Postdoctoral Scholar

Texas State University
May 30, 2023
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Position Title Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Posting Number 202339NTL Job Location San Marcos College College of Science and Engineering Department/School Ingram School of Engineering Position Description

The Ingram School of Engineering of Texas State University launched in Fall 2022 a new Mechanical Engineering Program that incorporates Industry 4.0 tools and technologies throughout the curriculum to prepare students who can design and develop mechanical and thermal systems that are intelligent, interconnected, and integrated with the virtual world and emerging digital infrastructures. The Ingram School of Engineering invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in Mechanical Engineering Education. The prospective Postdoc will develop interventions to incorporate Industry 4.0 competencies in undergraduate mechanical engineering courses, develop qualitative and quantitative assessment instruments to gauge the effectiveness of those interventions, analyze the data collected with the assessment instruments, prepare IRB protocols, and write journal papers, proposals, and reports.

The position is subject to the availability of funds.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in Engineering Education or a closely related field.

- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.

- Good knowledge of active learning strategies, survey scales, and data analysis.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

- Experience in leading the preparation of scientific publications.

Preferred Qualifications

- Familiarity with Industry 4.0 tools and technologies, systems thinking, and systems engineering.

- Knowledge of the Product Design and Development Process.

- Previous experience incorporating and assessing active learning strategies in undergraduate engineering courses.

Application Procedures

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Submissions must be received through the university's application portal, https: //

To assure full consideration, please submit the following by May 30, 2023: Applicants should submit a cover letter stating the motivation and suitability of the candidate, a current curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and contact info for three referees), unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from the highest degree granting institution.

Type of Position Full-Time Proposed Start Date Summer 2023 Posting Date 04/17/2023 Evaluation of Applications Begins Full Consideration Date 05/30/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled? Yes EEO/AA Statement

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Reasonable Accommodation

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at [email protected]. A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation #1
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Letter of Recommendation #3
  • DD 214/DD1300
  • Veteran's Preference
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • Texas Workforce Commission-Work in Texas
  • Colleague, friend, and/or personal referral
  • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  • Please Specify: (enter "NA" if not applicable)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Official transcripts are required for all degrees that provide evidence of a faculty member's credentials and qualifications. Foreign/International transcripts for all degrees must undergo a credentialing evaluation for U.S. equivalency by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). If selected for hire, I will provide official transcripts and/or evaluations for all degrees earned.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Have you earned a Ph.D. in Engineering Education or a closely related discipline?
  • Yes, I have earned a Ph.D. in Engineering Education or a closely related discipline.
  • Yes, ABD with anticipated completion prior to start date.
  • No.
  • Have you earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field?
  • Yes, I have earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.
  • No.
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