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Employment Opportunities

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

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.



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)

KEEN Graduate Research Associate 

Position Description

The Department of Engineering Education is looking for a graduate research assistant (GRA) in the summer of 2019 to work on analyzing and reporting student assessment data generated from the first year engineering curriculum. This full-time GRA position (20 hours/week) will start in May 2019 and end in August 2019. The GRA will work with a group of faculty, staff, and students on analyzing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data gathered through a variety of formative, and summative assessment processes. Data analysis methods to including multivariate analysis, missing data, and multilevel modeling. We look for a graduate student with demonstrated competency in analyzing and reporting quantitative data including multivariate analysis, missing data, multilevel modeling, and statistical methods. Experiences with analyzing qualitative data (e.g., interview transcripts and observation notes) and learning assessment are also preferred. Given the broad scope of this project and the diverse research team, we look for applicants who are responsible, self-motivated, and can effectively communicate and work in team settings.


Interested applicants should send a CV (max 2 pages) and a letter of intent (max 1 page) to by February 15, 2019.


Graduate Teaching Associate (No current openings for Autumn 2019)


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