ERM Announcements for 12/15
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Workshop to Broaden Participation in Engineering by Creating Cultures of Inclusion
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Request for External Evaluators for ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshop
APPLICATIONS OPEN: Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Mississippi State University
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Undergraduate Research Experience on the Internet of Things (IoT), University of Central Florida
APPLICATIONS OPEN: PhD Program in Engineering and Computing Education at Florida International University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Lecturer in Engineering Fundamentals at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Position at Mississippi State University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Lecturer, ExEEd at Rowan University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple open-rank positions available in engineering and computing education at Florida International University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering Education at Florida International University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Openings, Volgenaur School of Engineering, George Mason University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Water Resources Engineering at The Citadel
1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Workshop to Broaden Participation in Engineering by Creating Cultures of Inclusion
The planning committee for the NSF sponsored workshop to “Broaden Participation in Engineering by Creating Cultures of Inclusion” (EEC – 1946840) invites applications for participants who will come together to 1) create an inventory of research-based promising practices that promote inclusivity and 2) design a future research agenda around creating cultures of inclusion that will inform and enhance fundamental understandings of what cultures of inclusion look like and how to achieve them.
Both researchers and practitioners with interests in broadening participation in engineering and creating inclusive cultures in engineering are encouraged to apply.
The workshop will start on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 2 pm at the conclusion of the CoNECD conference in Crystal City, VA, and conclude at 2 pm Thursday, April 23, 2020. There will be some pre- and post-workshop activity, but the intent is that the majority of the work will be done at the workshop.
Applications are due Sunday, January 26th, 2020. Participants will be selected by the planning committee and be notified no later than February 21, 2020 with additional details. A travel stipend of $500 will be offered to each selected participant.
In addition to brief background information, the application will ask for:
1. A brief statement (250 words or less) on how the applicant’s participation has the potential to advance our efforts to elucidate a set of research-based promising practices that promote inclusivity.
2. A brief statement (250 words or less) on how the applicant’s participation can contribute to designing a research agenda around creating cultures of inclusion that will inform and enhance fundamental understandings of what cultures of inclusion look like and how to achieve them.
3. A 2-page version of the applicant’s biosketch or resume.
Applications are available at: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enUt443WENgMh93. Please direct questions to Beth Holloway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Request for External Evaluators for ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshop
The ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshop (ETW) recently celebrated 20 years of success. Information about the program can be found on ASCE’s website at: https://www.asce.org/exceed/. While regular evaluation and assessment of the program has occurred during that time, this has predominately been conducted and administered by individuals internal to the program. ASCE has set aside funds to pursue an external assessment for one of its three upcoming summer 2020 ETW sites. The goal of this external assessment is to engage three individuals external to this (or similar) program(s) to provide a comprehensive review of current practices and suggestions for future strengthening of the program. Evaluators should have experience with course and/or program development, current pedagogical / andragogical best practices, faculty training, or other relevant topic areas. Collectively, this team will evaluate the workshop in the following broad categories: topical coverage, schedule, means and process (e.g. workshop and team sizes, mentor ratios, etc.), content delivery, adoption/impact, and training/staff development. Specifics of the evaluation will be developed by the evaluation team selected in conjunction with a representative of the ASCE ETW.
Individuals must be willing to commit to attending an entire ETW workshop which begins on Saturday August 1, 2020 and runs through Friday August 7, 2020. Workshop days typically begin at 7:30 am and can go as late as 10:00 pm. The commitment would also include 2 – 3 pre-workshop conference calls and post-conference time needed to compile a final evaluation report. Evaluators will be provided a $4,500 honorarium and are responsible for covering their own travel and lodging. Transportation while at the workshop and meals will be covered by ASCE.
Interested individuals are asked to provide a current CV as well as short (200 – 300 words each) responses to the following 2 questions:
• What is your relevant experience?
• As a member of an evaluation team, what do you consider to be your evaluation area(s) of strength and what are your methods and approaches to evaluating these elements?
Applications should be submitted through https://www.cognitoforms.com/BlueForms1/exceedexternalreviewapplication by January 15, 2020 for full consideration. Notification of selected evaluators will be provided by the end of February to allow adequate time for scheduling. Question regarding evaluator expectations can be directed to Tanya Kunberger at email@example.com.
