Position announcement from Purdue University

Purdue University recently announced a position open for the EPICS University Coordinator. This is a full-time, recurring funded staff position that is dedicated to the national and international dissemination of EPICS, coordination of multi-university activities, assisting other universities to develop and institutionalize EPICS, and building partnerships with corporations and organizations. This position is also a leader in development and fundraising efforts across all of the EPICS programs including grant writing.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree.
At least five years of experience required in one or more of the following areas:
development of strategic & operating plans, budgets, fundraising, organizing conferences and high-profile events, marketing, public relations, maintaining contacts with university programs, and corporations, maintaining broad network of contacts
faculty or staff experience working with engineering faculty on academic and curricular efforts, experience across departments or majors, experience with fundraising, or
community-engagement/service-learning coordination or implementation including working with faculty from multiple disciplines to integrate service-learning by engaging communities to meet needs locally or globally, development or fundraising experience.
An equivalent combination of education and related experience will be considered.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
Good time management and organizational skills.
Must be a motivated self-starter, take the initiative in designing programs, writing proposals, and organizing efforts needed to increase the success, visibility and resources of EPICS
Work with diverse people from industry, the community, the university, and foundations.
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally
Master’s degree.

Prof. William Oakes, Director, oakes@purdue.edu,
Mobile: +1-765-418-8029
Apply through the Purdue University portal at www.purdue.edu/hr/careers/opportunities/, staff positions, Job # 1800020, Direct link:http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800020&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Postdoctoral researcher position openings at Concord Consortium

There are a number of openings for postdoctoral researchers at the Concord Consortium (Corey Schimpf is working with them now – a Purdue Engineering Education alum) – working with Charles Xie and Jia Chao (learning scientist background)

One of them will lead a research project that aims to integrate computing thinking into high school math classroom using the R programming language and web-based learning platform. The other two will work on developing artificial intelligence to support scientific inquiry, engineering design, and computational thinking. All are very exciting directions!

Position for Continuing Track Assistant Professor

The Biomedical Engineering Department (www.bme.udel.edu) at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a full time, Continuing Track Assistant Professor faculty position. Responsibilities will include teaching and curriculum development related to all aspects of the undergraduate biomedical engineering program with specific concentration in bioelectrical systems and instrumentation. The successful candidate will develop and teach new and existing undergraduate courses on engineering fundamentals and design, mentor undergraduate students, and take an active role in the continuous improvement of our undergraduate curriculum. The candidate will apply innovative teaching methods and engage with the broader engineering education community to promote best practices.
Full job posting: https://bme.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/BME-CT-2017-18-FINAL.pdf
Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/45504

Position for Assistant Professor

Elizabethtown College is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Engineering in the Department
of Engineering and Physics. A Ph.D. in Civil Engineering is required. Expertise in structural engineering and teaching experience preferred. For more information please visit: http://www.etown.edu/offices/human-resources/Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Engineering.pdf

Call for Sessions Reminder

The Student Division is opening a call for sessions. If you have any ideas about sessions you would find beneficial to attendees of the ASEE annual conference, please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/VAVsz9m5AfGXXkrL2

Please see below for more details! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Student Division Chair Danielle Grimes at cdg192@msstate.edu.

UM Open House

The University of Michigan’s College of Engineering is seeking applicants for the inaugural class of our PhD and MS program in Engineering Education Research – please encourage students to apply for our program. Michigan’s Engineering Education Research (EER) program represents a unique, interdisciplinary model. EER faculty are embedded within the traditional engineering departments, while graduate students will be part of a college-wide program engaging in innovative research and making scholarly contributions to the engineering education community. This allows the EER faculty and their research to be well-integrated with the traditional engineering disciplines and provides students a better opportunity for research. An EER graduate degree will provide students with career opportunities in academia, nonprofit organizations, and industry. More information about the program is available at our EER website (https://eer.engin.umich.edu/). We will be hosting an EER Prospective Student Open House on Monday October 9, 2017, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Students from all institutions are invited to attend. Participants will meet with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, tour the beautiful University of Michigan campus and EER lab spaces, and learn about career opportunities as a UM graduate in this field. Note that applicants to the EER graduate program must have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a traditional engineering discipline. Prospective students should register to attend the open house at this site (http://tinyurl.com/ydcgdtn5). A limited number of travel grants are available. Email us for more information at eerprogram@umich.edu

ASEE Diversity Conference

First ASEE Diversity Conference: ASEE President Bevlee Watford is currently organizing the first ASEE diversity conference, COnECD: Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity from April 29, 2018 to May 1, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. Along with the ASEE Women in Engineering Division, WEPAN, and NAMEPA. Please find more details here: http://www.wepan.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1013391

Prism Magazine News

NOMINATE A YOUNG SUPERSTAR: Prism magazine plans a repeat of its widely read “20 Under 40” issue, highlighting especially talented engineering and engineering technology teachers and researchers. Please send your nominations and a brief description of the nominees’ achievements to m.matthews@asee.org with “20 under 40” in the message line. Note: Choices will be based on both accomplishments and variety.

STUDENT COLUMNIST SOUGHT: Prism’s current millennial voice, Mel Chua, has earned a Ph.D. and so is no longer a student. She leaves big shoes to fill. We’re looking for an engineering student who writes with skill, flair, and attitude, and who can back up a point of view with evidence. We pay a modest honorarium. Students should send a resume and writing samples to m.matthews@asee.org.

ASEE GSW Annual Conference

ASEE GSW Section 2018 annual conference is being hosted in Austin, Texas on April 4-6, 2018. The theme for the conference is “Engineering Education Research: Improving Engineering Teaching and Learning.” As part of the meeting, there is a student poster competition. Please follow the link for the call for papers: http://www.aseegsw18.com/