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.


From Dr. Sarah Zappe

ERM Announcements for 8/1/2020

General Announcements

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Request for ERM members’ input
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Call for input and leadership for the EER Taxonomy
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  2020 Online PEER unconference for early career engineering education faculty
  4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Request for Faculty Productivity Study Respondents
  5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering faculty, staff and administrators experiences and perceptions of undergraduate student mental health

Position Announcements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Qualitative or Mixed Methods Consultant
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Visiting Assistant Professor in Introduction to Engineering and Design at New York University Tandon School of Engineering
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Lecturer in Technical Communication at the University of Michigan College of Engineering
  4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Post-Doctoral Fellow Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology

General Announcements

  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. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Call for input and leadership for the EER Taxonomy

You may be familiar with the Engineering Education Research Taxonomy of Keywords (http://taxonomy.engin.umich.edu/). Among other things, it is used by several engineering education journals as a recommended source for authors to select keywords when submitting articles. Maura Borrego and I developed the taxonomy through a series of inclusive community activities in 2013, and a “Taxonomy Review Committee” (including representatives from several journals) was tasked with periodically updating it. The committee will be meeting soon to clear out the list of proposed changes to the taxonomy.

At this year’s ASEE conference, there were many good discussions about the need to update the taxonomy to better reflect current research theory and approaches related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, among other things. It is time for a more comprehensive review of the taxonomy, led by a new generation of scholars.

I’d like to hear your thoughts about the taxonomy! If you’ve used the taxonomy, have feedback about it, and/or if you are interested in participating in (or even potentially leading) efforts to update it, please complete this google form (https://tinyurl.com/EERTaxonomyInput) before August 15, 2020. Work to update the taxonomy will involve a diverse set of participants (e.g., graduate students, faculty, other researchers, and administrators), so everyone is welcome to provide input. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks, Cindy Finelli (cfinelli@umich.edu).

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  2020 Online PEER unconference for early career engineering education faculty

The PEER collaborative is a peer mentoring network for early career faculty members primarily evaluated based on engineering education scholarship. Members of PEER host a yearly one day ‘unconference’ style meeting to develop professional networks, share lessons learned, and give/get support. The unconference event allows us to self-organize breakout sessions that serve the needs of those at the conference. Everyone has a different takeaway from PEER, but past versions have left attendees with new professional colleagues, new mentors and mentees, writing groups, grant collaborations, and (best of all) a network of others living overlapping experiences.

Given the ongoing changes to academic life resulting from COVID-19, we have moved our yearly conference off of its traditional schedule during the week of ASEE.  This year, PEER will be hosted in a flexible online format on July 27th and 28th

If you are, or know of, an early career engineering education faculty member who might benefit from meeting others going sharing that experience, we would love to meet you and have you join us. Participation in the unconference is free and flexible based on your schedule. We currently have 28 other early career faculty signed up from a broad range of institutions and different types of faculty positions. We would love to have anyone else who thinks they would benefit from participation. If you have considered attending PEER before, but either did not or could not, this is the perfect year to give it a shot!

For more information, or to register, please contact Todd Fernandez (Todd.Fernandez@BME.gatech.edu)

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Request for Faculty Productivity Study Respondents

We are looking for participants for our grant, Impact of Faculty Mentoring on Faculty Productivity, from the Mentoring 360 Consortium of Arizona State University. Our mission is to develop a survey to assess the effects of mentoring and other professional development on tenure-related outcomes.  To guide survey development, we are conducting interviews of tenure-track faculty.  Specifically, we are looking for engineering faculty who are approximately one year away from a tenure decision (putting packages in this fall).  We seek a wide range of respondents.  If you know of a potential candidate, will you please forward this message (with a cc to me) or kindly provide contact information so we can follow up?  Of course, this research is covered by an IRB which was just approved.

We are recruiting now and plan to conclude this phase by the end of July (2020). If you are interested in participating in our study, please click the following link: https://clemson.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2ILAyZywKKUkG9

For more information, please contact Karen High, Professor of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University, at khigh@clemson.edu.

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering faculty, staff and administrators experiences and perceptions of undergraduate student mental health

Sarah Wilson (Chemical and Materials Engineering), Joseph Hammer (Counseling Psychology) and Ellen Usher (Educational Psychology) from the University of Kentucky have developed a research study aimed at understanding the experiences and perceptions of engineering faculty, staff and administrators related to undergraduate student mental health. If you are interested in participating, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a faculty or staff position in engineering. The participation time will be approximately 10 minutes. This survey is anonymous which means that investigators will neither know which responses belong to you, nor even that you participated. If you would like to participate, please click this link: https://bit.ly/2NKjms6 (Please note: you may need to copy and paste the link into your web browser). Feel free to pass this study on to other colleagues in engineering. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Wilson at s.wilson@uky.edu.

Position Announcements

  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

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Lecturer in Technical Communication at the University of Michigan College of Engineering

The Program in Technical Communication at the University of Michigan College of Engineering seeks skilled and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Lecturer I.  The College of Engineering is committed to the academic excellence of its student body, with special emphasis on the ability of graduates to express themselves and their ideas in a professional and highly successful manner.  As such, the Program in Technical Communication plays a significant role in the delivery of a communication curriculum across the college, with special focus in the first year courses, laboratories and capstone designs.  Technical Communication faculty deliver communication instruction in the context of engineering content and engineering project work and integrate technical communication, teamwork, and ethics within the engineering curricula.

For more information and to apply, go tohttps://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/187219/leo_lecturer_i_in_technical_communication?fbclid=IwAR3UoYy6lWNHMhfe2WQ_IR_um-bBOE8rRjOSUynSYBLjqIJg2pmAkBTwWG8

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Post-Doctoral Fellow Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology

We are seeking a post‐doctoral fellow for a NSF‐funded collaborative research project examining STEM faculty’s participation in entrepreneurship programs, particularly with an emphasis on women and the intersectionality of gender and race. The project team includes Prateek Shekhar (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Aileen Huang-Saad (University of Michigan), and Joi Mondisa (University of Michigan).

The primary responsibilities of the post‐doctoral fellow include: contribute to development of interview protocol; conduct semi-structured interviews; analyze qualitative data; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; participate in collaborative project meetings of the team members; present research at conferences; and draft manuscripts for peer‐reviewed publication. 

Required: Ph.D. from an accredited institution in engineering education, higher education, STEM education or other related fields. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently.

Desired: Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: conducting discipline-based education or higher education research using qualitative research methods; analyzing qualitative data; strong oral and written communication skills.

Applicants should submit 1) CV, 2) cover letter, 3) a writing sample (published or unpublished work) and 4) contact information for three references viahttps://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1698. Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations. Review of applications will be and continue until position is filled. The start date is negotiable between September 2020 and December 2020.

For any questions, feel free to contact Prateek Shekhar at pshekhar@njit.edu

To send an announcement to the ERM listserv, please prepare a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact info as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Be sure that the announcement includes the person to contact with questions.  Email all of this information to Sarah Zappe at ser163@psu.edu with [ERM Announcement] in the subject line to facilitate email sorting. Announcements will be sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month.  Each set of announcements will be included in the announcements email twice. Announcements will also be recorded on the ERM website: http://erm.asee.org/

For more resources and position announcements, please see the Engineering Education Community Resource Wiki available at http://bit.ly/engredu.  A direct link to job postings at https://bitly.com/eecr-jobs

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Dr. Sarah Zappe | Research Professor | Educational Psychologist 

Director of Assessment and Instructional Support

Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education
Pennsylvania State University


201 Hammond Building | University Park, PA | 16802814-865-4016
ser163@psu.edu 

Deputy Editor – Journal of Engineering Education

Division Chair – Educational Research and Methods (ERM) Division of the American Society for Engineering Education


From Dr. Sarah Zappe

ERM Announcements for 7/15/2020

General Announcements

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Call for input and leadership for the EER Taxonomy
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2020 Online PEER unconference for early career engineering education faculty
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Request for Faculty Productivity Study Respondents
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering faculty, staff and administrators experiences and perceptions of undergraduate student mental health
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CHEER UP – Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research – Updated Perspectives
CALL FOR PAPERS: Machine-based plagiarism: The death of originality in the digital age?

Position Announcements

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Lecturer in Technical Communication at the University of Michigan College of Engineering
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Fellow Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology

General Announcements

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Call for input and leadership for the EER Taxonomy
You may be familiar with the Engineering Education Research Taxonomy of Keywords (http://taxonomy.engin.umich.edu/). Among other things, it is used by several engineering education journals as a recommended source for authors to select keywords when submitting articles. Maura Borrego and I developed the taxonomy through a series of inclusive community activities in 2013, and a “Taxonomy Review Committee” (including representatives from several journals) was tasked with periodically updating it. The committee will be meeting soon to clear out the list of proposed changes to the taxonomy.

At this year’s ASEE conference, there were many good discussions about the need to update the taxonomy to better reflect current research theory and approaches related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, among other things. It is time for a more comprehensive review of the taxonomy, led by a new generation of scholars.

I’d like to hear your thoughts about the taxonomy! If you’ve used the taxonomy, have feedback about it, and/or if you are interested in participating in (or even potentially leading) efforts to update it, please complete this google form (https://tinyurl.com/EERTaxonomyInput) before August 15, 2020. Work to update the taxonomy will involve a diverse set of participants (e.g., graduate students, faculty, other researchers, and administrators), so everyone is welcome to provide input. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks, Cindy Finelli (cfinelli@umich.edu).

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2020 Online PEER unconference for early career engineering education faculty
The PEER collaborative is a peer mentoring network for early career faculty members primarily evaluated based on engineering education scholarship. Members of PEER host a yearly one day ‘unconference’ style meeting to develop professional networks, share lessons learned, and give/get support. The unconference event allows us to self-organize breakout sessions that serve the needs of those at the conference. Everyone has a different takeaway from PEER, but past versions have left attendees with new professional colleagues, new mentors and mentees, writing groups, grant collaborations, and (best of all) a network of others living overlapping experiences.

Given the ongoing changes to academic life resulting from COVID-19, we have moved our yearly conference off of its traditional schedule during the week of ASEE. This year, PEER will be hosted in a flexible online format on July 27th and 28th

If you are, or know of, an early career engineering education faculty member who might benefit from meeting others going sharing that experience, we would love to meet you and have you join us. Participation in the unconference is free and flexible based on your schedule. We currently have 28 other early career faculty signed up from a broad range of institutions and different types of faculty positions. We would love to have anyone else who thinks they would benefit from participation. If you have considered attending PEER before, but either did not or could not, this is the perfect year to give it a shot!

For more information, or to register, please contact Todd Fernandez (Todd.Fernandez@BME.gatech.edu)

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Request for Faculty Productivity Study Respondents
We are looking for participants for our grant, Impact of Faculty Mentoring on Faculty Productivity, from the Mentoring 360 Consortium of Arizona State University. Our mission is to develop a survey to assess the effects of mentoring and other professional development on tenure-related outcomes. To guide survey development, we are conducting interviews of tenure-track faculty. Specifically, we are looking for engineering faculty who are approximately one year away from a tenure decision (putting packages in this fall). We seek a wide range of respondents. If you know of a potential candidate, will you please forward this message (with a cc to me) or kindly provide contact information so we can follow up? Of course, this research is covered by an IRB which was just approved.

We are recruiting now and plan to conclude this phase by the end of July (2020). If you are interested in participating in our study, please click the following link: https://clemson.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2ILAyZywKKUkG9

For more information, please contact Karen High, Professor of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University, at khigh@clemson.edu.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering faculty, staff and administrators experiences and perceptions of undergraduate student mental health
Sarah Wilson (Chemical and Materials Engineering), Joseph Hammer (Counseling Psychology) and Ellen Usher (Educational Psychology) from the University of Kentucky have developed a research study aimed at understanding the experiences and perceptions of engineering faculty, staff and administrators related to undergraduate student mental health. If you are interested in participating, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a faculty or staff position in engineering. The participation time will be approximately 10 minutes. This survey is anonymous which means that investigators will neither know which responses belong to you, nor even that you participated. If you would like to participate, please click this link: https://bit.ly/2NKjms6 (Please note: you may need to copy and paste the link into your web browser). Feel free to pass this study on to other colleagues in engineering. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Wilson at s.wilson@uky.edu.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CHEER UP – Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research – Updated Perspectives
Usually summer is a time when we meet and engage with fellow members of the engineering education community face-to-face, but things are different this year. Still, we can do with some intellectually stimulating conversations and with that in mind starting on July 2, 2002, I will be hosting twice weekly talks with authors of the Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research (CHEER). The format is simple. I’ll initiate the conversation and lead it for about 30 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to post comments and questions via chat and participate in the conversation. To facilitate engagement, registrants will be able to get a link to CHEER chapters.

See you online!
~Aditya

Register here: https://gmu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oezut3eTTwmK8qvOQw4-cg
Contact information: Aditya Johri – johri@gmu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: Machine-based plagiarism: The death of originality in the digital age?
Call for Papers – Machine-based plagiarism: The death of originality in the digital age?

International Journal for Educational Integrity

https://edintegrity.biomedcentral.com/ (published by BMC Springer Nature) calls for submissions for a special issue on machine-based plagiarism.

Overview: Paraphrasing tools, translation software and ‘article spinners’ are text-processing applications easily found and accessed via the Internet. Text, ranging from phrases through to longer documents such as essays, can be entered in one field and then ‘spun’, reprocessed or translated. The output from paraphrasing tools, article spinners and translation software can mislead people into thinking that these tools create a new form of original writing.