3. APPLICATIONS OPEN: Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Mississippi State University
At Mississippi State, the Ph.D. in Engineering with concentration in Engineering Education incorporates theory and practice so that its students are prepared to be teachers and scholars in the emerging field of engineering education. Engineering education incorporates theory with applied practice to prepare its graduates for a wide range of careers. The engineering education graduate program is interdisciplinary, with faculty drawn from academic departments of the Bagley College of Engineering and the College of Education. Program details including course requirements can be found at http://catalog.msstate.edu/graduate/colleges-degree-programs/engineering/engineering-education/ and applications can be submitted at https://apply.grad.msstate.edu/. Questions can be directed to the graduate coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Undergraduate Research Experience on the Internet of Things (IoT), University of Central Florida
The Computer Science Department at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) will hold an 8‐ week, 2020 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on the Internet of Things http://iotreu.cs.ucf.edu/. REU students will be trained in research‐based theory and applications of IoT technologies, which extends the connected nature of computing devices to objects of the physical world. The REU students will join well‐established research groups under the close supervision of faculty with expertise in various IoT research areas such as smart cities, smart healthcare, and smart grids. Many of the research topics will require the students to utilize state-of-the- art techniques of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics.
REU program dates: May 18, 2020 ‐ July 10, 2020.
Application deadline: February 16, 2020.
Eligibility requirements: Sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduates. Majors: computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering. Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Minimum overall GPA 2.7.
Program Benefits: $4,800 stipend, travel allowance, UCF on-campus housing, daily meal allowance. Interested students must submit applications online at http://iotreu.cs.ucf.edu/.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Damla Turgut at email@example.com
5. APPLICATIONS OPEN: PhD Program in Engineering and Computing Education at Florida International University
Florida International University, the fourth largest public university in the United States and a majority-minority R1 research university, is launching a PhD in Engineering and Computing Education in Fall 2020. Researchers in engineering and computing education research engage in projects to understand how people learn within these fields and how we can improve the design of educational experiences for all interested learners. FIU’s PhD program seeks to prepare students to not only conduct and direct research in engineering and/or computing education, but also to be leaders in a diverse set of professional trajectories both inside and outside an academic setting.
This PhD will be offered in collaboration with the FIU STEM Transformation Institute, and will include a set of core courses, technical electives, other graduate course electives, and an independent education research dissertation. Our faculty focus on a variety of research areas in K-12, higher education, and the engineering workplace, with specialties in diversity, inclusion and equity research as well as faculty development, engineering design, and entrepreneurship. Tuition and stipend funding are available. To learn more about this new program, check out our website: http://succeed.fiu.edu and reach out to our faculty. Ready to apply? Applications are due January 15th, 2020. See more here: http://engineeringcas.liaisoncas.org/apply/
6. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Lecturer in Engineering Fundamentals at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville
The Engineering Fundamentals Program (EFP) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks a dynamic Lecturer to contribute to its innovative, first-year engineering program. EFP is the home of the engage program, an integrated and team-taught freshman curriculum, and is responsible for teaching nine credit hours of common freshman coursework for each of the College’s first year students (1000 per year). Subject matters taught include physics, perspective of the engineering profession, teaming, design process with projects, engineering communication and basic computer instruction. EFP also teaches a sophomore computer programming course and other classes focused on skills for success during the transition from high school to college, and a leadership class for peer mentors who support the Engage Living and Learning Community, a 200+ student residential community for first year students in the Tickle College of Engineering. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 9-month appointment. Candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate in engineering with an undergraduate degree in any engineering discipline; strongly preferred are candidates with a doctorate in engineering education. [https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15405]
7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Position at Mississippi State University
Apply for a full-time postdoctoral position and join a team of education, engineering, and meteorology faculty to explore integrating computational science practice, weather data analysis, and 3D visualization in the secondary Earth and Environmental Science curriculum. The planned project will use a design-based research approach to test the hypothesis that science education empowered by large-scale atmospheric datasets and fused with computational thinking and practices will: 1) promote meaningful science learning as envisioned by the Next Generation Science Standards, and 2) foster literacy in atmospheric and computational sciences among middle and high school students. Anticipated start date is Spring or Summer 2020.
