1. Election for ERM Executive Board Positions: Chair and Two Directors
2. Workshop: PEER Collaborative Peer Mentoring Workshop and Unconference
3. Student Essay Competition: Imagining the Future of Engineering Design Education
4. Call for Research Participants: Looking for women of color to participate in Engineering Beyond the Double Bind research project
5. Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Engineering Education
6. Call for Applications: Post-doctoral Position at Purdue University in K-12 Integrated STEM Emphasizing Ag Life Sciences
7. Position Announcement: Research Fellow – Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan
8. Position Announcement: Post-doctoral Researcher Position with Purdue University’s INSPIRE Research Institute in K-2 Integrated STEM+Computational Thinking
9. Position Announcement: Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning at MIT’s Teaching and Learning Laboratory
10. Position Announcement: Founding Chair of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering – University of Georgia
1. ELECTION FOR ERM EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS: CHAIR AND TWO DIRECTORS
This is a reminder that nominations are now open for the next ERM Chair and two Directors. Additional details regarding the positions can be found at the ERM Division website (https://erm.asee.org/). Please submit your nominations to Jay Pembridge,firstname.lastname@example.org, by March 17th, 2017.
The election timeline is:
March 1: Nominations Open
March 17: Nominations Closed
April 1: Elections Begin
April 15: Elections End
May 1: Announcement of new officers
2. WORKSHOP: PEER COLLABORATIVE PEER MENTORING WORKSHOP AND UNCONFERENCE
Are you a faculty member (pre-tenure, tenured or mid-career faculty) or research staff who is primarily evaluated on your engineering education research? The PEER Collaborative is a small but growing community of people in a similar situation who mentor each other in engineering education research matters
The 2017 PEER Collaborative National Workshop is scheduled in parallel with the ASEE Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Specific dates and times are still TBD.
More information and signup at http://peer-collaborative.org.
3. STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION: IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF ENGINEERING DESIGN EDUCATION
Sponsored by the ASEE Design in Engineering Education Division
You love to design. You have taken design classes. As the ultimate stakeholder of design education, we look to you to imagine …
What is the future engineering design education?
Provocative. Visionary. Aspirational. Innovative. Inspire us all to look forward to the future of design. Challenge our current assumptions. Consider the far-reaching and expansive or one dimension in great depth. From the lens of a student, what would learning about design be like in 2040?
Four winning student essay submissions (2 undergraduate, 2 graduate) will get to present their work as part of part of the ASEE DEED Postcard Poster Session. At the session, the winners will be honored, including the official awarding of $500 (to offset part of the cost of attending ASEE) and a certificate to each winning submission.
Submissions are due April 7, 2017
Winners will be informed no later than May 1, 2017
Details are available here.
4. CALL FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS: LOOKING FOR WOMEN OF COLOR TO PARTICIPATE IN ENGINEERING BEYOND THE DOUBLE BLIND RESEARCH PROJECT
As part of an NSF-funded project, researchers from Technical Education Research Centers, Inc. (TERC) are seeking women of color who are undergraduates or in their early careers (10 years or less from their terminal degree) who may be eligible for our research project. A limited number of women of color will be invited to participate in an interview about their lived experiences in engineering. The researchers define “women of color” as African American or Black, Asian American or Pacific Islander, Latina or Hispanic, Native American, or mixed race/ethnicity. Eligible women of color must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and in aerospace, civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering (the sub-disciplines in which women of color are most underrepresented). Interviews will last about 1.5 hours and will be conducted by telephone. Participation is voluntary; questions will cover a variety of topics, including: how you became interested in engineering, what it takes to persist and succeed in engineering, challenges and steps taken to address them, mentors and role models, and school- or work-life balance. The project is overseen by TERC’s Institutional Review Board, and all researchers are trained in human subjects research. If you are selected for an interview and then compete an interview with a project member, you will receive a $100 gift card.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out this 5-minute, demographic survey by Sunday, March 19, 2017: https://surveys.terc.edu/NoviSurvey/n/EBDBInterviewInterest2017.aspx
and we will inform you about our selection by Friday, March 24.
Questions? Please contact me, Janet Smith, at email@example.com, and please use the following subject header: EBDB Study.
5. CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION
The International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (IJEMST) is interested in publishing a special issue with a focus on Engineering Education. We are looking for colleagues globally who are interested in contributing articles related to trends, research, and pedagogy in Engineering Education, to be published in the one of the 2018 issues of IJEMST. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method research papers, position statements, literature reviews, theoretical works, and works in curriculum and learning environments will be considered. In addition, manuscripts addressing any levels of education and learners are invited. For details, please see the call for abstracts at http://ijemst.com/special.html
Dr. Şenay Purzer, Guest Editor, Purdue University (firstname.lastname@example.org) Dr. Mack Shelley, Guest Editor, Iowa State University (email@example.com)
6. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY IN K-12 INTEGRATED STEM EMPHASIZING AG LIFE SCIENCES
A project team of education researchers at Purdue University has a position available immediately for a post-doctoral fellow. This position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. The project will require the postdoc to analyze data and disseminate findings around student work related to engagement in integrated STEM learning experiences in a disciplinary area (i.e., agricultural life sciences) that has largely been underexplored as a culturally relevant context for underrepresented minorities in K-12 settings. For more information: http://www.ydae.purdue.edu/positions/
7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: RESEARCH FELLOW- INDUSTRIAL & OPERATIONS ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Researcher seeks to hire a post‐doctoral fellow to work on collaborative research projects that focus on: 1) the examination of mentoring relationships, practices, and programs and 2) the impact of social community and resiliency on the engagement and persistence of undergraduate engineering students. The post-doctoral fellow will work directly with Dr. Joi Mondisa, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Engineering Education Faculty Member at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
The post‐doctoral fellow work is expected to be accomplished in the office/lab on the UM Ann Arbor campus. The post-doctoral fellow will participate in weekly meetings and regularly scheduled face‐to‐face meetings.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a STEM field, engineering education, higher education, psychology, sociology, or a related field. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently.
Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: conducting engineering education/higher education/social science research using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods; instrument development and assessment; analyzing data; strong oral and written communication skills.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) a list of three references at http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/137683/research_fellow. Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations. The tentative appointment date for the position is September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
8. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER WITH PURDUE UNIVERSITY’S INSPIRE RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN K-2 INTEGRATED STEM+ COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
The INSPIRE Reasearch Institute for Pre-College Engineering in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral researcher position. The Postdoctoral Researcher would work with INSPIRE faculty, staff, and students on a project focused on integrating STEM+Computational Thinking+ Literacy for K-2nd grade students in both school and out-of-school settings. More information about the “Integrated STEM and Computing Learning in Formal and Informal Settings for K-2” project can be found on INSPIRE’s website:
To apply, candidates should send: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) a list of three references to Monica Cardella, Director of INSPIRE. Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations. The start date for the position is flexible, but review of applications will begin on April 3, 2017. Please contact Dr. Cardella with any questions about the position.
9. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING AT MIT’S TEACHING AND LEARNING LABORATORY
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING, Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE)-Teaching and Learning Laboratory (T+LL), to contribute to T+LL’s ongoing programs and activities and develop new services as needs arise. Responsibilities will include working with MIT faculty, teaching assistants, and other instructional staff to support teaching and learning through the implementation of research-based practices and pedagogies via workshops, individual consultations, and classroom observations; monitoring current developments in higher education STEM teaching and learning; serving as a liaison between the STEM teaching and learning community and MIT; developing online multimedia resources for MIT educators highlighting evidence-based classroom practices and findings from the learning sciences; disseminating information about teaching and learning activities at the Institute through T+LL’s blog; collaborating with other T+LL staff in the redesign of its website; supporting T+LL’s two certificate programs for graduate students and postdocs–the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP) and the Educational Technology Teaching Certificate Program (ETCP); and assisting T+LL’s associate directors for assessment and evaluation in studies related to the effectiveness of pedagogy, curriculum, and education technology.
TL+L’s mission is to jointly partner with MIT educators to create an educational environment where students are academically challenged, actively engaged, and personally supported.
REQUIRED: at least two years’ experience in educational development or related field; college-level teaching experience; demonstrated knowledge of the issues, best practices, current research, and innovations in STEM higher education; excellent writing and presentation skills; talent for listening carefully and communicating tactfully; and ability to work collaboratively in a high-pressure environment with minimal supervision. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in an appropriate field such as engineering education, science education, or a STEM discipline. Job #14526-P
This is a two-year term appointment.
Apply here: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=9569&localeCode=en-us
10. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: FOUNDING CHAIR FOR THE SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL, CIVIL, AGRICULTURAL, AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
I’m writing to bring to your attention a new leadership position being advertised within the UGA College of Engineering. Over the past four years enrollment in our college has tripled to 2,000 students and we have hired about 50 new faculty and staff. Due to our growth our college has created three new interdisciplinary Schools, including one in Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering.
Our college is seeking an exceptional individual to be the “Founding Chair” for the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering within our college. It is an exciting opportunity since the new Chair will be able to lead the growth of a new academic unit within a well-established, Top 20 public university. The position will be similar to that of a department head or department chair with the added focus on enhancing the interdisciplinary connections across programs.
This could be an opportunity for somebody with an engineering education background to have an impact on a larger scale and shape the face of engineering education at the level of an entire college. The recently established Engineering Education Transformations Institute in the College of Engineering at UGA provides a wide range of further synergistic opportunities.
If you do know of individuals who are seeking new leadership opportunities please feel free to pass along the following links or contact me for a pdf of the position description. You are also welcome to send nominations to me.
Dr. Joachim Walther
Founding Director of the Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI)
Engineering Education Research CLUSTER (www.education.engineering.uga.edu)
College of Engineering, The University of Georgia
Phone: 706 542 0313