University of California, Irvine is looking to hire an Academic Administrator to help guide and implement its mission. This is both a researcher and program manager position. Come work with us on exciting projects and help build a community of education researchers at UCI!

For more information and how to apply, see: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06239

Please contact Natascha Buswell (nbuswell@uci.edu) with questions.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Qualitative or Mixed Methods Consultant

The research team is searching for a qualified candidate to assist with duties surrounding a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant: Why We Persist: An Intersectional Study to Characterize and Examine the Experiences of Women Tenure-Track Faculty in Engineering. The grant explores the persistence of women, particularly women of color faculty in engineering, within the context of race, class, and gender. The consultant will join an interdisciplinary research team including faculty and graduate students from the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University, the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, and the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University.

The consultant is expected to draw upon theoretical perspectives across a variety of fields (e.g., higher education sociology, statistics, psychology, and anthropology). The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Sociology, science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) Education, Leadership and Policy Studies, Learning Sciences, or related fields and must demonstrate skills in retrieving, reviewing, and synthesizing literature related to higher education, sociology, anthropology, or other related disciplines. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in mixed methods research. 

For a full job description with more detailed information including responsibilities, candidate qualifications, and application procedure, please contact Dr. Ebony McGee (ebony.mcgee@vanderbilt.edu), Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM Education at Vanderbilt University.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Visiting Assistant Professor in Introduction to Engineering and Design at New York University Tandon School of Engineering

NYU is currently hiring for a Visiting Faculty in Introduction to Engineering and Design: https://apply.interfolio.com/77323. We are inviting applications for a full-time position with a start date of September 1, 2020. Given the time sensitivity we hope to expedite the recruitment process. EG 1003 is a multidisciplinary first-year engineering course that is required for all engineering majors at NYU Tandon. This course is team taught by a group of faculty who are supported by a large team of teaching assistants. We are looking for exceptional candidates with experience in engineering education or the engineering profession interested in supporting a diverse student body. Learn more and apply to join our team here: https://apply.interfolio.com/77323.

For more information, contact Jack Bringardner at jack.bringardner@nyu.edu


 Call for SPEED’s educational content officers 2020

We would like to invite YOU to become part of an excellent team. You will get the opportunity to work with some of the key student leaders in engineering education in the world, learn more about engineering education in general and develop a new network of contacts while gaining valuable experience in conducting student events on an international level.

Join us and apply here:  https://forms.gle/GxUcDWuKHhTo1qXa8

Best regards,

Felipe Gómez Gallo, President  SPEED

Environmental and Civil Engineer Universidad de los Andes

Msc. Environmental Engineering Student Universidad de los Andes

Colombia e: felipe.gallo0912@gmail.com 

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