ERM announcements, November 15, 2019

With Thanksgiving just around the corner here in the United States, I wanted to send out a note of thanks. I have now been in the position of ERM Chair for about 4 months and am still learning all the details of what this responsibility entails. I am very grateful for those of you who have been patient with me, answering my endless questions about ERM, FIE, and ASEE. Thank you to especially to Holly Matusovich, for passing the torch to me and providing me with such valuable guidance! Thank you to the members of the ERM Executive Board, both the new members and the more senior members, who are stepping up to be on task forces and providing their valuable time to make this community even better. I also wanted to send a special thank you to all of our ERM Members for the work that you do to create our community and for the work you do in engineering education!

I have some exciting news to share regarding the winners of the awards associated with the 2019 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference. We have several ERM members who are recipients of these awards. Congratulations! I’ve listed the winners below.
2019 FIE Conference Best Diversity Paper Award winner: “Workplace Climate: Comparison of Science and Engineering Faculty Perceptions by Gender” authored by Julie Aldridge (Ohio State), So Yoon Yoon (Texas A&M), Monica Cox (Ohio State), Ebony McGee (Vanderbilt), and Joyce B. Main (Purdue)

2019 FIE Conference Benjamin Dasher Best Paper Award winner: “Characterizing Doctoral Engineering Student Socialization: Narratives of Mental Health, Decisions to Persist, and Consideration of Career Trajectories” authored by Emma Hocker (Penn State), Ellen Zerbe (Penn State), and Catherine Berdanier (Penn State)

2019 FIE Conference Helen Plants Award for Best Special Session: “Surfacing the Hidden Brain (System 1) in Engineering Education Teaching, Learning, and Research” led by Emily Dringenberg (Ohio State), Ruth Wertz (Valparaiso), Cynthia Atman (University of Washington), Elif Miskioglu (Bucknell), Kelly Cross (University of Nevada, Reno), and Giselle Guanes Melgarejo (Ohio State)

Regarding the newsletter, I have made a change regarding the organization so people can easily find what they are looking for. General announcements will display first. These will include announcements that relate to ERM, NSF, editor searches, etc. Following this will be position announcements in a separate section, for those of you looking for new career opportunities. As always, instructions to submit announcements for ERM will appear at the end.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


ERM Announcements for 11/15

General Announcements

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: Networking Opportunity for Mid-Career Female Faculty and Supporting Administrators
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2020 Institute on Project-Based Learning
NSF ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of SEE: Theories and Methods in Engineering Education
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Open House in the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering PhD Research Experiences Study
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Reviewers for International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace
ASSOCIATE EDITOR SEARCH: Call for Associate Editors for the Journal of Engineering Education

Position Announcements

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Water Resources Engineering at The Citadel
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Position at University of Colorado Boulder
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenure-track position in electrical and computer engineering at Bucknell University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar, University of New Hampshire
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Teaching Specialist – Michigan State University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Virginia Tech, Collegiate Faculty position in the Department of Engineering Education
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple tenure-track and instructor positions, R.B. Annis School of Engineering, University of Indianapolis
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenure track faculty, Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Teaching Faculty in Computer Science
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Researcher, Tufts University

General Announcements

1. NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: Networking Opportunity for Mid-Career Female Faculty and Supporting Administrators

“Advancing STEM Careers by Empowering Network Development (ASCEND)” is an NSF-funded project focused on improving gender equity in STEM fields through the formation of inter-institutional peer mentoring networks for administrators and mid-career women at primarily undergraduate institutions. Interested participants (start date summer/fall 2020) should visit

We welcome applications from two separate groups: administrators in any field and mid-career women STEM faculty in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology at primarily undergraduate institutions (public, private, rural, urban, HBCU and military institutions) located within one of the three designated US regions (Midwestern: Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio; Southeastern: Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia; or Western: Northern California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington). Underrepresented faculty from diverse communities are strongly encouraged to apply. You can link to our online application at The application deadline is Monday, December 2, 2019. Please contact Dr. Mary Katherine Watson ( or Dr. Sarah Kirk ( with questions.

