Friday, December 28, 2012

Position Announcement: Engineering Education (Open Rank- University of Texas at Austin's College of Education)

The following position is available at The University of Texas at Austin. This is an open rank position in Engineering Education and the position is offered from the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Any specific questions on the position to be directed to Dr. Jill Marshall ( who is the co-Chair of the faculty search along with Dr. Susan Empson ( Other information for applicants can be viewed at the end of the ad. To be clear, I am NOT on the Search Committee for this position. -Dr. Petrosino

Job Type: Tenured/Tenure Track
Job Rank: Rank Open
Job ID: (0) 10010400001
College: Education
Department/Unit: Curriculum and Instruction
Department/Unit URL:
Closing Date: Until Filled
Field of Specialization: Engineering Education

Job Description:
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, or a tenured Associate or Full Professor position with a specialization in Engineering Education (K-16) beginning in Fall 2013. The rank depends upon the candidate's qualifications. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • A doctorate in Engineering Education, Learning Sciences, or related field • Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in research and teaching DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: • Funded or externally fundable research program • Teaching Experience (K-12) Any programmatic research agenda in STEM education will be considered but preference will be given to those that complement and extend existing faculty's expertise and focus on access to quality STEM curriculum and instruction for populations historically underserved by the education system. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in our teacher certification programs and graduate courses in our STEM Education graduate programs (including research methods courses in the department of Curriculum and Instruction). Above all, we seek a talented, productive scholar to join a faculty committed to innovative and socially responsive research and teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs in STEM Education with strong ties to the College of Natural Sciences and the Cockrell School of Engineering, over 50 full-time graduate students, two nationally recognized teacher certification programs, including UTeach (7-12) and the Laptop Initiative for Future Educators (K-6), and a location in a diverse, rapidly growing, urban setting. This position offers a unique combination of opportunities for interdisciplinary inquiry, design-based research, program development, and impact on schools. The department of Curriculum and Instruction has a strong commitment to issues of equity in education, effective and innovative learning technology, and field-based teacher education.

Applicant Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: ATTN: STEM EDUCATION SEARCH/Engineering Education 1912 Speedway, Stop D5700 The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1293 USA. Electronic submissions should be sent c/o Ann Ford []. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Position Announcement: Associate/Full Professor of Engineering Education

What follows is a senior position in Engineering Education that is being offered at The University of Texas at Austin via the Cockrell School of Engineering. I am on the search committee and am looking forward to an exciting search this Spring. If you are interested, please apply. Also, please forward to people you think may have an interest in such a position. -Dr. Petrosino 

Associate/Full Professor of Engineering Education
The Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking highly qualified applicants for a faculty position in Engineering Education. A visionary leader in the field of engineering education is sought to initiate new programs and strengthen existing initiatives.  A PhD in engineering, engineering education, or related discipline is required, with a record qualifying for tenure in the Cockrell School of Engineering.   Applicants must have an outstanding record of research accomplishments, a strong interest in graduate teaching, undergraduate teaching, and engineering education outreach, and a vision for the growth of the field of engineering education.  A successful candidate is expected to perform research and develop sponsored programs that promote discovery, learning and engagement in engineering education and is expected to promote the development of engineering education programs.  Candidates must also be involved in service to the university and the profession.  Interested persons should submit, in electronic form, a detailed curriculum vitae including academic and professional experience, statements regarding their teaching philosophy and research plans, a list of peer reviewed publications and other professional contributions, and the names and contact information for five or more references to: Professor David Allen, Gertz Regents Professor in Chemical Engineering; Chair, Engineering Education Faculty Search Committee; Cockrell School of Engineering; University of Texas at Austin (

The University of Texas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  This position has been designated as security-sensitive, and a criminal background check will be conducted on the applicants selected.