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 firstname.lastname@example.org: curriculum vitae; cover letter, indicating which of the two positions you would prefer; full contact information of three references.