Some people say, “If you’re paying for grad school then you’re doing it wrong.” Well, cheers to that. Here are some funding paths graduate students may find useful, as well as PostDoc, internship, and full-time opportunities. Feel free to comment with additional resources, and we’ll add them to the list!
Pathways to Science: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx
Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation fellowship (SMART): http://smart.asee.org/
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG): https://ndseg.asee.org/
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP): http://www.nsfgrfp.org/
NSF GK-12: http://www.gk12.org/
NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF): http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/strg/archives_nstrf.html#.VA-o_vmwKAI
GEM (racial minorities in engineering): https://www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship
National Physical Sciencs Consortium: http://npsc.org/
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: http://www.google.com/anitaborg/us/
American Geosciences Institute: http://www.americangeosciences.org/scholarships
Pathways to Science: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_portal.aspx
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry: http://www.msichicago.org/about-the-museum/jobs/opportunities/
Graduate internship opportunities:
NASA internships: http://intern.nasa.gov
Other programs of interest:
Purdue Engineering Education Graduate Programs Open house, Oct 28-29: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ENE/Academics/Graduate/OpenHouse2015
Interested in an all-expense paid trip to Europe this summer to spend a week in the beautiful country of Solvenia learning about High Performance Computing? Graduate Students and Post docs in all science and engineering fields are encouraged to apply to (HPC) the International High Performance Computing Summer School. Preference will be given to applicants with parallel programming experience, and a research plan that will benefit from the utilization of high performance computing systems. However, everyone with an interest in learning more about HPC and how it can benefit your research are encouraged to apply! All travel, housing, and meals are covered, and it’s only a week so it won’t interfere with your summer research plans!
More information and the application (due Feb 15th!) available at this link:
Current openings (1/16/16):
Navigation Warfare Engineer – Overlook Systems Technologies, Inc. :
Candidate will support the planning, execution, and instrumentation of Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC) tests. The Candidate performs all aspects of engineering support for tests, assessments, experiments and system evaluations in support of Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) requirements using Design of Experiments principles. The Candidate will identify techniques to obtain specific engineering data collection requirements and instrumentation, models and simulations, and facilities required to satisfy stated test objectives. The Candidate develops techniques for the validation of engineering test data and the preparation of reports to support test objectives. Assists the Government customer Engineering Team Lead in developing schedules based on exercise plans, service requirements, adversary threat system developments, international agreements, and plans resource requirements. Supports planning, organization, and coordination of engineering activities in the operation and maintenance of advanced hardware and facilities. Assesses the vulnerability of systems and subsystems operating in NAVWAR environments. Reviews and identifies specialized test and support equipment. The Candidate will run existing models to support planning and real-world contingencies. The Candidate will conduct independent analysis and verification of DoD GPS Interference Frequency requests and develop and maintain methods, standards, and models and simulations (M&S) used in NAVWAR engineering. Writes technical reports and presents technical papers at conferences and symposia.
For more information and to apply: http://overlooksys.com/navigation-warfare-eerf-engineer-nm16-03.html
Assistant/Associate Professor in Engineering Fundamentals Department – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
The Engineering Fundamentals Department at the College of Engineering of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Daytona Beach, Florida is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant/associate professor level. The Department seeks to expand its expertise in engineering education, pedagogy, and its leadership in teaching within the College of Engineering.
Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in engineering education or related field with a BS/MS degree in an engineering field. Preference will be given to candidates capable of teaching an engineering graphics course with a focus in freehand sketching and computer aided design using 3D parametric modeling software such as SolidWorks, Inventor, and CATIA(preferred).
Tenure-Track Faculty or Professor of Practice in the Department of Engineering Education and Leadership – University of Texas at El Paso
CHANGE THE FUTURE. JOIN OUR TEAM. (Tenure Track Faculty or Professor of Practice) The Department of Engineering Education and Leadership at The University of Texas at El Paso is looking for innovative, entrepreneurial minded, engineering and/or business leaders to help us continue developing the first in the nation BS in Engineering Leadership. If you are excited about integrating innovative techniques for teaching engineering with real world experiences in a flipped classroom setting, check us out! For more information: eel.utep.edu/docs/eelemployment.pdf and e-lead.utep.edu. Review of Applications begins December 15th!