2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2020 Institute on Project-Based Learning

The 2020 Institute on Project-Based Learning (PBL),, will be held June 16-19, 2020, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Institute has been offered annually since 2015, and draws on 50 years of experience with project-based undergraduate engineering education.

This 2.5-day intensive workshop brings together teams of five or more faculty and administrators from colleges and universities to gain knowledge about project-based learning and make tangible progress to integrate PBL into their own curricula. The Institute includes a mix of interactive workshops, consultation with experts, and collaborative teamwork. Each team works with a dedicated faculty coach to develop a campus action plan. Participants come to the Institute with a specific goal or project they would like to advance and leave with an enhanced understanding of PBL and a tailored plan to advance work on their own campuses as well as materials and examples. See to learn more about how the Institute assisted the College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to advance initiatives on their campus.

Who Should Attend: The Institute is designed for faculty and administrators from a wide variety of institutions – public and private, large and small, from community colleges to research universities – who are interested advancing project-based learning in their courses and programs.

Application Guidelines: Institute applicants should propose a goal or a specific project they want to pursue. Applications are due February 14, 2020, and will be judged on the extent to which the team is likely to benefit from the Institute and advance its project-based learning initiatives. To learn more about the application process, visit or contact

3. NSF ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

The 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held March 31 – April 2, 2020, in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, DC. The proposal writing workshop aims to provide junior faculty who plan to submit a CAREER Award proposal to a program in the NSF’s Directorate for Engineering (ENG) with a CAREER proposal review experience and a forum in which they can interact with NSF Program Directors and recent NSF CAREER awardees.

Attendees of the 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will benefit from:

• Six mock proposal reviews by panels
• Plenaries from engineering leaders
• Focus sessions on time management and effective proposal writing
• Guidance on the integration of education and research
• Networking opportunities and industry-focused discussions
• Interaction across disciplines and engineering schools nationwide

All activities for the 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Workshop participation is limited to 300 participants. Participants will be selected from those who submit completed applications. Applications will open in November 2019 and close on January 6, 2020. Visit for details.

4. CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of SEE: Theories and Methods in Engineering Education

As part of our mission to expand the conversations among engineering education researchers, SEE Co-Editors Shane Brown and Marie Paretti invite papers for a special issue of the journal exploring theories, methods, and the interplay between them in our field from a variety of perspectives. As an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of education, social sciences, and education, engineering education often borrows and adapts frameworks and methods from other fields to guide our research. In this special issue, we invite authors to deepen our conversation around these practices by bringing a critical lens to them. Questions to consider might include the following: How do we as a field use theories, and to what end? How do we choose methods, and what are the implications of those choices? What are the relationships between theory and method in our work?

5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Open House in the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University

Mark your calendars! The Department of Engineering Education (EED) at The Ohio State University is excited to announce our second annual Open House! Join us on our campus on Thursday, November 14, from 5:00-7:00pm as we showcase our latest research and teaching innovations! The event will take place in Scott Lab, room E100, and will feature poster presentations from our internationally-recognized faculty, as well as their graduate and undergraduate students EED faculty and staff will be available to answer questions about our First Year Engineering Program, Multidisciplinary Capstone Program, Technical Communications, our ongoing partnership with KEEN, and our first year as an official PhD program. Additionally, interactive stations will showcase recent lab innovations. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and attendees will have chances to win prizes and play “ENGR,” our version of Bingo! We are also offering travel grants for students who qualify. For information about the Open House, or to apply for a travel grant, please contact Dr. Ana Casado at To RSVP, follow this link: 2019OpenHouse

6. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering PhD Research Experiences Study

We are researchers at Purdue University studying how the research experiences of engineering PhD students prepare them for professional practice. We are hoping that this message and the survey link below are shared by students, faculty, and professionals across engineering. The purpose of this study is to advance basic knowledge about the variation and scope of the engineering PhD student research experiences so that the results could be shared with the wider community to influence change for education and evaluation purposes.

