ERM Announcements, August 1, 2017

1. Slides from 2017 ASEE ERM Distinguished Lecture by Jim Pellegrino posted to the ERM Website
2. Position Announcement: Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Design, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)
3. Position Announcement: Instructional Research & Development Specialist at UC Davis
4. Position Announcement: Lecturer in First-Year Engineering (9-mo fixed-term (non-tenure track)), Gonzaga University
5. Position Announcement: Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Nevada, Reno
6. Position Announcement: Faculty Position in Structural Engineering for Extreme Events
7. Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Engineering Education- International Teaching Experience, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
8. ISEC ’18 Call for Papers, Posters

1. 2017 ASEE ERM Distinguished Lecture by Jim Pellegrino, The Integration of Teaching, Learning and Assessment: A Design-Based Approach, is posted to the ASEE ERM Division website –

(Thank you to Karl Smith for providing them and Geoffrey Herman for posting!)

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.


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 For full consideration, please apply by August 5.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Gonzaga University is immediately seeking applications for a dynamic individual to assist with the new First-Year Engineering Program to start this Fall. Now in its second iteration, the two-semester course sequence covers engineering writing, design, and programming, and integrates key subjects such as entrepreneurship, sustainability and local engineering connections. The primary responsibility of this position would include teaching several sections of the Studio portion of the course, as well as working with current faculty on curriculum development. Extensive experience with MATLAB, and an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in engineering is required. While a Ph.D. is preferred, we are willing to accept applicants that are still in process of completing their graduate work. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Applicants should submit letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, teaching statement and list of three references to by August 10th, 2017. Email inquiries to Brianna Dorie, Assistant Professor of Engineering at .
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is an AA/EEO employer committed to diversity.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position in the area of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with an anticipated start of Fall 2018. This is a non-tenure track state-funded faculty position responsible for teaching up to 12 credit hours per semester, including core undergraduate courses and the department capstone courses. The incumbent will also participate in departmental activities such as undergraduate advising and overseeing the ABET undergraduate assessment and evaluation requirements. The appointment is for the academic year; however, summer support may be possible through teaching additional courses in the summer or assuming other department responsibilities.

A Master of Science degree in Civil, Environmental or a closely related engineering discipline is required (PhD preferred). Applicable professional design experience and a PE license is preferred. Teaching experience as an instructor of record in engineering courses is required. A strong interest in innovative teaching techniques is required and demonstrated experience is desirable.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae with cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for five references electronically at: Application materials will be held in the strictest confidence. Inquires may be directed to Prof. Gokhan Pekcan (, Search Committee Chair. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by October 15, 2017.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution of higher education. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of approximately 21,000 including nearly 3,000 graduate students the university provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. Furthermore, due to substantial growth, the College of Engineering has recently received funding to build a new engineering building, scheduled to be completed in 2020. The new engineering building will provide both additional space critically needed by the College and the modern facilities capable of supporting high-tech research and laboratory space. This building will allow the College to pursue its strategic vision, serve Nevada and the nation, and educate future generations of engineering professionals. The university has been recognized as Tier 1 institution by US News and World Report. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows at the base of the Sierra Nevada, the University of Nevada, is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco at the Napa-Sonoma wine country. More information about the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering may be found at

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a full professor in the area of structural engineering for extreme events. This full-time, tenured position includes teaching and research responsibilities, in addition to leadership of the structural engineering program.

The University of Nevada, Reno is experiencing unprecedented growth. Fifty new tenure-track and full-time instructional faculty will be added this coming year for a total of 217 new positions since 2013. Enrollment is expected to reach 22,000 students by 2020. Much of this growth is in engineering and science and a new, 90,000 sq. ft., engineering building is expected to open in 2020.

The structural and earthquake engineering program within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of the university’s premier research programs with nine academic faculty, two research faculty and approximately 35 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Its structural engineering laboratories are unique in the United States, and rank among the most advanced in the world. They comprise the 18,000 sq. ft. Large-Scale Structures Laboratory with 7,500 sq. ft. of strong floor space, and the 44,000 sq. ft. Earthquake Engineering Laboratory with 9,600 sq. ft. of strong floor space. The latter houses the only re-locatable, four-table array in the U.S. capable of simulating earthquakes for large-scale, system-level experiments. This array includes three, identical, 50-ton, biaxial shake tables, and a 50-ton, 6-degree-of-freedom shake table ( A fifth shake table and laminar soil box is under construction for studying soil-structure interaction. When complete in summer 2018, it will be the second largest such facility in the world. In addition, a large family of servo-hydraulic actuators is available for hybrid experimentation. More information about the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering may be found at

In accordance with the University’s mission as a land grant institution, duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of graduate students, performance of research, development of externally funded research activities, and university service. In addition the successful candidate will be expected to become the Director of the Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research, and leader of the structural engineering program. The expected start date is July 1, 2018.

Applicants should submit their letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, teaching philosophy, and contact information for five references electronically at: Full consideration will be given to all applications received by October 15, 2017. All inquiries should be directed to Professor Ian Buckle (, Search Committee Chair.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification, and an extensive research background in structural engineering. In particular, the candidate is required to have expertise in both computational structural mechanics and large-scale experimental methods related to structural resiliency under extreme events. In addition the candidate must have a national and international reputation for quality and breadth of research, a strong record of securing competitive research grants, leadership experience, and excellent communication skills. In addition to the above required qualifications, experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: shake table simulation, hybrid simulation, advanced materials, soil-structure-interaction, and high performance computing. Experience in innovative teaching is also desirable.

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. More than 20,000 students are enrolled in 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the Truckee Meadows on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the University is surrounded by numerous state and national parks. It is 45 minutes from world-renowned Lake Tahoe with extensive outdoor activities that include skiing, kayaking, and hiking, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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.

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

We look forward to your participation in ISEC 2018!

(Posted for Vignesh Subbian –