Lecturer Position in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals – Michigan Technological University
Applications are invited for a lecturer position in Engineering Fundamentals, home of the Michigan Tech first-year engineering program, and also home for an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program. The successful candidate will teach a variety of first-year engineering courses and will support the larger vision of the department by assisting with the design, development, and assessment of our common first-year program. Candidates with core expertise in engineering will be considered. In addition, those with advanced degrees in STEM education are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.
Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners and retaining a quality workforce. Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See http://www.mtu.edu/provost/academic-policies/dual-career/ for more information.
Post-Doctoral Position in the field of Socially Engaged Design and Undergraduate Engineering Education in the enter for Socially Engaged Design – The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Multiple Positions in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Assistant Director of Precollege and Outreach Programs in the College of Engineering – University of Wisconsin, Madison
The College of Engineering seeks a dynamic leader with a proven record of success in STEM education and educational outreach for the position of Assistant Director of Precollege and Outreach Programs. The successful candidate will be passionate about the imperative to broaden participation in engineering and will lead the recruitment of women, first generation and racially or ethnically underrepresented students to the College of Engineering. Responsibilities include leading strategies and operation of on-and-off-campus outreach and the highly-regarded 6-week residential Engineering Summer Program for high school students. The position reports to the Director of Diversity Research and Initiatives in the Diversity Affairs Office, and is part of the College of Engineering student services organization.
Stream Faculty Position in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry – University of Toronto
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry is searching for a teaching stream faculty position. The Chem Eng Department has a substantial and active group in engineering education, and is interested in hiring a person who shares an interest in continuing to push forward in this field. The job ad can be accessed at: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1501657
Kettering University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kettering University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The target date for appointment is either July 1 or October 1, 2016. Review of completed applications will begin January 25, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are sought who have a broad understanding of computer engineering theory and applications with teaching and/or industrial / research experience and technical expertise in the specialization areas of 1) autonomous vehicles, 2) embedded systems, 3) machine learning, or 4) real time systems. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student learning, scholarly activity, and service to the department and university.
Required qualifications include 1) a Ph.D. (or ABD) in computer engineering or a closely related field, 2) the ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses and master’s level graduate courses in computer engineering, 3) a record of scholarly achievement in computer engineering and evidence of potential for future achievement, and 4) effective written and oral communication skills in the English language.
Kettering University enjoys a very strong reputation in industry, where its graduates have historically been highly sought after and successful. It offers, in cooperation with about 600 corporate partners, a unique and fully cooperative education program in which students alternate 11-week academic terms with 12-week work terms, beginning from the freshman year. On campus, classes are small and faculty-student interaction is strong.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degrees in both electrical engineering and computer engineering, as well as three different concentrations in the Master of Science in Engineering degree program. The ECE Department has about 300 undergraduate students, 15 faculty, and 3 staff members. Its curricula emphasize hands-on learning and focus on practical applications. Extensive and excellent facilities include 16 instructional and research laboratories totaling more than 15,000 square feet. Sponsorship of department research, primarily by industry partners, is growing rapidly, with the Advanced Power Electronics Laboratory, Brain-Inspired Intelligent Systems Laboratory, and High Voltage Laboratory currently enjoying the strongest sponsorship and most active programs. The University’s development of a vehicle test area/track is expected to generate new research opportunities.
Applications should be submitted through Kettering University’s career opportunities web site at http://jobs.kettering.edu.
Kettering University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kettering University invites applications for a lecturer position for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The target date for appointment is either July 1 or October 1, 2016. Review of completed applications will begin January 18, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are sought who have a broad understanding of electrical engineering theory and applications with teaching and/or technical expertise in the specialization areas of 1) electromagnetic fields, 2) semiconductors or 3) renewable energy. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student learning, and service to the department and university.