While the revised text may look different to the original, the tools usually produce poor quality outputs. Submitting the output for academic credit can be considered a form of plagiarism, and where researchers use the tools to reprocess their existing work, outputs can be considered to be a form of self-plagiarism.

Topics of particular interest are:

Machine-based plagiarism
Article spinners
Machine-based paraphrasing tools
Machine learning as it relates to academic integrity
Artificial intelligence as it relates to academic integrity
Translation software and automated text processing as an emerging threat to academic integrity
Edited by: Tracey Bretag, University of South Australia Business School, Adelaide – Co-Editor-in-Chief; Ann Rogerson, University of Wollongong, Australia – Special Guest Editor;

Sarah Elaine Eaton, University of Calgary, Canada – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Deadline for submissions: April 31, 2021

See the full call for papers here: https://edintegrity.biomedcentral.com/mbp

We welcome queries from prospective contributors. Send queries to: Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD – seaton@ucalgary.ca

Position Announcements

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Lecturer in Technical Communication at the University of Michigan College of Engineering
The Program in Technical Communication at the University of Michigan College of Engineering seeks skilled and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Lecturer I. The College of Engineering is committed to the academic excellence of its student body, with special emphasis on the ability of graduates to express themselves and their ideas in a professional and highly successful manner. As such, the Program in Technical Communication plays a significant role in the delivery of a communication curriculum across the college, with special focus in the first year courses, laboratories and capstone designs. Technical Communication faculty deliver communication instruction in the context of engineering content and engineering project work and integrate technical communication, teamwork, and ethics within the engineering curricula.

For more information and to apply, go to https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/187219/leo_lecturer_i_in_technical_communication?fbclid=IwAR3UoYy6lWNHMhfe2WQ_IR_um-bBOE8rRjOSUynSYBLjqIJg2pmAkBTwWG8

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Fellow Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology
We are seeking a post‐doctoral fellow for a NSF‐funded collaborative research project examining STEM faculty’s participation in entrepreneurship programs, particularly with an emphasis on women and the intersectionality of gender and race. The project team includes Prateek Shekhar (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Aileen Huang-Saad (University of Michigan), and Joi Mondisa (University of Michigan).

The primary responsibilities of the post‐doctoral fellow include: contribute to development of interview protocol; conduct semi-structured interviews; analyze qualitative data; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; participate in collaborative project meetings of the team members; present research at conferences; and draft manuscripts for peer‐reviewed publication.

Required: Ph.D. from an accredited institution in engineering education, higher education, STEM education or other related fields. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently.

Desired: Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: conducting discipline-based education or higher education research using qualitative research methods; analyzing qualitative data; strong oral and written communication skills.

Applicants should submit 1) CV, 2) cover letter, 3) a writing sample (published or unpublished work) and 4) contact information for three references via https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1698. Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations. Review of applications will be and continue until position is filled. The start date is negotiable between September 2020 and December 2020.

For any questions, feel free to contact Prateek Shekhar at pshekhar@njit.edu


Postdoctoral Researcher in UX / Multimedia Design at TU Dublin.

The project: HANDS ON SHAFE 

The Hands-on SHAFE project seeks to provide focused hands-on training materials for members of the public who would like to become facilitators in the area of Smart Healthy Age Friendly Environments (SHAFE). Examples of SHAFE facilitation could be hairdressing, podiatry or physiotherapy in your home, assistance with technology or applications for financial assistance or government services. This facilitation may often be provided as a paid service.  In lreland there is also a long tradition of voluntary facilitation either by family members and neighbours, or as part of a service that is provided by a volunteer organisation. 

The Hands-on SHAFE project team are currently involved in domain analysis stage and the intention is that the researcher will be involved in the later stages of the project, including

developing four interrelated multitmedia training packages on ICT, housing and public spaces, health and wellbeing and starting a smart healthy age-friendly business ,with particular focus on ICT and smart devices.

develop online training courses of above mentioned training packages, manual for stakeholders and hands-on tools, such as chatboxes, self-assessment questionnaires and interactive design and feedback on a creation. 

This material will then be used as material for a number of training and multiplier events.

The Role

The researcher will be centrally involved in fulfulling the  TU Dublin role in this project, which focuses on SMART measures, i.e. facilitation activity that involves the use of ICT.  The successful candidate will be involved with developing a range of accessible multimedia resources in consultation with two selected groups of users and research team members. Broadly speaking we are looking for a junior postdoctoral researcher with a background in multimedia design, preferably with some experience of co-design, UCD etc.

TU Dublin has funding initially for 12 months for this role, but the plan is to extend this position for up to 5 years subject to availability of funding. A number of research funding applications are in play to facilitate this. The successful candidate will also be strongly supported from a career development point of view.

The link for applicants is available at this link-> https://www.dit.ie/hr/vacancies/

Under “job vacancies for external applicants” -> search by job category = post doc researcher.

The closing date for applications is 17th of July 2020

Applicants are also most welcome to contact Dr. Damon Berry at damon.berry@tudublin.ie if they require further details.

ERM Announcements for 7/1/2020

General Announcements

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  ERM Awards and Recognition
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  CHEER UP – Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research – Updated Perspectives
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  How to Engineer Engineering Education Workshop at Bucknell University
  4. CALL FOR PAPERS: Machine-based plagiarism: The death of originality in the digital age?

General Announcements

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  ERM Awards and Recognition

The 2020 ERM Awards announcements are available online at https://erm.asee.org/asee-2020/.  The winners of the annual Apprentice Faculty Grant (Aaron Johnson, Jillian Seniuk, Cicek, Christina Smith, and Jessica Swenson) are introduced online by their respective mentors. Please watch these at your leisure so we can welcome these individuals into the ERM community.  In addition, our 2020 Distinguished Service Award winner is Matthew Verlerger from Embry Riddle.  Congratulations Matt!  Please join me in congratulating our AFG winners and all of our 2020 ERM winners! 

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  CHEER UP – Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research – Updated Perspectives

Usually summer is a time when we meet and engage with fellow members of the engineering education community face-to-face, but things are different this year. Still, we can do with some intellectually stimulating conversations and with that in mind starting on July 2, 2002, I will be hosting twice weekly talks with authors of the Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research (CHEER). The format is simple. I’ll initiate the conversation and lead it for about 30 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to post comments and questions via chat and participate in the conversation. To facilitate engagement, registrants will be able to get a link to CHEER chapters.

See you online!

~Aditya

Register here:https://gmu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oezut3eTTwmK8qvOQw4-cg

Contact information:  Aditya Johri – johri@gmu.edu

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  How to Engineer Engineering Education Workshop at Bucknell University

For the 19th consecutive year, faculty from Bucknell University are proud to offer an outstanding, hands-on workshop for engineering and science faculty, and graduate students to enhance their teaching. This year, the workshop will focus on instructional design and delivery of engineering courses in an ONLINE environment via Zoom. Topics include:

•           Using active learning in online classes: effective pedagogy with simple tools 

•           Managing online teams using cooperative learning assignments 

•           Converting laboratory and hands-on experiences for the online environment 

•           Repairing student misconceptions with inquiry-based activities

Join us on Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. Eastern each day. Registration fee is $400. Register here: www.bucknell.edu/Catalyst.

We plan to have a great group of engineering (and STEM) faculty and prospective faculty who want to use research-driven strategies that reduce course preparation time, make classes more engaging and increase student learning.

Contact information:  Michael Prince – prince@bucknell.edu

  1. CALL FOR PAPERS: Machine-based plagiarism: The death of originality in the digital age?

Call for Papers – Machine-based plagiarism: The death of originality in the digital age?

International Journal for Educational Integrity

https://edintegrity.biomedcentral.com/ (published by BMC Springer Nature) calls for submissions for a special issue on machine-based plagiarism.

Overview:  Paraphrasing tools, translation software and ‘article spinners’ are text-processing applications easily found and accessed via the Internet. Text, ranging from phrases through to longer documents such as essays, can be entered in one field and then ‘spun’, reprocessed or translated.  The output from paraphrasing tools, article spinners and translation software can mislead people into thinking that these tools create a new form of original writing.

While the revised text may look different to the original, the tools usually produce poor quality outputs.  Submitting the output for academic credit can be considered a form of plagiarism, and where researchers use the tools to reprocess their existing work, outputs can be considered to be a form of self-plagiarism.

Topics of particular interest are:

  • Machine-based plagiarism
  • Article spinners
  • Machine-based paraphrasing tools
  • Machine learning as it relates to academic integrity
  • Artificial intelligence as it relates to academic integrity
  • Translation software and automated text processing as an emerging threat to academic integrity

Edited by: Tracey Bretag, University of South Australia Business School, Adelaide – Co-Editor-in-Chief; Ann Rogerson, University of Wollongong, Australia – Special Guest Editor;

Sarah Elaine Eaton, University of Calgary, Canada – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Deadline for submissions: April 31, 2021

See the full call for papers here: https://edintegrity.biomedcentral.com/mbp

We welcome queries from prospective contributors. Send queries to: Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD – seaton@ucalgary.ca


From Sarah Zappe:

ERM Announcements for 6/15/2020

General Announcements

  1. ASEE ANNOUNEMENT:  New Constituent Committee on Equity, Culture, and Social Justice in Education (ECSE)
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  International Women in Engineering Day
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Olin College Summer Institute 
  4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Research study on effects of COVID-19 on engineering students’ stress level and mental health 
  5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Request to link to EER Resources

General Announcements

  1. ASEE ANNOUNEMENT:  New Constituent Committee on Equity, Culture, and Social Justice in Education (ECSE)

ASEE has a new Constituent Committee (provisional division) on Equity, Culture, and Social Justice in Education (ECSE). The organizing members have outlined the following initial vision statement for the division:

The Equity, Culture, and Social Justice in Education (ECSE) Division is a home for individuals who are interested in laboring with and for under-resourced and disenfranchised people seeking to engage in engineering at any level of education. We aim to enrich the field of Engineering Education by leveraging our varied talents and experiences to produce scholarship and practices that a) increase resources and support for those with the greatest needs, b) uncover and dismantle systemically-oppressive educational barriers, and c) promote responsive pedagogy and transformative learning. 

We anticipate that the division would seek and support work on the following topics: 

  • Culturally relevant/responsive teaching
  • Disability studies & accessibility in education
  • Non-deficit approaches in engineering instruction
  • Classroom culture as connected to structural inequities
  • Urban education, teaching engineering in inequitable educational contexts
  • Activist, interdisciplinary, and critical perspectives on engineering education 
  • Workshops and special sessions to promote understanding of equity issues for engineering faculty 

We invite anyone interested in the division to sign up for our free membership, which is available now on ASEE’s website! That’s the best way to get on our mailing list for future division organizing.

Please also join us at a Virtual Business Meeting on Friday, June 26 from 2-4pm EDT to help map out the intentions and directions for the new division. For those who are attending the Virtual Conference this business meeting will be available to join through the virtual videoconference platform, for those who are not attending the conference there will be a telephone call-in number. Plans for the Business Meeting include:

  • Generating a shared vision that builds on the initial vision created by organizing members
  • Discussing disambiguation from and partnership with other associated divisions
  • Voting on leadership for the 2020-2021 term
  • Providing input to the Call for Papers
  • Signing up for formal or informal roles with the division

If you have any questions about the Constituent Committee or the Business Meeting, please reach out to Interim Division Chair, Stephen Secules at ssecules@fiu.edu or James Holly, Jr., Interim Program Chair, james.hollyjr@gmail.com.

Organizing Committee:

Stephen Secules, Florida International University

James Holly, Jr., Wayne State University

Ethan Eagle, University of Maryland

Cassandra McCall, Virginia Tech

Alex Mejia, University of San Diego

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  International Women in Engineering Day

We’re delighted to announce a new Engineering Education Research (EER) Meet Up Tuesday 23rd June 3pm UTC for International Women in Engineering Day! Info and link for registration:https://sway.office.com/6ADiAvKVyCcvJl59?ref=Link

Keynotes:

•           Prof. Dr. Petra Lucht on De-Entangling Gender & Engineering Education Through Research-Based Learning and Teaching

•           Anika Gupta with Analysis of students’ ratings of teaching quality to understand the role of gender and socio-economic diversity in higher education

•           Robin Fowler and Trevion Henderson presenting There are many “I”s in TEAM: Considering gendered experiences in team-based pedagogy

Plus breakout discussions:

•           Gender Inclusive Student Teamwork

•           Gender implications of improving students’ spatial visualization skills

•           Moving forward, planning for change – a discussion on the “ASEE & SEFI Joint Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Call and Pledge for Action.”

Please register and join us on the 23rd. Everyone interested in engineering, STEM, teaching, and/or education research is welcome! And it’s free!

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Olin College Summer Institute 

In response to the current global health crisis, the Olin College Summer Institute will take place in a virtual format during the week of June 8-12, 2020. As in past years, our colleagues are preparing to deliver an outstanding set of workshops addressing the design of student-centered learning experiences. This year, they are also building on their recent experiences in teaching and learning online to make the virtual versions of these workshops as engaging and effective as possible. And thanks to the generosity of the Kern Family Foundation, we are able to make these workshops available to you and your colleagues at no cost! 

More information on the program is available on our Virtual Summer Institute website(https://pages.olin.edu/summerinstitute). Please register by June 3 to allow us time to create the most effective virtual experiences for you. Your registration is your pass to any of the workshops, discussions and sessions! RSVP today (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/olin-college-2020-virtual-summer-institute-tickets-105113114154).

