Arizona State University -Professor (all ranks) in Engineering Education


Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus

Open Date

Oct 10, 2019


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.  Appointments may be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2020.  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.

The Polytechnic School (TPS), one of six schools in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, has a vibrant and growing engineering education research community, comprised of collaborative, committed, and risk-taking faculty.  Faculty within TPS takes an innovative, project-based approach to undergraduate and graduate education.  Grounded in President Crow’s vision for a New American University, TPS provides faculty numerous opportunities to participate in creating the future of engineering education, including PLuS Allianceglobal programming, and ASU’s drive toward universal learning.  We intentionally seek new faculty that will uniquely contribute to a culture where faculty thrive as individuals and scholars,  help advance our collective research agenda, and contribute to the teaching and mentoring missions of both our undergraduate engineering programs and Engineering Education Systems and Design (EESD) PhD Program.

Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 1) global and international contexts of engineering and engineering education, 2) online and technology-based learning in engineering education, and 3) enacting organizational change in engineering education settings.  Faculty members in the Fulton Schools of Engineering are also 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.


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 specifically in an engineering discipline
  • demonstrated evidence of educational research capability
  • commitment to teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank

Desired qualifications:  

  • Evidence of a theoretical and methodological background that supports their research
  • Expertise and first-hand knowledge of the engineering ecosystem (either through professional or educational training)
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research or teaching activity

Application Instructions

Application deadline is November 25, 2019.  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, please submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement Describing Research Interests (two-page maximum)
  • Statement Describing Teaching Interests and Philosophy (two-page maximum)
  • Statement Describing Intentionality Around Inclusion in Teaching and Research Activities (two page maximum)
  • Statement Describing Plans and Ideas for Recruiting PhD Students (one page maximum)
  • Contact Information for Three (3) References

For more information or questions about these positions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Bekki at