Faculty & Staff Employment Opportunities
Position Overview: The Chair of the Department of Engineering Education should be a bold leader who can envision innovative ways for the department to educate the next generation of diverse engineering leaders. The Department of Engineering Education Chair uses their effective communication and interpersonal skills to lead a faculty that currently includes 7 tenure track faculty, 1 research track faculty, 4 clinical track faculty, and 19 full-time lecturers. It is anticipated that the Department will grow in size and influence over the next 5 to 10 years. Through their strong record of ethical behavior, integrity and transparency, the Chair cultivates and sustains an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment that encourages people to meet their full potential, including through faculty and staff development, hiring and retention, and undergraduate and graduate student recruitment and retention. The Chair, who reports to the Dean of the College of Engineering, is responsible for all administrative, budgetary, and personnel decisions within the Department, and will be responsible for leadership, management, and strategic vision for the next phase of the Department’s growth.
- Earned doctorate in engineering education, engineering, or a closely related field
- The professional qualifications and credentials necessary to be appointed at the rank of full professor in the Department of Engineering Education
- Demonstrated expertise as an innovative scholar in engineering education research characterized by robust external funding and publications in top disciplinary journals
- A demonstrated record of, and strong commitment to, cultivating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment
- Ability to develop, articulate and execute a strong strategic vision for the Department of Engineering Education and to lead cultural changes in support of this mission
- Experience in leading people and managing academic programs and budgets
- A collaborative leadership style that builds and grows relationships within, and between, the Department, College and University, and external stakeholders, such as alumni, parents, business, government and the local community
- A commitment to academic excellence and interdisciplinary education at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- A commitment to collaborative research and a track record of competitive research funding from a variety of sources
- A record of service to, and leadership of, the profession within a university or research organization
- Demonstrated ability and/or previous experience working collaboratively with college and university administrators and leaders to achieve departmental goals and objectives
- A history of engaging in national or international partnerships, entrepreneurial activities, industrial partnerships, and/or external fundraising
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit an application through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21530
Please submit the following with documents with application:
- Cover letter
- Leadership CV
- Vision Statement for the role of an Engineering Education department in preparing the next generation of diverse engineering leaders
- Statement of Leadership style
- Diversity Statement (describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of the areas of scholarship, instruction and outreach)
- Contact information for five references commensurate with this leadership position.
Confidential applications will be accepted. For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Allison MacKay (firstname.lastname@example.org) using ‘EED Search’ in the subject line.
The Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does, matters, and how we do it, matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, and intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position that carries tenure must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidate’s employer’s policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidate’s appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment. For more information, please refer to the Office of Academic Affairs website regarding Faculty Misconduct Reference Checks.
The Ohio State University is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement. By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.
Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution, a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and have an excellent partner in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.
Application review will begin on Aug. 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2023.
Position: Lecturer (Associated Faculty)
Unit: Department of Engineering Education
The Department of Engineering Education (https://eed.osu.edu/) at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Lecturer (Associated Faculty).
The Ohio State University prides itself on being model 21st-century public, land grant, research, urban, community-engaged institution. Ohio State is a top-20 public university, enrolling over 60,000 students, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. The Ohio State University is in Columbus, Ohio. As the nation’s 14th largest city, Columbus invites and embraces cultural and economic diversity. Read more at (experiencecolumbus.com).
The College of Engineering offers 14 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in 12 departments or centers, as well as, three undergraduate and four graduate degrees in the Knowlton School of Architecture, to approximately 10,000 students. The college has recently expanded its degree offerings with a BS in Engineering Technology available on the regional campuses of the university. The college is one of the largest in the field with 405 faculty. The college has 14 National Academy of Engineering members and numerous members of societies and award recipients. In fiscal year 2020, the college had nearly $138.5 million in externally sponsored research expenditures. Industry R&D expenditures for the College of Engineering in fiscal year 2020 totaled nearly $44 million.
The Department of Engineering Education (EED) is located within the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. The EED’s mission includes advancing the engineering profession and enabling student success by:
Contributing to developing world-class scholarship in engineering education
Modeling and advocating scholarly, evidence-based teaching within the College of Engineering
Developing and delivering state-of-the-art, innovative, multidisciplinary courses and programs in first-year engineering, engineering technical communication, multidisciplinary capstone design, and graduate education in engineering education.
The EED was created in November 2015 and the Ph.D. program was approved in Spring 2018. In Autumn 2021, approximately 25 graduate students will be enrolled in the engineering education doctoral program. Looking towards the future, the EED is positioned to grow and establish stronger connections across the College of Engineering and the field.
EED Lecturers (Associated Faculty) from all engineering backgrounds are employed to assist with courses for first and second year engineering students. Courses include the two course Standard sequence (ENGR 1181 and 1182), the two course Honors sequence (ENGR 1281 and 1282), and the stand-alone MATLAB course (ENGR 1221).
