Positions at University of Michigan – Robotics Department

Tenure-Track Faculty – University of Michigan (all ranks)

Robotics Department

Deadline: Reviews are ongoing

Faculty Jobs

The Robotics Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor invites applications for faculty positions at all ranks that will join our mission to accelerate advances in robotics for the benefit of society. Successful candidates will have a relevant doctorate or equivalent experience and an outstanding record of achievement and impactful research in academia, industry, and/or at national laboratories. They will have a strong record of commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to providing service to the university and to the profession, and to broadening the intellectual diversity of the College.

Lecturer Positions at Univ. of Michigan

Robotics Department

Deadline: January 31, 2024


We’re hiring a lecturer in robotics to start teaching in Fall 2024.
They will teach courses with topics including:
• programming and robot operating systems
• artificial intelligence and computer vision
• manipulation
• human-robot interaction
• embedded systems and physical computing
• electronic system design and fabrication
• robotics sensor systems and autonomous systems

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: National Effective Teaching Institute

NETI-1, Course Design and Student Engagement, will be offered January 3-5, 2024, at the University of San Diego. Drs. Susan Lord, Matt Ohland, and Michael Prince will lead the long-standing foundational NETI-1 workshop, which has been offered since 1991. Previous NETI programs have reached over 2900 participants from more than 365 different schools. Our past participant evaluations have been overwhelmingly positive. The workshop features material for relatively new faculty members and other material designed to equip experienced faculty members to become teaching leaders and mentors on their campuses. Participants will include up to 60 faculty members from all branches of engineering, engineering technology, and other STEM areas. The registration fee is $1275 per participant, which covers organization and presentation costs, participant notebooks, lunches, and breaks. Participants also receive a copy of Felder & Brent’s Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide and the option of touring the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering. There is a discount for bringing larger teams from the same institution. Travel expenses, including breakfasts and dinners, are not included. Further details about the workshop program and a link to register can be found at https://www.neti-workshop.org/event/neti-1-course-design-and-student-engagement-1-2024/.

Recruiting Graduate Students to Develop Sociotechnical Modules for the Introduction to Circuits Course

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024


Were you bored and uninspired with the purely technical nature of your Introduction to Circuits course? Are you a graduate student interested in bringing sociotechnical issues into electrical engineering? Do you see yourself teaching circuits in the future but wanting your course to be “different”? Do you have creative ideas for connecting circuits to real world social issues? If so, please consider applying for our Sociotechnical Electrical Engineering Stars (SEES) Cohort of graduate students to learn about and design sociotechnical modules for circuits.

We were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to (1) create a series of sociotechnical modules for the Introduction to Circuits course, (2) prepare detailed teaching guides for each module to make it easy for instructors to integrate them into their courses, and (3) assess the impact of the modules on students’ sociotechnical knowledge and sense of social responsibility. To date, we have developed and piloted one module about conflict minerals tied to capacitors and another about repurposing electric vehicle batteries tied to the voltage divider.

We are currently recruiting a diverse group of at least four engineering graduate students, each having a strong connection to electrical engineering, who will join our SEES Cohort to create and test additional sociotechnical modules during Summer 2024. Each member of the SEES Cohort will receive a $2400 stipend for their participation.

The SEES Cohort will begin their work with a two-day, all-expenses-paid, in-person SEES Summit on May 23-24, 2024 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During the summit, students will discuss the rationale behind addressing social and technical material in circuits, learn about effective course design, and brainstorm topics for sociotechnical modules. Then, over the following three months, members of the SEES Cohort will devote approximately eight hours each week, through a combination of individual and collaborative work, as they develop and refine sociotechnical modules. Finally, during the week of August 19, 2024, we will hold a one-day virtual SEES Showcase (date to be determined) for the cohort to share and discuss the developed modules.

Following the SEES Showcase, members of the cohort may continue to engage in this project in multiple ways. For instance, they could present their work at the ASEE 2025 Annual Conference (we have additional funding to support conference travel for interested members of the cohort) or they could assist with launching the modules and helping faculty learn how to implement them.

To apply for the SEES Cohort, please complete this application form which asks about your interest in the project, your career goals, your past education and experience with the Introduction to Circuits course, your availability, and demographics. We aim to recruit a diverse group of participants with a strong connection to electrical engineering who are interested in the goals of our project and available to engage throughout Summer 2024. Applications are due by January 15, 2024 with decisions announced by February 28, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Lord slord@sandiego.edu or Cindy Finelli cfinelli@umich.edu

Inaugural Director, First Year Engineering Programs, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas

Deadline: January 15, 2023


The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications from accomplished individuals with an earned PhD or equivalent degree in engineering to serve as the Inaugural Director of our First Year Program starting fall
2024. The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership in shaping and coordinating our program and courses (structure, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment); promoting consistency in course contents, standards, and instructional modes across different classes; supervising all first-year faculty; coordinating with faculty teaching in the program and related departments (e.g., Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry); and teaching sections of the relevant classes as appropriate. Salary and rank will be based on experience and qualifications. We seek an individual with strong accomplishments in disciplinary and/or engineering education research, who has an established pedagogical track record in working with undergraduate engineering students. Also of interest is a person who can work effectively with local and regional companies in identifying real world problems or challenges to solve. An interest in engineering education best practices, research, and assessment are desirable attributes. Candidates must be committed to contributing to high-quality education of a diverse student body at the undergraduate level. The appointment commences for the Fall 2024 semester.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at MDRU and BRIMM at the University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Deadline: Open until filled


The MDRU-Mineral Deposit Research Unit and BRIMM (Bradshaw Research Institute for Minerals and Mining) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, are looking for two postdoctoral research fellows (who have completed their PhD within the last 5 years at the time of appointment) to work on a newly funded 2-year NSERC Alliance funded postdoctoral research project (with possibility for extension). The project is supported by Ideon Technologies and Imdex Limited. This project seeks to develop a quantitative understanding of the value of ore body knowledge in mineral exploration and mining.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Engineering at Carthage College

Department of Engineering, Carthage College

Deadline: November 27, 2023


At Carthage College, we are starting a new design and practice-based engineering program. Our program had 30+ students this year – its first year, and we are renovating spaces, purchasing equipment, and hiring faculty and staff to support our growing engineering program.

