ERM Announcements, April 1, 2024

Hello, ERM Community –

As you have been suspicious of April Fool’s pranks throughout the day, please rest assured that the announcements below reflect very real opportunities to advance engineering education research through conference participation and employment opportunities.

Later this week, stay tuned for an announcement about nominating new officers for the ERM division, including a new Secretary/Treasurer and Directors!




ERM Announcements for 04/01/2024


General Announcements 


  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: “How to Engineer Engineering Education” Workshop
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Call for Papers for REES 2025
  3. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:Important changes to NSF PAPPG for the Engineering Education Community
  4. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Engineering Faculty Study
  5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: The 2024 PEER Collaborative Dinner and Unconference
  6. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:FIE 2024 – Reviewers


Position Announcements 


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Teaching Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: South Dakota Mines: Design Theory and Methodology Tenure-Track or Lecturer
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Workforce Development Postdoctoral Scholar at Cornell University
  4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Chemical Engineering Active Learning Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar in Engineering Education at Cornell University


General Announcements

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: “How to Engineer Engineering Education” Workshop

Dr. Michael Prince and a team of collaborators will offer the long-standing teaching workshop, “How to Engineer Engineering Education”, at Bucknell University from July 10-12, 2024.  The workshop is designed to introduce both new and more experienced instructors to practical instructional design for STEM faculty.  The program prepares instructors to adopt research-based practices that increase student engagement and learning.  This workshop has been offered for over 20 years and has received overwhelming positive reviews.  The registration fee is $900 per participant, which covers workshop attendance, participant notebooks, meals and refreshment breaks. There is a group discount for bringing larger teams from the same institution. Further details about the workshop program and a link to register can be found at  Please contact Michael Prince at with any questions.


  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Call for Papers for REES 2025


The Call for Papers for the Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) 2025 is now open!

You can find the call at

REES will be hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso from January 14 – 16, 2025. We also organize a pre-conference Doctoral Symposium and Workshop for engineers building their capacity in Engineering Education Research on January 13.

The Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) is the signature event of the international Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN) –

Abstract (200-300 words) submission deadline: April 5, 2024. Workshop and preconference calls will be announced later.

Please consider submitting an abstract and forward this call for abstracts to your colleagues.


  1. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:Important changes to NSF PAPPG for the Engineering Education Community


NSF has published the 2024 version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 24-1) –  There are some significant changes which will affect folks planning proposals for submission on or after May 20, 2024. The America COMPETES Act and the CHIPS and Science Act added a number of new requirements that are now being implemented, so this year’s update to the PAPPG is more substantial than in prior years. I encourage folks to review the complete summary of changes here:

1) There are multiple changes to the “Biographical Sketch” section. In particular, I recommend reviewing the changes to the Synergistic Activities section.

2) The “Post-doctoral Mentoring Plan” has been changed to a “Mentoring Plan” and now includes mentoring of graduate students.

3) As part of the annual reporting, you’ll also have to include an Individual Development Plan for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

4) There are multiple changes throughout regarding how NSF handles projects engaging with Tribal Nations.


  1. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Engineering Faculty Study


I am currently recruiting for a study on faculty in engineering and the pedagogical decisions they make around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ). I am interested in recruiting any active faculty in engineering, regardless of whether they have engaged in any DEIJ-related activities. I am hoping to reach a wide and diverse group of faculty. The study explores the factors that shape how faculty make decisions in and outside of the classroom, including the classroom activities, the topics covered, and the topics not covered.

Participation in this study has three components, described in more detail below:(a) an Electronic Survey, (b) an Interview (up to 75 minutes), and (c) an Optional member-checking interview.

Please feel free to share this invitation letter with any of your academic communities. A Qualtrics sign up link is listed below. If you have any questions or concerns about this research study, please contact me at

Qualtrics Link:

Thank you for considering this opportunity,

Avis Carrero

Ph.D. Candidate

Civil & Environmental Engineering


  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: The 2024 PEER Collaborative Dinner and Unconference


Are you a faculty (new hire, pre-tenure, mid-career tenured faculty), postdoc, or staff member who is primarily evaluated on your engineering education work? The PEER Collaborative is a growing community of people in similar situations who mentor and support each other in their engineering education research positions.

Each year, academic members who are primarily evaluated on engineering education research have been meeting to talk through our needs together in our emerging research-based discipline of engineering education. There are too few senior faculty with expertise in engineering education research, and those colleagues are either too sought after or otherwise engaged to be able to spend much time with early career faculty. An annual workshop and unconference hosted immediately after ASEE has helped us to meet our own needs through peer and near-peer mentoring. The goals of the workshop are to:

  1. Develop, support, and augment networks and working relationships
  2. Support and be supported by peers near your same career level on different aspects of work and personal life

PEER is unfunded and self-organized – an effort for us to build community and collaboratively work to meet our own needs. We hope you will join us!