We are asking engineering PhD students to participate in an online survey about their PhD research experiences. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Answers will remain completely confidential. The survey will ask questions about a student’s current PhD research experiences and research group organization style. A student must be 18 years or older and an engineering PhD student to participate in the study. Please click the link below for more information and to begin the survey:

For questions, please contact PI Kerrie Douglas ( or graduate student Eric Holloway (

7. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Reviewers for International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace

The International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (IJESJP) has received an increased amount of submissions the past year, and we are seeking participants who are available to provide peer-reviews for manuscripts on a range of themes, including:

Alternative practices and conceptual frameworks of engineering that contribute to community empowerment, especially as related to the way engineering is organized and managed and what it is that engineers do and who it is they do it for;
Mainstream practices and conceptual frameworks of engineering that work at cross purposes to social justice and peace, including the relationship between engineering and dominant economic, government, and cultural institutions;
The relationship between engineering and the publics it serves, including needs assessments, engineer-community engagements, public dialogue surrounding engineering work, and engineers’ roles in technology policy making;
Engineering education strategies aimed at promoting social justice and/or peace, including matters of pedagogy, curricula design, and academic values and institutions.

Our aim is to create a peer review process that is constructive and supportive of one another in the work for social justice. Feedback to authors should be encouraging and welcoming. It should also be critical in the sense of making recommendations toward the end of furthering the work.

Because we are an interdisciplinary journal, we welcome a broad diversity of perspectives in the peer review process. If you would like more information or to participate in our peer reviews, please send an email with a brief description of your areas of expertise to Andrea Haverkamp at

8. ASSOCIATE EDITOR SEARCH: Journal of Engineering Education

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 JEE Editorial 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 qualitative and quantitative research 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, via email to Ms. Teri Garrett ( 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.

Position Announcements

9. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Water Resources Engineering at The Citadel

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, housed within the School of Engineering. Minimum qualifications for a tenure track faculty position include an earned PhD in Civil Engineering, or related fields. Successful candidates will demonstrate: a potential and interest in undergraduate education, as well as graduate education; interest in engaging students in meaningful undergraduate research; strong potential for, and commitment to, student academic advising; support for our Department’s nationally recognized student enrichment activities; and personal dedication to ongoing professional development in civil engineering and engineering education. Professional engineering registration and associated certifications, or potential for, and strong commitment towards obtaining these vital distinctions, should be demonstrated. A successful candidate must be an effective communicator and be able to serve as a role model for students in the Corps of Cadets and other undergraduate and graduate students in our day and evening academic programs. The full position announcement is available online:

10. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Position at University of Colorado Boulder

Apply for a full-time postdoctoral level position to lead an innovative approach to teaching evaluation across a variety of departments at the University of Colorado Boulder. The ideal candidate will have some engineering or engineering education experience, but we are open to those with other STEM discipline/education experience. The Teaching Quality Framework project takes a systematic and research-based approach to transformation in education, particularly focusing on the deployment of scholarly evaluation tools and processes we use in teaching evaluation. It is part of a broader effort that seeks to improve undergraduate education at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), through collective learning and cultural change at the departmental and institutional levels, that is being coordinated through our Center for STEM Learning (CSL). Sixteen departments / units across three colleges are currently engaged in this process and the project is expanding to work with all departments in the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS). This position will largely be focused on programmatic efforts (e.g., facilitating working groups within CEAS departments), with some opportunities for dissemination through research and publication.

