Utah State University

  • Assistant Professor

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 9 months ago(5/1/2019 11:23 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    College of Engineering
    Engineering Education
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate based on experience
  • Overview

    The Department of Engineering Education (EED) at Utah State University (USU) is seeking applications for one or two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level with nine-month academic-year appointment, starting August 1, 2020. Candidates must have earned a doctorate in an engineering discipline, engineering education, cognitive science, education, or psychology by the start of the appointment. Candidates must also have a B.S. and M.S. in an engineering discipline. The ideal candidates are expected to demonstrate potential to develop a strong and externally-funded research program in engineering education, a track record of peer-reviewed publications, potential or record of teaching competency at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and evidence of professional leadership skills.


    • Demonstrate excellence in establishing a strong and externally-funded research program in engineering education.
    • Effectively teach undergraduate engineering mechanics courses as well as graduate courses in the Department’s Engineering Education Ph.D. program.
    • Serve as a mentor to graduate and undergraduate students on their research activities.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to the department, university, and community service.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. A doctorate in an engineering discipline, engineering education, cognitive science, education, or psychology by the start of faculty appointment (August 1, 2020).
    2. B.S. and M.S. in an engineering discipline.
    3. Ability to conduct and disseminate research in engineering education.
    4. Ability to write competitive external grants to support scholarly activities.
    5. Ability to teach foundational undergraduate engineering mechanics courses, such as strength of materials, statics, and dynamics.
    6. Potential or record of success in effective teaching experience and mentoring.
    7. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Potential or record of success in obtaining external funding.
    2. Record of peer-reviewed journal publications in engineering education research.
    3. B.S. from an ABET-accredited engineering program.
    4. Previous experience teaching foundational undergraduate engineering mechanics courses, such as strength of materials, statics, and dynamics.
    5. Potential to collaborate with existing EED faculty members on externally funded projects.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1) Curriculum Vitae to be uploaded in the candidate profile

    2) Cover Letter

    3) Research Statement describing the primary research areas and potential funding sources the applicant will target

    4) Teaching Statement describing teaching philosophy as well as undergraduate and graduate courses the applicant is capable of teaching- to be paste in the section of Teaching Philosophy

    5) Names, titles, phone number, and email addresses of three professional references to be uploaded in the candidate profile


    Employment at USU is subject to background check. The review of applications will start the beginning of November 2019 and will remain open until the positions are filled. For inquiries, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Oenardi Lawanto, at (435) 797-8699 or olawanto@usu.edu. 


    Please do not attach Cover Letter, Research Statement, and Teaching Statement in the candidate profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste later on in the application. 


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate based on experience


    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    College/Department Highlights

    The Department of Engineering Education is one of five departments in the USU College of Engineering (https://eed.usu.edu/). USU is a Carnegie Research Doctoral Extensive University and an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. USU offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits (https://hr.usu.edu/). USU is located in a spectacular valley along the Wasatch front that offers year-round recreation and is 80 miles north to Salt Lake City. 

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.


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