K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Deadline for receipt of materials: October 1, 2018

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. (Information about past recipients of the Cross Award is available here.)

The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Throughout her career, Pat Cross helped the higher education community better understand our students, their characteristics, and their needs, and recognize what our responsibilities should be. Her ground-breaking scholarship paved the way for a legacy of work on age, socioeconomic class, gender, race, sexual orientation, and numerous other aspects of intersectional social identity.

Please visit our site for complete information.

All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master’s degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2019.)

Applicants must demonstrate:

  1. Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility; and
  2. Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens.

Nomination Process
A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. The following materials must be submitted for an application to be considered:

  1. Nomination letter from a faculty member or administrator;
  2. Supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator;
  3. Statement from the student indicating how he or she meets the award criteria;
  4. A copy of the student’s curriculum vitae.

Nominations can be submitted anytime, but no later than October 1, 2018. Nominees must also complete an online form with all contact information. Only complete nominations will be considered.

The Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award provides financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U’s 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, January 23–26, 2019. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.

The award includes travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.

The awards will be announced in December 2018, and recognized at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting in January.

Future Faculty Development Program at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is now accepting applications for our annual Future Faculty Development Program, an intensive two-day program for doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars traditionally underrepresented in their fields who are interested in entering academic careers in the next year.

This program is a pipeline to help recruit historically underrepresented minority faculty to Virginia Tech, including African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders.

In November of 2018, we plan to bring a cohort of approximately 30 to our main campus in Blacksburg, VA for this all-expense paid workshop that includes interaction with host departments, workshops such as negotiating job offers and adjusting to life as a new faculty member, and plenty of opportunities to network with faculty in research areas of interest to our participants.

Visit our website @https://www.inclusive.vt.edu/Programs/future_faculty.html.

The deadline for applications to our November 2018 program is September 20, 2018.

2018 Autumn Postdoctoral Recruitment Event-Application Deadline Extended to September 14, 2018

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Office of Postdoctoral Research is pleased to announce the 2018 Autumn Postdoctoral Recruitment Event! This event will be held October 22-24, in collaboration with the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Pelotonia Fellowship Program.

This event will provide an excellent opportunity for outstanding PhD students from leading graduate programs to meet our research faculty, interview for open postdoctoral positions, and discover the exciting and innovative research taking place at The Ohio State University and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Selected candidates will be invited to visit the Ohio State campus, network with current OSU and NCH postdocs, present their research to faculty in a podium presentation, interview with prospective mentors, and learn more about postdoctoral opportunities at Ohio State and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Candidates selected to attend this event may be considered for a variety of opportunities at Ohio State, including fellowships, training grants, and other internal training programs. Full funding will be provided for travel expenses.

Application for this event is open to senior graduate students who have completed or expect to complete their PhD between January 2018 and June 2019. Preference will be given to US Citizens and permanent residents who are training grant-eligible AND who come from underrepresented backgrounds including African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, or persons with a disability.

Please visit http://go.osu.edu/postdocrecruit for application instructions, the schedule of events, and all other details. All applications must be submitted by August 31th 2018.

Our event flyer can be found here: go.osu.edu/2018autumnflyer.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Office of Postdoctoral Research at postdoc.office@osumc.edu.

Graduate School News and updates, August 30, 2018

The Graduate and Professional Student Involvement and Resource Fair
l to r: Carolyn Morales, Alexis McDonagh, Samuel Jordan, Theresa Hazelwood, and Matt Page
Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Here to help.

Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Dean of the Graduate School

It was great to see so many new graduate students at this year’s Welcome Week events. More than 1200 new graduate students registered to attend the Graduate Student Picnic last Friday and more than 600 registered to attend the Involvement and Resource Fair. This kind of early engagement with the university and their peers is essential to their success.

I urged those graduate students to see the Graduate School as a place they could come to get help. I encouraged them to get an updated Graduate Student Guide, and to contact us directly if they couldn’t find what they need. I am committed to improving engagement not just with students, but with faculty and staff, too. Student, faculty, and staff engagement is essential to making progress on the strategic goals set out in the Campus Conversation and our mission and vision statement. Making processes easier for everyone is part of that response and we—the Graduate School, faculty, staff, and students—are hard at work through forums and discussions revising the Handbook and the fellowships process. Thank you for engaging with us on these projects and on the projects to come.


