DELTA Junior Faculty Institute

The DELTA Junior Faculty Institute is designed to prepare early-stage faculty members to integrate their scholarship, teaching, and service to advance their careers in alignment with personal goals and institutional and disciplinary expectations.

Type: Instructor-Led Course
Delivery Method: Live Online
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 12 hours


October 3, 4, & 5, 2023
12:00 – 4:00 PM, ET


ASEE Member: $850
Non-member: $950

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The DELTA Junior Faculty Institute is an intermediate-level, instructor-led program for early-stage faculty members who show promise of significant impact over the course of their career. By the end of this program, participants will be able to integrate their scholarship, teaching, and service to advance their careers in alignment with personal goals and institutional and disciplinary expectations.

This program takes place in three (3), four-hour-long sessions, for a total of 12 hours of instruction. The program will offer  opportunities for participants to interact with facilitators and each other, with ample time dedicated to breakout activities and discussion.

Foundational topics in teaching, learning, and pedagogy will not be covered during this Institute. For new engineering faculty seeking training on these topics, please refer to the DELTA New Faculty Institute.

How You Will Benefit

• You will establish a productive and impactful faculty career in scholarship, teaching, and service.
• You will become a change agent for the engineering professoriate and the engineering profession.
• You will form an enduring network of faculty leaders.

Intended Audience

This program is intended for early-stage (at least one academic year’s experience) faculty members who show promise of significant impact over the course of their career.

Eligibility is limited to tenure-track (or equivalent as defined in the NSF CAREER eligibility criteria) assistant professors (or equivalent title) who have served in that capacity for at least one academic year prior to participation in this program.

If you have just begun your faculty appointment, we recommend participating in the DELTA New Faculty Institute prior to participating in this program.

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

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  1. Identify approaches to integrate and advance your scholarship.
  2. Develop action plans that align with personal goals and institutional and disciplinary expectations.
  3. Describe the purposes and guidelines of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program and best practices for developing CAREER proposals.
  4. Describe strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and effect positive change in your classroom and scholarship.
  5. Recognize best practices for effectively mentoring students.
  6. Identify key principles of academic leadership that will prepare you to lead productive teams.
  7. Form an effective and supportive network of colleagues.
Application Details

Engineering Deans and Department Chairs are invited to nominate up to two faculty members per department/college to participate in the DELTA Junior Faculty Institute. Click here to apply today!

Seating for this program is extremely limited, with a maximum capacity of 30 participants. Participation is not guaranteed until the registration fee has been paid in full. New program dates will be added regularly to accommodate all eligible applicants.

Participant selection will be based on the Dean or Chair’s recommendation, a brief personal statement, and the overall credentials of the nominee as demonstrated in a CV. Considerations of diversity, equity, and inclusion for participants (gender/race/ethnicity/discipline) and their institutions (type/location) will also factor into the final selections.

A complete and eligible application will include the following materials:

Nominee* Materials:
*Junior Faculty Member

• Contact and demographic information
• CV
• Brief (1,000 characters or less) personal statement, written by the nominee, summarizing accomplishments thus far, goals and aspirations, and/or what they hope to gain from participating in the DELTA Junior Faculty Institute

Nominator* Materials:
*Dean or Chair

• Contact information
• Brief (1,000 characters or less) statement explaining why this faculty member is being nominated, what factors contributed to their appointment, and/or what role and impact you anticipate the faculty member having in the future
• A commitment that the financial support necessary for the faculty member’s participation in the Institute has been identified and dedicated

Session I

• Core Functions of the Faculty Member
• Boyer’s Model of Scholarship
• Strategic Planning with Design Thinking and Customer Discovery
• Faculty Entrepreneurship
• NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
• Advancing your Scholarship

Session II

• Advancing Your Teaching
• Mentoring Students
• Serving as a Mentee
• Advancing your Service

Session III

• Leadership Fundamentals
• Inclusive Excellence
• Integrating Scholarship, Teaching, and Service

Dr. Julie P. Martin has devoted her career to elevating the engineering education community and the people in it. Her research and leadership have focused on advancing representation and inclusion of historically marginalized groups in engineering and building capacity for engineering education research.

Dr. Martin is the Assistant Vice President for Talent & Team development in OSU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise, is a Fellow of ASEE, and was a 2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awardee. She is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, where her vision for the journal is to change the culture of academic publishing to one of constructive—not destructive—feedback and peer review.

Prior to joining the faculty at OSU in 2019, Dr. Martin was an NSF program director in the Engineering Education and Centers Division (Directorate for Engineering), where she managed the engineering education portfolio of about 250 active awards. Her favorite part of this role was helping principal investigators navigate the proposal preparation and grant management processes. While at NSF, she worked on an interagency group headed by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to write the 5-Year STEM Education Strategic Plan for the federal government. Since returning to academia, she has worked to demystify NSF processes for the engineering education community, has mentored numerous faculty in preparation of NSF CAREER proposals, and has helped graduate students develop strong proposal writing skills.

Dr. Martin has developed and taught doctoral-level courses related to academic career preparation at Clemson University and Ohio State focused on developing a career vision and aligning scholarship, teaching, and service with that vision. She is a past winner of the university-wide Excellence in Mentoring Award given by the Clemson University Graduate Student Government.

Dr. Martin has held a variety of national leadership positions in ASEE and Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) over the last 20 years, including President of WEPAN. She has been recognized by both organizations for her distinguished service related to capacity building and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Dr. Martin holds a BS and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University and Virginia Tech, respectively.

Requirements and Resources

Pre-Work: You will complete a pre-program assignment related to the program’s learning outcomes.

Inter-session Work: You will complete homework assignments related to the program’s learning outcomes.

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.

Terms and Policies

• Cancellation Policy
• Recording and Privacy Policy

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“I participated in the DELTA Junior Faculty Program in my third semester of being an assistant professor. The program was held in a virtual format. My main motive for participation was to gain required skills to write more successful Federally funded research proposals. I got to listen and talk two successful speakers that they had won CAREER awards from NSF which was enlightening. One of the best parts about the program was getting to know other participants and to see how no matter where you start as a junior faculty, the expectations, challenges, and consequently the recipe for success are somewhat similar.”

Sattar Dorafshan, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
University of North Dakota