ERM Announcements, June 17, 2024

Dear ERM Community,

I look forward to seeing many of you one week in Portland at the 2024 ASEE Conference next week! Before you scroll to read about the opportunities for involvement and employment in the engineering education community, I wanted to amplify information about the ERM program at ASEE. My appreciation to Vice Chairs for ERM Programs: Dr. Bruce Carroll and Alejandra Magana. Further, thank you to Micah Lande for collating the program into an accessible way to navigate the conference. Find resources to support your ERM experience at ASEE 2024 summarized here:

This includes a printable ERM Schedule and Events:

Note that the Distinguished Lecture this year is Dr. Cynthia J. Atman of the University of Washington. Co-sponsored with DEED, it is scheduled for Monday, June 24 from 11am-12:30pm in Oregon Ballroom 203. The talk title is Design Signatures: A Journey from Design Expertise to Design Awareness. Talk flyer:

The ERM Business Meeting & Annual Community Celebration & Awards Reception is Tuesday 9:15am–10:45am in Oregon Ballroom 204. It is our opportunity to recognize and award the many commendable contributions across our division.

Also note the Sunday Workshop (1:00 – 3:30 pm), Uplifting the Comunidad: A Focus on Latin* Students in Engineering Education at Today’s Colleges and Universities. This workshop, facilitated by an impressive panel of 16 speakers and moderated by Dr. Sarah Roriguez, is free to attend, but you will need to reserve a ticket in advance. Claim yours through the ASEE registration site, linked above.

Further, we also have multiple exciting special sessions beyond the expansive technical program of more than 180 papers. I want to draw attention to an ERM mainstay: Meet the Engineering Education PioneersIn this special session, early-career scholars and pioneers in engineering education have an opportunity to interact face-to-face. Session attendees will meet with pioneers in a roundtable format to ask questions, seek advice, and get feedback. The intended audience for this panel includes graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and others interested in the engineering-education community.

Finally, please note that there will be no newsletter on July 1. The next issue after this one will be on July 15.

Hope to see you soon!



ERM Announcements for 06/17/2024


General Announcements 


  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: AMPLIFY Institute – Accepting Applications


Position Announcements 


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering Education at California State University, Los Angeles
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant/Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott


General Announcements


  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: AMPLIFY Institute – Accepting Applications


We are currently inviting applications for the AMPLIFY Institute, a professional development program designed for engineering instructional faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs),

The AMPLIFY Institute kicks off with a 2-day workshop on September 26-27, 2024, at The University of Texas at El Paso, followed by virtual group coaching sessions throughout the Fall semester. Accepted applicants will receive a $3000 stipend during the program and join a community of engineering instructional faculty fellows.


As part of this NSF-sponsored research project (grants #1953560 and 1953586), those accepted will have the chance to create measurable change at their institutions using innovative, culturally responsive, evidence-based teaching approaches, all while being part of an on-going research study.


Apply Now! Applications close on July 12, 2024. Selected applicants will be notified by July 26, 2024.


Please feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues who hold teaching-focused positions at their respective institutions. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

For more details, visit our website ( or email us at


The AMPLIFY Project Team 

Amplifying the Leadership of Engineering Instructional Faculty Towards Educational Innovation at HSIs (

University of Texas at El Paso – Dr. Meagan Kendall

Florida International University – Dr. Alexandra Coso Strong



Position Announcements


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University


How might engineering academic institutions be better positioned for contemporary needs? How might you translate those ideas into real benefits for all involved? Join us at The Polytechnic School within Arizona State University as a post-doctoral associate to help design, launch, and evaluate bold initiatives across the institution.


The Polytechnic School, with more than 7,000 students, 300 faculty and staff, and 40 degree programs in 10 tech-related disciplines, is ASU’s engineering focus for applied research, engaged learning, and industry partnerships. Positioned as an institutional laboratory, the School has a culture of community and caring, and is driven to find new ways for impactful higher education practices at large scales.


Polytechnic Campus, situated in a bucolic desert arboretum in Mesa, Arizona.  The campus is home to about 10,000 of ASU’s 150,000 students and is rapidly evolving to support the future of polytechnic learning, research, and impact.


This position may be renewable annually, based on outcomes achieved, eligibility and the continued availability of funding.


To apply:


Contact Dr. Kurt Paterson, Director, The Polytechnic School, for questions.




  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering Education at California State University, Los Angeles


Cal State LA’s NSF-funded Eco-STEM project seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering Education to support Eco-STEM’s research-based work to transform STEM education using an asset-based ecosystem model. Specifically, the Eco-STEM project focuses on shifting the metaphor in STEM education by using the ecosystem as a philosophical guide to promote an organic and healthy environment that nurtures students, faculty, and staff to become individuals fulfilled professionally and personally. Our website is here:

We are looking for a positive, adventurous, and open-minded candidate to work on this transformative, high-impact project. Postdoctoral researcher responsibilities will include:

– Work with research team on the development and implementation of Action Research Teaching (ART) Fellows

– Faculty Learning Community, and the Department Chairs and Coordinators Learning Community, which focus on changing the mental models and promotes the transformations aimed by the project.

– Work on the institutionalization of equitable and student-focused faculty development practices and procedures at Cal State LA.

– Collaborate closely with the project team to design survey instruments, administer surveys, and clean and analyze data, utilizing a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

– Oversee communication and collaboration with survey administration sites so that data collection, analysis, IRB, etc. are set in place and research efforts are conducted both ethically and efficiently.

– Collaborate with project team members to disseminate findings through peer-reviewed presentations, journal articles, and conference proceedings, as well as academic and practitioner conferences.

The position application is available here: Please direct questions to Gustavo Menezes (, Corin Bowen (, and/or Kenya Mejia (


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant/Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott


We invite applications for a tenure track position in our Aerospace Engineering Department at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels, to start in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 in Prescott, AZ. The Aerospace Engineering program offers two tracks where students can focus their studies: Aeronautics and Astronautics. The department is particularly interested in candidates with industry experience in one of these specialties.


A complete application package should consist of: (1) a cover letter including the date of availability, (2) a curriculum vita including contact information for at least three professional references, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy including a list of courses the candidate would like to teach or develop, and (4) a statement describing the candidate’s professional goals.


Apply at





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