AUG 31 | Last day to add a full semester course
AUG 31 | Drop for non-payment deadline
SEP 07 | Application to graduate due, autumn
SEP 14 | Last day to drop a course without a ‘W’ and using online registration
SEP 14 | Last day to select audit option for an enrolled course
OCT 26 | Last day to drop a semester course without petitioning
NOV 21 | Final examinations and reports due, autumn
NOV 30 | Final approved thesis/dissertation due, autumn

see full graduation and registration calendars


AUG 30 | Making the Most of a Career Fair Workshop | more
AUG 31 | Autumn Postdoctoral Recruitment Event | more
SEP 05 | Corporate Research Engagement 101 | more
SEP 05 | IRB Training for Graduate Students | more
SEP 05 | Mastering the Application Process on USAJOBS.gov | more
SEP 06 | Career Closet | more
SEP 06 | Course Design for Diverse Learners: Accessibility Basics | more
SEP 06 | GIS for Research | more
SEP 10 | Reach© Suicide Prevention Training | more
SEP 12 | Introduction to Data Visualization (Presentation) | more
SEP 12 | Did They Just Say That?! Responding to Bias in the Classroom | more
SEP 18–19 | Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair | more
SEP 23 | Seeking Solutions in Research Integrity Summit | more
DEC 16 | Commencement | more

see full event calendar


SEP 14 | Fisher Leadership Research Grant Program | more
OCT 01 | Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Administrative Fellowship | more
OCT 04 | NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship (education) | more
NOV 01 | NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship (education) | more
NOV 15 | Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program | more


Drop for Non-Payment

Programs should have received notice from the Graduate School about the upcoming drop for non-payment process. Students who have a balance due of $1000 or more will be dropped for non-payment on the morning of September 5.

To remain enrolled in their courses, students must pay their full balance. For a limited number of circumstances, the Graduate School can post exclusions to prevent students from being dropped. For more information, refer to the email sent on August 28 from Judith Dunham-Borst.

ContactJudith Dunham-Borst, Student Services Manager, Graduate School


2018–19 Graduate Student Guide

The revised Graduate Student Guide is now available online and in print. If you would like print copies for your program, please email Ben Reder.


Graduate School Handbook Revision

In spring 2018, the Graduate School solicited suggested revisions to the Graduate School Handbook. Those revisions have now been reviewed and incorporated where possible.

In the near future, the Graduate School will be sending out the revised Handbook for faculty and staff review. Faculty and staff should provide feedback on the clarity and accuracy of the revisions. More substantive changes to the Handbook will be solicited annually in the spring.

Update: The final revised Handbook will be published by November of this year.

ContactGunjan Agarwal, Faculty Fellow, Graduate School; Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering


Fisher Leadership Research Grant Program

Due: September 14

The Fisher Leadership Initiative is now accepting applications for the Leadership Research Grant Program. The program intends to award up to $55,000 in grants for leadership-focused research projects being conducted across Ohio State. Graduate students may apply if a faculty member is a part of the research team listed on the grant application.



Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

Deadline: November 15

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding graduate students to conduct part of their research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist. The SCGSR is open to current PhD students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science.



Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair

September 18–19

Buckeye Careers, the Office of Student Life, and the University Career Services Committee are hosting a campus-wide career fair that connects Ohio State students across all majors, graduate programs and degree levels with employers seeking to recruit them for career employment and internships.


…and before you attend the fair, attend the Making the Most of a Career Fair Workshop on August 30.


Versatile PhD

Versatile PhD is an on-line community for grad students (and others) interested in exploring non-academic careers. It offers a knowledgeable, supportive online community, regular asynchronous panel discussions with PhDs who have pursued non-academic careers, and other content that supports successful job searches.

Through the Graduate School’s subscription, all Ohio State students, faculty, staff, and alumni have access to Versatile PhD.




Office of Distance Education and eLearning Workshops

Course Design for Diverse Learners: Accessibility Basics
September 6
, 1–2:30 p.m.
Enarson Classroom Building
An introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and accessibility.

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning provides students with an enriched educational experience through technology-ready classrooms, centralized learning systems, innovations in technological pedagogy, and distance education opportunities.


Career Counseling and Support Services Events

Mastering the Application Process on USAJOBS.gov
September 5
, 5:30–7 p.m.
Page Hall
Learn how the federal application process differs from a traditional employment application process.

Career Closet
September 6
, 1–2:30 p.m.
Enarson Classroom Building
All the clothing, shoes and accessories students need to make a lasting impression, for free!

Career Counseling and Support Services serves the career development needs of Ohio State students by providing high quality and diversity-sensitive services through counseling, consultation and lasting partnerships, designed to facilitate learning and advance well-being, purpose, identity development and citizenship.


University Center for the Advancement of Teaching Workshops

Reach© Suicide Prevention Training
September 10
, 1–2:30 p.m.
Younkin Success Center
Learn about prevention and early intervention techniques designed to help save a life from suicide.

Did They Really Just Say That?! Responding to Bias in the Classroom
September 12
, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Younkin Success Center
This session will teach skills to facilitate educational conversations in response to bias incidents.

The University Center for the Advancement of Teaching supports and advocates for all who teach at Ohio State.


Research Commons Workshops

Corporate Research Engagement 101
September 5
, 10–11:30 a.m.
Learn about the value of industry engagement, tools for vetting and solidifying opportunities, and resources at Ohio State.

