Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Engineering Education

  • Utah State University, Engineering Education Department
  • Logan, UT, USA
  • Oct 02, 2020
Full time   Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

 

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Engineering Education

 

Department of Engineering Education

College of Engineering

Utah State University

Logan, UT 84322

 

Position Summary

 

The Department of Engineering Education (EED) at Utah State University (USU) is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. This is a nine-month academic-year appointment starting August 1, 2021. Candidates must have earned a doctorate in an engineering discipline, engineering education, cognitive science, education, or psychology by the start of the appointment. Candidates must also have a B.S. and M.S. in an engineering discipline. The ideal candidates are expected to demonstrate potential to develop a strong and externally-funded research program in engineering education, a track record of peer-reviewed publications, potential or record of teaching competency at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and evidence of professional leadership skills.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Demonstrate excellence in establishing a strong and externally-funded research program in engineering education.
  • Effectively teach undergraduate engineering mechanics courses as well as graduate courses in the Department’s Engineering Education Ph.D. program.
  • Serve as a mentor to graduate and undergraduate students on their research activities.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the department, university, and community service.

 

Department/College Highlights

 

The Department of Engineering Education is one of five departments in the USU College of Engineering (https://engineering.usu.edu/eed/).

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

 

  1. A doctorate in an engineering discipline, engineering education, cognitive science, education, or psychology by the start of faculty appointment (August 1, 2021).
  2. B.S. and M.S. in an engineering discipline.
  3. Ability to conduct and disseminate research in engineering education.
  4. Ability to write competitive external grants to support scholarly activities.
  5. Ability to teach foundational undergraduate engineering mechanics courses, such as statics, strength of materials, and dynamics.
  6. Potential or record of success in effective teaching experience and mentoring.
  7. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  1. Potential or record of success in obtaining external funding.
  2. Record of peer-reviewed journal publications in engineering education research.
  3. B.S. from an ABET-accredited engineering program.
  4. Previous experience teaching foundational undergraduate engineering mechanics courses, such as statics, strength of materials, and dynamics.
  5. Potential to collaborate with existing EED faculty members on externally funded projects.

 

Application Details

Online Application and Required Documents

 

Interested applicants should apply online via https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2988/assistant-professor/job and click on “Apply for this job online” button. The application should include: 1) Curriculum vitae;  2) Cover letter; 3) Research Statement describing the primary research areas and potential funding sources the applicant will target; 4) Teaching Statement describing teaching philosophy as well as undergraduate and graduate courses the applicant is capable of teaching; and 5) Names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.  

 

Employment at USU is subject to background check. The review of applications will start on January 15, 2021, and will remain open until the position is filled. For inquiries, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Oenardi Lawanto, at (435) 797-8699 or olawanto@usu.edu.  However, do not send your applications directly to Dr. Lawanto.  All applications must be sent online via https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2988/assistant-professor/job

 

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Application Deadline

January 15, 2021