Assistant Professor(s) Engineering Education (2 positions)

Lincoln, NE
Sep 17, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Working TitleAssistant Professor(s) Engineering Education (2 positions)DepartmentCollege of Engineering-0907Requisition NumberF_190126Posting Open Date09/03/2019Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)10/04/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDescription of Work

The College of Engineering (CoE) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ( will be seeking applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor in the area of engineering education. The College is building a cohort of discipline-based education research (DBER) faculty to both establish national leadership in DBER in conjunction with the broader UNL DBER community and contribute to research-based transformations within their engineering academic units. CoE is particularly interested in those whose research centers on teaching, learning, and assessment at the undergraduate level and can extend to the K-12 and graduate levels.

Candidates will be expected to contribute to the academic programs in their academic unit in CoE through teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising graduate research. Successful candidates will be expected to establish externally funded DBER programs and collaborate with researchers within the College on studying and transforming engineering education through fundamental and applied research. The primary faculty appointment will be in one of the academic units in the College of Engineering, depending on an individual candidate’s qualifications.

The DBER initiative at UNL’s College of Engineering ( includes the creation of a nationally recognized engineering education research center. Successful candidates will participate in establishing this center. The Center will nurture and conduct rigorous and collaborative engineering education research within and across engineering disciplines. Fundamental and applied research will addresses research questions concerning the knowledge and skills, attitudes, and behaviors acquired by engineering students through formal curricula and informal programming. Center research will have an impact on teaching and learning locally while making national and international contributions to the knowledge-base for engineering education. DBER faculty will reside in their respective disciplines where, through their presence and participation on their faculties, they will build relationships and collaborations with their disciplinary colleagues to conduct engineering discipline-specific education research that focuses on aspects unique to the education and preparation of professionals in their discipline. The faculty will also operate as a community to conduct cross-disciplinary engineering education research focused on aspects common to the education and preparation of all engineering professionals and build graduate programming.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in an engineering discipline (including engineering education) or a closely related field. Applicants’ doctoral training should have emphasized rigorous engineering education research practices. In addition, candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, including computer science and construction. Applicants should have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Candidates must have the potential to establish a strong externally funded research program.

Preferred Qualifications

It is preferred that successful candidates have had undergraduate teaching experience and have conducted discipline-based education research as part of their Ph.D. experience.

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Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the faculty form. Attach 1) a single-page cover letter explaining your interest in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) teaching, research and diversity statements (total of 5 pages combined) and 4) a list of at least three references. Note, please combine teaching, research and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.” For more information on the requested candidate statements, please visit

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Heidi Diefes-Dux, Professor and Search Chair
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(402) 472-1421

Job CategoryJob Category (old)Faculty Tenure/Tenure LeadingJob Type9 Month Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?NoIf Temporary, indicate end datePlanned Hire Date08/17/2020Appointment End DateSupplemental Questions

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