The Standard and Honors sequences have classroom and lab components. The classroom includes engineering graphics and the use of computer tools such as EXCEL, MATLAB, C/C++ (Honors only), Word, PowerPoint, and CAD software. In the labs, students collect, analyze and interpret experimental data, and each sequence culminates with a design-build project to solve a “real-world” problem. Developing teamwork and communication skills is an essential part of these courses. The stand-alone MATLAB course provides an introduction to computer programming and problem-solving techniques with MATLAB applications in engineering and the physical sciences.
The range of duties include contact hours with students in class and in lab (where applicable), office hours, instructional team meetings, exam grading, curriculum development and implementation, and course preparation. Faculty also oversee the activities of the graduate teaching associates (where applicable) and undergraduate teaching assistants who are assigned to their courses.
To be successful, it is essential that a lecturer is proficient in all course material and is prepared for classes. Attendance is required at weekly team meetings, orientation, and training sessions. As a coworker with other graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty, a spirit of teamwork and leadership is essential.
We currently have positions available for the 2022-2023 academic year in all courses.
Lecturers are required to have strong written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and a Master’s degree in Engineering or equivalent. A PhD is preferred. A passion for teaching is essential. Selected applicants will be requested to give an oral presentation as part of the interview process; provide teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and student evaluations of instruction; and to complete a WorkDay application. International applicants are required to have the appropriate language certification from the University to teach in the classroom. Interested candidates should email their curriculum vita, names of three references, and a cover letter to Dr. Lisa Abrams at ENG-EED@osu.edu.
Priority deadline is April 25, 2022.
EED Program Assistant
Engineering | Engineering Education
This position serves as for the Department Chair for the Engineering Education Department (EED) by coordinating administrative functions of the department; Represent the department to other administrators and outside agencies; assists chair in administration, scheduling, and planning of appointment calendar and travel; manages all details of chair's travel, including coordination of national and international travel itineraries requiring independent decision making, coordination and prioritizing of the chair's schedule and commitments, and post-travel organization and reimbursements; Prepares the Department Faculty and Staff Meeting semester schedule, agenda, agenda communication, meeting materials and operation, and PowerPoint presentation. prepares and maintains meeting minutes; Arranges campus visits for department guests (e.g., research seminar speakers, KEEN visits, etc.) including travel, agenda preparation, visit coordination, and reimbursement; Prepares department surveys and reports; Serves as coordinator for faculty search committee and reinforces the importance of practices that support recruitment of a diverse, exceptionally well qualified faculty; assists with faculty professional leave, annual performance evaluation process for faculty and staff; assists with visiting scholars; manages faculty reappointment, College Promotion and Tenure (P&T), faculty onboarding and offboarding processes; reviews P&T and hiring files for adherence to guidelines; coordinates award nominations for department chair (to include faculty, staff and alumni); Directly support departmental administrative responsibilities as they pertain to faculty hiring, promotion, retention, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts.
Minimum Education Required
Bachelor's Level Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, scheduling and presentation software; prior public relations or customer service experience.
Experience in an administrative support role; knowledge of university policies and procedures; demonstrated ability to independently perform and prioritize work; strong articulate communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
25% serves as assistant to department chair by coordinating administrative functions of the department; represent the department to other administrators and outside agencies; assists chair in administration, scheduling, and planning of appointment calendar and travel; manages all details of chair's travel, including coordination of national and international travel itineraries requiring independent decision making, coordination and prioritizing of the chair's schedule and commitments, and post-travel organization and reimbursements; manages the chair's complex appointment calendar and coordinates with other leaders' calendars as necessary; preparing, finalizing and/or editing institutional reports requested of Chair; resolve operating problems and employee complaints and grievances
25% Prepares the Department Faculty and Staff Meeting semester schedule, agenda, agenda communication, meeting materials and operation, and PowerPoint presentation. prepares and maintains meeting minutes; Prepares the monthly Department Executive Committee Meeting schedule, agenda, communication of the agenda, meeting materials and operation, and meeting minutes; Schedules meetings with Human Resources, Fiscal, and Advancement; Schedules monthly meetings with direct reports to the chair; Prepares the Department and Programmatic Advisory Board Meeting schedules, agendas, agenda communication, meeting materials and operation, PowerPoint presentations, and meeting minutes; Arranges campus visits for department guests (e.g., research seminar speakers, KEEN visits, etc.) including travel, agenda preparation, visit coordination, and reimbursement; Prepares department surveys and reports
30% serves as coordinator for faculty search committees and reinforces the importance of practices that support recruitment of a diverse, exceptionally well qualified faculty; assists with faculty professional leave, annual performance evaluation process for faculty and staff; assists with visiting scholars; manages faculty reappointment, College Promotion and Tenure (P&T), faculty onboarding and offboarding processes; reviews P&T and hiring files for adherence to guidelines; coordinates award nominations for department chair (to include faculty, staff and alumni); attends department meetings; maintains files; performs general administrative and clerical duties; assists with coordination of meetings, committees and faculty and department annual events; other duties and special projects as assigned;
20% chair the department committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; committee develops policies, processes, and programming to improve an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming working environment in which each department staff and faculty member feels like they belong and are valued; serves as the point of contact/liaison to the College of Engineering for matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Hitchcock Hall (0274)
Term (Fixed Term)
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Position Posting #R41925
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