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Research study on effects of COVID-19 on engineering students’ stress level and mental health 

Hi all, I’m leading a small team to study the effects of COVID-19 on engineering students’ stress levels and mental health. We’re also incorporating some open-ended questions to get student opinions of what their institutions did well and what they could have done better. Our hope is that we can use the results of this research to help engineering programs support their students as they come back to campus, and to develop recommendations for how schools can handle COVID-like disasters in the future. Would you be willing to distribute this survey to students at your campus and/or pass this along to any of your colleagues who might be interested? 

I’ve included sample recruitment email text below. The study has IRB approval from Cal Poly’s IRB, confirmation letter available on request.

Thanks for your consideration!

Andrew Danowitz

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Subject: Help us understand how universities can better support engineering students through the COVID-19 crisis

Body: Are you an undergraduate engineering student and 18 or older? If so, we need your help!

We are writing to ask for your help in determining how engineering students are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and how COVID-19 is affecting student stress levels. This information will be used to help inform universities and engineering programs nationwide on how best to support students during this crisis and in future emergencies. If you are willing to participate, please use the link below to take the included survey. We estimate participation will take about 15 minutes. As an added bonus, the first 1000 participants will receive a $5 amazon.com gift card!

https://www.research.net/r/rapidcovid19

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Request to link to EER Resources

As part of an effort to support NSF RIEF grantees, we are looking to collect resources that would be helpful for engineering faculty who are new to engineering education research. If you have a resource (paper, website, other) that you would be willing to share by a link on RIEF Community website, please email Karin Jensen at kjens@illinois.edu.

https://publish.illinois.edu/riefcommunity/

Best wishes,

Karin Jensen (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Kelly Cross (University of Nevada Reno), and Julie Martin (Ohio State)

 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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ERM Announcements for 6/1/2020

General Announcements

  1. ASEE ANNOUNCEMENT:  New Constituent Committee on Equity, Culture, and Social Justice in Education (ECSE)
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Olin College Summer Institute 
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Research study on effects of COVID-19 on engineering students’ stress level and mental health 
  4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Request to link to EER Resources

Position Announcements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  WEPAN Executive Director Position

General Announcements

  1. ASEE ANNOUNCEMENT:  New Constituent Committee on Equity, Culture, and Social Justice in Education (ECSE)

ASEE has a new Constituent Committee (provisional division) on Equity, Culture, and Social Justice in Education (ECSE). The organizing members have outlined the following initial vision statement for the division:

The Equity, Culture, and Social Justice in Education (ECSE) Division is a home for individuals who are interested in laboring with and for under-resourced and disenfranchised people seeking to engage in engineering at any level of education. We aim to enrich the field of Engineering Education by leveraging our varied talents and experiences to produce scholarship and practices that a) increase resources and support for those with the greatest needs, b) uncover and dismantle systemically-oppressive educational barriers, and c) promote responsive pedagogy and transformative learning. 

We anticipate that the division would seek and support work on the following topics: 

  • Culturally relevant/responsive teaching
  • Disability studies & accessibility in education
  • Non-deficit approaches in engineering instruction
  • Classroom culture as connected to structural inequities
  • Urban education, teaching engineering in inequitable educational contexts
  • Activist, interdisciplinary, and critical perspectives on engineering education 
  • Workshops and special sessions to promote understanding of equity issues for engineering faculty 

We invite anyone interested in the division to sign up for our free membership, which is available now on ASEE’s website! That’s the best way to get on our mailing list for future division organizing.

Please also join us at a Virtual Business Meeting on Friday, June 26 from 2-4pm EDT to help map out the intentions and directions for the new division. For those who are attending the Virtual Conference this business meeting will be available to join through the virtual videoconference platform, for those who are not attending the conference there will be a telephone call-in number. Plans for the Business Meeting include:

  • Generating a shared vision that builds on the initial vision created by organizing members
  • Discussing disambiguation from and partnership with other associated divisions
  • Voting on leadership for the 2020-2021 term
  • Providing input to the Call for Papers
  • Signing up for formal or informal roles with the division

If you have any questions about the Constituent Committee or the Business Meeting, please reach out to Interim Division Chair, Stephen Secules at ssecules@fiu.edu or James Holly, Jr., Interim Program Chair, james.hollyjr@gmail.com.

Organizing Committee:

Stephen Secules, Florida International University

James Holly, Jr., Wayne State University

Ethan Eagle, University of Maryland

Cassandra McCall, Virginia Tech

Alex Mejia, University of San Diego

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Olin College Summer Institute 

In response to the current global health crisis, the Olin College Summer Institute will take place in a virtual format during the week of June 8-12, 2020. As in past years, our colleagues are preparing to deliver an outstanding set of workshops addressing the design of student-centered learning experiences. This year, they are also building on their recent experiences in teaching and learning online to make the virtual versions of these workshops as engaging and effective as possible. And thanks to the generosity of the Kern Family Foundation, we are able to make these workshops available to you and your colleagues at no cost! 

More information on the program is available on our Virtual Summer Institute website (https://pages.olin.edu/summerinstitute). Please register by June 3 to allow us time to create the most effective virtual experiences for you. Your registration is your pass to any of the workshops, discussions and sessions! RSVP today (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/olin-college-2020-virtual-summer-institute-tickets-105113114154).

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Research study on effects of COVID-19 on engineering students’ stress level and mental health 

Hi all, I’m leading a small team to study the effects of COVID-19 on engineering students’ stress levels and mental health. We’re also incorporating some open-ended questions to get student opinions of what their institutions did well and what they could have done better. Our hope is that we can use the results of this research to help engineering programs support their students as they come back to campus, and to develop recommendations for how schools can handle COVID-like disasters in the future. Would you be willing to distribute this survey to students at your campus and/or pass this along to any of your colleagues who might be interested? 

I’ve included sample recruitment email text below. The study has IRB approval from Cal Poly’s IRB, confirmation letter available on request.

Thanks for your consideration!

Andrew Danowitz

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Subject: Help us understand how universities can better support engineering students through the COVID-19 crisis

Body: Are you an undergraduate engineering student and 18 or older? If so, we need your help!

 We are writing to ask for your help in determining how engineering students are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and how COVID-19 is affecting student stress levels. This information will be used to help inform universities and engineering programs nationwide on how best to support students during this crisis and in future emergencies. If you are willing to participate, please use the link below to take the included survey. We estimate participation will take about 15 minutes. As an added bonus, the first 1000 participants will receive a $5 amazon.com gift card!

https://www.research.net/r/rapidcovid19

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Request to link to EER Resources

As part of an effort to support NSF RIEF grantees, we are looking to collect resources that would be helpful for engineering faculty who are new to engineering education research. If you have a resource (paper, website, other) that you would be willing to share by a link on RIEF Community website, please email Karin Jensen at kjens@illinois.edu.

https://publish.illinois.edu/riefcommunity/

Best wishes,

Karin Jensen (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Kelly Cross (University of Nevada Reno), and Julie Martin (Ohio State)

Position Announcements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  WEPAN Executive Director Position

WEPAN, Women in Engineering ProActive Network, is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1990 to be a catalyst for change to enhance the success of women in the engineering professions. WEPAN is the leading champion in North America for leveraging research and promising practices to propel the inclusion of women in the field of engineering. WEPAN’s network connects over 1000 advocates who actively pursue strategies and implement solutions to increase participation, retention, and success of women and other underrepresented groups in engineering from college to executive leadership.

The WEPAN Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership, setting direction and proving guidance of WEPAN’s activities, members, and member organizations. This is accomplished through establishing and executing major goals and objectives for the organization, while recommending and implementing policies established by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will continuously analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of all operations including the funding model, organizational structure, and personnel. Building relationships and resource development are the two responsibilities for this position. The successful candidate coordinates major activities through consultants and member-volunteers. The position requires proactive management, sound fiscal judgment, and a commitment to inclusivity and diversity. The Executive Director acts as a thought leader, works collaboratively, thinks strategically, and is fiscally responsible to ensure long-term success of the organization.

For more information and to apply, see https://www.wepan.org/page/WEPAN-Exec-Director

To send an announcement to the ERM listserv, please prepare a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact info as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Be sure that the announcement includes the person to contact with questions.  Email all of this information to Sarah Zappe at ser163@psu.edu with [ERM Announcement] in the subject line to facilitate email sorting. Announcements will be sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month.  Each set of announcements will be included in the announcements email twice. Announcements will also be recorded on the ERM website: http://erm.asee.org/

For more resources and position announcements, please see the Engineering Education Community Resource Wiki available at http://bit.ly/engredu.  A direct link to job postings at https://bitly.com/eecr-jobs

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Dr. Sarah Zappe | Research Professor | Educational Psychologist 

Director of Assessment and Instructional Support

Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education
Pennsylvania State University


201 Hammond Building | University Park, PA | 16802814-865-4016
ser163@psu.edu


From Sarah Zappe, PhD

ERM Announcements for 4/15/2020

General Announcements

ERM ANNOUNCEMENT: Call for Nominations for ERM Directors and Secretary/Treasurer
JEE ANNOUNCEMENT: JEE Transparent Peer Review Survey
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Brief Survey on Rapid Transition to Online Teaching
CALL FOR PAPERS: A Special Issue on “Asset-Based Pre-College Engineering Education to Promote Equity’’
NSF ANNOUNCEMENT: Updated RIEF Solicitation and Due Date
Position Announcements

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Engineering, Wake Forest University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral position at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Campbell University

General Announcements

ERM ANNOUNCEMENT: Call for Nominations for ERM Directors and Secretary/Treasurer
The Education Research and Methods Division Bylaws state that in even-numbered years, the membership shall elect two Directors and a secretary/treasurer. As such, the nominating committee is opening nominations from April 15 through May 15, 2020. Below are descriptions of the positions open for nominations. All that is required are name, affiliation, and email via email to Nicole Pitterson – npitters@vt.edu during the nomination period. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Directors: Directors shall be elected to serve a two-year term and shall not be eligible to serve a second successive term. Two directors shall be elected each year. Directors may be asked to serve in a capacity as determined by the Chair.

Secretary/Treasurer: The Secretary-Treasurer shall be elected in even-numbered years to serve a two-year term. The Secretary-Treasurer shall be responsible for the minutes of the meetings of the Executive Board, Executive Committee and the annual business meeting of the Division and shall maintain the financial accounts and records of the Division in coordination with the Society Headquarters staff. The Secretary-Treasurer shall make a written financial report at each meeting of the Executive Board.

ERM Bylaws: https://erm.asee.org/bylaws/

Elections are scheduled to be held May 16 – June 1, 2020. Details on how to vote in elections will follow at a later date.

JEE ANNOUNCEMENT: JEE Transparent Peer Review Survey
The Journal of Engineering Education (JEE) has been invited to participate in a pilot program at Wiley called Transparent Peer Review, but before agreeing to participate, we would like input from our authors and reviewers. Therefore, I invite you to complete a survey to provide your feedback on implementing Transparent Peer Review, which would be optional for authors submitting their work to JEE. The survey is short – it should take no more than five minutes to complete – and it will close on April 30, 2020. We will share the results of this survey in an editorial article in the journal. Here is a link to the survey: https://tinyurl.com/JEE-Transparent-Peer-Review.

Background Information: Wiley is enabling Transparent Peer Review in collaboration with ScholarOne and Publons for selected journals; the Journal of Engineering Education has the opportunity to participate in this pilot program. If an author opts into Wiley’s Transparent Peer Review process, when their article is published, the reviewers’ comments, the authors’ responses, and the editors’ decision letter will be published online in Publons and linked to the article. An example of a transparent peer review can be found here. The content of the Transparent Peer Review report is shared, but reviewers choose whether to reveal their identity and can change their choice at any point in the review process. Authors choose transparent peer review when they submit their manuscript to the journal, and can opt out at any point in the review process.

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on JEE’s participation in Wiley’s pilot Transparent Peer Review program.

Sincerely,

Lisa Benson

Editor, Journal of Engineering Education

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Brief Survey on Rapid Transition to Online Teaching
As we are at a unique time in higher education, we are hoping to capture this experience in a research study. We are asking individuals in the engineering community who are experiencing a transition to online teaching to participate in an online survey and answer a short prompt. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Answers will remain completely confidential and be deidentified prior to dissemination.

Please click the link below for more information, including informed consent, and to begin the survey: https://bucknell.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cOzNCKQ2T5sqJO5.

We also ask that you share this survey with others as appropriate.

For questions, please contact PIs Ryan Snyder (rcs048@bucknell.edu), Kaela Martin (kaela.martin@erau.edu) or Elif Miskioglu (elif.miskioglu@bucknell.edu). Please forgive duplicate postings as we try to reach our target audiences.

CALL FOR PAPERS: A Special Issue on “Asset-Based Pre-College Engineering Education to Promote Equity’’
The Journal of Pre-college Engineering Education Research (J-PEER) invites original manuscript submissions that investigate the design, learning and social processes, and outcomes of asset-based engineering education. Studies should focus on pre-college engineering education, but may be quantitative or qualitative, observational or interventionist. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1264&context=jpeer

Extended Abstracts: Structured 500-word abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis through May 30, 2020. Abstracts should include the following sections: Purpose, Background/ Framework, Methods, Findings, and Conclusions.

Guest Editors: Lee Martin and Kristen Wendell. Authors are encouraged to reach out to guest editors with questions about fit and send abstracts directly to the guest editors at leemartin@ucdavis.edu or kristen.wendell@tufts.edu.

NSF ANNOUNCEMENT: Updated RIEF Solicitation and Due Date
NSF announces an updated RIEF solicitation with a new due date: November 10, 2020 (and the second Tuesday in November annually thereafter). Please see the new solicitation for details (NSF 20-558): https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20558/nsf20558.htm

Position Announcements

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Engineering, Wake Forest University
The Department of Engineering at Wake Forest University in collaboration with the Program for Leadership and Character seek a creative and dynamic scholar with a research background in engineering, engineering education, assessment and measurement, learning sciences, psychology, STEM education, or other related fields to serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow. The two-year position is funded by a grant from the Kern Family Foundation to support the development and assessment of character interventions in the context of the undergraduate engineering program and in the context of entrepreneurial mindset. The successful candidate will collaborate directly with engineering faculty, an character education postdoctoral fellow, graduate student research assistants to design and coordinate character interventions, assist with course development workshops, conduct empirical studies and prepare manuscripts for publication to study the efficacy of these pedagogical interventions. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in engineering, engineering education, assessment and measurement, learning sciences, psychology, STEM education, or other related fields. We are seeking colleagues who share our vision, who embody the same attributes we desire in our students, and who want to contribute to an educational environment that emphasizes excellence in engineering, entrepreneurial mindset, creative design and problem solving, and broad societal impact.

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file and include the following: (1) a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s motivation, personal values in alignment with the job description; (2) a CV; and (3) a list of 3-5 references. References will only be contacted with prior approval of the applicant. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Further information is available at college.wfu.edu/engineering/. Inquiries about the position and application process may be addressed to Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Engineering) at pierrao@wfu.edu.

Wake Forest University is a highly ranked, private university with 5100 undergraduates and 3000 graduate and professional students in the Schools of Medicine, Law, Divinity and Business. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral position at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
The Department of Communication and Learning in Science at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, announces a call for a postdoctoral position. The position is fully funded for 24 months, starting in October 2020 (or another date agreed with the applicant). This is an open call for a postdoctoral project focusing on any topic bridging at least two (ideally more) of the following broader areas of research with a higher education focus:

• teaching and learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education

• learning design and learning experiences in STEM education

• integrating communication and learning in higher education

• technology enhanced learning

• authentic learning environments

• education for sustainable development

• academic and/or disciplinary literacy

• writing research

• genre studies

The deadline for applications is 15 May, 2020. Please refer to the advertisements for particulars. Ref 20200159 Postdoc in Communication and Learning in Science

http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=8485. For questions, please contact Associate Professor (Dr) Hans Malmström, Head of Research and Graduate Education, E-mail: mahans@chalmers.se

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Campbell University
The School of Engineering at Campbell University ( http://www.campbell.edu/engineering/ ) seeks an Engineering Faculty member to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, beginning August 2020 or January 2021.

We offer the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with concentrations in Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering, utilizing an innovative approach to engineering education to ensure a strong foundation in engineering fundamentals. Campbell proximity to North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park provides numerous opportunities for collaboration with other universities and corporate partners. This position intends to develop and implement sophomore and junior level courses and laboratories, such as circuits, digital logic, linear signal processing, electronic circuits, embedded systems, etc. This scholar has a unique opportunity to provide leadership in building an innovative engineering program and in building the prominence of the new School and the University. Candidates must be committed to undergraduate engineering education; and be dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring students, and scholarship. S/he should be interested in contributing leadership toward the development of the general engineering program.

For the complete position advertisement or to apply see http://www.campbell.edu/employment/ . Reach out to Dean Jenna Carpenter (carpenter@campbell.edu) with questions or nominations.

To send an announcement to the ERM listserv, please prepare a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact info as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Be sure that the announcement includes the person to contact with questions. Email all of this information to Sarah Zappe at ser163@psu.edu with [ERM Announcement] in the subject line to facilitate email sorting. Announcements will be sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month. Each set of announcements will be included in the announcements email twice. Announcements will also be recorded on the ERM website: http://erm.asee.org/

For more resources and position announcements, please see the Engineering Education Community Resource Wiki available at http://bit.ly/engredu. A direct link to job postings at https://bitly.com/eecr-jobs.


Dr. Sarah Zappe | Research Professor | Educational Psychologist
Director of Assessment and Instructional Support
Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education
Pennsylvania State University

201 Hammond Building | University Park, PA | 16802
814-865-4016
ser163@psu.edu

Deputy Editor, Journal of Engineering Education
Division Chair, Educational Research and Methods, American Society for Engineering Education


General Announcements

ERM ANNOUNCEMENT: FIE 2020 Paper Reviewers Needed
ERM ANNOUNCEMENT: Request for Volunteers for ERM Best Diversity Paper Reviews and Best PIC IV Paper Committee
NSF ANNOUNCEMENT: Updated RIEF Solicitation and Due Date
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: STEM Identity & K12 Mentoring Research Study
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2020 WEEF/GEDC Conference: First Call for Papers
Position Announcements

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Campbell University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doc/Project Manager Position Open for Physics Education Project at Florida International University

General Announcements

ERM ANNOUNCEMENT: FIE 2020 Paper Reviewers Needed
The Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is a major international conference focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education. The conference is organized by ERM, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Education Society. This year, the conference will be held in Uppsala, Sweden! We hope you will consider joining us for FIE 2020.

Additionally, it is almost time for FIE 2020 (https://www.fie2020.org/) paper reviews. Please consider signing up to be a paper reviewer here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUsRlELpwQrcAMZ0etCXFsO9HuhQW9412mQEiQJc5e_uDAFA/viewform. The more reviewers we have, the better, so please feel free to pass this along to others who you think would be interested in reviewing for the conference.

Please note, the new full manuscript deadline is April 11th. Reviews will be due the second half of April.

Contact Rachel Kajfez (kajfez.2@osu.edu) with any questions. Thank you!

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT: Request for Volunteers for ERM Best Diversity Paper Reviews and Best PIC IV Paper Committee

ERM requests volunteers to help review papers for the Best Diversity Paper Award and for the Best PIC IV Paper.

After papers are finalized on April 6th, program chairs will have until April 27th to forward the division’s nomination for the best paper process. The best paper from PIC IV will need to be chosen by May 11. Each PIC Chair (that’s me for PIC IV) will then forward their best paper for consideration of the overall best paper, which will be chosen by May 24th.

If you are interested in reviewing, please contact Beth Cady at Cady, Beth ECady@nae.edu.

  1. NSF ANNOUNCEMENT: Updated RIEF Solicitation and Due Date

NSF announces an updated RIEF solicitation with a new due date: November 10, 2020 (and the second Tuesday in November annually thereafter). Please see the new solicitation for details (NSF 20-558): https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20558/nsf20558.htm

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: STEM Identity & K12 Mentoring Research Study

We are researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) identity development during K12 outreach and education programs. We are seeking participants that currently coordinate such programs through a college or university. If you are interested in participating in the research, please take a short online survey. The survey should take about 5-minutes to complete.

To take the survey, please follow this link:

https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_erPH1Hn0bgRE0gR

Based on the survey responses, we will select program coordinators to invite to participate in two elements of this research study: (1) an interview, and (2) contacting university students who participated in your program between 2018 and 2020 on behalf of the research team.

If you have any questions, please contact PI Sabina Schill at sabina.schill@colorado.edu.

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2020 WEEF/GEDC Conference: First Call for Papers
    We invite you to participate in WEEF-GEDC 2020 and submit an abstract. Guidelines for submission may be found here: https://weefgedc2020.org/submission-of-abstracts/ Key Date: The deadline for submission of abstracts is 20 April 2020. After review of the abstracts, selected submissions will be invited to submit a full paper based on the abstract, which will undergo a second round of peer review. Those that wish to only submit a revised Abstract to the conference may do so. All peer-reviewed full conference papers presented will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore. A selection of conference papers will be given the opportunity to be upgraded for a special edition of the SAIEE Africa Research Journal, which will then be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.

Call for Mini-Symposia is now open. We also invite you to submit proposals for a mini-symposium. A mini-symposium consists of a full 90-minute conference session organised by submitters. We welcome proposals for innovative uses of this time. Guidelines for submission may be found here: https://weefgedc2020.org/submission-of-proposals-for-mini-symposia/ Key Date: The deadline for submission of proposals for mini-symposia is 1 June 2020.

If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@weefgedc2020.org

Position Announcements

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Campbell University
The School of Engineering at Campbell University ( http://www.campbell.edu/engineering/ ) seeks an Engineering Faculty member to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, beginning August 2020 or January 2021.

We offer the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with concentrations in Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering, utilizing an innovative approach to engineering education to ensure a strong foundation in engineering fundamentals. Campbell proximity to North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park provides numerous opportunities for collaboration with other universities and corporate partners. This position intends to develop and implement sophomore and junior level courses and laboratories, such as circuits, digital logic, linear signal processing, electronic circuits, embedded systems, etc. This scholar has a unique opportunity to provide leadership in building an innovative engineering program and in building the prominence of the new School and the University. Candidates must be committed to undergraduate engineering education; and be dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring students, and scholarship. S/he should be interested in contributing leadership toward the development of the general engineering program.

For the complete position advertisement or to apply see http://www.campbell.edu/employment/ . Reach out to Dean Jenna Carpenter (carpenter@campbell.edu) with questions or nominations.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doc/Project Manager Position Open for Physics Education Project at Florida International University
The STEP UP Project (www.stepupphysics.org) is looking to hire a postdoc/project manager at Florida International University. Two research universities (FIU and Texas A&M Commerce) and two national organizations (AAPT and APS) lead the STEP UP project which focuses on mobilizing thousands of high school physics teachers around the country to support and inspire young women in physics. STEP UP resources and materials have been found to significantly improve students’ attitudes towards learning physics (especially women) by disrupting stereotypic cultural narratives and creating communal classroom spaces. Anyone who is interested can apply to the listing below (please make sure to mention the STEP UP project in your materials). Applications will be considered immediately as they are received.

To send an announcement to the ERM listserv, please prepare a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact info as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Be sure that the announcement includes the person to contact with questions. Email all of this information to Sarah Zappe at ser163@psu.edu with [ERM Announcement] in the subject line to facilitate email sorting. Announcements will be sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month. Each set of announcements will be included in the announcements email twice. Announcements will also be recorded on the ERM website: http://erm.asee.org/

For more resources and position announcements, please see the Engineering Education Community Resource Wiki available at http://bit.ly/engredu. A direct link to job postings at https://bitly.com/eecr-jobs.


Dr. Sarah Zappe | Research Professor | Educational Psychologist
Director of Assessment and Instructional Support
Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education
Pennsylvania State University

201 Hammond Building | University Park, PA | 16802
814-865-4016
ser163@psu.edu

Deputy Editor, Journal of Engineering Education
Division Chair, Educational Research and Methods, American Society for Engineering Education


ERM Announcements for 3/15/2020

General Announcements

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  FIE 2020 Paper Reviewers Needed
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  STEM Identity & K12 Mentoring Research Study
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2020 WEEF/GEDC Conference: First Call for Papers
  4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Bucknell Summer Teaching Workshop for Engineering Faculty and Graduate Students
  5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences

Position Announcements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Post-Doc/Project Manager Position Open for Physics Education Project at Florida International University
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Postdoctoral scholar in the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education at Penn State
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Postdoctoral associate for Active Learning Initiative in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University
  4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Postdoctoral research position at Purdue University
  5. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Teaching/Research Faculty in Engineering Education at the University of Florida

General Announcements

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  FIE 2020 Paper Reviewers Needed

The Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is a major international conference focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education. The conference is organized by ERM, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Education Society. This year, the conference will be held in Uppsala, Sweden! We hope you will consider joining us for FIE 2020. 

Additionally, it is almost time for FIE 2020 paper reviews. Please consider signing up to be a paper reviewer here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUsRlELpwQrcAMZ0etCXFsO9HuhQW9412mQEiQJc5e_uDAFA/viewform. The more reviewers we have, the better, so please feel free to pass this along to others who you think would be interested in reviewing for the conference.

Contact Rachel Kajfez (kajfez.2@osu.edu) with any questions. Thank you!

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2020 WEEF/GEDC Conference: First Call for Papers

We invite you to participate in WEEF-GEDC 2020 and submit an abstract. Guidelines for submission may be found here: https://weefgedc2020.org/submission-of-abstracts/  Key Date: The deadline for submission of abstracts is 20 April 2020.  After review of the abstracts, selected submissions will be invited to submit a full paper based on the abstract, which will undergo a second round of peer review.  Those that wish to only submit a revised Abstract to the conference may do so. All peer-reviewed full conference papers presented will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.  A selection of conference papers will be given the opportunity to be upgraded for a special edition of the SAIEE Africa Research Journal, which will then be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.

Call for Mini-Symposia is now open.  We also invite you to submit proposals for a mini-symposium.  A mini-symposium consists of a full 90-minute conference session organised by submitters.  We welcome proposals for innovative uses of this time.  Guidelines for submission may be found here:https://weefgedc2020.org/submission-of-proposals-for-mini-symposia/ Key Date: The deadline for submission of proposals for mini-symposia is 1 June 2020.

If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@weefgedc2020.org

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  STEM Identity & K12 Mentoring Research Study

We are researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) identity development during K12 outreach and education programs. We are seeking participants that currently coordinate such programs through a college or university.  If you are interested in participating in the research, please take a short online survey. The survey should take about 5-minutes to complete.

To take the survey, please follow this link:

https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_erPH1Hn0bgRE0gR

Based on the survey responses, we will select program coordinators to invite to participate in two elements of this research study: (1) an interview, and (2) contacting university students who participated in your program between 2018 and 2020 on behalf of the research team.

If you have any questions, please contact PI Sabina Schill at sabina.schill@colorado.edu.