We are seeking a teacher-scholar to join the faculty. Applicants with background in electronics, controls, internet of things, manufacturing, and systems analysis are of particular interest, though applicants from all engineering backgrounds will be considered.

Perhaps you or your colleagues have students nearing graduation? If so, would you please share our call with your network to those who may be interested in joining a start-up engineering program.

Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Principal Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

University of Maine Mechanical Engineering

Deadline: December 11, 2023


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine invites qualified applications for a full-time Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Principal Lecturer position with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024 or earlier.

This is a 100% teaching position in mechanical engineering that also requires active engagement in service to the University, the State, and the profession. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach mainly undergraduate courses, advise and mentor undergraduate students, participate in service activities, and demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The appointment is for the academic year (nine months) with opportunities for teaching summer courses for additional compensation. We highly encourage and welcome applications from all genders and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Two Postdoctoral Scholars in Engineering Education Research at Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University – Multidisciplinary Engineering

Deadline: December 31, 2023


Texas A&M University’s Multidisciplinary Engineering department is seeking two postdoctoral scholars in the area of engineering education. The postdoctoral scholars will participate in data collection and analysis, conduct research and assessments with faculty and students, prepare manuscripts, present at conferences, and participate in grant writing. The position will also provide the opportunity for scholars to develop personalized professional development plans to support their own career advancement. Candidates nearing graduation are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates for this position are expected to have strong quantitative and qualitative research knowledge and skills and excellent communication capabilities, especially writing skills. Specific details about each of the two positions are provided:

– One of the positions will enable the scholar to research, develop, and implement innovative strategies at the college level that promote effective learning in engineering education and contribute to the methodology of forming the engineer of 2050. How do we prepare students for jobs that do not yet exist, technologies not yet invented, and problems we are unaware of? How do current technologies impact the learning process? Increasing the success of students involves a complex network of strategies and tools that this scholar will incorporate. The scholar will work alongside Dr. Kristi Shryock, Frank and Jean Raymond Foundation Inc. Endowed Associate Professor, and will be co-mentored by Dr. George Ligler, Professor and Dean’s Excellence Chair in Multidisciplinary Engineering and member of the National Academy of Engineering.

– The second position will focus on research on practice and effectiveness of multi- and inter-disciplinary engineering education, programming and outcomes of high-impact practices, and how broad definitions of diversity can maximize positive results in engineering education. Key research questions will investigate characteristics of existing students attracted to innovative academic programs, how these programs can increase added value for students, how recruiting can be improved, and how successes can be transferred across programs and institutions. They will work alongside Dr. Kelly Brumbelow, Associate Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering, and will be co-mentored by Dr. George Ligler.

Required Qualifications: Hold a PhD in an engineering discipline and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career that includes a focus on research in engineering education at the college level. Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills and are expected to work well in a team setting.

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as can be arranged with a two-year appointment envisaged, contingent upon successful evaluation after year one.

Salary Range: $54,000 to $61,000 per year, commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Please submit the following documents together in a single PDF to Dr. Shryock at kshryock@tamu.edu: curriculum vitae; cover letter, indicating which of the two positions you would prefer; full contact information of three references.

Tenure/Tenure-Track: Open Rank – Interdisciplinary Engineering Education at Texas A&M University

Multidisciplinary Engineering

Deadline: December 31, 2023


The Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering, College of Engineering, at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time tenured/tenure-track position with a 9-month academic appointment beginning spring semester 2024. Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor depending on qualifications. This position will focus on interdisciplinary engineering education and be expected to provide leadership for development of research and academic programs in this area.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach, advise, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students; develop/continue an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession.
Engineering education has been identified in the department’s strategic plan as a primary focus area, and a variety of resources are being invested to promote it. The program currently includes masters and doctoral curricula and multiple faculty working in the field at all ranks. TAMU’s College of Engineering is one of the largest in the country with over 24,000 students, 15 departments, and academic programs spanning the breadth of engineering, with growth continuing under the “25 by 25” initiative. Thus, abundant opportunities exist for scholarship in teaching and learning in a wide variety of contexts and applications. The department’s vision is to be an internationally recognized leader in the field of interdisciplinary engineering education, and this position is intended to provide leadership towards that goal.

Applicants must have an earned PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) in engineering, engineering education, or a closely related discipline. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of scholarship in interdisciplinary engineering education that positions them as an emerging or established leader in the field.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching and service, as applicable, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at http://apply.interfolio.com/132772. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2023. Applications received after that date may be considered until position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin Spring 2024.

For questions regarding the application process or other inquiries, please contact:
Dr. George Ligler, gtligler@tamu.edu
Ms. Angie Dunn, Program Specialist, adunn@tamu.edu

Multiple faculty positions across nearly all disciplines at VT

College of Engineering, Virginia Tech

Deadline: Beginning November 1, 2023


Multiple faculty (Department Head, tenured/tenure track, research and instructional) positions across nearly all disciplines (Aerospace, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Construction Engineering and Management, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer, Industrial, Materials Science, Mechanical, Mining and Minerals). All levels (assistant, associate, full professor), collegiate teaching faculty and department head positions are available.