Utah State University

Assistant Professor of Engineering Education

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(9/29/2020 3:17 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
College of Engineering
Engineering Education
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based on experience, with excellent benefits


The Department of Engineering Education (EED) at Utah State University (USU) is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. This is a nine-month academic-year appointment starting August 1, 2021. 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

  • A doctorate in an engineering discipline, engineering education, cognitive science, education, or psychology by the start of faculty appointment (August 1, 2021).
  • B.S. and M.S. in an engineering discipline.
  • Ability to conduct and disseminate research in engineering education.
  • Ability to write competitive external grants to support scholarly activities.
  • Ability to teach foundational undergraduate engineering mechanics courses, such as statics, strength of materials, and dynamics.
  • Potential or record of success in effective teaching experience and mentoring.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Required Documents

Interested applicants should apply online via https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2988/assistant-professor/job  and click on “Apply for this job online” button. The application should include:

1) Curriculum Vitae to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Resume/CV 

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

5) Names, phone number, and email addresses of three professional references.  


Documents 2-4 will be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under 'Other Documents 1-10'.


Employment at USU is subject to background check. The review of applications will start on January 15, 2021, and will remain open until the position is filled. For inquiries, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Oenardi Lawanto, at (435) 797-8699 or olawanto@usu.edu

However, do not send your applications directly to Dr. Lawanto. All applications must be sent online via https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2988/assistant-professor/job.  

Advertised Salary

Commensurate based on experience, with excellent benefits


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://engineering.usu.edu/eed/).

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 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. 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 here.


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.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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