1. Position Announcement: Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Design, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)
2. Position Announcement: Instructional Research & Development Specialist at UC Davis
3. Position Announcement: Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Engineering Education – International Teaching Experience, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
4. New Graduate Programs in Engineering Education Research at University of Michigan
5. Call for Participation: 2017 NSF EEC Grantees Conference
6. ISEC ’18 Calls: Papers, Posters, and Workshops
7. Call for Participation: Research in Integrated STEM Education (RISE) Working Group
1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN, CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY (CAL POLY)
The Mechanical Engineering Department within the College of Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA invites applications for two (2) full-time, academic year, tenure-track faculty appointments in the general area of mechanical engineering design. Preferred specializations include human centered design, design theory and methodology, creativity in engineering, bio-inspired design, design thinking, engineering education, and machine design. The projected start date is September 13, 2018. An earlier January 8, 2018 start date may be possible upon mutual agreement. This is an opportunity for candidates who are passionate about undergraduate education to join a unique institution that values teaching and applied research activities. As part of its strategic initiative in human-centered design, the department seeks faculty to develop and lead hands-on learning activities that foster student innovation and creativity.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (a) both foundational courses that introduce the design process while building students’ creative confidence and upper division courses that emphasize machine design or include an industry sponsored senior design project. The selected candidate will also be expected to teach introductory engineering mechanics courses and develop new technical elective and/or graduate level courses within their area(s) of expertise; (b) supervising undergraduate and graduate-level research; (c) developing and maintaining externally-funded research programs in mechanical engineering or engineering education; (d) engaging in activities related to service at all levels of the University.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. EEO.
To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG; apply to requisition#104508. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 1, 2017.
2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: INSTRUCTIONAL RESEARCH & DEVEOPMENT SPECIALIST AT UC DAVIS
We’re excited to announce a search for an Instructional Research & Development Specialist to join us at the UC Davis Center for Educational Effectiveness. The IRD Specialist is a new position, and its role encompasses both research and faculty development. The specialist will primarily conduct applied educational research and development that supports success for all UC Davis students. The specialist will also help to foster and support UC Davis’ community of educators who conduct scholarship in pursuit of their own teaching excellence. Our ideal candidate would have experience teaching in higher education, experience supporting and collaborating with university educators, and experience conducting educational research (disciplinary or general), teaching scholarship, or evidence-based teaching and learning innovation.
Davis is a fantastic place to work and live, and it is generally regarded as the most bike friendly town in the United States.
To read a full position description and apply, please visit www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77059. For full consideration, please apply by August 5.
3. POST DOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – INTERNATIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE, DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
We are seeking two post doctoral teaching fellows for a new collaboration between the University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Biomedical Engineering and Shantou University (Shantou, Guangdong Province, China). This “train the trainer” engineering education collaboration will lead to the development of the next generation, experiential biomedical engineering curriculum to meet 21st century challenges.
The primary responsibilities include learning how to develop and teach experiential undergraduate courses through active participation in U-M Center for Research in Learning and Teaching (CRLT) programming and the U-M BME Instructional Incubator. Fellows will be mentored by U-M instructors on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus and then travel to Shantou University, where they will lead the development and launch of similar courses for the new Shantou University Biomedical Engineering Program. The goal of this collaboration is to introduce innovative, evidence based pedagogical practices into the Shantou classroom.
The fellows will be responsible for contributing to the development of course materials and developing assessment materials, holding office hours, grading, managing and class projects. Teaching will be in English. The fellows will also contribute to designing education research studies that evaluate the evolution of the introduction of experiential instruction in the Shantou curriculum, collecting data, data analysis and drafting manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication. Fellows will participate in collaborative meetings between instructors at U-M and Shantou University.
The project leadership includes U-M Professors Aileen Huang-Saad and Jan Stegemann. The fellows will be located at University of Michigan and Shantou University, shadowing U-M instructors in the classroom and launching U-M based curriculum at Shantou University. Successful fellows will have an opportunity to transition into a tenure track position at Shantou University.
Required: PhD degree in engineering from an accredited institution, related to biomedical engineering, or equivalent college teaching experience of biomedical engineering. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently and desire to teach in hiring education.
Applicants should submit letter of interest, vita, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit some type of media that demonstrates their teaching (e.g. link to video of the applicant teaching or an example of an instructional intervention designed by the applicant). Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. The start date is negotiable between September and December 2017.
4. NEW GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION RESEARCH AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
The engineering education research faculty at University of Michigan are excited to share information about our newly-approved PhD and MS programs in Engineering Education Research (EER). Our University of Michigan EER efforts represent a unique, interdisciplinary model – EER faculty are embedded within the traditional engineering departments, while graduate students will be part of an engineering-wide program. We will be accepting applications soon for the inaugural class of students to join the program in Fall 2018. For more details about our new programs, you can read a recent news article (https://news.engin.umich.edu/2017/07/new-grad-program-engineering-education-research/) and visit our website (https://eer.engin.umich.edu/). We look forward to engaging the broader community as our program develops.
5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2017 NSF EEC GRANTEES CONFERENCE
On October 29 – 31, 2017, ASEE will be hosting the 2017 NSF Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) Grantees Conference in Arlington, VA. This two and-a-half day conference will provide a forum for PIs and team leaders involved in EEC awards to learn, explore, and share ideas that will promote innovation in engineering education research and practice.
Registration is now open (free for all eligible EEC grantees) and we are currently seeking proposals for interactive grantee-led sessions. These sessions are intended to be creative, non-traditional, and interactive, focusing on the conference theme of increasing project and research impact. To learn more about session guidelines and how to submit, click here. The deadline to submit is July 26, 2017.
Awardees from the following programs are eligible to attend: Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE); Engineering Education; Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE); Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (RIEF); Research Experiences for Teachers (RET); Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU); REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (RED).
Read more on the official conference website. If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Longo at email@example.com.
6. ISEC ’18 CALLS: PAPERS, POSTERS, AND WORKSHOPS
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers, Posters, and Workshops for the 2018 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC). ISEC ’18 will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Princeton, New Jersey. Please see the full CFP, along with templates and date and fee information, at https://ewh.ieee.org/conf/stem/.
We look forward to your participation in ISEC 2018!
7. CALL FOR PARTICIPATTION: RESEARCH IN INTEGRATED STEM EDUCATION (RISE) WORKING GROUP
We are pleased to launch the inaugural RISE (Research in Integrated STEM Education) working group in association with the conference, ISEC. Faculty and student colleagues interested in research and innovation in P-20 STEM are encouraged to apply! RISE WG members will have opportunities to serve on the technical program committee of ISEC, in addition to access to research collaborations.
Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2017 for consideration.