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The Department of Engineering Education is pleased to announce the current employment opportunities:

Lecturer Position

Position Description

EED Lecturers (Associated Faculty) from all engineering backgrounds are employed to assist with the sequence for beginning engineering students, offered as a Standard sequence or as an Honors sequence, and the stand-alone MATLAB course.

The standard and Honors sequence has classroom and lab components. The classroom includes engineering graphics and the use of computer tools such as EXCEL, MATLAB, 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 all 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 lab, office hours, instructional team meetings, exam grading, curriculum development and implementation, and course preparation; oversees the activities of the graduate teaching associates and undergraduate teaching assistants who are assigned.

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 co-worker with other graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty, a spirit of teamwork and leadership is essential.

We currently have 1-2 positions open for Autumn 2019 teaching 1-4 sections of ENGR 1181 – the first semester course of the standard sequence.

 

Qualifications

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. The applicant may be requested to give an oral presentation as part of the interview process. 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.

Research Faculty Position

Position Description

The Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University invites applications for a research faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Research Professor to start September 2019. We are seeking proven, innovative scholars in engineering education who will help build the graduate program within the Department of Engineering Education that was formed in November 2015. Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Pioneer scholarly contributions to engineering education research,
  • Show that they can collaborate with both tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty members from within the department and those in different engineering disciplines, as well as across the university,
  • Focus their efforts on engineering education scholarship and advising graduate students,
  • Independently seek and obtain external funding to support research activities,
  • Generate ongoing funding for a research program sufficient to support graduate students and other resources, and
  • Establish a record of high-quality publications

 

Summary of Duties

  • Establish a world-class funded research program
  • Disseminate research results in peer reviewed publications
  • Participate in various service areas including department and college committees
  • Represent EED to the general engineering education community

 

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in an engineering discipline, engineering education, education, or equivalent field from an accredited institution of higher education, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent record in conducting research in innovative and influential areas of engineering and/or computing education
  • Interest in and potential for excellence in advising graduate students
  • Strong potential to advance through the research faculty ranks

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse teams of scholars across all faculty ranks in the department and within and outside the university to form new communities of engagement and scholarly research in engineering education
  • Interest in engaging actively with other engineering and/or computing departments and colleges across Ohio State
  • Connections and experience with industry partners

 

Interested candidates should apply on Academic Jobs Online. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research interests, and names and contact information of five references commensurate with the rank sought.The Ohio State University College of Engineering is strongly committed to promoting diversity and includsion in all areas of scholarship, instruction and outreach.  In the cover letter, describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of these areas.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 

Position Description

The EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) attends all class and lab sessions as assigned. They actively assist students in their development of basic skills in the laboratory and the classroom. UTAs assist the GTAs in grading assignments and are required to attend mandatory training sessions and to participate in related duties such as exam review sessions. Faculty, Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs), or staff may assign other duties.

 

Qualifications

The UTA must be self-directed and comfortable in a team environment, both in the classroom and in the labs. The UTA must be truly interested in helping students succeed in their engineering fundamentals course work and develop the skills necessary for success in future courses. In addition, the UTA must have the following: 

  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering sequence (includes: honors, scholars, standard, and transfer sequences)
  • For FEH UTAs, experience with the Honors sequence is preferred
  • For FE Scholars UTAs, experience with the Scholars sequence is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Competence in engineering graphics and the use of computer-based tools such as EXCEL, MATLAB, Word, PowerPoint, and Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Overall GPA of 2.7 or higher is required

Images of UTAs may be used in printed material and videotapes made for the purpose of informing the university community and the general public about activities in the College of Engineering.

 

Working Hours and Compensation

On average, UTAs will work 10-12 hours per week with a typical maximum of 15 hours (unless otherwise specified and approved in advance). This range covers contact hours in class/lab with students, training and prep time (including self-study as needed), team meetings, orientation, and grading. 

Continued employment is based on completion of orientation, required training and assignments, satisfactory performance of duties and a recommendation from the supervising faculty.

 

Please consult the EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Policies document for expectations of EED UTAs. |  View & Download 

APPLY for an EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistant position

Priority deadline for Autumn 2019 semester - March 8, 2019

Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed if new positions become available.

Returning EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistants may apply HERE. (same deadlines)

Graduate Teaching Associate

Position Description

EED Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs) from all engineering majors are employed to assist with the sequence for beginning engineering students, offered as a Standard sequence or as an Honors sequence. Each sequence has classroom and lab components. The classroom includes engineering graphics and the use of computer tools such as EXCEL, MATLAB, 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 all courses.

GTAs assist in all components of the course; work directly with the students; assist faculty members with course and lab materials and assignments; ensure a safe and effective laboratory environment; and may assist with grading homework, lab reports, and exams. GTAs work closely with the undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs) assigned to them and are responsible for overseeing any work that they assign to the UTAs.

To be successful, it is essential that a GTA is proficient in all course material and is prepared for labs by working through the student assignments. Attendance is required at weekly team meetings and training sessions. As a co-worker with other graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty, a spirit of teamwork and leadership is essential.

In addition, GTAs maintain office hours (three to four hours per week) to assist students, refer students to appropriate resources, and attend training and education classes as scheduled (e.g., the UCAT Conference prior to Autumn Semester, Orientation and Training prior to each semester, and GTA seminar course). GTAs maintain class records on a central server, assist in the evaluation of student performance, and participate in ongoing efforts to improve this program. Faculty and staff from the EED sequence may assign other duties.

 

Qualifications

GTAs are required to have strong written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; acceptance as a graduate student in engineering or a related program at The Ohio State University. A desire to teach is essential. The applicant may be requested to give an oral presentation as part of the interview process. International applicants are required to have the appropriate language certification from the University to teach in the classroom. The successful applicant must be truly interested in helping students succeed in their first year and in developing the skills necessary for success in future courses. Competence in engineering graphics, SolidWorks, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Word, and MATLAB are required (other skills may be required depending

on the class assigned). The applicant must be in good academic standing and be able to provide a current transcript and a letter of recommendation from an advisor, professor, or employer.

 

Working Hours and Compensation

Average twenty (20) hours per week per semester, which is a 50% appointment; must commit to work two academic semesters; consecutive semesters entitles the GTA to a summer term tuition & fee waiver.

 

APPLY for an EED Graduate Teaching Associate position

Deadline for Autumn 2019 semester – May 31, 2019

 

 

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