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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Engineering Education

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Arizona State University

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

The Polytechnic School

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Engineering Education

Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus


The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and The Polytechnic School (TPS) seeks applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in engineering education. 


TPS is located on ASU’s Polytechnic, a 600-acre campus in a scenic desert arboretum in Mesa, AZ. The Polytechnic campus draws undergraduate and graduate students from around the world and offers students a unique environment where class sizes are small and strong industry connections enable them to engage in unique hands-on learning opportunities. TPS is one of seven schools in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and is creating a higher education experience focused on learning through prototyping and solving real-world challenges through collaboration. The Polytechnic School includes more than 70 faculty, nearly 6,500 students, four fully online degree programs and two PhD programs – Engineering Education Systems and Design (EESD) and Human Systems Engineering.


Tenured and tenure track faculty members in the Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor both undergraduate and graduate student research and projects, and undertake service activities within the institution and within their scholarly/professional communities. The successful applicant for this position will be able to teach courses both at the doctoral level within the EESD program and at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels within the TPS engineering programs.  They will also contribute positively to continuous improvement and cultivation of a diverse, equitable, inclusive and belonging environment for our faculty, students, and staff.  

This search is part of ASU’s engagement with Arizona’s New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience and opportunities for all.  NEI investments in the Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world class faculty to accelerate research outcomes and to broaden student access to our programs; will establish Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy Industries; and will expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.


Appointments will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2022. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the Polytechnic School is currently the most involved in the interest of this research.




Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in engineering, engineering education, or a field closely related to the stated research and teaching focus of this position, by the time of appointment
  • Minimum of one degree at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral level in an engineering discipline
  • Demonstrated evidence of educational research capability


Desired Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience (can include TA positions, instructor of record, etc.) in higher education
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research and/or teaching activity
  • Commitment in research and/or teaching and/or mentorship practices to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB)
  • Experience with effective faculty and/or doctoral student mentorship
  • Expertise and first-hand knowledge of the engineering ecosystem (either through professional or educational training)
  • Experience in establishing (or capacity to establish) collaborative research activity
  • Leadership capacity within the engineering education scholarly/ professional community
  • Research agenda aligned with the areas of emphasis outlined in the position


Application Instructions


Application deadline is January 21, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:


  • Cover Letter (2 page maximum)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement describing research interests: include experience, interests, and a pre-tenure plan (2 page maximum)
  • Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy: include classroom teaching experience, interests, and mentoring philosophy (2 page maximum)
  • Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging*: include how, if at all, you incorporate practices that support DEI in your professional work; and your plans for contributing to a diverse, equitable, inclusive and belonging environment for faculty, students, and staff (2 page maximum)
  • Contact information for three references


*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.


For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Jennifer Bekki via email at


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements - Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required by January 4, 2022. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

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