ERM Announcements, July 1, 2017

1. Call for JEE Associate Editors
2. Call for Participation: First-Year Engineering Experience Conference
3. Call for Proposals: Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
4. Search for Division Director of Engineering Education & Centers at NSF
5. Position Announcement: Laboratory Coordinator for Mechanical Engineering Systems BSE, North Carolina State University
6. Position Announcement: Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Engineering Education – International Teaching Experience, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
7. Position Announcement: Research Fellowship, Rowan University
8. Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Engineering Education, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Cincinnati


The Journal of Engineering Education (JEE), which serves to cultivate, disseminate, and archive scholarly research in engineering education, is currently accepting applications for one or more volunteer Associate Editors. Associate Editors are an integral part of the JEEEditorial Board and ensure the quality and timeliness of published material. Associate Editors serve 3-year terms that may be renewed.

An Associate Editor’s primary responsibilities are (1) reading manuscripts submitted to JEE, (2) recruiting and selecting appropriate, well qualified and responsible reviewers to review the manuscripts, (3) synthesizing reviewers’ comments and feedback, (4) integrating that feedback with their own evaluative and constructive report reflecting the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript, and (5) making a recommendation to the JEE Editor. Other duties include attending quarterly (virtual) meetings of the JEE Editorial Board, selecting the annual Wickenden award winner, and completing various tasks related to maintaining the quality and relevance of JEE such as special issues and guest editorials. Generally, an Associate Editor will be assigned 12-16 manuscripts annually, and the duties of the position will require approximately 8 – 12 hours per month.

To qualify for the position, an Associate Editor must have an earned doctoral degree, be an active researcher in engineering education or a related field, and have experience publishing in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education research. Preferred qualifications include previous experience as a peer reviewer of a scholarly journal, publication experience in peer-reviewed journals, and rank at the associate professor (or equivalent) level. In particular, Associate Editors with expertise in P-12 engineering education, learning sciences, and quantitative methods are sought, but all areas will be considered. If interested, please submit a cover letter, CV and list of references to Lisa Benson, JEE Editor (as of July 1) via email to Ms. Teri Garrett ( by July 31. In your cover letter, please describe why you wish to serve as a JEE Associate Editor and the special skills and abilities you could contribute in this role (e.g., research methods, content knowledge, work experience, etc.), especially as they pertain to responsibilities and qualifications for the position.


The 9th Annual First-Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE) is being held August 6-8, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the conference brings together faculty, staff, administrators, K12 teachers, and students from across the country to discuss issues pertinent to first-year engineering. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Kenneth Reid from Virginia Tech. Early housing and registration ends July 14. For more information, please visit


The Twenty-First Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education will be held in San Diego, CA, from Thursday, February 22, to Saturday, February 24, 2018. Contributions at the intersection of mathematics and engineering education are welcome. Proposals for contributed, theoretical, and preliminary reports are due August 18, 2017, and proposals for posters are due December 1, 2017. Full details and instructions for submitting proposals can be found on the conference website:

If you have any questions about proposals, please contact Aaron Weinberg at or Chris Rasmussen at


The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) announces a nationwide search to fill the position of Division Director, Division of Engineering, Education and Centers (EEC) through an assignment under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). Formal consideration of interested applicants will begin on July 17, 2017 and continue until a selection is made. The EEC Division integrates disciplinary basic research and education conducted in other divisions of ENG and across NSF, into strategic frameworks critical to addressing societal grand challenges and to promoting innovation. Research included in the EEC portfolio spans both the physical and life sciences and engineering, from materials to new device concepts, subsystems, and systems. Applications range across a wide spectrum, including energy, health care, telecommunications, nanoelectronics, manufacturing, civil infrastructure, the environment, information networks, and others. Also included are formal scholarly studies in engineering education and on how people learn, and investments in faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and K12 teachers. The EEC Division Director leads a team of program directors and administrative professionals in formulating and managing a broad portfolio of investments. The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. The successful candidate will possess an established record of significant achievement in research administration, and increasing leadership responsibility in academe, industry or government. Additionally, the Division Director must be experienced and competent in technical, financial and administrative management. The incumbent must work well with people, be an effective communicator, and be committed to continuously develop the diversity of talents and skills of the team.
For more information, including instructions on how to apply, go to


The College of Engineering at NC State is seeking applications for a Laboratory Coordinator for its Mechanical Engineering Systems BSE (MES) program located in Havelock, North Carolina. The Laboratory Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the MES laboratory courses including maintaining and setting up equipment, curriculum planning, teaching, and grading. In addition, the Laboratory Coordinator will serve as the student technical advisor to help as needed with mechanical engineering focused questions. The MES program is located in Havelock, NC on the campus of Craven Community College and is ABET accredited under the criteria for mechanical engineering. Located across the street from the MES program is Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point and the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Fleet Readiness Center-East (FRC-E). The close proximity to FRC-East and NAVAIR’s strong commitment to the MES program affords many unique opportunities for MES students. NAVAIR is home to over 700 civilian engineers and hires many MES students after the completion of their sophomore year.

MES students receive mechanical engineering courses via live interactive HD video broadcast from the Raleigh campus, and MES courses are taught by local NC State faculty on site. The MES program provides students the academic excellence of a major research institution along with the individual attention that is typically found only in small engineering programs. Qualified candidates must have an MS degree in mechanical engineering or related area. Preference will be given to individuals with experience teaching at the undergraduate level, working in industry, and working with digital design tools. For additional information and detailed job duties, see the full job posting at

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 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.


The Rowan University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE) solicits proposals for an inaugural cohort of (virtual) Rowan Entrepreneurship Research Fellows (RERFs) for the ’17-’18 academic year. The RCIE is especially interested in fellows with interest in entrepreneurial mindset, competencies, cognition and/or education. Each fellowship is unique, so individual outcomes will vary based on the mutually agreed upon project scope. While the goal and outcomes of a RERF may vary, preference will be given to scholars interested in pursuing peer reviewed research publications.

More information on this opportunity can be found at:


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 (