Department of Engineering Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Department of Engineering Education (EngE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor rank. Candidates must hold a doctorate (by August 2019) in engineering education, engineering, education, or a related field; at least one degree (BS, MS, PhD) in engineering or a related field is desirable. Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential to conduct research in engineering education, secure external research funding, teach in both our first-year and graduate programs, and collaborate within and beyond the department. We welcome applicants with expertise across a wide range of engineering education areas and methods. Experience in industry is also welcome.

EngE ( ) is home to an outstanding first-year engineering program and a premier PhD program in engineering education. The department is home to 24 full-time faculty including tenured or tenure-track professors, professors of practice, and instructors. It serves approximately 2500 general engineering students and 40 PhD students annually. EngE faculty collaborate nationally and internationally to conduct cutting edge research in engineering education. Our faculty hold degrees in diverse fields, including engineering education, higher education, educational psychology, and linguistics as well as a range of STEM disciplines.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. It is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

Applications must be submitted online to (posting number TR0180170). Review of applications will begin November 26, 2018. Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a two-page research statement describing current research and future plans, (3) a two-page teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, experiences, and interests, and (4) names and contact information for three references. Details on how to prepare and submit all materials can found under “Posting Details” for this position on the website.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to:

Chair, EngE Search Committee, 345 Goodwin Hall, 635 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24061