ERM Announcements, February 15, 2023

Dear ERM members,

I didn’t note the start of Black History Month in our last newsletter, but I didn’t want to miss highlighting the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Black scholars in our community. As a white person, this month is an opportunity to reflect on my role in addressing anti-Blackness in our U.S. context, and not just for one month but throughout the year. I’d love to hear what others are doing to learn, grow, or amply efforts for justice. We had a significant emphasis on efforts related to the ASEE Year of Impact on Racial Equity last year, including sponsored sessions with the Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. That work has not stopped just because we have moved into the next year. Look for a follow-up to the ERM Director’s Special Session from last year in our upcoming program.

In this newsletter, there are a number of announcements for opportunities to volunteer and get engaged with research studies and efforts within the community. There are also a number of new positions open in engineering education research.

Hope things are going well for each of you!

All my best,


ERM Announcements for 2/15/2023

General Announcements 

  1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2023 Apprentice Faculty Grant Program Accepting Applications until February 28
  2. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Review Apprentice Faculty Grant Applications
  4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: International Research Symposium on Problem-Based Learning 2023
  5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Seeking Recent Engineering and Engineering Education Ph.D. Graduates with Positive Mentoring Experiences
  6. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: ERM Best Paper Committee
  7. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Learning Workshop—Efficacy in Hybrid Teamwork: Classroom Instruction & Workforce Preparation
  8. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: New Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) Two-Year Track


Position Announcements 

  1. POSITION ANNOUCEMENT:Tenure-Track Faculty Instructor at Columbus State Community College
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Tenure Track Faculty Position related to ERM/pedagogical research at Grand Valley State University
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Multiple Open-Rank Lecturer Positions in the Georgia Institute of Technology Biomedical Engineering Department
  4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Postdoctoral fellowship at Georgia Tech researching curricular change
  5. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Engineering Education at the University of Arizona
  6. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Director, Polytechnic Tutoring Center, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Program Director, National Science Foundation

General Announcements

  1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2023 Apprentice Faculty Grant Program Accepting Applications until February 28

The Apprentice Faculty Grant (AFG) Program within the Educational Research and Methods (ERM) Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) encourages and honors promising emerging engineering education scholars who have the potential for substantial contributions to the community.

In conjunction with the 2023 ASEE Annual Conference, the AFG program will grant up to four awards to emerging engineering education scholars, which may include: senior graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, junior faculty, staff members, or senior ranking faculty who meet the criteria of an emerging engineering education scholar (refer to the website below for details). Each award will include: 1) connection with a mentor who is a senior scholar in the engineering education community at the ASEE conference, and 2) support for conference travel expenses. AFG recipients are expected to attend the full duration of the annual ASEE conference, including conference sessions in the ERM division, the ERM Annual Community Celebration and Awards Reception (ticket included), and a meet-and-greet with the other AFG recipients and mentors. We also highly encourage AFG recipients to attend at least one workshop.

(Please note that given ASEE’s financial issues, the exact level of financial support is still under consideration. And, ERM is currently unable to make awards because all ASEE Division accounts are frozen. ERM is still committed to providing support for conference travel expenses for AFG winners and will provide more details when they become available.)

For more details, including how to apply, please refer to If you have any questions please contact Ana Rynerson (Senior Chair) at or Aaron Johnson (Junior Chair) at

  1. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Review Apprentice Faculty Grant Applications

We are seeking volunteers to review applications for this year’s ERM Apprentice Faculty Grant (AFG) program. The commitment for this role involves reviewing 3 application packages, each of which will take approximately 30 minutes. You will be provided specific review criteria and your responses will be collected online. Past award winners and senior engineering education researchers are particularly encouraged to help. With thanks from your ERM AFG committee co-chairs, Ana Rynearson (Senior Chair) and Aaron Johnson (Junior Chair). If you have any questions please contact Ana Rynearson

To sign up to be a reviewer, please complete this form by Feb. 28.


We are pleased to invite you to X-DBER 2023, a conference exploring themes in discipline-based education research across STEM disciplines. This virtual conference will take place April 3-5, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

We wanted to provide advanced notification that abstracts (250 words max) for talk and poster presentations will be due Sun, Feb 12. More detailed programming information, including the abstract submission portal, will be available soon.

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: International Research Symposium on Problem-Based Learning 2023


Online registration is now open for TEE2023: The International Research Symposium on Problem-Based Learning 2023 on the theme of Transforming Engineering Education.

The conference will take place from June 21-23, 2023, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

To access the registration form, please go the conference website and follow the link at the top of the page:

For questions or more information contact:

Dr. Rea Lavi

Lecturer and Curriculum Designer, NEET program

School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue, 5-332, Cambridge, MA 02139

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Seeking Recent Engineering and Engineering Education Ph.D. Graduates with Positive Mentoring Experiences


To help better understand and support women doctoral candidates in engineering disciplines and engineering education research programs, we are looking for research participants for our study.

Specifically, we are looking to interview individuals who identify as women and have completed (or are about to complete) a doctoral dissertation in an engineering discipline or an engineering education research program and their mentors about their mentoring experiences and strategies that helped them navigate their pathway through graduate school. All interview participants will receive a $25 Amazon e-gift card for their time. If you would be interested, please complete this interest survey:

Please contact Jennifer Brown with your questions at, and please pass on this call to anyone you know who might be interested. Thank you!

  1. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: ERM Best Paper Committee


The ERM Best Paper Committee is looking for volunteers to help review papers for the Best Paper award. This process takes place after regular reviews are submitted, typically in the March to April time frame. Committee members are asked to review several papers using a rubric and then discuss as a group to identify finalist papers, which are reviewed by the whole committee to determine the winner. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to join the Best Paper Committee for this year, please email Kirsten Davis (

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Learning Workshop—Efficacy in Hybrid Teamwork: Classroom Instruction & Workforce Preparation



Efficacy in Hybrid Teamwork: Classroom Instruction & Workforce Preparation is an online workshop for educators, administrators, and learning technology specialists who want to better understand and support the needs of STEM instructors in shaping the new future of the educational landscape.

During this workshop, participants will learn and discuss the core principles of teams’ work experiences, and how hybrid learning environments can hinder or support these principles.

A Structure-Climate (SC) approach to teamwork will be explored as a way of designing synchronous and asynchronous hybrid experiences to help set expectations that create productive and equitable workflows. This workshop takes place in one 3-hour instructor-led session. Throughout the workshop, there will be multiple opportunities to ask questions, participate in breakout discussions, and share reflections with the facilitator and other participants.

How You Will Benefit

  • You will learn about opportunities and challenges of synchronous and asynchronous hybrid learning environments for collaborative work.
  • You will learn about a Structure-Climate (SC) approach.
  • You will use a Structure-Climate (SC) approach to practice designing hybrid teamwork experiences relevant to individual educational needs.
  • You will engage with a network of professionals outside of your university and discipline.

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for educators, administrators, and staff for K-12, college, and university level institutions, as well as educational technology specialists, who want to better understand ways of effectively supporting hybrid learning environments.

Find more information about this workshop here:

  1. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: New Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) Two-Year Track


The Directorates for Engineering (ENG) and STEM Education (EDU) have released a new solicitation NSF 23-553 with an upcoming deadline of May 10, 2023. The RED Two-Year track supports projects developed among multiple two-year institutions to expand the path to engineering and engineering technology four-year programs. RED projects design revolutionary new approaches to engineering education, and focus on organizational and cultural change within departments, involving students, faculty, staff, and industry in rethinking what it means to provide an engineering program.  Visit the RED Program page for more information, or contact Kemi Ladeji-Osias ( Register to attend one of two upcoming webinars on February 21 at 1:30 pm or March 8 at 2:30 pm, all times Eastern.​

Position Announcements


  1. POSITION ANNOUCEMENT:Tenure-Track Faculty Instructor at Columbus State Community College


The Department of Physical and Biological Sciences at Columbus State Community College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in engineering. This would be a teaching focused position and candidates would be expected to teach from Fundamentals of Engineering, Statics and Dynamics courses, 15 contact hours per semester. This is a union position and faculty have the opportunity to teach an overload each semester and over the summer if they wish.

Students at CSCC come from diverse backgrounds and experiences and are able to complete the first two years towards a Bachelor’s degree while earning their Associate’s degree. With an annual enrollment of 45,000 students, Columbus State Community College is the largest community college in Ohio and among the largest community colleges in the nation.

At Columbus State Community College, we pride ourselves in being Central Ohio’s front door to higher education and a leader in advancing our region’s prosperity. By joining our team, you will contribute to our mission to educate and inspire an entire community of learners. Together we can change lives and help our students achieve their goals. We are teachers, administrators, and staff members committed to a common goal: student success. We believe that fulfilling lives are grounded in self-awareness and continuous learning. We embrace bold ideas, lead by action and example, and recognize that more can be accomplished together than alone. We believe that a community college needs to look like the community. With that in mind, we are a proud reflection of the demographics of Central Ohio, and we leverage the College’s rich diversity to strengthen our community and increase regional prosperity.

For more information about the position, please visit our job ad here!

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Tenure Track Faculty Position related to ERM/pedagogical research at Grand Valley State University


The School of Engineering at Grand Valley State University is seeking to fill a tenure track position in interdisciplinary engineering (IE).  The position involves teaching engineering foundations courses common to all engineering majors.  Pedagogical research on topics like the first-year engineering experience, cornerstone design, retention, and so on would be a strong fit for this position.  The IE program at GVSU offers a very flexible BSE program with optional emphases in mechatronics, alternative energy, environmental engineering, or engineering management.  Additionally, IE oversees the engineering foundations courses, mandatory co-op, and senior project which are common to all engineering programs at GVSU.

Doctoral candidates who will defend their thesis by summer 2023 are encouraged to apply.

GVSU’s School of Engineering is on the downtown campus in Grand Rapids, MI.  Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan with a population of roughly 200,000.  GVSU is a division 2 school with an enrollment of roughly 24,000.  The School of Engineering has roughly 1200 students and 50 faculty and staff.

Apply now:

Email any questions to:

Dr. Ryan Krauss

Interdisciplinary Engineering Committee Chair

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Multiple Open-Rank Lecturer Positions in the Georgia Institute of Technology Biomedical Engineering Department

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University has openings for Lecturer positions. Our community of 1,200 undergraduates, 400 graduate students, and more than 150 faculty and staff make us one of the largest and most diverse BME programs in the country. We value and work to improve our educational programs as evidenced by the 2019 Bernard M. Gordon prize.

For this role, we are interested in candidates who contribute to the culture of instructional excellence and ongoing innovation primarily but not solely in our undergraduate program. We have specifically identified four areas of focus for these positions: (1) fluid mechanics, transport phenomena, and related biological mechanisms and biomedical applications; (2) introduction to human physiology, biological systems physiology, and organ function; (3) engineering design, especially medical devices, FDA regulation, and human-centered design; (4) engineering communication focused on storytelling to support individual development, leadership, and career progress. An extended job ad can be foundhere. That job ad contains example syllabi for each of the four areas, information about the department, and application instructions. Applications can be submitted here – please note that we are using an anonymous first round review of candidates and ask that candidates submit blinded documents as described in the extended ad.

For inquiries, please contact the Search Committee at


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Postdoctoral fellowship at Georgia Tech researching curricular change


The STELAR lab in the Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering Department is hiring for a full-time, multi-year, Postdoctoral Fellowship position focused on researching curricular and cultural change in undergraduate education. We expect the position to focus on research about faculty and departments as they work on creating and implementing curricular innovations as part of a large-scale curricular change grant. Specifically, we are engaged in research on how individuals, groups, and units engage in the process of curricular change and how that process interacts with the culture of teaching and learning in the department. The work builds heavily on prior engineering education work on Fidelity of Implementation (c.f., Borrego et al., 2013; Morel et al., 2019).

