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Multiple Tenure Track or Tenured Faculty in Computer Science or Engineering Education

Florida International University (FIU) invites applications and nominations for open-rank faculty in the newly formed school dedicated to engineering and computing education.  The new School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering Education (SUCCEED) is part of FIU's College of Engineering and Computing, collaborates closely with the STEM Transformation Institute (STEM TI) and the Center for Diversity and Student Success in Engineering and Computing (CD-SSEC), and represents the first engineering and computing education program at a minority-serving institution. SUCCEED houses two-degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering (IDE) and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education.

Florida International University (FIU) is the fourth-largest public university in the United States and is a majority-minority R1 research university.  FIU has a vibrant STEM education research group, and there are also ample education research opportunities afforded in Dade and Broward counties which host the nation's largest and 4th largest state colleges and two of the largest public school districts. New SUCCEED faculty will work collaboratively with faculty in STEM TI and its twenty-five member Discipline-based Education Research (DBER) faculty, CD-SSEC, and other departments in the College (e.g., Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, etc.) as appropriate to conduct innovative funded education research in their discipline and to advance the transformation of the engineering and computer science education at FIU and across the K-20 spectrum.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish/maintain a strong research program (external funding, peer-reviewed scholarly work, national/international collaborations, mentoring of undergraduate/graduate researchers), teach/design transformative courses, and provide service to the school and college. Teaching roles may include current course offerings in the IDE BS Program (e.g., Global Professional Development, Human-Centered Design for Society) and the Ph.D. core courses (e.g., Foundations of Engineering and Computing Education, Equity in STEM Education). We are seeking faculty at all levels. 

Required background includes:

  • Earned doctorate in computer science or engineering, with expertise in discipline-based education research, or earned a doctorate in computer science/ science/ engineering education.
  • Scholarly activity (grant funding, publications, etc.) commensurate with experience.
  • Experience conducting and leading a research program.
  • Teaching experience and excellence commensurate with level.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522491 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=522491 and to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement as individual attachments. The cover letter should refer explicitly to the qualifications and responsibilities described above. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three (3) references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  Review of applications will begin December 25, 2020, and will continue throughout the year until the positions are filled. If you have questions about the position, please contact CEC Associate Dean and SUCCEED Interim Director, Mark Allen Weiss (weiss@cs.fiu.edu) or the Director of STEM TI, Professor Laird Kramer (laird.kramer@fiu.edu).


Director of the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering Education

Florida International University (FIU) invites applications and nominations for Director and head of the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering Education (SUCCEED, https://succeed.fiu.edu/), which is an academic department dedicated to engineering and computing education.  SUCCEED is part of FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing, collaborates closely with the university’s STEM Transformation Institute (STEM TI, https://stem.fiu.edu), and has created the first engineering and computing education program at a minority-serving institution. The School houses two-degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education, and also houses the College’s Center for Diversity and Student Success in Engineering and Computing (CD-SSEC).

 

Florida International University (FIU) is the fourth-largest public university in the United States and is a majority-minority R1 research university.  FIU has a vibrant STEM education research group, and there are also ample education research opportunities afforded in Dade and Broward counties which host the nation's largest and 4th largest state colleges and two of the largest public school districts. Faculty in SUCCEED work collaboratively with STEM TI and its twenty-five member Discipline-based Education Research (DBER) faculty, CD-SSEC which leads outreach efforts in K-12 and undergraduate co-curricular programs in the College, and as appropriate with other departments in the College (e.g., Mechanical Engineering, Electrical, and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, etc.) to conduct innovative funded education research in their discipline and advance the transformation of engineering and computer science education at all levels.

 

The Director, who will report to the Dean of the College, will have a unique opportunity to lead and collaborate with SUCCEED’s faculty, staff, and students to craft and execute a vision for this newly formed school. Successful candidates for the Director position must have outstanding credentials in engineering or computing education research and teaching, along with a commitment to facilitating the growth of SUCCEED in alignment with its values of diversity, inclusion, and equity. The candidate will provide strategic and academic leadership in education, mentorship of junior faculty and graduate students, cross-disciplinary research and collaboration, service, and engagement activities. SUCCEED’s programs will begin to graduate students from both the undergraduate and graduate programs in 2021; as such, the Director will work with SUCCEED faculty and staff to prepare and maintain accreditation systems in each program. As the Director of SUCCEED, candidates will also manage academic, administrative, budget, and personnel decisions. The position is intended to be a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor.

 Required background includes:

  • Earned doctorate in computer science or engineering, with expertise in discipline-based education research, or earned a doctorate in computer science/science/engineering education.
  • Scholarly activity (grant funding, publications, etc.) commensurate with experience, and appropriate for a tenured appointment.
  • Experience conducting and leading a research program.
  • Teaching experience and excellence.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522526 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement as individual attachments.  The cover letter should refer explicitly to the qualifications and responsibilities described above. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three (3) references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by January 3, 2021.  The review will continue until the position is filled.

FIU is the fourth-largest public university in the United States and is a majority-minority R1 research university. FIU has a vibrant STEM education research group, and there are also ample education research opportunities afforded in Dade and Broward counties which host the nation's largest and 4th largest state colleges and two of the largest public school districts.

More information and links to the FIU job site containing the official position description and application: https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=522526. Please feel free to contact Laird Kramer (lkramer@fiu.edu) or Mark Weiss (weiss@fiu.edu) if you have an interest, and/or to spread the word to colleagues in other engineering education disciplines.