Required qualifications include 1) an MS in electrical engineering or a closely related field, 2) the ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses and master’s level graduate courses in electrical engineering, and 3) effective written and oral communication skills in the English language. Kettering University enjoys a very strong reputation in industry, where its graduates have historically been highly sought after and successful. It offers, in cooperation with about 600 corporate partners, a unique and fully cooperative education program in which students alternate 11-week academic terms with 12-week work terms, beginning from the freshman year. On campus, classes are small and faculty-student interaction is strong.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degrees in both electrical engineering and computer engineering, as well as three different concentrations in the Master of Science in Engineering degree program. The ECE Department has about 300 undergraduate students, 15 faculty, and 3 staff members. Its curricula emphasize hands-on learning and focus on practical applications. Extensive and excellent facilities include 16 instructional and research laboratories totaling more than 15,000 square feet. Sponsorship of department research, primarily by industry partners, is growing rapidly, with the Advanced Power Electronics Laboratory, Brain-Inspired Intelligent Systems Laboratory, and High Voltage Laboratory currently enjoying the strongest sponsorship and most active programs.
Applications should be submitted through Kettering University’s career opportunities web site at http://jobs.kettering.edu. Application material should include 1) a cover letter, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of at least three professional references with contact information.
Professor of Practice Position: The new Peggy and Charles Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering will bring an undergraduate biomedical engineering degree program to the University of Oklahoma, in addition to the graduate program we have had for 15 years. The degree program includes a heavy laboratory focus. We are seeking someone with biomedical or biological engineering and (preferably) laboratory teaching experience to work with faculty to identify or develop exact laboratory curriculum, set-up the teaching laboratories, and supervise their instruction. The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity employer. To apply or learn more go to https://jobs.ou.edu/…/position/JobDetails_css.jsp…
Interested persons may email Susan Walden – email@example.com or the search committee chair (see posting) with any questions.
Epic a large healthcare software company based in Madison, Wisconsin, working to save lives and improve healthcare. We are recruiting for a variety of opportunities and looking for applicants with a history of success and a desire to “do good.”
Opportunities for bright, driven individuals who are interested in having a career that makes a global impact in healthcare and technology. Technical and non-technical positions are available. Create, test, implement or support software that saves lives. Check out our website athttps://careers.epic.com/.
Port Authority of NY & NJ
The Port Authority is currently recruiting for our full time “2016 Engineering and Architecture Program” (available to students graduating Fall 2015/Spring 2016)
The Engineering and Architecture Associates Program is two-year rotational program. Associates spend the first year rotating through several different Port Authority facilities in the construction or design discipline. Rotations are spent completing a series of work assignments on large- and small-scale projects involving different fields of engineering (construction) and architecture (design). Associates spend the second year of the program in their permanent position. The experience of working on a variety of projects in either design or construction management will help you develop your professional credentials while giving you the opportunity to see “the big picture” of transportation infrastructure. This program is a two-year commitment.
For additional information and to apply visit http://www.JointhePortAuthority.com, click on the “apply online”
link on the upper right hand side of the page, keyword: 2016 Engineering and Architecture Associate
The deadline to apply for the Program is November 16, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.
University of Utah – 2 grad students & 1 post doc:
A professor at the University of Utah who does fantastic work in Genomic Signal Processing for Personalized Cancer Diagnostics is looking to hire 2 graduate students and 1 post doc. She asked to help spread the word, so if you are interested send an email to Orly Alter <firstname.lastname@example.org> with your resume.
More information about her work is here: http://www.alterlab.org/physics_of_cancer/
Swarthmore College Assistant Professor of Engineering:
Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Computer/Electrical Engineering at the Assistant Professor level, to start during the Fall semester of 2016. A doctorate is required in Computer or Electrical Engineering or a related field. The appointee will pursue a research program that encourages involvement by undergraduate students. Strong interests in undergraduate teaching, supervising senior design projects, and student mentoring are also required. Teaching responsibilities include courses in computer hardware such as computer architecture and digital logic, and electives in the appointee’s area of specialization. Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Swarthmore College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts institution with 1500 students, whose mission combines academic excellence and social responsibility. Eight full-time faculty members in the Department of Engineering offer a rigorous, ABET-accredited program for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering to approximately 120 students.