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Bucknell Summer Teaching Workshop for Engineering Faculty and Graduate Students

Faculty Workshop:  How to Engineer Engineering Education

July 22-24, 2020 at Bucknell University

For the 19th consecutive year, faculty from Bucknell University are proud to offer this hands on teaching workshop.  The intended audience is engineering faculty and prospective faculty (including graduate students) who want to use research-driven strategies that reduce course preparation time, make classes more engaging and increase student learning.  

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:  Workshop Fee and Meals:  $750 if received before April 30th, $800 if received between May 1- May 30th, and $850 after May 30th.  (NOTE:  Workshop fee is non-refundable after May 30.)  On Campus Room ($150 for 3 nights) is available but optional

APPLY ON-LINE  @ www.bucknell.edu/Catalyst: Applicants are accepted on a first come, first served basis and will generally be notified of their status shortly after their application is received.

QUESTIONS:  Contact Professor Michael Prince, Telephone: 570.577.1781   E-mail: prince@bucknell.edu

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences

Registration is now open for the Olin Summer Institute!  Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences is a weeklong interactive workshop for faculty teams engaged in a curricular change effort at their own institution. Through participatory workshops, immersive design exercises, and presentations from experts, teams of faculty learn about, experience, and practice effective, engaging teaching approaches for new and meaningful STEM curricula. The workshop will be held June 8-12, 2020 at the Olin College campus in Needham, Massachusetts.

More information may be found here: http://www.olin.edu/collaborate/collaboratory/summer-institute/.  The priority application deadline is March 15, 2020.  

Position Announcements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Post-Doc/Project Manager Position Open for Physics Education Project at Florida International University

The STEP UP Project (www.stepupphysics.org) is looking to hire a postdoc/project manager at Florida International University.  Two research universities (FIU and Texas A&M Commerce) and two national organizations (AAPT and APS) lead the STEP UP project which focuses on mobilizing thousands of high school physics teachers around the country to support and inspire young women in physics.  STEP UP resources and materials have been found to significantly improve students’ attitudes towards learning physics (especially women) by disrupting stereotypic cultural narratives and creating communal classroom spaces. Anyone who is interested can apply to the listing below (please make sure to mention the STEP UP project in your materials).  Applications will be considered immediately as they are received.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Postdoctoral scholar in the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education at Penn State

The Leonhard Center at Penn State is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to take a leadership role in a multi-phase study related to the Engineering Equity Initiative. This mixed methods study is focusing on understanding how College of Engineering faculty and staff create a positive and inclusive culture for all students. One of the goals for this project is to better understand current faculty and staff practices and beliefs around equity and inclusion so that we can design workshops to support our faculty and staff (and, by extension, our students) in enhancing equity and inclusion within the College of Engineering. After the faculty/staff study is launched, the Postdoctoral Scholar will have the opportunity to participate in other projects within the Leonhard Center such as developing and evaluating faculty-driven projects in engineering education and leading college-level workshops relating to instructional practices and educational research.

The position requires strong qualitative research skills. Additional, quantitative and mixed methods research abilities would be preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in communication and collaboration. The ability to publish and present the results of the studies at national or international conferences is also important for the position. Minimum requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field such as engineering education, educational psychology, or higher education. Knowledge of current trends in engineering education is desirable.

This is an annually renewable, fixed-term appointment. Applicants should submit their applications packet including a letter of interest, a résumé, and a list of three references online. Review of applications will begin 4 April 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  For more information about the job and to apply, see https://psu.jobs/job/93986.  Contact Sarah Zappe at ser163@psu.edu for more information.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Post-doctoral associate for Active Learning Initiative in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in engineering education in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. The successful candidate will take a leading role in the redesign and evaluation of two required mechanical engineering courses in the thermal/fluids area. The postdoc will work with a group of faculty and postdocs to develop and document course materials emphasizing active and inductive learning and real-life applications. This position is part of a Cornell-wide initiative to shift the undergraduate curriculum toward active learning approaches.

This is a two-year, full time appointment starting June 1, 2020. Minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, engineering education research, or a closely related field. Preferred qualifications include some combination of: experience with relevant literature and education research methods; strong background in heat transfer and fluid mechanics; ability to work collaboratively, adapting to diverse views and approaches; project leadership, time management, communication, and writing skills. Because this project will involve integrating and applying many different research areas, an ability to grow is even more valuable than extensive experience in any one of the above areas.

For a full position description and instructions to apply, please visit https://www.mae.cornell.edu/mae/resources/faculty-search-job-openings

Questions can be directed to Prof. Elizabeth Fisher at emf4@cornell.edu. Evaluation of applications will start on March 16, 2020. Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Postdoctoral research position at Purdue University

The Departments of Computer Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute seek to hire a postdoctoral researcher to join a project that integrates learning sciences, data science, and cyberlearning in STEM.  The title of the project is “Living Labs for Promoting Model-based Reasoning and Data Science Skills via Designing Energy-Efficient Buildings.” The postdoc will work with a team of engineers and discipline-based education researchers on a design-based research study to promote model-based reasoning and data science skills in the context of designing energy-efficient buildings.  Specifically, the postdoc will primarily focus on developing learning interventions that will engage students in the process of extracting, manipulating, and analyzing data from sensors, and optimizing buildings via simulation.  The postdoc will also contribute to the data collection and data analysis procedures of the design-based research.  The start date is August 1 for a one-year appointment (to be extended for a second year upon performance).

Minimum Qualifications: 1) PhD in Discipline-based Education Research, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Learning Sciences, or a closely related field, 2) Programming experience and ability to learn data science skills, and 3) high interest in discipline-based education research.

Desired Qualifications: Experience with data analytics; Experience with learning analytics; Experience with qualitative and quantitative methods; Experience writing and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; Familiar with Computer Aided Design tools; Ability to work on collaborative teams across multiple disciplines; Ability to communicate effectively. To apply, please submit a single PDF file to Alejandra Magana, Ph.D. admagana@purdue.edu that includes: 1) a cover letter, 2) CV, 3) writing sample (essay or manuscript) where the applicant is the primary author, and 4) contact information for two references.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Teaching/Research Faculty in Engineering Education at the University of Florida

The Department of Engineering Education at the University of Florida is looking for multiple teaching/research faculty.  The positions are primarily teaching with some research assignment.  We are looking for teaching in the following areas: Computer Science (all areas), Introductory level Electrical Engineering, Introductory level Engineering Computer Programming, and Digital Literacy curriculum development.

Engineer position: https://apply.interfolio.com/68099    

Lecturer position: https://apply.interfolio.com/58175     

Contact Hans van Oostrom, Department Chair (oostrom@ufl.edu) for more information

To send an announcement to the ERM listserv, please prepare a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact info as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Be sure that the announcement includes the person to contact with questions.  Email all of this information to Sarah Zappe at ser163@psu.edu with [ERM Announcement] in the subject line to facilitate email sorting. Announcements will be sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month.  Each set of announcements will be included in the announcements email twice. Announcements will also be recorded on the ERM website: http://erm.asee.org/

For more resources and position announcements, please see the Engineering Education Community Resource Wiki available at http://bit.ly/engredu.  A direct link to job postings at https://bitly.com/eecr-jobs

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Dr. Sarah Zappe | Research Professor | Educational Psychologist 

Director of Assessment and Instructional Support

Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education
Pennsylvania State University


201 Hammond Building | University Park, PA | 16802814-865-4016
ser163@psu.edu 

Deputy Editor, Journal of Engineering Education

Division Chair, Educational Research and Methods, American Society for Engineering Education


SEFI summer school invitation

Dear colleagues,

From Monday 22nd until Thursday 25th of JuneSEFI and KU Leuven organize their first Summer School for PhD  students engaged in engineering and science education research. Students will participate in workshops led by experts:

–        What makes engineering education research so special? Kristina Edström (KTH, Sweden) and Tinne De Laet (KU Leuven, Belgium).

–        Quantitative Research Methods. Maartje van den Bogaard (TU Delft, The Netherlands) and An Carbonez (KU Leuven, Belgium).

–        Qualitative Research Methods. Karin Hannes (KU Leuven, Belgium) and an international expert to be confirmed.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their current research and receive feedback from other students and experts.

Application: This summer school is open to all PhD students doing research in engineering (and science) education. The number of participants is limited and therefore applications will be assessed (deadline 5th of April). Students have to write a CV, motivation letter and a description of their PhD. By the end of April, they will receive an e-mail confirming or declining the application.

Practical information:

–        Location: city center of Leuven (Belgium)

–        Participants need to make their own accommodation arrangements.

–        The fee is €300 (all lunches, coffee breaks and materials included)

More information can be found on the website.

Could you please spread this information within your networks? 

Kind regards!

Tinne

Prof. Dr. Ir. Tinne De Laet
Hoofd Dienst Studentenbegeleiding Ingenieurswetenschappen/ Head Tutorial Services Engineering Science

Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen/Faculty of Engineering Science – KU Leuven

Celestijnenlaan 200i, box 2201

BE-3001 HEVERLEE (BELGIUM)

https://twitter.com/TinneDeLaet 
http://blog.associatie.kuleuven.be/tinnedelaet/

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http://www.weefgedc2020.org

Subject: 2020 WEEF/GEDC Conference: First Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues

Call for Abstracts is now open

We invite you to participate in WEEF-GEDC 2020 and submit an abstract. Guidelines for submission may be found here: https://weefgedc2020.org/submission-of-abstracts/

Key Date: The deadline for submission of abstracts is 20 April 2020

After review of the abstracts, selected submissions will be invited to submit a full paper based on the abstract, which will undergo a second round of peer review.  Those that wish to only submit a revised Abstract to the conference may do so. All peer-reviewed full conference papers presented will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.  A selection of conference papers will be given the opportunity to be upgraded for a special edition of the SAIEE Africa Research Journal, which will then be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.

Call for Mini-Symposia is now open

We also invite you to submit proposals for a mini-symposium.  A mini-symposium consists of a full 90-minute conference session organised by submitters.  We welcome proposals for innovative uses of this time.  Guidelines for submission may be found here: https://weefgedc2020.org/submission-of-proposals-for-mini-symposia/

Key Date: The deadline for submission of proposals for mini-symposia is 1 June 2020

Spread the word!

We would appreciate your support in promoting this important international conference among your colleagues, and in submitting academic papers. 

If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@weefgedc2020.org

We look forward to your contribution to this global conversation about engineering education.

Professor Sunil Maharaj

General Conference Chair

Professor Stephanie Adams

Vice General Chair

ASEE President

and

Dr Helen Inglis

Technical Program Chair


SEFI Annual Conference

20-24 September 2020, 4TU Centre for Engineering Education, Enschede, The Netherlands

Call for papers open (extended deadline 15 March 2020)

Engineering Community Engagement and Service-Learning Workshop
29-31 July 2020, West Lafayette, Virginia, US

Call for papers open (deadline 16 March 2020)

The annual ICL2020/IGIP 2020 Conference: Educating Engineers for Future Industrial Revolutions

23-25 September 2020, Tallinn, Estonia

Call for papers open (deadline 27 March 2020)

Seminar with Khalid Kadir “Engineering an Ethical Reboot: Embracing the Social Dimension of Engineering”

12 May 2020, Carlow Institute of Technology, Ireland

Call for registration

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From Dr. Sarah Zappe

Sarah

ERM Announcements for 2/15/2020

General Announcements

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  Request for help in brainstorming new name for Brouhaha
  2. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Review Apprentice Faculty Grant Applications
  3. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  2020 Apprentice Faculty Grant Program Accepting Applications until February 21
  4. NAE ANNOUNCEMENT:  New Report on Teaching Engineering in K-12
  5. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:  Workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering
  6. CALL FOR PAPERS: Data Literacy & Computational Thinking in Engineering Education
  7. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 23rd Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education
  8. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Presenters for ASEE Special Session – Research on Engineering Practice: Catalyzing the Next Generation of Scholars
  9. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: First Year Engineering Experience Conference
  10. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: PEER Collaborative and Unconference Registration Announcement
  11. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Engineering Community Engagement and Service-Learning Workshop
  12. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  4th Dissertation Institute for underrepresented graduate students in engineering

Position Announcements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Faculty Position: Chair and Professor, Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at George Mason University
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Assistant Professor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), Southern Utah University
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Associate/Assistant Professor/Instructor positions in Engineering, University of Southern Indiana
  4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Assistant Director for Educational Development at the University of Rochester
  5. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Director of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3)
  6. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Engineering Education at the University of Buffalo
  7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado
  8. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Assistant Clinical Professor – needs ECE background – at Mississippi State University
  9. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Director for Educational Outreach & Student Programs at Mississippi State University
  10. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Postdoctoral Associate at Mississippi State University

General Announcements

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  Request for help in brainstorming new name for Brouhaha

The ERM Welcoming Committee is planning to change the name of the Brouhaha. This is for two reasons: 1) the current name does not feel community-driven or welcoming to many people, and 2) some people cannot get reimbursed to attend a “brouhaha.” We would like the community to provide input into name ideas before we make a final decision. Until March 1, please go to this link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScos0X_RFzZs9hCWpUKTV9Ahyc6b2ov5ixM_tIF18yidOXE3Q/viewform)  to submit name ideas of your own. If you are having trouble coming up with ideas or would like to see a list of what others have suggested already, see this link. Any and all questions, comments, or concerns can be sent to Welcoming Committee Members Justin Major (major5@purdue.edu) and Nadia Kellam (Nadia.Kellam@asu.edu).

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Review Apprentice Faculty Grant Applications

We are seeking volunteers to review applications for this year’s ERM Apprentice Faculty Grant (AFG) program. The commitment requires reviewing 3 application packages, which will take approximately 30 minutes each. You will be provided specific review criteria and your responses will be collected online. Past award winners and senior engineering education researchers are particularly encouraged to help. With thanks from your ERM AFG committee co-chairs, Courtney Faber and Rachel Anderson. If you have any questions please contact, Courtney Faber (cfaber2@utk.edu) or Rachel Anderson (rsundbe@g.clemson.edu).

To sign up to be a reviewer, please complete this form by February 21sthttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1yyUznEgnjlqJcr2LhhzfFS-e9RW_a3bAZcmeqEWp89dliQ/viewform

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  2020 Apprentice Faculty Grant Program Accepting Applications until February 21

The Apprentice Faculty Grant (AFG) Program within the Educational Research and Methods (ERM) Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) encourages and honors promising emerging engineering education scholars who have the potential for substantial contributions to the community.

In conjunction with the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference, the AFG program will grant up to four awards to emerging engineering education scholars, which may include: senior graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, junior faculty, staff members, or senior ranking faculty who meet the criteria of an emerging engineering education scholar (see website below for details). Each award will include: 1) connection with a mentor who is a senior scholar in the engineering education community at the ASEE conference  2) support for conference travel expenses (exact level of financial support is still under consideration, but will not exceed $500). AFG recipients are expected to attend the full duration of the annual ASEE conference, including conference sessions in the ERM division, the ERM “Brouhaha” dinner (ticket included), and a meet-and-greet with the other AFG recipients and mentors. We also highly encourage AFG recipients to attend at least one workshop.

For more details, including how to apply, see https://erm.asee.org/conferences/afg/.  If you have any questions please contact, Courtney Faber (cfaber2@utk.edu) or Rachel Anderson (rsundbe@g.clemson.edu).

  1. NAE ANNOUNCEMENT:  New Report on Teaching Engineering in K-12

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says there is a growing mismatch between the need for engineering-literate K-12 educators and the capacity of the U.S. education system to prepare and support these professionals. In addition, there are very few postsecondary programs that educate prospective K-12 teachers of engineering, and professional development experiences — through which the bulk of the current teaching workforce learned what they know about engineering and how to teach it — vary in duration, scope, and effectiveness. The report also finds there is little evidence that K-12 science teachers are being given opportunities to learn to incorporate engineering concepts and practices in their instruction, as described in NGSS.

The report includes 10 recommendations for improving the preparation of K-12 teachers of engineering geared toward a range of stakeholders, from federal agencies and private foundations with an interest in STEM education to colleges, accrediting bodies, and state departments of education.

In addition, to address lack of diversity, the report recommends programs that prepare prospective K-12 teachers of engineering make greater efforts to recruit and retain teacher candidates from populations currently underrepresented in STEM education and careers. A more diverse workforce that is encouraged to use inclusive pedagogies could help attract and retain a more diverse population of students interested in the study of engineering and in STEM-related careers, the report says.

A prepublication of the report is available for free download at https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25612/building-capacity-for-teaching-engineering-in-k-12-education. In March, the final report will be available at the same site. Please direct questions to Beth Cady (ecady@nae.edu).

  1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:  Workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE), with support from the National Science Foundation (EEC- 1840746), invites applications to attend a workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering that will be held Sunday, June 7 to Tuesday, June 9, in Irvine, CA.

This workshop is designed to build a cohort of faculty, administrators, and scholars representing institutions across the country who can support one another as they work toward improving the diversity of engineering programs at their own institutions. Workshop activities will encourage cross-institutional mentoring, networking, and collaboration among individuals. It will be highly interactive and will include presentations about best practices and policies, discussions of current and future directions for research on both the predictive value of different admissions criteria and metrics for judging success, and informal and formal networking opportunities. Workshop applications are due Friday, February 28. Applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, March 27.

Please direct all questions to Dr. Beth Cady at ECady@nae.edu. The application form is available at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5392413/Sharing-Exemplary-Admissions-Practices-Workshop-Application.

  1. CALL FOR PAPERS: Data Literacy & Computational Thinking in Engineering Education

A call for issues for a special issue of the Journal of Computing in Higher Education focusing on Data Literacy & Computational Thinking in Engineering Education is now available.  The Journal of Computing in Higher Education is a double-blind peer reviewed journal with a ISI Journal Impact factor of 1.87.  Please see https://www.springer.com/journal/12528/updates/17663272 for more information.

  1. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 23rd Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education

We are excited to launch the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for the 23rd Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education: Engineering the Future, Oct. 22-23rd in Newport, RI. Please submit your short abstracts and bios here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0Wt2xXjSSqO23MJhGRjxy6mW-ttMZUhFpGMo2kQWs3_c1lg/viewform) . If you also wish to submit manuscripts for consideration for publication, please do so through the Journal of International Engineering Education (JIEE)!  —— Contact sigrid_berka@uri.edu or at 401-874-4700.

TIMELINE:

  • Deadline for abstract submission:  March 20, 2020
  • Registration goes live:  March 27, 2020; Early Bird Registration for $375 deadline is September 11, 2020

Colloquium venue: the  Wyndham Newport

Hotel registration early-bird deadline: September 11, 2020

In addition to the panels and break-out sessions there will be

  • A Workshop on intercultural competency development for STEM students (lead by Amy Henry from Georgia Tech & Brent Jesiek from Purdue University)
  • An Alumni Panel featuring alums of IEP programs from various universities
  • International Cafes – an opportunity to engage individually and interactively with corporate representatives and academic experts in the field
  • Networking Sessions and special mentoring for first-time attendees
  • Tours of the brand-new Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering at URI

For more information, see: https://web.uri.edu/engineering/academics/iep/2020ciee/

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Presenters for ASEE Special Session – Research on Engineering Practice: Catalyzing the Next Generation of Scholars

The organizing team for the NSF sponsored “Research on Engineering Practice: Catalyzing a Scholarly Community” collaborative conference grant (EEC – 18833055, 1833113, 1833124, 1854814) invites early career scholars who conduct research on engineering practice and / or its connections to engineering education to apply to present in an ASEE Special Session.

The special session will take place during the 2020 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference on Monday, June 22, 2020, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Each selected early career scholar will present as a panelist, giving a brief, 5-minute lightning talk to introduce themselves and their work to a growing scholarly community focused on research on engineering practice. The scholars will then display a poster about a project and their broader research and career interests related to engineering practice, for feedback, ideas, and support from session attendees.

PhD students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career research scientists or faculty members who conducted research on engineering practice and / or its connections to engineering education are encouraged to apply. A travel stipend of $700 will be offered to each selected panelist. Up to 6 panelists will be selected.

Applicants should submit:

  1. A brief statement (1 page max.) about a project the applicant is currently undertaking or has recently completed related to engineering practice and / or its connections to engineering education. (This can be a project conducted individually or in collaboration with others.)
  2. A brief statement (1 page max.) on the applicant’s general research and career interests related to engineering practice and how the applicant’s participation in this panel session has potential to advance their interests.
  3. A 2-page version of the applicant’s resume or curriculum vitae (please include a listing of your papers or posters that have been accepted for the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference).

Applications are due on March 13, 2020 and should be submitted using the form available at: https://asuengineering.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_brbErG13eZ4tUON. Participants will be notified about their selection no later than March 31, 2020. Please direct questions to Samantha Brunhaver at samantha.brunhaver@asu.edu.

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: First Year Engineering Experience Conference

The First Year Programs Division of ASEE is accepting paper abstracts and workshop proposals to be presented at the 12th Annual First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference. The FYEE conference will be held July 26-28, 2020 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. This year’s conference will focus on connecting the first-year engineering classroom with first-year engineering initiatives and programs beyond the classroom.

Paper Abstracts and Workshop Proposals are due February 24, 2020. Draft papers are due April 20 with final papers due June 1.  For more information about the conference and abstract/proposal submissions visit the FYEE conference website at https://sites.asee.org/fyee2020/.  Please direct any questions to Kevin Calabro at kcalabro@umd.edu.

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: PEER Collaborative and Unconference Registration Announcement

Are you a faculty member (pre-tenure, tenured or mid-career faculty) or research staff who is primarily evaluated on your engineering education research? If so, the PEER Collaborative and unconference may be for you. PEER is a small and growing community of active participants and alumni whose primary role in higher education derive from engineering education scholarship. The Collaborative engages in peer mentoring and support in engineering education scholarship related matters within a community of similarly situated people.

While interactions among PEER Collaborative members occur throughout the year, our main point of interaction is a dinner and unconference immediately following the ASEE 2020 Annual Conference.  The unconference is free to participate; the only costs are your own meals and lodging. So, save the date for PEER 2020 in Montreal, Québec, Canada: Wednesday June 24 (dinner) & Thursday June 25, 2020 (unconference during the day). Please direct any questions to Todd Fernandez (todd.fernandez@bme.gatech.edu) or Allison Godwin (godwina@purdue.edu).

Our website is found at: http://peer-collaborative.org/

Registration is open and available at the following link: https://peer.engineering.asu.edu/registration/

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Engineering Community Engagement and Service-Learning Workshop

A new and exciting event is planned to bring faculty, professionals, researchers, students community members and others interested in engineering-based community-engagement and service-learning  together to discuss the state of the art, best practices, challenges and opportunities to enhance learning and make a difference in the world.  Engineering, technology and computing have enormous opportunities to impact our world.  Community-engaged learning is a proven pedagogy that has made significant impacts in engineering and the STEM disciplines and has tremendous opportunities to address many of the challenges that educators face to enhance learning, prepare students for today’s global workplace and increase diversity.   This interactive workshop/conference is designed to promote discussion and interactions between participants to exchange ideas, share research findings and explore opportunities.  There are three ways to participate by submitting a full paper, abstract and poster or as a participant.  Abstracts for papers and poster should be submitted by March 16, 2020 by email to epics-university@purdue.edu

Date:  29-31 July 2020

Location:  Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

More information can be found at https://engineering.purdue.edu/EPICS/university/events/Events%20Information

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  4th Dissertation Institute for underrepresented graduate students in engineering

The 4th Dissertation Institute (DI), an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, Native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering. The 2020 DI will take place June 7th – 12th on the University of Michigan campus. The Institute is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by University of Texas, Dallas and Virginia Tech. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population.

The week-long event will focus on skills and strategies needed to successfully complete the dissertation process as well as provide networking opportunities to build connections for future collaborative career advancement. Institute participants will build new writing habits, work on their dissertation or dissertation proposal, and learn skills that will help them continue making progress when they return to their institutions. Participants will be housed in a private room; will share a bathroom with one other participant; receive meals; and be reimbursed for travel costs up to $500. As a part of the application process, participants will be asked to identify barriers that have impeded their progress to completing their dissertation and to provide suggestions for additional topics to be presented.

We seek your assistance in identifying students who might benefit from participating in the Institute. The application deadline is March 8th. Please share the following link with students, faculty and any other colleagues who might assist us in announcing this wonderful opportunity:  https://www.dissertationinstitute.com/. If you have questions, please email them to dissertationinstitute@gmail.com.

Position Announcements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Faculty position:  Chair and Professor, Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at George Mason University

The Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at George Mason University invites applications for the position of Department Chair. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply. The IST Department has 27 full-time faculty members with research foci in cybersecurity, data mining and machine learning, natural language processing, human-centered computing, and computing and engineering education. The IST Department has been growing at a healthy rate through faculty hiring, with particular emphasis on tenured/tenure-track positions. Research expenditures of the department exceeded $4.9 Million in 2019.  Funding sources include NSF, DOD, DARPA, NIH, and DHHS. Faculty awardees include NSF CAREER and NSF CRII recipients. For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/47805 (Application reviews begin: March 16, 2020).

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Assistant Professor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), Southern Utah University

The Department of Engineering & Technology (E&T) at SUU invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank with an August 2020 starting date. The role of this position is to support the educational mission of the E&T Department in providing high-quality instruction in undergraduate engineering and technology.  The primary area of interest is transportation engineering but other areas related to civil engineering may also be considered.  Candidates with a Ph.D. in Engineering Education with the technical background to teach in civil engineering are encouraged to apply.

To apply online and for further details:  https://suu.applicantpro.com/jobs/1333274.html

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Associate/Assistant Professor/Instructor positions in Engineering, University of Southern Indiana

The Department of Engineering at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) invites applications for two full-time engineering faculty positions: 1) Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor or Instructor of Engineering (manufacturing or electrical engineering); 2) Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Instructor of Engineering (all engineering areas considered)

We are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and professional activity, and service to the university and the community. USI is located in the beautiful rolling hills of the southwestern Ohio River valley in Evansville and holds a Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation.  For both positions, ABD candidates will be considered.  It is expected that the faculty members will have a research agenda that leads to scholarly works and the engagement of undergraduate students.

1) Tenure-track Assistant Professor/Associate or Instructor of Engineering:  The successful candidate will in-classroom teach advanced undergraduate courses in engineering in the areas of manufacturing engineering, electrical power and machines, or embedded systems development, as well as introductory-level general engineering and technology courses, and direction of student design projects.

2) Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Instructor of Engineering:  This position includes classroom teaching assignments in introductory-level general engineering and technology courses as well as advanced undergraduate courses in engineering and technology, and direction of student design projects. It is expected that this faculty member will have a research agenda that leads to scholarly works and the engagement of undergraduate students.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.usi.edu/jobs . Please direct inquiries to Dr. Paul Kuban, Chair of Engineering at pkuban@usi.edu.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Assistant Director for Educational Development at the University of Rochester

Position Description

The University of Rochester’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) seeks an Assistant Director of Educational Development to serve as the primary support to faculty and departments in learning and applying evidence-based instructional practices.  Reporting to the Assistant Dean and Executive Director of CETL and working closely with CETL’s Faculty Director, the Assistant Director will conceptualize, plan, execute, and evaluate evidence-based instructional development programming responsive to individual faculty members, academic departments, graduate student teaching assistants and instructors, and institutional initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree and one year of experience in instructional development or teaching and learning support.  Strong project management skills, including ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex projects, coordinate with partners, and initiate and execute appropriate timelines.  Ability to establish strong working partnerships with diverse faculty, staff, and students and with institutional units such as academic departments.  Ability to collect, manage, and analyze confidential internal data, external benchmarking, and published research to design, implement, and evaluate programming and outreach initiatives that proactively advance evidence-based, high-quality instructional practice in AS&E.

Preferred Qualifications

Two to five years’ experience in designing and delivering instructional development programming, preferably in a research university setting.  Ph.D. or Ed.D.  Experience working with STEM faculty, working in a STEM field, or other STEM background.

https://www.rochester.edu/people/applyonline/index.php

Job ID: 220718

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Director of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3)

Job Posting: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=125950

The Grainger College of Engineering seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3). Reporting to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, the Director, AE3 provides leadership and oversight for programs and activities of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education. The Director will work alongside a team of engineering faculty, called Education Innovation Fellows, to guide and support faculty efforts to provide innovative and evidence-based education (https://ae3.engineering.illinois.edu/innovation/). The Director will also oversee the Grainger College of Engineer’s first-year faculty development program, Collins Scholars, and programs for teaching-track faculty (https://ae3.engineering.illinois.edu/faculty-communities/). The Director will develop and lead other education initiatives across the college.

The Director, AE3 position is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis.  The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references by February 13, 2020.  Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.  For further information regarding application procedures, contact Thurman Etchison, tetchis2@illinois.edu, 217-300-2193. 

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Engineering Education at the University of Buffalo

The Department of Engineering Education (DEE), in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences invites candidates to apply for the position of Postdoctoral Associate. A successful candidate for this position requires qualitative research knowledge, excellent writing skills, taking initiative, proven experience collaborating across disciplines, and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. This post-doc position will focus on undergraduate engineering education, specifically improving learning in core technical (engineering science) courses. This will include analyzing collected data on homework problems, developing innovative active learning questions and homework problems, and developing grant proposals.

This position is one year in duration. University of Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities. The ideal candidate should hold a PhD. in engineering education or engineering with research in education, STEM education, design education or a related field. Candidates nearing graduate are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. Jessica Swenson at jswenson@buffalo.edu or view the posting (https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/23339).

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado

Posting available at: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=23670&emailCampaignId=136

This is an opportunity for an extraordinary leader to join CEAS. The Dean will have a strong academic record and be widely recognized for thought leadership. He/she will be a respected leader who is operationally savvy, highly knowledgeable of cutting-edge educational approaches, and able to sustain and build a thriving research enterprise. The Dean will also be capable of managing complexity and effectively leading and communicating through the tectonic changes occurring in the academy today. The successful candidate will inherit an exceptional foundation for advancing CEAS initiatives. College academic leaders are aggressively promoting excellence in education and scholarship, research, and providing the highest quality student experience. Working in a strong spirit of collaboration, the leadership team is demonstrating innovation, strong mission alignment, and unified ambition in achieving CEAS goals as reflected in recent success. Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Dean will have the opportunity to shape the College with his/her own vision and programs, leveraging the existing strengths of an already exceptionally strong institution. The successful candidate must be a compelling leader whose passion for the educational, service, and research missions energize the faculty, students, and staff, focusing their efforts on a strategic vision of excellence. He/she must also be a competent and prudent steward of CEAS, guiding it through what will almost certainly be uncharted change in the higher education environment. Importantly, the Dean must be trusted by all stakeholders as a strong advocate for balancing the research, educational, and service missions as well as advocating for inclusion and diversity. The Dean will promote a culture of institutional stewardship and transparency, and a willingness to re-align resources with evolving strategies.

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm at the contact information below:

cuboulder-ceasdean@KornFerry.com

Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director, and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Assistant Clinical Professor – needs ECE background – at Mississippi State University

This is a non-tenure track position and is part of the MSU Engineering on the Coast (EoC) program, which is housed at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) in Gautier, MS. Students enrolled in this program typically first complete two years at MGCCC, then enroll in two additional years of courses offered by MSU EoC instructors to receiver their degree. Most EoC courses are offered in the afternoon or in the evening, to accommodate the many non-traditional students enrolled in the program.

Apply at: https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/499568/assistant-clinical-professor

Contact Jean Mohammadi-Aragh (jean@ece.msstate.edu) with any questions.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Director for Educational Outreach & Student Programs at Mississippi State University

The Director for Educational Outreach and Student Programs is responsible for planning and directing the Bagley College of Engineering programs and activities designed to foster interaction with the Pre K-12 educational system. Program activities are focused on increasing the awareness and understanding of careers in engineering, mathematics, and science of students, parents, teachers, counselors, and other school administrators.

Apply at: https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/499714/director-for-educational-outreach-student-programs

Contact Jean Mohammadi-Aragh (jean@ece.msstate.edu) with any questions.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Postdoctoral Associate at Mississippi State University

Apply for a full-time postdoctoral position and join a team of education, engineering, and meteorology faculty to explore integrating computational science practice, weather data analysis, and 3D visualization in the secondary Earth and Environmental Science curriculum. The planned project will use a design-based research approach to test the hypothesis that science education empowered by large-scale atmospheric datasets and fused with computational thinking and practices will: 1) promote meaningful science learning as envisioned by the Next Generation Science Standards, and 2) foster literacy in atmospheric and computational sciences among middle and high school students. Anticipated start date is Spring or Summer 2020.

Apply at: https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/en-us/job/499582/postdoctoral-associate

Contact Jean Mohammadi-Aragh (jean@ece.msstate.edu) with any questions.

To send an announcement to the ERM listserv, please prepare a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact info as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Be sure that the announcement includes the person to contact with questions.  Email all of this information to Sarah Zappe at ser163@psu.edu with [ERM Announcement] in the subject line to facilitate email sorting. Announcements will be sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month.  Each set of announcements will be included in the announcements email twice. Announcements will also be recorded on the ERM website: http://erm.asee.org/

For more resources and position announcements, please see the Engineering Education Community Resource Wiki available at http://bit.ly/engredu.  A direct link to job postings at https://bitly.com/eecr-jobs.

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ERM Announcements for 2/1/2020

General Announcements

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Review Apprentice Faculty Grant Applications
  2. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  2020 Apprentice Faculty Grant Program Accepting Applications until February 21
  3. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  Abstract submission is open for FIE 2020!
  4. NSF ANNOUNCEMENT:  Invitation to complete panelist availability survey for EEC programs
  5. NSF ANNOUNCEMENT:  New EDSE program director at NSF
  6. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:  Workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering
  7. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: First Year Engineering Experience Conference
  8. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: PEER Collaborative and Unconference Registration Announcement
  9. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Engineering Community Engagement and Service-Learning Workshop
  10. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  4th Dissertation Institute for underrepresented graduate students in engineering
  11. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Conference
  12. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Canadian Design Workshops

Position Announcements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Director of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3)
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Engineering Education at the University of Buffalo
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado
  4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Assistant Clinical Professor – needs ECE background – at Mississippi State University
  5. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Director for Educational Outreach & Student Programs at Mississippi State University
  6. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Postdoctoral Associate at Mississippi State University
  7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Dean for Access, Inclusion & Student Programs at the University of Colorado Boulder
  8. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Fundamentals, University of Louisville
  9. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Instructor position in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at University of Colorado Boulder

General Announcements

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Review Apprentice Faculty Grant Applications

We are seeking volunteers to review applications for this year’s ERM Apprentice Faculty Grant (AFG) program. The commitment requires reviewing 3 application packages, which will take approximately 30 minutes each. You will be provided specific review criteria and your responses will be collected online. Past award winners and senior engineering education researchers are particularly encouraged to help. With thanks from your ERM AFG committee co-chairs, Courtney Faber and Rachel Anderson. If you have any questions please contact, Courtney Faber (cfaber2@utk.edu) or Rachel Anderson (rsundbe@g.clemson.edu).

To sign up to be a reviewer, please complete this form by February 21sthttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1yyUznEgnjlqJcr2LhhzfFS-e9RW_a3bAZcmeqEWp89dliQ/viewform

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  2020 Apprentice Faculty Grant Program Accepting Applications until February 21

The Apprentice Faculty Grant (AFG) Program within the Educational Research and Methods (ERM) Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) encourages and honors promising emerging engineering education scholars who have the potential for substantial contributions to the community.

In conjunction with the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference, the AFG program will grant up to four awards to emerging engineering education scholars, which may include: senior graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, junior faculty, staff members, or senior ranking faculty who meet the criteria of an emerging engineering education scholar (see website below for details). Each award will include: 1) connection with a mentor who is a senior scholar in the engineering education community at the ASEE conference  2) support for conference travel expenses (exact level of financial support is still under consideration, but will not exceed $500). AFG recipients are expected to attend the full duration of the annual ASEE conference, including conference sessions in the ERM division, the ERM “Brouhaha” dinner (ticket included), and a meet-and-greet with the other AFG recipients and mentors. We also highly encourage AFG recipients to attend at least one workshop.

For more details, including how to apply, see https://erm.asee.org/conferences/afg/.  If you have any questions please contact, Courtney Faber (cfaber2@utk.edu) or Rachel Anderson (rsundbe@g.clemson.edu).

  1. ERM ANNOUNCEMENT:  Abstract submission is open for FIE 2020!

Featuring an all new submission site and new paper review system launched for FIE 2020.

Don’t delay! Secure your place at the 50th Anniversary FIE event by submitting your abstract today!

The 2020 programme features co-located workshops on Computational Thinking Skills for the 21st Century, the Launch Event for the IEEE/ACM Joint Curriculum project Computing Curricula 2020, a once in a lifetime conference banquet experience in the Uppsala Castle, and much, much more.

The conference website is available at: https://www.fie2020.org/.

Abstracts are due by February 10, 2020 and can be submitted at https://www.appinconf.com/kas/Abstract?projectName=fie2020

  1. NSF ANNOUNCEMENT:  Invitation to complete panelist availability survey for EEC programs

NSF is organizing review panels for various Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) programs in the spring and early summer of 2020. The panels will be held either on-site at NSF (Alexandria VA) or via teleconference (a “virtual” panel). We seek reviewers with experience in engineering education research who are available and interested in serving in this vital role for our community. General parameters for reviewers: you will review ~10 proposals, and NSF will pay you for your time (currently $480 for panel days, $280 for travel days, plus appropriate transportation costs).

Please complete our panelist availability survey (5 minutes to complete) by January 21, 2020, so that we can down-select to a highly-qualified and diverse group of reviewers for each of these panels.

Direct survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EECPanelistsSp2020

Contact Edward Berger, Program Director, National Science Foundation – eberger@nsf.gov   for more information.

  1. NSF ANNOUNCEMENT:  New EDSE program director at NSF

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Kathryn Jablokow has accepted the position of program director for the Engineering Design and Systems Engineering program within CMMI at NSF.  Dr. Jablokow, a professor at Penn State, brings a breadth of expertise and experiences to the program that will serve the community well.  Two of her goals are to broaden the scope of the EDSE program’s research portfolio and grow the PI community.  She will begin the position full-time this summer.  In the interim, she is working part-time as an expert for the program.  Please direct your EDSE program questions to her at edse@nsf.gov and realize that responses may take a few days during the winter and spring months.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Andy Dong for serving in an expert role for the EDSE program over much of the last year as we searched for a program director.  As a member of this research community myself, I do want to thank you for your patience as we navigated a longer than normal search process to fill this role.  I look forward to working with Dr. Jablokow and am excited for the EDSE program’s future.

Best regards,

Rob Stone

Robert B. Stone, Ph.D.

Division Director  |  Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Division  |  Engineering (ENG) Directorate

The National Science Foundation  |  2415 Eisenhower Ave.  |  Alexandria, VA, 22314  |  Phone: (703) 292-4613  |  rstone@nsf.gov

  1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:  Workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE), with support from the National Science Foundation (EEC- 1840746), invites applications to attend a workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering that will be held Sunday, June 7 to Tuesday, June 9, in Irvine, CA.

This workshop is designed to build a cohort of faculty, administrators, and scholars representing institutions across the country who can support one another as they work toward improving the diversity of engineering programs at their own institutions. Workshop activities will encourage cross-institutional mentoring, networking, and collaboration among individuals. It will be highly interactive and will include presentations about best practices and policies, discussions of current and future directions for research on both the predictive value of different admissions criteria and metrics for judging success, and informal and formal networking opportunities. Workshop applications are due Friday, February 28. Applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, March 27.

Please direct all questions to Dr. Beth Cady at ECady@nae.edu. The application form is available at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5392413/Sharing-Exemplary-Admissions-Practices-Workshop-Application.

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: First Year Engineering Experience Conference

The First Year Programs Division of ASEE is accepting paper abstracts and workshop proposals to be presented at the 12th Annual First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference. The FYEE conference will be held July 26-28, 2020 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. This year’s conference will focus on connecting the first-year engineering classroom with first-year engineering initiatives and programs beyond the classroom.