IRB Training for Graduate Students (Workshop)
September 5
, 3–4 p.m.
Learn how to navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process.

GIS for Research I: An Introduction to GIS Concepts and Data (Workshop)
September 6
, 3–4:30 p.m.
Learn key concepts for using GIS in research, common GIS data formats, and where GIS data can be found.

Introduction to Data Visualization (Presentation)
September 12
, 3–4 p.m.
Learn what data visualization is, why it’s important, the types of data visualizations, and the tools used to create them.

The Research Commons is a space where researchers can connect with each other and with services that support and enable their work. It offers group study room rentalsresearch consultations, and more.

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Chemistry faculty positions at the University of Iowa

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa is currently accepting applications for tenure-track positions in organic chemistry (broadly defined), physical chemistry (broadly defined), and radiochemistry, all with expected starting dates in August, 2019.  The radiochemistry position is at the assistant professor level, but applicants at both the assistant and associate professor level are welcomed for the organic and physical chemistry positions.  They are also seeking applications for at least two instructional track positions.

Links to each position description and the procedure for submitting applications are as follows:

Physical Chemistry search:    https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73244
Organic Chemistry search:  https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73192
Radiochemistry search:          https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73167
Instructional Track search:    https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73345

Any questions about the application process or the individual positions can be directed to chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu

Dr. Kallol Basu Seminar and Departmental Visit-Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

Dr. Kallol Basu, a former Paquette student and now process chemist at Merck, will visit the department for a seminar on Tuesday, Sept 4.  In addition to the seminar, Kallol will stay the following day to meet with synthetic students/postdocs that may be interested in industry. Although he is not on an official recruiting trip, he would like hear short (15 min) presentations about the ongoing research at OSU from the students.  Students can sign up on the second page of the itinerary linked below.

Dr. Basu Itinerary:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/19_MBQVIy62-sMk_xmnymTqgZbeLJwGQAHbW-HhvfDyk/edit

Questions regarding this visit should be directed to Dr. Christo Sevov.

Inhalation Scientist Position at Aerotek

Position: Inhalation Scientist

Testing will include:

  • NGI
  • Admitted dose
  • Sample prep
  • Standard weighs
  • Dilutions
  • HPLC


  • Responsible for testing a new inhalation powder that will be going to market. Conducts chemical and physical analyses in support of the development of a manufacturable multisource pharmaceutical product. Provides analytical support for the release of registration materials in support of regulatory submissions. Assists analytical method validation and transfer activities.
  • Performs the assigned analytical tasks in support of product development, registration lot release, pre and post regulatory submission activities. Performs activities within the assigned timelines and in compliance with cGXP’s, and company practices and procedures.
  • Follows work instructions, SOPs and company practices. Documents analytical activities and results accurately, in a timely manner and right-first time and maintains integrity of data.
  • Follows written analytical procedures. Identifies execution challenges of analytical methods and support trouble shooting activities.


  • BS in a scientific discipline (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, etc.).
  • Must be able to work in a team environment approach to accomplish tasks assigned.
  • Experience with data acquisition software is desirable.
  • Must possess the ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast pace environment.
  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • The candidate must have the ability to work with supervision using scientific judgment and professional competency.

Contact: Katie Wilkinson, Recruiter, Scientific Division – 614-932-1319; kwilkins2@aerotek.com

Tenure Track Faculty Position – Georgia Institute of Technology

THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates from all areas will be considered, with opportunities for joint appointments in other departments of science and engineering to facilitate interdisciplinary research and scholarship. These candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, description of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for submission of three letters of reference. We also seek applications from exceptional candidates at advanced levels who perceive opportunities for exciting synergism with our department and the Institute. Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief description of research plans (particularly if future plans differ significantly from past efforts). All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at:


The application deadline is October 15, 2018 with application review continuing until the positions are filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.

Chemistry Activity Reports Due September 30, 2018

The annual activity report is due to the Graduate Studies Office by September 30th.  A copy of the report is attached or you can find it online.  You should submit your report to burke.247@osu.edu by email along with PDFs of first author papers from the previous academic year.  If you submitted a report last year, you should update the document, and be sure the items from this last year are highlighted.  Make sure you cc your advisor when you send your report.

Beginning graduate students do not need to do this—it is required for second year students and above.

These reports are a required prerequisite for GA contracts for the spring (i.e., you have to turn them in if you wish to get paid in Spring semester).


Autumn 2018 Applications to Graduate Due Friday, August 31, 2018

Applications to graduate for Autumn 2018 (including end-of-semester) are due Friday, August 31, 2018

  • This is a CBC deadline, not a Grad School deadline

 Submit an application to graduate via gradforms.

  • Students must select their graduation committee members from their advisory committee as listed on the CBC student committee spreadsheet.

Further information and links to important dates and deadlines can be found online.