Don’t hesitate to contact Noah Finkelstein ( or Sarah Andrews ( with any questions

11. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenure-track position in electrical and computer engineering at Bucknell University

If you value creating meaningful learning opportunities for undergraduate students, are seeking to achieve impact through your scholarship, and would like to foster the intellectual growth and development of a diverse student body Bucknell has two open tenure-track positions! We are seeking faculty who broadly align with computer engineering and who can work collaboratively to help the electrical and computer engineering program grow in new directions. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, particularly engineering. Bucknell is a private, liberal arts institution located in central Pennsylvania within an easy drive of many major urban areas. Please apply at: For more information contact”

12. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar, University of New Hampshire

UNH is seeking a creative Postdoctoral Scholar who can make fundamental contributions to the broad discipline of Engineering Education. The Postdoctoral Scholar will conduct their own research and work closely with a senior faulty mentor to develop an independent research program. The Scholar will build on current strengths in the college in this area and have opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations across campus and the state, including the New Hampshire Center for Multiscale Modeling and Manufacturing of Biomaterials (NH BioMade) and the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute. We encourage a breadth of focus areas including but not limited to remediation programs to improve retention, incorporation of active learning strategies, self‐efficacy of students, diversity program assessment, benefits of technologies in the classroom, interdisciplinary program development, improvement of spatial ability, and assessment of recruitment programs.

Additional professional development support will be provided in the form of participation in faculty development academies with other early career tenure‐track faculty, coaching by senior faculty colleagues, workshops on teaching and learning, graduate student advising, involvement in department activities, and support funds. The Scholar will also attend workshops on grant writing and the development of a long‐range research plan that is funded by the NSF, US Department of Education, private foundations, or other organizations. Responsibilities will include teaching one course annually. For further information, including opportunities in Ocean Engineering, Materials Science, and Fluid Mechanics, see

13. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Teaching Specialist – Michigan State University

The College of Engineering at Michigan State University is seeking candidates for a fixed-term teaching specialist position, with possible successive appointments based on performance and budget availability, to support instruction in the Applied Engineering Sciences program.
Applied Engineering Sciences is a multidisciplinary broad engineering degree housed in the College of Engineering with a business complement of courses. Candidates are expected to have the capacity to teach within the engineering program curriculum and have the flexibility to teach introductory courses within the College of Engineering as well. Additional details about the MSU teaching specialist position may be found at:

A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level is expected as well as a strong academic or industrial background in engineering design and computation with experience in MATLAB or other structured programming. Preference will be given to candidates who excel in engineering globalization, systems analysis and sustainable system management. Consideration will also be given to candidates whose experiences prepare them to contribute to MSU’s commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Contact: Laura Genik –

14. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Virginia Tech, Collegiate Faculty position in the Department of Engineering Education

The Department of Engineering Education (ENGE) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a full-time, academic year, non-tenure-track Collegiate Faculty position. Applications are invited from individuals dedicated to undergraduate teaching and student engagement. Candidates who have experience related to teaching and developing courses in engineering problem solving, design, and professionalism at the undergraduate level are sought. Experience with teaching the application of software tools (including, for example, CAD, computational programming, and/or data acquisition) is desirable, as well as experience teaching in a project-based learning environment.

This Collegiate Faculty position will be at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Collegiate Faculty members teach undergraduate courses, contribute to curriculum development and assessment of the undergraduate program, engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and serve as a valued contributor within the department on committees (e.g., committees focused on undergraduate programs, diversity and inclusion). Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in engineering education or a closely-related field, conferred by the start date (August 10, 2020).

Applications must be submitted online to To apply, candidates should submit (1) curriculum vitae, (2) cover letter articulating interest in the position, (3) teaching statement that also identifies scholarship interests, and (4) list of at least 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries about the position to the search chair, Dr. David Knight

15. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple tenure-track and instructor positions, R.B. Annis School of Engineering, University of Indianapolis

The R.B. Annis School of Engineering at the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) is seeking teacher-scholars for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor- (9-month contract) or instructor-level (9-month contract) with an expected start date of either January 2020 or August 2020.

