Seeking a research associate, postdoctoral researcher, to support the development of research initiatives in engineering education.
Dr. Michele Grimm joined Michigan State as the Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professor in January 2019. She is hoping to partner with an enthusiastic postdoctoral associate to identify and implement research opportunities related to engineering education. The position will provide the postdoctoral associate the chance to develop and conduct research related to student success and educational pedagogies, brainstorm and assist with the implementation of impactful pedagogies, and develop a personalized professional development plan to support his or her career advancement.
The Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professorship was established in the Department of Mechanical Engineering to support efforts to increase student success and reduce time to degree for engineering students. The goal is to develop new ideas, in particular those that employ technology to support student learning, through the creative design process with the end objective of improving student learning, enhancing student success, and reducing the time from matriculation to graduation.
Develop professional development plan in conjunction with supervisor, the completion of which will set individual on the path to a future faculty position
Develop and implement research projects related to engineering education (eg creative pedagogies, factors influencing student success)
Draft proposals to federal, internal, and other relevant funding agencies for to support planned research
Author papers and conference abstracts describing research results
Assist supervisor with overseeing student researchers
Candidates must hold a PhD in an engineering discipline and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career that includes a focus on engineering education.
Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills.
Candidates are expected to work well in a team setting, be self-motivated, and have experience with working with diverse groups of students and faculty.
Candidates with background in biomechanics are preferred, either through mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field.
Required Application Materials
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover letter
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