ERM Announcements, May 15, 2017

1. ERM Co-Sponsored Panel at the ASEE Annual Conference: P-12 STEM Education: Learning Through Guided Discovery (June 26)
2. Workshop Openings for the Advanced National Effective Teaching Institute (June 23-24)
3. Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Conference (June 4-7)
4. Call for Research Participants: Faculty Perceptions on Student Motivation to Learn in Concept-Heavy Engineering Courses
5. Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Engineering Education, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Cincinnati
6. Position Announcement: Non-Tenure Track Position: Teaching Faculty/Freshman Engineering Adviser
7. Position Announcement: Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa
8. Position Announcement: Tenure-track Faculty Position in Chemical Engineering at Campbell University


PANEL: P-12 STEM Education: Learning Through Guided Discovery

This event will be conducted by leaders in the field with experience in implementing STEM activities.
Date/time: Mon. June 26, 2017, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Room A112, Columbus Convention Center


There are still a few openings for the advanced National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI-2), which will be offered June 23-24, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, OH. Drs. Susan Lord, Matt Ohland, and Michael Prince will lead each workshop. Topics to be covered are listed on the accompanying outlines.

Participants for the NETI workshop will include 50 faculty members from all branches of engineering and engineering technology. The registration fee for the 2-day NETI-2 is $1,050. This fee covers organization and presentation costs, participant notebooks, breakfasts, lunches, and breaks. Attendees’ institutions are expected to cover the participants’ expenses for transportation, lodging, and one meal per day.

Candidates for NETI-2 should be experienced with using the basic active learning techniques covered in NETI-1 and be ready to adopt more challenging techniques such as cooperative and problem-based learning. In general, these will be faculty with more teaching experience, but instructors at all age and career levels are welcome at either workshop, so long as they have the appropriate background.

Please return a copy of the registration form for the workshop and a check for the appropriate amount made out to ASEE/NETI as quickly as possible. We accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis, and have had to turn nominees down almost every year. We will contact you directly by e-mail to give you further details about the NETI. If your institution’s policies make it difficult for you to prepay the workshop fee, please send a personal check made out to ASEE/NETI. We will issue a receipt so your institution may reimburse you.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any administrative questions, please contact Heather Deale at ASEE headquarters via email ( For questions about the workshop content, please contact Dr. Michael Prince at

Please consider attending the 2017 Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Conference, June 4-7, hosted this year by the University of Toronto. Whether you want to enhance your teaching, take workshops on pedagogy, learn about engineering education research, envision educating the Engineer of 2050, or have dinner at the iconic Casa Loma (yes, the banquet is in a castle!), there are lots of wonderful reasons to attend.
We have pulled together a packed program of talks, workshops, posters, and symposia and expect over 200 engineering educators from across Canada, and beyond. Thank you!

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(Please distribute widely to faculty in your programs)
Dear Engineering Educator,

We would like to invite you to participate in a research study that seeks to understand faculty perceptions on student motivation to learn in concept-heavy engineering courses. Specifically, we are requesting for the help of professors and instructors who have taught the following courses:
· Statics
· Dynamics
· Thermodynamics
· Strength of Materials / Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
· Circuits
· Programming
· Fluid Mechanics
· Heat Transfer

These courses fit our focus on teaching and learning experiences in concept-heavy engineering courses. If you choose to participate, kindly fill out the following survey by clicking on this link: Faculty perspectives on motivation
As part of the survey, you will be asked if you would like to do an interview. If you choose to participate only in the survey, you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. If you agree to give an interview, we will correspond with you separately to schedule a time within the 124th ASEE Annual Conference (June 26-28) when you will be available for an interview. The interview will be conducted at a mutually agreeable time and location within the Conference location in Columbus, Ohio. Your input, however, is valuable to us. If you are interested in participating but not attending ASEE, we can arrange for a phone interview.
To thank you for sharing your time with us, you will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for participating in the interview. Nevertheless, should you choose to withdraw from the study at any point, you are free to do so. Should you have any questions about the study or your participation, please feel free to contact Michelle Soledad at or 540.355.0108.
Holly Matusovich, PhD, Virginia Tech
Michelle Soledad, Virginia Tech

The Department of Engineering Education has two (2) positions immediately available for a Postdoctoral Fellows. Skills required include, but are not limited to, knowledge of rating scale analysis (using item response theory), traditional psychometric analysis, requiring a proficiency in SAS, LISREL, TestFact, R, or similar data analysis software. Successful candidates will have a working knowledge (or be willing to learn) SQL (language to query data bases), PHP, HTML, and Python (scripting language).

The Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to work collaboratively with an extended research team by: contributing to study design; develop surveys of students and faculty; create interview and focus group protocols; conduct interviews or focus groups of stakeholders; analyze data using statistical methodologies common in education research; disseminate research findings through scholarly journals, academic conferences, and electronic media; and develop research proposals.

Ph.D or Ed.D. in an appropriate field such as engineering education, science education, educational research, measurement, or psychology, or assessment and evaluation; knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies used in educational research; knowledge of SPSS; undergraduate degree in engineering or a science discipline preferred; excellent writing and speaking skills; ability to listen well and communicate tactfully.

Postdoctoral fellows will participate in data analysis, supervise the work of graduate and undergraduate research assistants, train graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, publish research papers, contribute to grant writing, and help shape the overall scope and direction of the research. This is an opportunity to learn about and/or apply design research methods and research-to-practice with a group having over a 15-year history of conducting research in Engineering Education.

A successful candidate for this position needs strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, and good communication skills (particularly written). Prior knowledge of/interest in problem solving, mathematical modeling, or design education would be helpful.

Term of appointment:
This will be a one-year appointment with an option to renew for a second year contingent upon available funding and first year performance. The salary is competitive and includes benefits.

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references (or reference letters that also include contact information) to:

PK Imbrie, Ph.D., Head and Professor, Department of Engineering Education and Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (
Teri Reed, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Economic Development, Office of Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering (

The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science plans to hire a continuing, full-time Assistant Professor of Instruction (non-tenure track; rank negotiable) to serve as a freshman adviser in undergraduate engineering. The adviser will support first year students in academic and career planning. In addition to these duties, the adviser will be expected to teach three quarter-length courses annually, emphasizing freshman design.

Qualifications: Preferably a doctorate in engineering, with a minimum of 3-5 years of academic or industry experience. A desire to work with undergraduate students is a must. Research interest in engineering education will be a plus.

Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted electronically at

Applicants will need to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement about their advising and mentoring philosophy, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. To receive full consideration, all materials should be received by June 15, 2017. The desired starting date is August 1, 2017.

About McCormick: Founded in 1909, the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University thrives at the intersection of global problems and the knowledge needed to solve them. For more information about this position, contact Associate Dean Wesley Burghardt at

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Instructor (job opening ID#00012993), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa starting Fall 2017
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida invites applications for one 12 month non-tenure position at the Instructor level starting August 2017. The position requires an earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field with preference to relevant experience. Prior teaching experience and expertise facilitating engineering design projects and programming is desired. The position requires a strong interest in teaching, supervision of student design projects, and developing new undergraduate mechanical engineering laboratory experiments.Information about the Department and open positions can be found at
Applicants must electronically submit the application packet to the following website: (Applicants search Job Opening ID# 12993). Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. USF is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.
The packet must contain a cover letter, complete vitae with list of publications, names and detailed contact information for three references, and a 1-page statement of the applicant’s teaching interest and vision. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Rasim Guldiken, Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave, ENB 118, Tampa, Florida, 33620.


The School of Engineering at Campbell University (
seeks a Chemical Engineering Faculty to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, beginning January 2018.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or Ph.D. in Biological Engineering with a strong
chemical engineering background from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Background in pharmaceuticals with a specialty in fermentation and/or biological separations.
Knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing, best practices, and FDA regulation.

Campbell University founded a new School of Engineering in 2016 that offers the Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering with concentrations in Mechanical Engineering (with a manufacturing focus) and Chemical Engineering (with a pharmaceutical focus). The program utilizes an innovative hands-on, project-based approach to engineering education to ensure a strong foundation in engineering fundamentals while providing flexibility through multiple concentrations and collaborations with the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, multiple health sciences programs, and the College of Arts and Science, among others. This position intends to assist with development and implementation of the junior and senior years of the chemical engineering concentration for the program, to include lecture courses and laboratory experiences. The position offers a unique opportunity for a scholar 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; support the Christian mission of the University; and be dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring students, and scholarship.

Review of applications will begin August 1 and continue until the position is filled. Campbell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

See this link to view the position advertisement and to apply: