ERM Announcements, July 1, 2021

Dear ERM members,

Greetings from a very rainy central Pennsylvania! It’s July and that means it’s almost time for the annual ASEE conference, which is just a couple of weeks away!

As you start to build your schedule for the conference, I wanted to highlight a few ERM meetings that I hope you will attend (all listed in Pacific Daylight Time). These are meetings that will give you time to learn more about ERM and to network with our community. I hope to see you at some of these!

ERM Community Welcome Session – July 27 from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
ERM Business Meeting – July 28 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
ERM Annual Community Celebration and Awards Reception – July 28 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.

ERM also has quite a few technical sessions, workshops, and a distinguished lecture, which will feature a panel this year. In the next newsletter, I’ll give you more information about the upcoming workshops and distinguished lecture, which sound very interesting! If you have any questions about any of the events listed above, let me know.

We all know how hard it is to be on Zoom all day, so share with me some of your strategies that you’ll use to keep focused during the sessions of ASEE! Personally, I enjoy sewing while I listen to technical sessions. Embroidery helps me to keep my mind on the topic at hand and keeps me relaxed. I have heard that there is a group of other crafters who do similar things during sessions. What are your techniques for staying focused? Let me know by e-mail and I’ll share some in the next newsletter.

I hope you are all doing well!


ERM Announcements for 7/1/2021

General Announcements

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering in Crisis – An Oral History Project
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Call for Reviewers – International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: 2022 Chemical Engineering Summer School – Call for Workshop Proposals

Position Announcements

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Cornell BEE Postdoc position
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Professor Position – Purdue University School of Engineering Education
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Design Lab Manager at New York University’s MakerSpace
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Postdoctoral position in at the University of Houston
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral position at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

General Announcements

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering in Crisis – An Oral History Project

This is a project of the International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace. Our objective is to capture your thoughts, experiences, and responses to intersecting crises of COVID-19, white supremacy, anti-blackness, police violence, late capitalism, technologies and engineerings, power formations, state violence, academia, and engineering education over the past year. Oral history can be a story, anger and frustrations through rant, proclaiming joy and renewal, back of the envelope ideas and theories, poems, prose, fiction, or critiques. Oral history is anything and everything you wish to document in time. These are not peer-reviewed or revised. Your oral history is your truth to note for the next generation. Entries can be named or anonymous, with a suggested maximum length 1000 words to be published as a special feature in the next journal issue.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Call for Reviewers – International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace

Call for Reviewers – International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace.

The English and Spanish editorial teems are seeking reviewers for our review pool. The International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace is dedicated to the theory and practice of engineering that extends social justice and peace in the world. Our approach works toward engineering practices that enhance gender, racial, class, and cultural equity and are democratic, non-oppressive, and non-violent. The journal serves practicing engineers, engineering educators, and a general audience that seeks to better understand the progressive potential of engineering. The journal is peer reviewed, and the peer-review process is designed accommodate scholars as well as engineering practitioners and other interested parties. We do have a primary goal of prioritizing content over linguistic rigidity, and seek to nurture and foster scholarship in these liminal, often obscured subject areas.The Spanish editorial team is also accepting reviewers in Puertroguese.


EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: 2022 Chemical Engineering Summer School – Call for Workshop Proposals

The 2022 Chemical Engineering Summer School will be held July 25 – July 29, 2022, on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. The summer school is intended to provide guidance and resources to help new faculty excel as teachers and as scholars. It is intended for early-career Chemical Engineering educators (as well as future faculty) in appointments of all types; instructional-, professional-, or tenure-track.

The planning committee at this time welcomes proposals to present sessions at the summer school. Our goal is to build a program that offers a broad range of high-quality sessions, so that individual participants can customize their summer school experience for their professional needs and goals. We seek sessions that address a topic or issue that is of significant interest to Chemical Engineering educators, and that will have a real and lasting impact on how the attendees will function as Chemical Engineering educators. We would like to solicit broadly three types of proposals:

Pedagogical Proposals (150 min) are ones that address a particular instructional practice or pedagogical technique in education (e.g. active learning, problem-based learning, studio-based delivery, inclusive teaching practices, etc).
Content Proposals (90 min) are ones that focus on providing attendees with materials and best practices in a specific area that they may be teaching (e.g.what topics and how to teach thermo, fluids, design, etc).
Broader Professional Topics (90 min) center around professional activities beyond the other two (e.g. proposal writing, NSF broader impacts, advising, safezone). In addition, if your proposal contains a substantial component addressing Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, please describe that in the proposal as well.

The body of the proposal will be entered into a Google form (link below), and should be at most the equivalent of 2 pages long (excluding appendices). The committee may follow up with you to request clarifications or to discuss possibilities for refining your session to make it more complementary in the program as a whole.

To submit a proposal, please fill out the Google Form at , and include any documents as a single PDF. Proposals will be accepted between June 1, 2021 and September 1, 2021. We anticipate notifying presenters by December 31, 2021. For any questions on sessions, please contact the programming committee at

Position Announcements

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Cornell BEE Postdoc position

Position Description and Responsibilities: The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Engineering Pedagogy, specifically implementing active learning strategies at the individual course and the curriculum level. The appointment is for one year, renewable for an additional year. The position is part of the Cornell’s Active Learning Initiative:

Goals of the Active Learning Initiative: In this Active Learning Initiative (ALI), BEE will transform several courses in the biological engineering curriculum via an integrated, spiral approach that progressively builds students’ understanding of complex problem formulation. A core component of this ALI is ongoing documentation of the process and outcomes, continuously communicating with departmental colleagues to reduce the barrier to infusion of active learning throughout the curriculum and department. Initially, the ALI will transform 1) BEE 3500: Heat and Mass Transfer; and 2) BEE/MAE 4530: Computer-Aided Engineering.

Role of Postdoctoral Associate: The postdoc will work closely with the faculty instructor to design active learning strategies, implement these strategies through creating in-class activities, digital course content and assignments. For example, the postdoc will have the opportunity to develop digital simulations and problem-solving videos. The postdoc will help develop student assessments and feedback mechanisms to refine course material and strategies for future implementation. Eventually, the postdoc will be responsible for documenting and disseminating active learning strategies to the department faculty and assisting them in incorporating active learning into their courses. The postdoc will work alongside another BEE postdoc and a cohort of Cornell ALI postdocs through the Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation. The project is expected to lead to conference presentations and/or archival journal articles in engineering education. To help maintain continuity with research, the candidate is expected to pursue a formal research program in the areas of computational mechanics and/or heat and mass transfer as a secondary activity.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in an engineering discipline and demonstrated experience and success in the classroom are required. The candidate must have demonstrated interest in creating and/or applying active learning strategies and advancing engineering pedagogy. The candidate must have relevant background in at least two of the following areas for her/his research program: Solid mechanics, Transport phenomena, Computational modeling, and Multiphase transport in porous media.

Applications and Starting Date:
Anticipated start date is as soon as possible. Applications including a CV, a statement of teaching experience and pedagogy development, research interests, and the names of at least three references should be submitted to the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering. Applications will be reviewed starting July 1 2021 and will be accepted until this position is filled. A statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion is also required ( Please submit your application via Academic Jobs Online at the following link: If you have specific questions about the position, please contact Professor Ashim Datta at

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Professor Position – Purdue University School of Engineering Education

The School of Engineering Education, an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering, invites applications for a position at the rank of Professor. The complete position description and information on where to submit an application can be found at:

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Design Lab Manager at New York University’s MakerSpace

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering (TSoE) MakerSpace is seeking a MakerSpace Design Lab Manager to support and develop project-based learning opportunities. NYU-TSoE is planning to enhance the experiential learning component across all disciplines of engineering and the MakerSpace is expected to play a pivotal role in realizing these opportunities. This position will report to the MakerSpace Director and assist in growth of design thinking and design process learning. They will develop new workshops, lead Design Lab programming (, and work closely with the Director to assess extracurricular learning and peer-led instruction in the space.

Please visit the job posting for more information and to apply:

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Postdoctoral position in at the University of Houston

The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston invites candidates to apply for the position of Engineering Education Postdoctoral Associate. A successful candidate requires qualitative and/or mixed methods research knowledge, excellent writing skills, taking initiative, proven experience collaborating across disciplines, and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Most important the candidate must be willing to work in a fast-paced, high impact environment to help build and establish a new program.
The post-doc will support multiple engineering education projects led by Dr. Jerrod A. Henderson. For example, one project related to factors that impact advanced engineering degree attainment among Black males and another related to the impact of crises such as COVID 19 on faculty research, teaching, and service productivity.

Job responsibilities include:
Conducting literature reviews
Planning and conducting qualitative and/or mixed methods research projects collaboratively with project PI and Co-PIs
Analyzing qualitative and/or quantitative data
Publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals
Developing grant proposals under the direction of Dr. Jerrod A. Henderson
Mentoring graduate and undergraduate researchers
Participating in a post-doctoral mentoring plan led by Dr. Jerrod A. Henderson

This position is one year in duration. Required application materials include cover letter, CV, 1 writing sample (preferred peer reviewed publication), and a list of three references.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD or EdD in engineering education, STEM education, or education
Preferred Qualifications: At least one degree in engineering or other STEM discipline with demonstrated experience in education, engineering education, or design education, previous grant proposal writing experience

Application Deadline: June 18, 2021
Start date: September 1, 2021 (or earlier)
Salary Range: $50,000- $56,000 plus benefits
Submit all application materials to Dr. Jerrod A. Henderson at

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral position at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

The Department of Communication and Learning in Science (CLS) at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, announces a call for a postdoctoral position. The position is fully funded for 24 months, starting in November 2021 (or another later date agreed with the applicant).

This is an open call for a postdoctoral project focusing on teaching and learning in interdisciplinary, individualized and flexible education in engineering and architecture. The successful applicant is expected to be a highly active member of the engineering education research group at CLS, which has an ongoing research strand dedicated to the thematic area of this position.

The deadline for applications is 31 August, 2021. Please refer to the advertisements for particulars and contact information.

Ref 20210301 Postdoc in engineering education research

For questions, please contact Anders Johansson, Senior Lecturer, Engineering Education Research, E-mail: OR Malin Kjellberg, Head of Division, Engineering Education Research, E-mail: