ERM Apprentice Faculty Grant – Accepting Applications, February 19, 2024

Hello ERM Community,

I am pleased to report that we are accepting applications for the ASEE ERM Apprentice Faculty Grant (AFG) Program! Please read below and consider applying yourself or passing on to someone you think should apply.
Please refer to the following webpage, which also includes a link to the application form:
The Apprentice Faculty Grant (AFG) Program encourages and honors promising emerging engineering education scholars who have the potential for substantial contributions to the community.

In conjunction with the 2024 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) $500 to support 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.

If you have any questions please contact Aaron Johnson at

ERM Announcements, February 15, 2024

Hi, ERM folks!

Just a couple of quick words from me before you scroll down to read about the exciting opportunities in our community.

  • I will send an email on Monday (February 19) to announce the process for this year’s Apprentice Faculty Grant Award. I hope all of those eligible strongly consider applying!
  • This is the last newsletter to come from my institutional email address. Future newsletters will still be sent by me but come from This change is to ensure that more listserv recipients receive the emails. To ensure you get the emails, please make sure that you receive current messages from and that they are not going to spam.

Best regards,



ERM Announcements for 02/15/2024


General Announcements 


  1. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: NSF seeking reviewers for RITEL program
  2. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Studies in Engineering Education Looking for a New Co-Editor
  3. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Fall ProQual Institute for Interpretive Research Methods
  4. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: ERM Best Paper Committee
  5. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Queer in Stem Anthology Project


Position Announcements 


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Department Head in Engineering & Computing Education, College of Engineering & Applied Science at University of Cincinnati
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Three Postdoctoral Fellowships in STEM Education – Florida International University
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Chemical Engineering Active Learning Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar in Engineering Education at Cornell University
  4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of California Merced
  5. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Research Scholar position in STEM Education or Engineering Education at Arizona State University


General Announcements


  1. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: NSF seeking reviewers for RITEL program


I’m seeking reviewers for the NSF Research on Innovative Technologies for Enhanced Learning (RITEL) program.  Projects are expected to advance knowledge in both learning and technology, so proposals can sometimes get very technical.  (The program used to be RETTL and before that Cyberlearning).  If you are not part of a submitted RIETL proposal and you are interested in potentially serving on a panel in late March or early April, please let me know by sending an email to:


  1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Studies in Engineering Education Looking for a New Co-Editor


Studies in Engineering Education invites applications and nominations for a new Co-Editor. SEE is an international, open-access, peer reviewed journal that provides a venue for high-quality research conducted in all settings and contexts relevant to engineering education, with an emphasis on contextually rich reflective discussions of issues and approaches important to engineering education researchers and practitioners. More information about the journal can be found on the website:


The Co-Editor of SEE will work with a team consisting of Co-Editor Dr. Marie Paretti, Associate Editors, and an Editorial Assistant to establish and execute processes to maintain SEE’s status as an international research journal in engineering education focused on qualitative and interpretive research paradigms. Among these processes and activities are: establishing and maintaining the editorial standards for the journal, managing the review and publication of papers, facilitating editorial board meetings, engaging the SEE advisory board, and training new associate editors. Executing these responsibilities requires approximately a 4 hour time commitment per week. Applicants should be recognized scholars in the field of engineering education at the national or international level.


If you’re interested in serving as Co-Editor, please send an email containing (a) a cover letter including a summary of relevant experiences, (b) a vision statement for the future of SEE and a statement of your editorial philosophy, and (c) a full Curriculum Vitae, all to Shane Brown at All materials should be sent as pdf attachments not later than Friday, March 15th, 2024 by midnight EDT. In addition, individuals may nominate outstanding candidates for consideration. Nominations should be sent to Shane Brown at no later than Friday, March 1st, 2024 by midnight EDT. The current Co-Editors will review application materials and the selected candidate will receive an offer on Monday, April 1st, 2024. The anticipated start date for the position is Monday, June 3rd, 2024. Questions regarding the position or the search process should be directed to Dr. Shane Brown (, Co-Editor or to Dr. Marie Paretti (, Co-Editor.


  1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Fall ProQual Institute for Interpretive Research Methods


The ProQual Institute for Interpretive Research Methods is perfect for STEM faculty who are transitioning to educational research, STEM faculty who teach qualitative and/or mixed methods, and graduate students and postdocs who want a fresh, visual-based, and interactive perspective on designing educational studies.


This fall, we invite you to join our growing ProQual community. Over 9-weeks, we will step you through a comprehensive program to demystify qualitative and mixed methods and empower you to confidently design and initiate your own high quality and impactful educational study or research program.


Who: STEM educators, post-docs, and graduate students


What: 9-week online course facilitated by two leading researchers in STEM education (Drs. Joachim Walther and Nicola Sochacka); weekly materials shared via Microsoft teams; chat channels for just-in-time, community-sourced questions and answers; access to a growing network of ProQual alumni


When: September 9 – November 6, 2024; Monday/Wednesday 4-5.30pm EDT (Tuesday/Thursday 6-7.30am AEST), 1-week break in the week of September 30

Cost: USD $3,500 per person; partial scholarships available for participants from resource constrained institutional contexts; reduced cost for multiple participants from a single institution


How to apply: Fill in the online application here ( Spaces are limited. Apply now to secure your spot.


Have more questions? Reach out to Nicki at


  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 SUBMISSIONS: Queer in Stem Anthology Project


We invite you to contribute to an anthology of creative and academic works around queerness/LGBTQIA+ in STEM. We define STEM broadly and include social sciences.


Our goal is to self-publish a collection of materials to be mainly distributed in print to our Boston campus community, but also to be made available online publicly to everyone.


If this interests you, we would welcome any contribution that you’d be willing to provide. For example, options include but are not limited to:

– Poems

– Short stories

– Editorials/opinion pieces

– Short autobiographical narratives

– Photographs

– Drawings/artwork

– Other scholarly works


Please note that it is perfectly acceptable to use a pseudonym or be published anonymously if you so choose.


This project is supported by the Full-Time Faculty Professional Development Fund (FTFPDF) at Northeastern University, awarded to Prof. Andrew Gillen ( and V Royzen (

We are accepting submissions through April 2024. Please feel free to reach out to either of us with any questions, ideas, or submissions via email or via our website.




Position Announcements


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Department Head in Engineering & Computing Education, College of Engineering & Applied Science at University of Cincinnati


Job Overview


We are a Department of Engineering and Computing Education (DECE) with burgeoning M.S. and Ph.D. programs seeking a visionary leader to grow our national and international footprint in engineering education research. Additional information about the Department, College and University can be found at


Minimum Qualifications


Prior to the effective date of appointment, must have a Ph.D. in engineering, engineering education or a closely related discipline, a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, and demonstrated intellectual leadership and administrative skills. The successful applicant will have a dedication to the instructional and research mission of the university including a strong commitment to advancing undergraduate engineering education through the development of innovative teaching pedagogies and curriculum development, and a strong history of funding and publications for engineering education related research projects. The successful candidate will also hold a tenure-track appointment in the department with rank and tenure are commensurate with experience.


For the full job description, applications requirements or to apply, please visit


Nominations for other potential applicants may be sent confidentially to Dr. Eric Nauman at


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Five Assistant Professor positions in Sustainable Systems Engineering, University of Calgary


The University of Calgary (Canada) is hiring FIVE tenure-track Assistant Professors in Sustainable Systems Engineering.


Sustainable Systems Engineering is a technical, life-centered, transdisciplinary field focusing on how to design, integrate, and manage complex systems over their life cycles with the goal of environmental, economic, and social sustainability.


We are really excited about our new SUSE program. As a developing program, you would be able to help set the direction of sustainable systems research in Alberta, Canada, a geographical and economical location where these conversations and strong systems-thinking researchers are particularly critical. Due March 1.


Note: The first one on Circularity is the one that we most be looking for an EER scholar to fill the role.

– Assistant Professor in Circularity and Sustainable Design Methodologies

– Assistant Professor in Engineering for Sustainable Development

– Assistant Professor in Industrial Systems Transitions

– Assistant Professor in Urban Sustainability

– Assistant Professor in Industrial Ecology for Energy and Resources

This link should lead to all the postings:


Feel free to reach out with any questions!


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Three Postdoctoral Fellowships in STEM Education – Florida International University


Florida International University (FIU) is recruiting a cohort of three postdoctoral fellows to conduct research alongside experts at the STEM Transformation Institute in Miami, Florida. The successful candidates will form a cohort of three postdoctoral fellows who will engage in innovative research in STEM education, emphasizing collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Fellows will receive holistic support to conduct research and develop professionally towards their individual career goals. Fellows will participate in cohort activities including 1) building their research portfolio by conducting independent original research and collaborating with existing nationally prominent projects, 2) engaging in a collaborative inquiry project to understand postdoctoral support systems across disciplines, 3) participating in individualized professional development support, and 4) receiving multidisciplinary mentoring from an intentionally chosen constellation of mentors. STEM Education research experience is not a requirement for application and the project is particularly interested in applicants who intend to work at an MSI in the future.


Postdoctoral research associates will receive a salary of $70,000 each year in addition to a competitive benefits package. This is a 12-month full-time, in-person position lasting two years. Additional benefits include up to $6,000 in support for travel to conferences, access to hiring undergraduate research assistants, and funds for publication costs. The target start date is August 1, 2024 but there is some flexibility. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents (DACA recipients do not qualify), have earned a STEM or related degree no more than 24 months before the start of the appointment, and must not hold a tenure-track position.


To find more information, please visit the links below:

– Join our email list: We will be holding a webinar the week of February 19-23. To receive the webinar invite and materials, please complete this quick survey:

– Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Information

– List of potential mentors and associated projects:


About the STEM Transformation Institute at FIU: FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute is dedicated to advancing research and educational change on evidence-based instructional practices in a Latin-majority, four-year, R1 institutional context. The Institute currently hosts numerous STEM education research faculty, staff, researchers, students, postdocs, and partners that carry out multidisciplinary collaborative work across the College of Arts, Sciences & Education and College of Engineering & Computing. For more information on programs and research at the STEM Transformation Institute For any questions – please reach out to us at


Best regards,


Working Across Boundaries Postdoctoral Fellowship Team

Geoff Potvin, Rocio Benabentos, Monica Cardella, Alexandra Coso Strong,  & Bryan Dewsbury


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Chemical Engineering Active Learning Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar in Engineering Education at Cornell University


The Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join our Active Learning Initiative (ALI) team as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering Education. This position is part of an exciting project aimed at deconstructing the existing Unit Operations Laboratory course and developing new inquiry-based learning modules to be embedded across the curriculum to achieve our vision of making the School a “living laboratory.” The postdoctoral scholar will work directly with Professor Allison Godwin, a tenured engineering education faculty member in CBE. The impacts of this change will be studied using both qualitative and quantitative tools to understand how active and open-ended problem-solving throughout the curriculum affects student learning, identities as engineers, motivation, and career pathways.


Responsibilities include:


– Develop innovative inquiry-based modules using existing and new equipment. These modules will involve developing an open-ended problem, scaffolded learning and feedback, and assessment.

– Coordinate implementation efforts with a team of chemical engineering faculty excited to transform the curriculum.

– Collect and analyze data on the impact of these changes using various research methods, such as surveys, interviews, and observations.

– Contribute to the preparation of research reports and scholarly publications.

– Present research findings at conferences and seminars.

– Assist in the supervision and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students involved in the project.



– A B.S. in Chemical Engineering

– Ph.D. in Engineering Education, Engineering, or a related field.

– Demonstrated expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.

– Experience with data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

– Excellent oral and written communication skills.

– Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a research team.


Application Procedure: Interested candidates should apply online at


  1. Candidate CV, including publication list and date of Ph.D. graduation, and listing the Ph.D. advisors name. If not yet graduated, please note the estimated date for graduation. Applicants graduating before September 1st 2018 will not be considered. Font size should be no smaller than 11pt.


  1. Two letters of recommendation, including one that must be from the candidate’s Ph.D. thesis advisor, which provide detailed assessments of the candidate’s qualifications and potential for innovative, ground-breaking independent research.


  1. A cover letter that describes the interest in this position and alignment of the candidate’s values with the founding principle of Cornell written by Ezra Cornell, “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. We welcome and value the contributions that individuals from diverse backgrounds bring to our research community.


To apply:


If you have other questions or comments, please contact: Allison Godwin,




  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of California Merced


The Chemical Engineering faculty at the University of California Merced invites applications for the open-level position of Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor to coordinate, develop and teach undergraduate courses and coordinate laboratories in all areas of Chemical Engineering with an anticipated start date as early as July 1, 2024. Please see the link for more information or email Kara McCloskey ( directly with any questions.


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Research Scholar position in STEM Education or Engineering Education at Arizona State University


Dr. Verdín is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scholar to join her team and help with efforts toward infusing culturally responsive instruction and gamification in an engineering design activity for high school students. The role will be funded by a National Science Foundation grant: BCSER: Empowering Children of Migratory/Seasonal Farmworkers with Gamification and Culturally-Responsive Engineering Design Instruction (NSF# 2225306). This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead a transformative project to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes through culturally responsive instruction and gamified approaches. The successful candidate will help build foundational knowledge on how high-quality STEM-enrichment culturally responsive gamified activities support migratory students’ exposure to engineering, foster STEM identity development, cultivate a critical STEM agentic perspective, and promote STEM career pathways.


The successful candidate will work directly with the principal investigator, Dr. Dina Verdín at Arizona State University (ASU).


Required Qualifications


– Ph.D. in Engineering Education, Science Education, STEM Education, Educational Psychology, Sociology, Learning Sciences, or related fields.

– Must have demonstrable skills in reviewing and synthesizing literature related to K-12 (preferred) or Higher Education.


Responsibilities and Activities:


This project is entering its second year; the PI has already developed and deployed multiple culturally responsive gamified activities. The PI seeks a candidate to take the developed activities to a new level, improving modifying, and/or creating extensions to the existing activities. Additional responsibilities and program activities include:


– Supervising project logistics, facilitating internal and external communications, and managing documentation, timelines, and reports.

– Collaborate with the project team to design, iterate, and implement a culturally responsive gamified activity for high school students aimed at teaching the engineering design process.

– Articulate 360 Storyline will be used to create modifications, extensions, etc. to the culturally responsive gamified engineering design activity. The candidate will be required to work with Arduino sets and/or TinkerCAD as part of the activity.

– Conduct thorough literature reviews and research to inform the design process, ensuring alignment with best practices and emerging educational trends, cultural responsiveness, and gamification.

– Assist in data collection (i.e., interviews and surveys), analyze data, and disseminate research findings.

– Present ongoing research findings at national conferences and engage with policymakers in the field of STEM education.

– Mentoring graduate and/or undergraduate students


Application Instructions


Application reviews begin on February 01, 2024.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.  Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Required application material (1) Cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Statement describing research experience and alignment with current project (two pages maximum), and (4) Contact information for three references. Please email all material to PI, Dr. Dina Verdín via email at For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact Dr. Verdín.


Appointment will be at the Postdoctoral Research Scholar rank beginning May 01, 2024; start date is negotiable.