DELTA Future Faculty Institute

The DELTA Future Faculty Institute is designed to prepare current graduate-level students and individuals in industry to apply and interview for a faculty position and successfully launch their career as an engineering faculty member.

Type: Instructor-Led Course
Delivery Method: Live Online
Level: Foundational
Duration: 4 hours


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ASEE Member: $300
Non-member: $350

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Program Overview

The DELTA Future Faculty Institute is a foundational, instructor-led, online program to prepare current graduate-level students and individuals in industry who are considering a career as an engineering faculty member for a successful launch of their career.

Throughout the program, future engineering faculty members will learn about preparing for and navigating the faculty application process.  By the end of this program, participants will have the tools and knowledge to positively launch their faculty careers.

This program takes place in two (2) two-hour- long sessions. Throughout the program, there will be numerous opportunities to interact with the facilitator and other participants, with ample time provided for questions, discussion, and reflection.

How You Will Benefit

• You will receive clarifying information on types of engineering faculty positions.
• You will learn tools and techniques to help you successfully navigate the faculty application process.
• You will engage with a network of professionals for input, guidance and feedback.

Intended Audience

This program is intended for current graduate-level students, doctoral students, postdocs, and individuals in industry who are considering launching a career as an engineering faculty member at a two-year or four-year institution.

About the DELTA (∆) Institutes

The DELTA (∆) Institutes are designed to develop engineering and engineering technology faculty and administrators as change agents for 1) the ongoing transformation of higher education and 2) the transformation in engineering education, research, and community engagement necessary to address the NAE Grand Challenges and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Through the inclusion of leading-edge knowledge and best practices in professional development for faculty and administrators, the DELTA (∆) Institutes will improve efficiency and effectiveness for each participant and thus also do so broadly across the universities they serve.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the DELTA Future Faculty Institute will be able to:

  1. Categorize types of faculty positions
  2. Categorize different types of institutions of higher education
  3. Prepare documentation materials and prioritize current activities
  4. Prepare for the application, interview and start-up process
  5. Practice an interview experience with a network of peer colleagues
Session I: Categorizing Engineering Faculty Positions (LO 1,2,3)

• Introductions – descriptions of graduate-level students and degree completion status
• Categorizing institutions
• Categorizing types of faculty positions
• Tenure-track Basics: Teaching, Research and Service
• Unique requirements of institutions related to tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and administrative positions
• Alternative paths before transitioning to academia
• Preparing documentation materials and prioritizing current activities to achieve individual goals

Session II: Preparing for the Application Process & Getting Started (LO 4)

• Applying for a Faculty position
• Preparing application materials including CV, teaching and research statement
• Negotiating salary, benefits and start-up packages
• Contrasting a faculty position with an industrial position
• Dual career considerations
• Online faculty positions
• Types of interview questions to expect
• Employment start-up and negotiation (i.e., teaching expectations; research funding, publishing, and scholarship; balancing service expectations)
• Role play an interview experience with fellow participants

John Crepeau is the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Idaho. He received his B.S. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Utah, all in mechanical engineering. He was an NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. He began his academic career at the University of Idaho in 1994 as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and was appointed the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2009. In 2015, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Escuela Superior Politécnica  del Litoral in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He is a member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and a licensed professional engineer in the state of Idaho.

Requirements and Resources

Pre-Work: You will provide information on the current status of completing your degree.

Inter-session Work: You will be asked to gather materials that will become part of your faculty application package and assist you during interview for faculty positions.

Supplemental Resources: You will be provided with (1) a participant guide, (2) presentation slides, and (3) workshop recordings.

Attendance and Completion

Full and active participation will enhance the learning experience for all participants. At the end of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion via email. Professional development hours (PDH) will be provided upon request.

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Minority Serving Institution (MSI)* Fee Waiver Application
*For eligible applicants

Thanks to a generous donation from the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation, we are able to waive program fees for up to 30 eligible applicants from Minority Serving Institutions.

Applications will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.

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*Minority Serving Institutions are institutions with 50% or greater undergraduate enrollment of underrepresented minority students.