Read more and apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5947
James Madison University Assistant Professor position:
Competitive candidates will have the expertise to teach engineering decision-making in the core engineering curriculum using modeling, data analysis, risk analysis, or operations research.
Applications are being accepted immediately. Application review will begin on November 2, 2015 and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. To apply, visit https://JobLink.jmu.edu and search for posting number 0406984. Only completed submissions that are uploaded electronically to the JMU JobLink system will be considered.
Read more on the job posting here
Kettering University PostDoc position:
Dr. Diane Peters is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow for work on an engineering education research grant funded by the National Science Foundation. The initial term of the position is one year with an opportunity to extend up to two and a half years.
Read more on the job posting: https://jobs.kettering.edu/postings/2017
Liane Russell Distinguished Early Career Fellowship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Deadline Oct. 31)
Description: The position is called the Russell Fellowship, and allows candidates to submit an original research proposal during the application process. Those that are selected as fellows then become the PI for that proposed work at our Laboratory. The Russell Fellowship is considered a temporary R&D staff position. It is similar to a postdoc in that it is a temporary position for upcoming/recent PhD graduates, however the position is considered “staff” because of the research autonomy the fellowship provides (being a PI, having internal funding, etc). Fellows also receive a higher salary and a larger benefits package. The distinguished fellowships were created with the goal of bringing early career scientists and engineers into the laboratory that have really groundbreaking research initiatives, and then giving them flexibility to lead that research. Fellows are also placed within one of our research groups, so that they have specific research mentors and collaborate on other projects happening within the Laboratory.
Eligibility: Upcoming or recent PhD graduates, with no more than three years of post-PhD research experience – All relevant STEM majors
Possible research areas: https://www.ornl.gov/
Direct link to the job posting: http://1.usa.gov/1JQaaGw
Deadline: October 31st
Contact: Lauren Wurth email@example.com
University of Dayton – looking for mechanical and aerospace engineering assistant professors.
Read the announcement here: University of Dayton MEE Assistant Professors
University of Connecticut – Post – Doc Position in X-Ray Diffraction
The Institute of Materials Science (IMS) at UConn is an interdisciplinary center with the threefold mission of fostering education, research and outreach in all areas of the materials sciences. The X-ray Laboratory is a user facility that houses the main X-ray research instruments for the IMS including: single crystal diffraction, powder diffraction, scattering, and imaging. There is an opening in the Laboratory for a X-ray specialist. The appointee will be involved in a range of academic and industrial projects, and will assist in the operation of the Laboratory including: offering short courses, performing routine maintenance, and training/assisting users of the instruments.
Candidates should hold a PhD in Materials Science or a related discipline and must have extensive hands-on experience in X-ray diffraction / scattering. Experience in maintenance of instrumentation would also be beneficial. This is a fixed-term appointment (one year University Postdoctoral Fellow in the first instance) and is available from October 1st. Screening of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the post is filled.
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees with postal addresses, telephone numbers and Email addresses to: Prof. Steve Suib, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, 97 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3136 USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry: http://www.msichicago.org/about-the-museum/jobs/opportunities/
Missouri University of Science and Technology – Post-Doc Position
Description: Applications are invited from highly qualified individuals to fill a two-year research position as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). This position is situated within the College of Engineering and Computing. The post-doctoral researcher would work directly under the Dean of College of Engineering and Computing. It is expected the post-doctoral researcher will conduct engineering education research, write journal articles and NSF proposals, and collaborate with engineering faculties to enhance engineering education at Missouri S&T. The general areas of interest include, but are not limited to, pedagogic aspects of engineering and computing, entrepreneurship and distance learning. The specific activities include: (a) collect and analyze data from a variety of ongoing and completed projects; (b) write and submit papers to peer-reviewed publications; (c) write new grant proposals, and design new projects. This is a two-year research position, but it may be extended by additional years or to a permanent position leading to a possible Center of Engineering and Computing Education.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant will have an earned doctoral degree in Engineering Education, Education, or a related area prior to the start of the position. The researcher is expected to work independently and be self-driven.
