Associate Director

Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: The College of Engineering (CENGR) at the University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications for a Research Scientist faculty position in engineering education research at the Assistant, Associate or Senior level, commensurate with the applicants' qualifications. The successful applicant will join the leadership team in the Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI), an innovative engineering education unit established on January 1, 2017. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a novel, next-generation, engineering education initiative that fuses high quality, fundamental, engineering education research with systemic local and national impacts. EETI is embedded in the College of Engineering that was formed on July 1, 2012 and is building a vibrant academic environment that fosters engineering education in a liberal arts environment and research in areas inspired by real-world problems. The Associate Director will lead and coordinate EETI efforts to support engineering faculty in establishing funded engineering education research activities or research components of educational innovation programs. These efforts leverage a growing excitement and energy around engineering education in the College and ongoing distributed educational innovation and research efforts. The Associate Director will contribute to enhancing the shared capacity of the institute with a view to pursuing extramural funding aligned with national funding trends, for example, the National Science Foundation's Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (RIEF), and Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) programs. We are looking for an enthusiastic, impact-oriented, and collaborative individual to join our team with an expectation to: - Build capacity across the college in engineering education research, through developing structures and processes that engage faculty in collaborative development activities. These include scaffolded introductions to relevant educational theory, methods, literature or structured consultations around developing research components of engineering education projects. - Facilitate the establishment of a diverse and inclusive engineering education research program in CENGR that is recognized nationally and internationally and supported through competitive, extra-mural funding. - Build national visibility and recognition for EETI and CENGR through initiating highly innovative, high-risk/ high reward, curricular and cultural transformation projects in the engineering education space. - Make innovative contributions to instruction through course development, curriculum transformation, and instructional excellence. The teaching assignment for this position is negotiable and expected to include one course per year. Guidelines for appointment and promotion of Research Scientists will determine the appointed rank -

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should hold a PhD in engineering education or a related field and be able to demonstrate the following qualities in their application: - The ability to conceptualize and implement high quality / high impact engineering education research projects as demonstrated through a track record of significant publications, a sophisticated grasp of research methodology, and a refined understanding of the current trends in engineering education research. - The demonstrated ability and commitment to thriving in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. - A passion for affecting educational change and the capacity to actively engage and inspire engineering educators in the local and national context. Guidelines for appointment and promotion of Research Scientists will determine the appointed rank -

Preferred Qualifications:


Faculty Rank: Open Rank

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Employee Percentage: 100

Location od Vacancy: Athens Area

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