A strong candidate will have experience working with engineering faculty as a research population as well as experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Academic and/or professional experience related to the above research areas alongside evidence of research productivity in these areas is strongly preferred. Experience with artifact analysis would also be helpful. Experience with engineering or a similar STEM discipline, especially as it relates to educational norms and discourse, is highly preferred. Candidates are required to have a PhD by their start date. The position carries a yearly stipend of $60,000. In addition to stipend, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be provided with a moving stipend and reasonable and relevant professional development expenses.


Applicants are asked to submit (1) a one-page cover letter, (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, (3) a published academic writing sample pertinent to the role, and (4) a list of contact information for three references. Note: reference letters are not needed at application. Application materials should be emailed as a single PDF file to: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Engineering Education at the University of Arizona


A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at the University of Arizona to work on engineering education research in collaboration with an interdisciplinary research team. Expected projects include two NSF-funded projects relating to translating research on asset-based pedagogy into actionable educational practice (with an emphasis on instructor professional development); and makerspace digital badging. Expected responsibilities include:

  • Oversee data collection and analysis using survey measures.
  • Conduct interviews with undergraduate engineering students. Organize and analyze qualitative data using Software tools (e.g., NVivo, Dedoose).
  • Improve existing educational modules related to 3D printing and makerspace technologies.
  • Facilitate professional development for engineering instructors.

Qualifications include a proven track record of writing and publishing conference and journal publications and PhD in Engineering or Engineering Education. The selected candidate must have a conferred PhD upon hire. At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies.

For more information and to apply, please visit or contact Hannah Budinoff at

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Director, Polytechnic Tutoring Center, NYU Tandon School of Engineering


The Polytechnic Tutoring Center (PTC) seeks a STEM education practitioner to assist the Senior Director in the overall management of the PTC. The Assistant Director will serve as a mentor and supervisor to undergraduate tutors, developing their content knowledge; develop course-specific tutor training materials; assess and redevelop review session materials; liaise with faculty to ensure alignment with course content; conduct assessments regarding usage and student performance; assist with the oversight of the reception area and supervision of student front-desk aides and one Graduate Assistant. Participation in Admitted Students Day, New Student Orientation, and commencement activities will be needed periodically.

Tutor Hiring and Supervision: Interview prospective tutors and proctor qualifying exams; coordinate and facilitate orientation sessions for new hires; create optimal tutoring schedules for each subject area, staffing for in-person drop-in, in-person appointments, and online tutoring modes; staff mock exam sessions


Lead tutor training meeting, presenting best practices; identify gaps in tutor content knowledge and develop resources to enhance tutor performance; develop and conduct tutor observations and assessments, setting key benchmarks and provide feedback; identify external professional development opportunities for tutors and team leads


Assist with the identification of other (not currently tutored) courses for tutorial support, staff appropriate tutors and track student demand and engagement

Content Development: Develop new and revise existing tutor qualifying exams; develop new and modify existing mock exams for review sessions; identify and develop subject-based study materials (e.g. quick reference guides, infographics, etc.) for supported courses 25%
Faculty Engagement: Liaise with faculty to ensure tutorial content is aligned with course content; partner with faculty to develop course-specific study skills workshops; seek faculty input to identify course-specific topics in need of reinforcement and create workshops to enhance student success 20%
Data Management: Assist with the collection, compilation, and analysis of PTC utilization and satisfaction data. Use data to guide tutor training materials and delivery models. 10%
Community Engagement: Participate in yield events sponsored by the Enrollment Management team, engaging with prospective students and their families. Participate in New Student Orientation and Tandon Graduation Ceremony, assisting students and the Office of Student Life and Engagement Team 5%

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Program Director, National Science Foundation


The Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) in the Directorate forEngineering is seeking a Program Director to work jointly with the Engineering Education cluster and the Engineering Workforce Development cluster, through a temporary (“rotator”) appointment. The selected individual will work with, and support, the lead Program Directors of the two clusters. The appointment will be made for one year, and it may be extended for additional years by mutual agreement. Formal consideration of interested applicants will begin February 8, 2023 and will continue until a selection is made. The selected applicant is expected to start in May 2023.

General Engineer (Program Director) | NSF – National Science Foundation

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:

For more resources and position announcements, please refer to the Engineering Education Community Resource Wiki available at  A direct link to job postings at