Friday, October 12, 2012

FACULTY SEARCH -Department of Engineering Education Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

3rd and Monroe St, Hoboken NJ (WWII era)
The Department of Engineering Education (EngE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for two faculty positions and welcomes applicants across ranks. Candidates must hold a doctorate in engineering education, engineering, education, or a related field; at least one degree (BS, MS, PhD) in engineering is desirable. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as the ability to conduct basic or applied research in engineering education. We welcome applicants with expertise across a wide range of engineering education areas and methods, including design education, curriculum design, the learning sciences, technology in education, learning analytics, and quantitative research methodologies. Candidates with expertise in design education will be considered for a position aligned with the Rolls Royce-Virginia Tech partnership. Experience in industry and/or international engineering education are also desirable.

EngE (<>) is home to an outstanding first-year engineering program and a premier PhD program in engineering education. The department has a total of 16 full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty members and instructors; it serves approximately 1300 first-year engineering students and 25-30 PhD students annually.  EngE faculty collaborate nationally and internationally in establishing engineering education as the emerging field of research. Current faculty research areas include engineering design, first-year programming, assessment, communication in engineering, international collaboration (global teams), computer supported learning systems, sustainability, and motivation.

Virginia Tech's College of Engineering (CoE) is internationally recognized for its excellence in 14 engineering disciplines and computer science. As the nation's third largest producer of engineers with baccalaureate degrees, CoE provides undergraduates with an innovative curriculum that provides a hands-on, minds-on approach to engineering education. With more than 50 research centers and numerous laboratories, the college offers its 2,000 graduate students opportunities in advanced fields of study, including biomedical engineering, state-of-the-art microelectronics, and nanotechnology.

Established in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is a comprehensive research university with almost $300 million per year in research, and with more than 26,000 students. The 120-acre VT Corporate Research Center is home to over 100 companies and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Also, Virginia Tech has created a public-private partnership in the form of a new medical school and research institute, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. It is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Institution.

Applications must be submitted online to Applicant screening will begin November 30, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include: (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) a 1-2 page research statement describing current research and future plans, (iii) a 1-2 page teaching statement, and (iv) names and contact information for three references.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Chair, EngE Search Committee, 660 McBryde Hall, MC 0218, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Email:<> ; Phone: (540)231-1812

Aditya Johri
Assistant Professor
Engineering Education
Computer Science (courtesy)
Industrial and Systems Engineering (courtesy)
616 McBryde Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg 24061, USA.
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Photo: 3rd and Monroe Street-- WWII era