ERM Announcements, September 1, 2022

Dear ERM members,

Hello! As you might remember, these months you are receiving the ERM bi-weekly announcements from your division directors. I am pleased to share with you those of September. This edition, include interesting research taking place, and many positions available.

Most colleges and universities have started the new academic year. I was personally finding a hard time getting excited for the new semester, like the enthusiasm I have for meeting a new cohort of undergraduates I know I can impact positively. But it was difficult to find such excitement amidst the craziness of keeping up with the multiple demands of my job as faculty. Yet, I finally found my strength in my community, and knowing I am not the only one with such struggles; moreover, learning strategies from each other. I hope that you know your tribe and rely on them for support and recharging throughout this semester and beyond.

Wishing you a Fall semester full of successes and work-life balance!

Warm regards,

Matilde Sánchez-Peña

ERM Announcements for 9/1/2022

General Announcements

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Seeking Latine and Hispanic Professors in STEM


  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Fall 2022 Open House – Virginia Tech Engineering Education Ph.D. Program


Position Announcements

  1. POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Engineering Education at University of Connecticut

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship (welcome applicants with an Engineering background)


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Associate Director, Bridge Scholars


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor of Instruction of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Newark College of Engineering – New Jersey Institute of Technology






General Announcements


  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Seeking Latine and Hispanic Professors in STEM


As part of the Hiring Interventions for Representation and Equity (HIRE) Alliance project funded by the National Science Foundation (HRD-2113355), and we are looking for research participants for our study.

Specifically, we are looking to interview STEM teaching-focused (either in teaching-focused institutions or in teaching-focused roles at research intensive institutions) faculty in higher education about their pathways to the professoriate.

If you are interested, please complete this interest survey:

Please contact Natascha Buswell with your questions at, and please pass on this call to anyone you know who might be interested!

Thank you!

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Fall 2022 Open House – Virginia Tech Engineering Education Ph.D. Program


The Engineering Education Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech will host an Open House for prospective Ph.D. students on October 20-21, 2022. Participants are invited to attend On-Campus (in-person) or virtually. Both the On-Campus Open House and the Virtual Open House will feature an introduction to our program, a seminar given by leaders in the engineering education field, and a chance to talk with faculty and current graduate students. Attendees will learn more about our Ph.D. program and welcoming community.

A limited number of travel grants (for travel within the US) are available to attend the On-Campus Open House. Information about the travel grants and registration links are available on our Open House webpage.

We strongly encourage people who are interested in a Ph.D. program that is balanced between research and real-world application to apply. Visit the Virginia Tech Engineering Education website to learn more about our Ph.D. program.

We hope you give Virginia Tech serious consideration as you explore Ph.D. programs! If you have any questions, please contact Mara Knott, Academic Program Manager, at



Position Announcements

  1. POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Engineering Education at University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for an open-rank, tenured, or tenure-track faculty position in the School of Engineering with a focus on Engineering Education Research.  Candidates may have a background in any of the engineering disciplines represented in the School (see, in addition to Engineering Education, STEM Education, or another closely related area. Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) is a growing area of interest at UConn, with discipline-based education researchers across several science and engineering disciplines. There is a strong track record of educational research on campus, and partnerships with educational researchers in the nationally recognized Neag School of Education are common ( Discipline-based education researchers on campus also collaborate with the University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) (

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding, high-quality publications, impact as measured through citations, and national recognition such as honorific awards. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to the development and implementation of effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the development of new and innovative courses and instruction methods in their core discipline as well as in Engineering Education, and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


An earned Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, including engineering education, STEM education, or a closely related field; a proven record of excellence in teaching; and, depending on rank and experience, a demonstrated track record (or potential thereof) of successful research and scholarship, and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. Equivalent international degrees are acceptable.


Demonstrated experience in educational research methods as applied to engineering and higher education settings. Educational research in areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as they intersect with elements of engineering education are especially welcome. An outstanding record (or potential thereof) of research and scholarship excellence; commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, online instruction; the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and

submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.)
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • Sample journal articles or books
  • Contact for 3 references (name and email, no actual letters required at this stage)

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue through the fall semester. Applications received by December 1, 2022, will receive full consideration. For more

information regarding the School of Engineering, please visit the website at

Please direct any questions to Prof. Dan Burkey (

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship (welcome applicants with an Engineering background)


The Center for Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor faculty position in any area related to entrepreneurship to begin in the fall semester of 2023. This full-time, non-tenure track position with benefits offers an initial two-year appointment with possibility of renewal and promotion on a teaching-centered career path. Because this is a teaching-centric role, responsibilities are divided 80% teaching and 20% service. The course load is 3 per semester (a 3:3 load), including development and delivery of two FYS (“first year seminar” courses. The person in this role will also contribute to the co-curricular programming of the Center for Entrepreneurship. The successful candidate will diversify our team through their expertise and will provide significant educational contributions in support of our students’ development as entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders.

