Assistant Professors of Engineering Pathways
- The University of Oklahoma
- Norman, OK
- Faculty Jobs
- Education, Educational Administration & Leadership
- Position Type
- Assistant Professor
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Sep 7, 2022
The Gallogly College of Engineering is rapidly growing with a strategic focus on increasing the number of engineering graduates and increasing our research portfolio. Our plan for student body growth is built around new programs that support and educate our student body in meaningful ways to recognize and encourage new ways of thinking, understanding and experiencing. We have recently launched a new Engineering Pathways Program and are seeking 3 additional teaching-focused faculty members who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students. These faculty will be instrumental in designing and implementing our student-centered plan for growth and will be working collaboratively with each other, with our Gallogly Student Affairs Team, and with faculty and staff across the college.
We are seeking candidates aligned with two particular areas of expertise:
- an education- and research-focused background in engineering leadership, or
- experience or expertise in first-year engineering education.
The successful candidates will be expected to have a passion and commitment for supporting the retention of engineering students coming from all backgrounds.
These positions are part of a larger initiative defined in the Gallogly College of Engineering strategic plan for growing enrollment and improving retention. The State of Oklahoma is investing in engineering in support of growing engineering graduates for the state workforce. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to excellent and innovative instruction, an ethos of care and support of students, and effective mentorship and guidance of students. Candidates with an interest in educational research are welcome and will have opportunities for research collaboration with current and new faculty.
The University of Oklahoma invests in its faculty by providing support and resources through our Center for Faculty Excellence (https://www.ou.edu/cfe) and Vice President for Research and Partnerships Office (https://www.ou.edu/research-norman). The Gallogly College of Engineering supports faculty development through mentoring, new faculty orientation series, and access to research and educational supports. We encourage candidates to apply who are seeking to work in a rapidly growing college, in collegial interdisciplinary groups, and towards the mission of student success.
The Gallogly College of Engineering seeks candidates who contribute to fostering a collaborative and welcoming environment in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments. With more than 4000 total students, our undergraduate student body is outstanding with more than 200 National Merit Scholars and more than 400 Honors students currently enrolled.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline. Candidates with Ph.D. degrees in engineering education or engineering leadership are strongly preferred. Experience with engineering student education through teaching and student mentoring is expected.
Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement that describes how their background and career goals will support success of engineering students, and the contact information for at least three references. A statement of research experience may be included but is optional.
Documents should be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/112210. Initial screening of applicants will begin on October 17, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The positions are expected to be 12-month appointments and start date is negotiable not to be earlier than January 1, 2023. Questions may be emailed to Dr. Randa Shehab ([email protected]).
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