Apply at: https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/en-us/job/499582/postdoctoral-associate
Contact Jean Mohammadi-Aragh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
8. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Lecturer, ExEEd at Rowan University
The Experiential Engineering Education Department (ExEEd) in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer positions with primary responsibilities in undergraduate teaching. ExEEd is home to the Freshman and Sophomore Engineering Clinic sequence, a hallmark of Rowan’s innovative undergraduate engineering program featuring multidisciplinary, hands-on, project-oriented experiences. The ability to teach discipline specific engineering courses is viewed positively. The position provides an opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative projects and pedagogies in an environment where excellence in teaching is needed and valued. Although this is a non-tenure track position, the position offers employment security in two- to five-year reappointments.
Applicants must have earned a Master of Science degree, preferably a Ph.D., in an Engineering discipline, Engineering Education, or equivalent field. Industrial experience, while not required, would be very valuable. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to offer an exciting design experience in a project-based learning environment. We seek candidates who are committed to building an inclusive environment for students from diverse backgrounds including women, students of color, LGBTQ students, first generation college students, students with disabilities, students with low socioeconomic status, and veterans.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applications should include the following, assembled in the following order in a single PDF file: 1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications, 2) current detailed CV, 3) statement of teaching interests, 4) a statement addressing how you would incorporate diversity and inclusion into your teaching materials and methods and 5) names and contact information for three references. Please name the file as _Application.pdf. Optionally, additional relevant documentation may be submitted in an Appendix as a separate file, named _Appendix.pdf. Please apply at: https://jobs.rowan.edu/en-us/job/494276/lecturer-in-exeed-full-time-nontenure. Interested candidates can contact Dr. Jess Everett, Chair of Search Committee at email@example.com.
9. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple open-rank positions available in engineering and computing education at Florida International University
Florida International University (FIU) invites applications and nominations for open-rank faculty in the newly formed school dedicated to engineering and computing education. This new unit (https://succeed.fiu.edu/), which is part of FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing and collaborates closely with the university’s STEM Transformation Institute, has created the first engineering and computing education program at a minority-serving institution. The School houses two degree programs: a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education.
Florida International University (FIU) is the fourth largest public university in the United States, and is a majority-minority R1 research university. FIU has a vibrant STEM education research group, and there are also ample education research opportunities afforded in Dade and Broward counties which host the nation’s largest and 4th largest state colleges and two of the largest public school districts.
We are seeking faculty at all levels as we continue to grow our community. More information and link to FIU job site containing the official position description and application: https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=519932. Please feel free to contact Laird Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark Weiss (email@example.com) if you have interest, and/or to spread the word to colleagues in other engineering and computing education disciplines.
10. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering Education at Florida International University
Florida International University (FIU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Founding Director of the newly formed school dedicated to engineering and computing education. This new unit (https://succeed.fiu.edu/), which is part of FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing and collaborates closely with the university’s STEM Transformation Institute, has created the first engineering and computing education program at a minority-serving institution. The School houses two degree programs: a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education. Over the past two years, SUCCEED has begun to build collaborations within the College of Engineering and Computing and pursue research and education projects in alignment with the School’s mission to serve a diverse student population locally and globally.
We are seeking a Founding Director to support the growth of our community and programs. The Founding Director, who will report to the Dean of the College, will have a unique opportunity to lead and collaborate with SUCCEED’s faculty, staff, and students to craft and execute a vision for this newly formed school. FIU has a vibrant research environment, a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, a strong record of engagement with community partners, and a trajectory for continued growth. Successful candidates for the Founding Director position must have outstanding credentials in engineering or computing education research and teaching along with a commitment to facilitating the growth of SUCCEED in alignment with its values of diversity, inclusion and equity. The candidate will provide strategic and academic leadership in education, mentorship of junior faculty and graduate students, cross-disciplinary research and collaboration, service, and engagement activities. As the Director of SUCCEED, candidates will also manage academic, administrative, budget and personnel decisions.
More information and link to FIU job site containing the official position description and application: https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=519932. Please feel free to contact Laird Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark Weiss (email@example.com) if you have interest, and/or to spread the word to colleagues in other engineering and computing education disciplines.
11. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Openings, Volgenaur School of Engineering, George Mason University
George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering has multiple faculty openings in Computer Science (CS) and Information Sciences & Technology (IST) and welcomes applications from those working in the areas of Computing and Engineering Education, and Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining.
Please see the job listings here:
Feel free to contact me if you have questions: Aditya Johri, firstname.lastname@example.org
12. 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: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/743/cw/en-us/job/495795/assistant-professor-department-of-civil-and-environmental-engineering