Please find below a position announcement at the University of Maryland -
College Park. In addition to the note below, visit
http://fire.umd.edu/hiring.html for more details and direct any questions
to Dr. Jeffrey Herrmann (jwh2@xxxxxxxxxxx). This position may be good for
recent graduates in design research.
Tahira Reid, Ph.D.
School of Mechanical Engineering
West Lafayette, IN 47907
The FIRE program is seeking Assistant Clinical Professors to serve as the
Research Educators for innovation and research streams to begin in January
Research Educators work in collaboration with stream-affiliated faculty
members to design and implement the group research agenda and are
responsible for all curriculum, instruction and broad student mentorship.
Research Educators will coordinate with a team of undergraduate peer
mentors to oversee research operations including student research progress,
infrastructure maintenance as well as management of the fiscal budget. The
position empowers the individual to develop a strong portfolio of
experience in curriculum development, instruction, mentorship, leadership
and research group management.
Each Research Educator position will be supported from January 2017 through
December 2019 (3 years) contingent on positive annual reviews (each
December 2017 & 2018). The position co-reports to the Director of
First-Year Research Programs in the Office of the Senior Vice President and
Provost as well the stream affiliated faculty members.
Research Educator: Designing Innovations Research Stream
Students who participate in the Designing Innovations FIRE stream will
design innovative systems and study how designers work. As designers, the
students will formulate and solve system design problems and describe their
design processes. As researchers, they will plan and conduct experiments in
which they observe subjects designing systems, identify the strategies that
the designers use, and use simulation models to evaluate design strategies.
These studies will cover multiple design domains but will focus on how
designers decompose system design problems. The students will discover the
similarities and differences of design strategies across multiple design
domains and how the design strategies influence the quality of designs that