Our website:

To register:

Please contact Corey Bowen ( with any questions or concerns you might have.

Thanks and see you in Portland!


  1. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:FIE 2024 – Reviewers

The 2024 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference will be in Washington DC this year at the Washington Hilton from October 13 to 16, 2024. The Technical Program Chairs invite you to serve as a reviewer for the conference. Reviewers play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and integrity of our conference proceedings. Your expertise, time, and dedication are essential in maintaining the high standards of FIE and our academic community.

By volunteering to be an FIE Reviewer, you:

– Contribute to the advancement of scientific research;

– Have access to the latest scientific research in your area long before it is published;

– Improve your writing and that of others; and

– Become part of the community at one of the most prestigious international engineering and technology conferences

To recognize, as well as show our appreciation for the service our reviewers provide, each reviewer will receive a Review Certificate from the 2024 FIE Conference at the completion of the review process. The certificate can serve as a tangible token of recognition and be included in reviewers’ professional portfolios, resumes, and Web of Science Review Dashboard (click here for more information). Knowing your vital efforts help shape the success of our conference, we thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration to serve as an FIE reviewer.

Directions to become a FIE 2024 reviewer:

  1. To create an EDAS account OR login to an existing account and find your EDAS Identifier, click here.
  2. Once you have an EDAS Identifier, click hereto sign-up to be a reviewer.

After completing the form in 2), you will receive an email from (i.e., the EDAS system) with a link and instructions to setup your reviewer profile. This process is not automatic, so there may be a delay of 24-48 hours after completing the form to get the invitation.


Position Announcements


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Teaching Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


The Department of Applied Physical Sciences (APS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor (TAP). This position is a 3-year, 9-month, permanent, fixed-term faculty appointment. The individual in the position will be evaluated annually for teaching and service.

APS has developed an innovative, general engineering undergraduate major that is a BS in Applied Sciences with tracks in materials engineering and environmental engineering. This new major will build on an existing minor in Applied Sciences and Engineering and we will enroll new students starting in fall 2024. This program will capitalize on the strengths of UNC to train students to address the complex, interdisciplinary challenges of today. We seek a dynamic educator who will thrive in this innovative environment and is prepared to design, improve upon, and teach undergraduate courses using pedagogy informed by engineering education research. The successful candidate will join a cohesive and innovative group of faculty who are dedicated to teaching excellence.

More information about our program is on our website:

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 1 2024.

Applications will only be accepted online at

Questions should be directed to: Chair, Applied Physical Sciences Search Committee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3050;


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: South Dakota Mines: Design Theory and Methodology Tenure-Track or Lecturer


We are hiring an additional person in the area of Design Theory and Methodology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. This is an exciting ppportunity to transform design and mechanical engineering education! Are you passionate about revolutionizing how design and mechanical engineering are taught? At South Dakota Mines, we’re offering a unique chance to shape future engineers. Our Mechanical Engineering program places a strong emphasis on hands-on, project-based learning, with design courses integrated throughout the undergraduate curriculum.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is growing. We have a tenure-track or lecturer position opening in Design Theory and Methodology, in addition to a couple of other focus areas:

Tenure-track Design position:

Lecturer Design position: 

We have recently been recognized with the ASME Donald N. Zwiep Innovation in Education Award for our undergraduate program project-based learning approach ( More information about our department is at

There is plenty of support and appreciation for educational innovations, ensuring that your ideas are not just heard but also implemented. For the tenure-track position, you’ll find a good balance between research and teaching, allowing you to make a real impact in both areas. The lecturer position also has opportunity to lead a student design space/ makerspace initiative. Join us in redefining the landscape of design and mechanical engineering education. Apply now and be part of a dynamic team dedicated to pushing boundaries and fostering creativity in the next generation of engineers!

Contact: Micah Lande <>


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Workforce Development Postdoctoral Scholar at Cornell University


Engineering workforce development (EWD) involves efforts to provide opportunities to expand the ecosystem of engineering from K-12 through industry to broaden participation and better support the development of engineering knowledge, skills, attitudes, and career pathways across the lifespan of engineering. This postdoc will support two ongoing efforts at Cornell: 1) an NSF-funded project (CMMI 2229092) focused on the manufacture of polymer nanoparticles guided by artificial intelligence and 2) growing engineering workforce development activities in nanofabrication and semiconductors with the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility. The postdoc will work with Prof. Allison Godwin to develop EWD programs and activities and evaluate the impact of these efforts on participants.

Applications will begin being reviewed on April 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should apply online at

For specific questions about the position, please contact Allison Godwin at


  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,