As a collegiate university, WFU combines the tradition and intimacy of a small liberal arts college (approximately 5200 undergraduates and 3200 graduate and professional students in the Schools of Medicine, Law, Divinity, and Business) with the innovation and vitality of a research university. Embracing WFU’s culture as a leading collegiate university in the US [], the Center of Entrepreneurship is part of the undergraduate College, which prides itself in realizing the university motto of Pro Humanitate (for humanity) through its commitment to the engaged liberal arts and the teacher-scholar ideal.

The Center for Entrepreneurship offers an exciting interdisciplinary minor that draws over 300 students (49% female and 19% ethnic minorities) who are majors across 27 disciplines, including History, Sociology, Psychology, Business, Communication, Engineering, and Environmental Science and Sustainability, providing a rich environment for diverse perspectives and collaborations to identify high impact solutions to high impact problems for the betterment of our world. In addition to our undergraduate minor, we offer a robust set of co-curricular programs that draw creatively on the liberal arts to prepare ethical and effective entrepreneurs. If selected, you will be joining a dynamic program that is on the rise nationally, having been up for four major awards at key conferences over the past four years. We welcome candidates with a Masters or Ph.D. in entrepreneurship, sociology, communication, engineering, psychology, gender and women’s studies, education, arts, management, and organizational behavior, among other fields who specialize in or have a significant interest in working across disciplines to pursue entrepreneurship-related teaching. Compelling applicants will demonstrate an openness to interdisciplinary engagement and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, including international students, first-generation students, and those who identify as members of historically marginalized communities. Additionally, Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Click here to apply and for application instructions

Please direct any questions to Dr. Michael Gross (


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Associate Director, Bridge Scholars


We seek a founding Associate Director for Brown’s Bridge Scholars Program to bring vision and leadership to development of a new summer bridge program, building on the work of Brown’s 2020-21 Task Force on Anti-Black Racism. This new program will incorporate best practices in the field and will center the experiences of PEERS (persons excluded because of race and ethnicity) to increase diversity among future leaders. Initial programming will include a 6-7- week residential Summer Bridge program, offering for-credit and community-building experiences to develop a campus culture of equity.

The Associate Director will hire and supervise a program manager and hire and coordinate the work of participating faculty and student workers. This position will work collaboratively with Sheridan staff and campus partners to develop and evaluate this initiative. This is a three-year term appointment with possibility for renewal. For candidates who seek to teach a course in the program, there is also the possibility of a non-tenure-track faculty appointment. For additional information and application, see the Brown Career site (REQ181106). Please submit a cover letter and CV, bundled as a single .pdf. For full consideration, please apply by September 2, 2022, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For questions about the position, please contact Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning Mary Wright at



  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor of Instruction of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida


The Department of Mechanical Engineering ( at the University of South Florida invites applications for a non-tenure track full-time position at the Assistant Professor of Instruction level starting during academic year 2023-24. Applicants in the areas of Mechanical Engineering discipline are encouraged to apply for this position. This position requires an earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Some of the desired expertise include demonstrated teaching experience at the university level in thermal systems and heat transfer, programming (MATLAB), computational methods, thermodynamics, student design projects, and development of new undergraduate mechanical engineering laboratory experiments.

For more details and to apply for the job, please visit:


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Newark College of Engineering – NJIT


Position Summary:

The School of Applied Engineering and Technology (SAET) of the Newark College of Engineering at NJIT invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The newly formed Engineering Education Unit at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has a position available for a post-doctoral fellow. During this 12-month position, the postdoctoral fellow will participate in data collection and analysis, training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, preparing manuscripts, presenting at conferences, and grant writing.

A portion of time will also be devoted to professional development experiences as identified by the fellow. Candidates nearing graduation are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate for this position requires strong quantitative and qualitative research knowledge and excellent writing skills.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

– Ph.D. in engineering education, higher education, STEM education, statistics, or other related fields.

– At the university’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

For questions, please contact Prateek Shekhar via email Submit your application via:

To send an announcement to the ERM listserv, please prepare a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs as well as a subject line. Be sure that the announcement includes the person to contact with questions. Submit all of this information to Allison Godwin via Announcements will be sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month. Submissions 48 hours before these dates will be guaranteed to be included in announcements. Each set of announcements will be included in the announcements email twice. Announcements will also be recorded on the ERM website:

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