Paper Abstracts and Workshop Proposals are due February 24, 2020. Draft papers are due April 20 with final papers due June 1.  For more information about the conference and abstract/proposal submissions visit the FYEE conference website at https://sites.asee.org/fyee2020/.  Please direct any questions to Kevin Calabro at kcalabro@umd.edu.

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: PEER Collaborative and Unconference Registration Announcement

Are you a faculty member (pre-tenure, tenured or mid-career faculty) or research staff who is primarily evaluated on your engineering education research? If so, the PEER Collaborative and unconference may be for you. PEER is a small and growing community of active participants and alumni whose primary role in higher education derive from engineering education scholarship. The Collaborative engages in peer mentoring and support in engineering education scholarship related matters within a community of similarly situated people.

While interactions among PEER Collaborative members occur throughout the year, our main point of interaction is a dinner and unconference immediately following the ASEE 2020 Annual Conference.  The unconference is free to participate; the only costs are your own meals and lodging. So, save the date for PEER 2020 in Montreal, Québec, Canada: Wednesday June 24 (dinner) & Thursday June 25, 2020 (unconference during the day). Please direct any questions to Todd Fernandez (todd.fernandez@bme.gatech.edu) or Allison Godwin (godwina@purdue.edu).

Our website is found at: http://peer-collaborative.org/

Registration is open and available at the following link: https://peer.engineering.asu.edu/registration/

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Engineering Community Engagement and Service-Learning Workshop

A new and exciting event is planned to bring faculty, professionals, researchers, students community members and others interested in engineering-based community-engagement and service-learning  together to discuss the state of the art, best practices, challenges and opportunities to enhance learning and make a difference in the world.  Engineering, technology and computing have enormous opportunities to impact our world.  Community-engaged learning is a proven pedagogy that has made significant impacts in engineering and the STEM disciplines and has tremendous opportunities to address many of the challenges that educators face to enhance learning, prepare students for today’s global workplace and increase diversity.   This interactive workshop/conference is designed to promote discussion and interactions between participants to exchange ideas, share research findings and explore opportunities.  There are three ways to participate by submitting a full paper, abstract and poster or as a participant.  Abstracts for papers and poster should be submitted by March 16, 2020 by email to epics-university@purdue.edu

Date:  29-31 July 2020

Location:  Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

More information can be found at https://engineering.purdue.edu/EPICS/university/events/Events%20Information

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  4th Dissertation Institute for underrepresented graduate students in engineering

The 4th Dissertation Institute (DI), an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, Native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering. The 2020 DI will take place June 7th – 12th on the University of Michigan campus. The Institute is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by University of Texas, Dallas and Virginia Tech. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population.

The week-long event will focus on skills and strategies needed to successfully complete the dissertation process as well as provide networking opportunities to build connections for future collaborative career advancement. Institute participants will build new writing habits, work on their dissertation or dissertation proposal, and learn skills that will help them continue making progress when they return to their institutions. Participants will be housed in a private room; will share a bathroom with one other participant; receive meals; and be reimbursed for travel costs up to $500. As a part of the application process, participants will be asked to identify barriers that have impeded their progress to completing their dissertation and to provide suggestions for additional topics to be presented.

We seek your assistance in identifying students who might benefit from participating in the Institute. The application deadline is March 8th. Please share the following link with students, faculty and any other colleagues who might assist us in announcing this wonderful opportunity:  https://www.dissertationinstitute.com/. If you have questions, please email them to dissertationinstitute@gmail.com.

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Conference

The World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) under the auspices of IFEES will be taking place in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa from 16 – 20 November 2020.

The theme of the Conference is Disruptive Engineering Education amidst Global Challenges.  Engineering education changes the world, and must respond to a rapidly changing world. Meeting in Africa, we are well placed to consider how we should be educating engineers who can address the challenges and opportunities of extreme climate change, globalisation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution; engineers who will develop sustainable technologies for inclusive societies.

We invite submissions for papers, workshops and mini symposia, which address the following themes:

  • Peace engineering
  • Women in engineering and engineering education
  • Multicultural diversity in the workplace
  • Graduate attributes for the future engineer
  • Support for engineering education organisations
  • Strengthening engineering education in developing countries
  • Sustainable partnerships for research collaboration and economic development
  • Opportunities for engineering education in the 4IR
  • Diversity, gender, identity and multicultural education
  • Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Decolonisation
  • Online and blended learning
  • International studies and students
  • Connections to the engineering workplace
  • Society and culture
  • Teamwork and mentoring
  • Progression, retention, attrition and persistence
  • Knowledge and curriculum
  • Teaching for engagement
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Development of engineering educators
  • Engineering design

The call for papers will open from 20 January 2020.  We would appreciate your support in promoting this important international conference among your colleagues, and in submitting papers. Conference website is: www.weefgedc2020.org

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:  Canadian Design Workshops

The Canadian Design Workshop is a biennial workshop modelled after the Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshops and in partnership with the Center for Design Teaching at Harvey Mudd College. The workshop aims to investigate and share information on design education unique to Canadian institutions. The workshop will focus on elevating engineering design education and research by establishing a network of design educators and researchers within the Canadian context.

While the workshop has a Canadian focus, authors from outside of Canada are welcome to participate by submitting a paper aligned with the conference theme. For more information on this year’s conference theme and your participation in the conference, please see our website at: https://uwaterloo.ca/canadian-design-workshop/

The inaugural Canadian Design Workshop will be held at the University of Waterloo, which is home to Canada’s largest engineering school, with over 8,000 undergraduate students enrolled in 14 engineering programs and more than 2000 graduate students.

We look forward to seeing you on July 27-29, 2020!

Contact Chris Rennick (crennick@uwaterloo.ca) with any questions.

Position Announcements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Director of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3)

Job Posting: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=125950

The Grainger College of Engineering seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3). Reporting to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, the Director, AE3 provides leadership and oversight for programs and activities of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education. The Director will work alongside a team of engineering faculty, called Education Innovation Fellows, to guide and support faculty efforts to provide innovative and evidence-based education (https://ae3.engineering.illinois.edu/innovation/). The Director will also oversee the Grainger College of Engineer’s first-year faculty development program, Collins Scholars, and programs for teaching-track faculty (https://ae3.engineering.illinois.edu/faculty-communities/). The Director will develop and lead other education initiatives across the college.

The Director, AE3 position is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis.  The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references by February 13, 2020.  Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.  For further information regarding application procedures, contact Thurman Etchison, tetchis2@illinois.edu, 217-300-2193. 

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Engineering Education at the University of Buffalo

The Department of Engineering Education (DEE), in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences invites candidates to apply for the position of Postdoctoral Associate. A successful candidate for this position requires qualitative research knowledge, excellent writing skills, taking initiative, proven experience collaborating across disciplines, and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. This post-doc position will focus on undergraduate engineering education, specifically improving learning in core technical (engineering science) courses. This will include analyzing collected data on homework problems, developing innovative active learning questions and homework problems, and developing grant proposals.

This position is one year in duration. University of Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities. The ideal candidate should hold a PhD. in engineering education or engineering with research in education, STEM education, design education or a related field. Candidates nearing graduate are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. Jessica Swenson at jswenson@buffalo.edu or view the posting (https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/23339).

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado

Posting available at: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=23670&emailCampaignId=136

This is an opportunity for an extraordinary leader to join CEAS. The Dean will have a strong academic record and be widely recognized for thought leadership. He/she will be a respected leader who is operationally savvy, highly knowledgeable of cutting-edge educational approaches, and able to sustain and build a thriving research enterprise. The Dean will also be capable of managing complexity and effectively leading and communicating through the tectonic changes occurring in the academy today. The successful candidate will inherit an exceptional foundation for advancing CEAS initiatives. College academic leaders are aggressively promoting excellence in education and scholarship, research, and providing the highest quality student experience. Working in a strong spirit of collaboration, the leadership team is demonstrating innovation, strong mission alignment, and unified ambition in achieving CEAS goals as reflected in recent success. Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Dean will have the opportunity to shape the College with his/her own vision and programs, leveraging the existing strengths of an already exceptionally strong institution. The successful candidate must be a compelling leader whose passion for the educational, service, and research missions energize the faculty, students, and staff, focusing their efforts on a strategic vision of excellence. He/she must also be a competent and prudent steward of CEAS, guiding it through what will almost certainly be uncharted change in the higher education environment. Importantly, the Dean must be trusted by all stakeholders as a strong advocate for balancing the research, educational, and service missions as well as advocating for inclusion and diversity. The Dean will promote a culture of institutional stewardship and transparency, and a willingness to re-align resources with evolving strategies.

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm at the contact information below:

cuboulder-ceasdean@KornFerry.com

Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director, and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Assistant Clinical Professor – needs ECE background – at Mississippi State University

This is a non-tenure track position and is part of the MSU Engineering on the Coast (EoC) program, which is housed at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) in Gautier, MS. Students enrolled in this program typically first complete two years at MGCCC, then enroll in two additional years of courses offered by MSU EoC instructors to receiver their degree. Most EoC courses are offered in the afternoon or in the evening, to accommodate the many non-traditional students enrolled in the program.

Apply at: https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/499568/assistant-clinical-professor

Contact Jean Mohammadi-Aragh (jean@ece.msstate.edu) with any questions.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Director for Educational Outreach & Student Programs at Mississippi State University

The Director for Educational Outreach and Student Programs is responsible for planning and directing the Bagley College of Engineering programs and activities designed to foster interaction with the Pre K-12 educational system. Program activities are focused on increasing the awareness and understanding of careers in engineering, mathematics, and science of students, parents, teachers, counselors, and other school administrators.

Apply at: https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/499714/director-for-educational-outreach-student-programs

Contact Jean Mohammadi-Aragh (jean@ece.msstate.edu) with any questions.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Postdoctoral Associate at Mississippi State University

Apply for a full-time postdoctoral position and join a team of education, engineering, and meteorology faculty to explore integrating computational science practice, weather data analysis, and 3D visualization in the secondary Earth and Environmental Science curriculum. The planned project will use a design-based research approach to test the hypothesis that science education empowered by large-scale atmospheric datasets and fused with computational thinking and practices will: 1) promote meaningful science learning as envisioned by the Next Generation Science Standards, and 2) foster literacy in atmospheric and computational sciences among middle and high school students. Anticipated start date is Spring or Summer 2020.

Apply at: https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/en-us/job/499582/postdoctoral-associate

Contact Jean Mohammadi-Aragh (jean@ece.msstate.edu) with any questions.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Dean for Access, Inclusion & Student Programs at the University of Colorado Boulder

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for an Assistant Dean for Access, Inclusion & Student Programs. This position provides vision and leadership for the recruitment and success of outstanding and diverse students, faculty and staff. The position leads our efforts to make pathways into our college available and accessible to all students. This position also leads a suite of student programs that improve and complement our engineering curricular experience. The Assistant Dean for Access, Inclusion, and Student Programs is a member of the College’s senior leadership team, as a participant in the Dean’s Cabinet and the Administrative Council. The incumbent works closely with the Dean, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Education, the Associate Dean for Students, and other college leaders to promote student achievement and inclusion.

The preferred deadline for applications is January 31, 2020.  For more information and to apply: https://colorado.avature.net/jobs/JobDetail?jobId=23179

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Fundamentals, University of Louisville

The Department of Engineering Fundamentals at the University of Louisville is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank with a preferred start date of August 1, 2020.  The successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program in STEM education and have a desire to improve engineering education through the promotion and use of evidence-based teaching.  The candidate’s research program is expected to include collaboration with other engineering departments, and members of the research group GEARS, the Guild for Engineering Education, Achievement, Retention and Success.  GEARS includes faculty and graduate students in the School of Engineering, the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences and the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville.

The successful candidate will be an active participant in the instructional teams responsible for the delivery of Engineering Tools, Methods and Practices I and II, a two semester sequence of courses for freshman engineering students that introduces students to the practice of engineering, provides an introduction to the methods, tools, and skills necessary for success in engineering, and culminates with the completion of a team project in the school’s maker space, the Engineering Garage.

For more information and to apply, see https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/details.cfm?JobCode=177170903&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20%28Job%20Id%3A%2038577%29&aID=7137.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Instructor position in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at University of Colorado Boulder

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time instructor to teach in its undergraduate program. The instructor will be a member of the AES faculty and will participate in course development and assessment, faculty governance, and university service. Candidates are sought who have an MS or PhD degree in either aerospace, aeronautical, astronautical engineering, or a related field.  Applicants must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to teach and work in a highly collaborative environment.  Preference will be given to applicants with prior university teaching experience, years of experience, and/or graduate degrees.

Viable candidates should be capable of teaching a wide range of undergraduate aerospace engineering courses in both lecture and laboratory formats. Candidates are expected to fit in to curriculum groups focused on a) fluids and aerodynamics and/or b) dynamics and controls. This includes courses related to dynamics, aircraft performance, rockets, orbits, and attitude dynamics & control. Engineering design or operational experience in one or both of these areas is ideal. An understanding and appreciation for aerospace engineering fundamentals, as well as excellent management, communication, and organizational skills, along with a willingness to learn quickly, is required. A successful candidate in this position will teach courses during the academic year and summer terms. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences website http://www.colorado.edu/aerospace to understand the educational mission of the department and the specific courses that are taught in the undergraduate curriculum.

Applicants should submit their application electronically to job posting #23458 at  https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=23458 , including a CV or resume, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests which is relevant to the Aerospace Engineering curriculum, and the names and contact information of four references. Cover letters should be addressed to Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 17, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Lauren Cole, Office Manager & Assistant to the Chair if there are additional questions.

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