For more information, visit: http://hr.mst.edu/careers/
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology – Director of Assessment
Responsibilities: Provides primary support for assessment activities; assists in development and implementation of assessment plans and preparations of grant proposals; develops assessment instruments; implements standard/national assessment instruments; analyzes data and writes reports; plans and programs activities that support assessment and evaluation on campus.
Qualifications: Master’s degree required, PhD preferred; experience in STEM education research and assessment, technical report writing, assessment processes, computer applications, research and statistical methods required; commitment to professional development; self-direction with problem solving abilities and an aptitude for, and interest in, working in a team environment essential.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications; excellent benefit package offered for this 12 month position.
Arizona State University – Post-Doctoral Researcher
Dr. Micah Lande and Dr. Shawn Jordan are looking to hire a post-doctoral researcher to assist with research projects exploring the educational pathways of adult and young Makers. We are examining how the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of Makers overlaps with that of our engineering students. This minimum 1-year position will be within the growing community of engineering education researchers at Arizona State University in The Polytechnic School in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
A full position description and instructions for applying are posted at http://j.mp/makerpathwayspostdoc. Please direct questions to Micah Lande <email@example.com> and Shawn Jordan <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Angelo State University – Faculty Positions
Dr. Bill Kitch has been selected as Chair for this new CE program starting this fall, 2015. A complete cadre of 6-7 faculty members will be hired over the next three years. Faculty are needed in Construction Engineering and all disciplines of Civil Engineering. The department expects to hire at least one person with a degree in engineering education. Official position descriptions are expected to be posted in August, 2015. In the meantime inquiries can be sent to Dr. Kitch at William.Kitch@angelo.edu.
University of Colorado, Boulder – Instructor Position
Description: The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time instructor position. The position involves teaching three engineering courses per semester on the CU-Boulder campus beginning in the fall semester of 2015. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related field, and must demonstrate a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate engineering education and active engagement in the mechanical engineering field. An interest in improving undergraduate engineering education is desirable. Industrial and teaching experience is preferred. The successful applicant would have demonstrated strong teaching ability as the instructor of record for one or more courses, and will be able to teach both lecture and lab-based courses.
For more information, visit: http://www.jobsatcu.com:80/postings/98818
California Institute of Technology – Program Manager
The Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach is seeking applicants for the position of Program Manager for Instructional Practice and Technology. The position focuses on STEM faculty development at the university level, primarily working with faculty and graduate teaching assistants at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA.
Please visit https://jobs.caltech.edu/postings/3398 to view the job posting and to apply, and please do share this announcement with those you think might be interested.
Northwestern – Center Director
Witt/Kieffer is very pleased to support Northwestern University in its search for a new Director of the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching. We would be grateful to hear of your interest or to learn of your nominations and other ideas for this important search.
Established in 1992, the Searle Center seeks to assist all members of the Northwestern community who are engaged in the development and promotion of cutting edge learning environments and experiences for their students, their colleagues, and themselves. Since its founding, the Center has substantially grown in scope, breadth, and reach, and its staff make meaningful contributions nationally and internationally to the literature on learning and teaching.
Recognizing the Center’s key role in continuing to advance Northwestern’s overarching mission of discovering new knowledge and educating students, the University is seeking a new Director to imagine, create, and implement programs that will further integrate the Center into the academic mission of the institution. The Director will provide visionary leadership for advancing learning and teaching within Northwestern and work in partnership to promote an environment that appreciates and emphasizes effective learning and teaching throughout the University.
The new Director will be an innovator, collaborator, and strategist with a deep understanding of both the opportunities and challenges that are emerging in the highly evolving learning and teaching landscape. A Ph.D. or terminal degree is required, preferably in a field of the University’s academic work. The Director could hold an appropriate faculty appointment in a relevant department.
We hope you will look closely at the leadership profile, available at wittkieffer.com. We look forward to hearing of your interest, or learning of your nominations. Please feel free to contact us by email at NUSearle@wittkieffer.com.