Utah State University

Assistant Professor in Technology & Engineering Education

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/25/2023 10:23 AM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Applied Sciences Technology & Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education (ASTE) in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Technology & Engineering Education at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 1, 2023. This position is an academic-year (nine-month) appointment with opportunities for summer employment. The role statement for this position will consist of approximately 70% teaching, 25% research, and 5% service, and will include teaching responsibilities in the undergraduate Technology and Engineering Education program and the related graduate programs. This faculty position is located at the Logan, Utah campus of Utah State University.


Anticipated start date is August 1, 2023.


The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Design and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in technology and engineering education, career and technical education, and teacher education,
  • Mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels,
  • Supervise students participating in offsite clinical and student teaching activities,
  • Implement high-impact instructional strategies and contemporary teaching and learning theories in Technology & Engineering Education and/or Career & Technical Education,
  • Contribute substantially to focused efforts on student recruitment to the undergraduate Technology and Engineering Education program and graduate programs,
  • Assist in supporting the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association student organization,
  • Develop a sustainable research program that provides opportunities for external funding and complements or expands existing departmental research within the areas of technology and engineering education, STEM education,
  • and/or technological and engineering literacy, as well as engage in interdisciplinary research within the department,
  • Collaborate effectively with teachers and administrators in the K-12 setting, the Utah State Board of Education, and other stakeholders in Technology & Engineering Education,
  • Be involved in professional associations related to Technology & Engineering Education (e.g., the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association, etc.), and
  • Participate in committee assignments in the department, college, and university.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in a degree program closely related to Technology and Engineering Education (completed by August 1, 2023)
    • Candidates who are ABD are also encouraged to apply and may be hired at the Instructor level until their degree is conferred (completed by June 30, 2024).
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching in K-12 schools or at the post-secondary level for a minimum of 3 years
  • Knowledge of educational standards pertaining to Technology & Engineering Education, including the Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy: Defining the Role of Technology and Engineering in STEM Education (STEL)
  • Evidence of potential for effectiveness in research and ability to secure extramural funding

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level
  • Teaching experience in technology and engineering education content areas (e.g., engineering systems; graphic communications technology; etc.)
  • Experience with educational technology, online instruction, and various teaching methods
  • Experience with student organizations
  • Experience with conducting and publishing research in technology and engineering education, STEM education, and/or technological and engineering literacy
  • Success in obtaining funding to support sustainable scholarly efforts.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV - include details and dates for your educational degrees, employment history, courses taught, professional publications, patents, grant funding received, collaborative research efforts, and professional awards/recognitions.
  2. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts for all college/university coursework. Official transcripts will be required of all candidates selected for interview.
    • Five professional references who can evaluate your professional career. Please include contact information, as well as your association with each reference listed.
    • A brief description of your research agenda in technology and engineering education, STEM education, and/or technological literacy
    • A letter of application that includes your interest in the position and teaching philosophy.

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus 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 Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education (ASTE) provides instruction to students seeking a certificate or an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree. The department includes students seeking undergraduate degrees and teacher licensure in agricultural education; business education; family and consumer sciences education; and technology and engineering education. The department also offers undergraduate programs in agricultural communications, community-based education, and agricultural systems technology. The graduate program includes a Master of Science in Technology and Engineering Education, a Master of Education in Career and Technical Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Career and Technical Education. For more information about the department, visit: https://aste.usu.edu/

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://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


*updated 11/2022


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