Open Clinical Faculty of Practice Position Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University

Open Clinical Faculty of Practice Position Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
February 8, 2021
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

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Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Engineering Education (EED) in the College of Engineering (CoE) at The Ohio State University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor of Practice or Professor of Practice to start July 1, 2021 (date is flexible). We seek applicants with an industrial background to teach in and manage an existing honors program involving both engineering and business students in the area of product commercialization. The faculty member hired for this position is expected to advance students’ interpersonal interactions (especially in team environments), critical thinking, and ability to create value based upon user needs in addition to traditional knowledge and skills in business and engineering. The faculty member hired is expected to teach engineering honors courses in the Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) program and others, as may be required to facilitate entrepreneurial-minded initiatives within EED and the college, and lead development of the IBE program in the role of Director.

The Director of IBE will be expected to:

  • Teach IBE Honors capstone and first-year engineering design courses
  • Engage with faculty throughout the college to facilitate implementation of entrepreneurial-minded learning (EML) curricula
  • Engage and facilitate industry relationships that promote strategic initiatives of the EED and the IBE program
  • Liaise with CoE capstone faculty and staff to promote the vision and mission of the College and EED
  • Disseminate scholarship on educational innovations and assessment of student learning in conference proceedings and peer-reviewed publications
  • Collaborate with associate deans for undergraduate academic programs in the COE and the Fisher College of Business (FCOB) to direct, oversee, and grow the IBE program
  • Collaborate with faculty counterparts in FCOB to provide a cohesive experience for IBE students
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of developments in contemporary design and development methodologies and help improve programs in EED and IBE
  • Work with the IBE student leadership team and help plan and implement co-curricular activities
  • Work with student advisors to manage recruitment and admissions and monitor student progress
  • Work with existing and recruit new industry partners to sponsor capstone projects
  • Promote and raise funds (in collaboration with Advancement staff) for the IBE honors program
  • Serve on various department and college committees
  • Represent EED to the general engineering education community

The Department of Engineering Education

The EED’s mission includes advancing the engineering profession and enabling student success by:

  • Contributing to developing world-class scholarship in engineering education.
  • Modeling and advocating scholarly, evidence-based teaching within the College of Engineering.
  • Developing and delivering state-of-the-art, innovative, multidisciplinary courses and programs in first-year engineering, engineering technical communication, multidisciplinary capstone design, and graduate education in engineering education.
  • The EED was created in November 2015. The EED curriculum is centered around first-year engineering courses, technical communication, multi-disciplinary capstone, other specialized courses and programs, and a doctoral program in engineering education. About 4,000 undergraduate students enroll each year in the first-year engineering courses, about 900 undergraduate students in the technical communications courses, and about 100 undergraduate students in the multidisciplinary capstone courses. In Autumn 2020, approximately 23 graduate students were enrolled in the engineering education doctoral program.

Integrated Business and Engineering Honors Program

The Integrated Business and Engineering Program (IBE) at The Ohio State University ( is a four-year program that supplements standard curricula in the disciplines of business and engineering with a sequence of dedicated IBE courses and seminars focused on experiential, entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary learning with core courses leading to a minor in the opposite discipline. The program was formed in spring 2014 and enrolls 30 new students a year for a total of 120 undergraduates across all four cohorts.

Position Requirements

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • A master’s degree or Ph.D. in engineering, engineering education, or design, or another field of study relevant to the discipline of engineering education
  • Evidence of teaching or mentoring teams of students or employees in engineering design and business contexts
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and graphical communication
Required Experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience interacting with C-level industry people and potential donors or investors
  • Proven skill and experience in product strategy, manufacturing, and development
  • Evidence of successful collaboration with others
  • Demonstrated experience promoting an organizational climate that values diversity and inclusion
  • Product commercialization knowledge or experience
  • User-centered value creation leading to product design
  • Five or more years of industry experience

Required Application Materials (‘Please upload all required documents to the Resume/CV field in this application form'):

  • Cover letter Curriculum vita (or resume)
  • Statement on product development
  • Statement on teaching
  • A statement describing experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion
  • Names and contact information of five references

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Application deadline: March 17, 2021

The Ohio State University College of Engineering and the Department of Engineering Education is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas of scholarship, instruction, and outreach.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution, a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and have an excellent partner in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.