Utah State University

Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/8/2023 5:31 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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College of Engineering
Engineering Education
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with Experience plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Engineering Education Department (EED) at Utah State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. This is a nine-month academic-year appointment with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024.

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.

Post-doctoral and/or teaching experience is highly desirable.


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Demonstrate excellence in establishing a strong and externally funded research program in engineering education.
• Effectively teach undergraduate Engineering Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, or Fundamental Electronics for Engineers courses as well as graduate courses in the Department’s Engineering Education Ph.D. and M.S. programs.
• Serve as a mentor to graduate and undergraduate students on their research activities.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the department, university, and community service.


Required Qualifications:

1. A doctorate in an engineering discipline, engineering education, cognitive science, education, or psychology by the start of faculty appointment (August 1, 2024).
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 undergraduate Engineering Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, or Fundamental Electronics for Engineers.
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 undergraduate Engineering Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, or Fundamental Electronics for Engineers.
5. Potential to collaborate with existing EED faculty members on externally funded projects.

Required Documents

Interested applicants should apply online via jobs.usu.edu and click on “Apply for this job online” button. The application should include:

1) Curriculum vitae;

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; and

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


*These documents should be uploaded in the sections "Documents 1-10"

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


Employment at USU is subject to background checks. The review of applications will start on January 15, 2024, 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 using the USU link.

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 Engineering Education Department is one of five departments in the USU College of Engineering (https://engineering.usu.edu/eed). The Department offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering Education program since 2009 and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering Education program since 2021. Our faculty teach college-wide, large-enrollment undergraduate engineering fundamentals and technical communication courses, as well as graduate courses in our graduate programs. Graduate and undergraduate students work closely with our faculty on various research projects in six broad areas including broadening participation in engineering, engineering learning and problem solving, engineering workplace and training, K-12 STEM education, online engineering education, and technology-enhanced learning. We are beautifully situated in a high mountain valley where an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities is available.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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