Assistant Professors of Engineering Pathways

  • University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering
  • Norman, OK, USA
  • Nov 29, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

The Gallogly College of Engineering is rapidly growing with a strategic focus on increasing the number of engineering graduates and increasing our research portfolio. Our plan for student body growth is built around new programs that support and educate our student body in meaningful ways to recognize and encourage diversity of thought, perspective, and experience. We are standing up a new Engineering Pathways Hub and are seeking 10 new teaching-focused faculty members who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students to serve as the inaugural Engineering Pathways faculty. These faculty will be instrumental in designing and implementing our student-centered plan for growth and will be working collaboratively with each other, with our Gallogly Student Affairs Team, and with faculty and staff across the college.

Emphases for these positions will align with current programs in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, and Women in Engineering and new programs that will build strong foundations in mathematics, first year engineering, and undergraduate research. We are seeking candidates with expertise in these areas and a passion for supporting the retention of engineering students coming from all backgrounds.

These positions are part of a larger initiative defined in the Gallogly College of Engineering strategic plan for growing enrollment and improving retention. The state of Oklahoma is investing in engineering in support of growing engineering graduates for the state workforce. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to excellent and innovative instruction, an ethos of care and support of students, effective mentorship and guidance of students, and a commitment to inclusive environments in the classroom, office, and laboratories. Candidates with an interest in educational research are welcome and will have opportunities for research collaboration with current and new faculty.

The University of Oklahoma invests in its faculty by providing support and resources through our Center for Faculty Excellence (https://www.ou.edu/cfe) and Vice President for Research and Partnerships Office (https://www.ou.edu/research-norman). The Gallogly College of Engineering supports faculty development through mentoring, new faculty orientation series, and access to research and educational supports. We encourage candidates to apply who are seeking to work in a rapidly growing college, in collegial interdisciplinary groups, and towards the mission of student success.

The Gallogly College of Engineering holds strong the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We seek candidates who contribute to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments. With more than 4000 total students, our undergraduate student body is diverse with 25% women and 29% of our student body reporting identity as an underrepresented minority. We have strong student quality with almost 250 National Merit Scholars currently enrolled.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline or in mathematics. Candidates with Ph.D. degrees in engineering education are strongly preferred. Experience with engineering student education through teaching and student mentoring is preferred, particularly for candidates with mathematics Ph.D. degrees.

Application Details

Applicants should provide a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching interests and experience; a statement on professional experience with diversity, equity and inclusion and how they intend to promote these values as faculty; and the contact information for at least three references. A statement of research interests may be included but is optional.

Documents should be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/98440. Initial screening of applicants will begin on January 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The positions are expected to have a start date of August 16, 2022. Questions may be emailed to Dr. Randa Shehab (rlshehab@ou.edu).