Our diverse team is dedicated to effective and innovative teaching methodologies, which include a rigorous first-year program, project-based learning, service-learning, and current topics courses. Team building and design activities begin from the first day of classes and are reinforced throughout the curriculum. Our small class sizes and experienced professors allow students to design and direct coursework based on their interests, industry trends, and needs, as well as internship experiences. Candidates in the areas of computational fluid dynamics, computer databases, computer security, human-computer interaction, mechatronics, microcontrollers, solid mechanics, and systems & architecture are encouraged to apply.

Apply at:
Please contact Dr. Paul Talaga – – for more information.

16. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenure track faculty, Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University

HSU is primarily a teaching institution and the ERE department values high quality and innovative instruction. Of the tenured and tenure-track faculty: 75% are female, 63% are untenured, and 25% identify as Latinx. ERE students self-identify as: 33% underrepresented minority, 34% female, 43% first in family to attend university, and 45% are Pell Grant eligible. We welcome a colleague who is committed to make a difference in these engineering students’ lives.

The position announcement for JOB #2021-04 can be found at This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 1, 2019. Early response is encouraged.

If you have questions, please contact: Professor Elizabeth A. Eschenbach, Search Committee Chair Department of Environmental Resources Engineering Humboldt State University Phone (707) 826-4348 Email:

17. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Teaching Faculty in Computer Science

Illinois Computer Science invites applications for multiple teaching faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of computer science. We seek highly qualified applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach at all levels. Teaching faculty positions are renewable, career-oriented, non-tenure-track positions. Multi-year contracts are available for all positions.

Successful applicants will join the department’s thriving community of creative, passionate, and innovative teaching and research faculty who contribute high-quality instruction, curriculum development, and student mentoring. Teaching Professors are expected to have a deep interest in improving pedagogy beyond the CS department, and may take leadership roles on campus and contribute to best practices and/or education research in the discipline.

Find full teaching faculty position descriptions at

The start date for these positions is flexible. Application review and interviews will begin immediately. In order to ensure full consideration for a Spring 2020 start date, applications must be received by October 25, 2019, and for a Fall 2020 start date, applications must be received by January 10, 2020. Applications can be submitted by going to For inquiry, please call 2170333-3426 or email

18. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Researcher, Tufts University

The Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) and Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (IRLI) invite applications for a joint full-time postdoctoral scholar to work on studying undergraduate teaching and learning. The initial appointment is for the academic year 2020-2021, renewable for at least a second year. The position focuses on undergraduate teaching and learning in introductory science and engineering, working across two units at Tufts: The CEEO has a K-16 mission of both outreach and education research; IRLI has a mission of supporting research on learning and instruction taking place within Tufts courses. The two units collaborate in studies situated within the Tufts School of Engineering.

The postdoctoral scholar will be a key member of both units. They will be mentored by IRLI Director Dr. David Hammer and other IRLI faculty, with reporting requirements to CEEO Director Dr. Merredith Portsmore. The scholar will be significant research responsibilities, mainly but perhaps not exclusively in engineering education, including to participate in data collection, analyses, and disseminating research through presentations and publications. They will also have responsibilities in project management, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and as appropriate the development of new proposals for research. The position requires a PhD in a STEM discipline, STEM Education, or a related field. and significant experience in education research; we are especially interested in applicants with experience studying undergraduate education, responsive teaching, science/engineering curriculum development, working with university faculty or research mentorship of new educational researchers.

Please submit a letter of application, including descriptions of your background and research interests, a CV, and the names of three references to Questions about the position or application process can be directed to CEEO Director, Merredith Portsmore ( or to IRLI Director David Hammer ( Full announcement at

To send an announcement to the ERM listserv, please prepare a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact info as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Be sure that the announcement includes the person to contact with questions. Email all of this information to Sarah Zappe at with [ERM Announcement] in the subject line to facilitate email sorting. Announcements will be sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month. Each set of announcements will be included in the announcements email twice. Announcements will also be recorded on the ERM website: