News From The Graduate School, November 29, 2018


Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, Professor, Veterinary Clinical SciencesEarly Offer Exploration

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

This summer at the culminating research symposium of the 2018 Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), the Graduate School in partnership with graduate programs offered Patrick S. Osmer SROP Fellowships to four of the talented and ambitious students who participated. This fall, the Graduate School and participating programs offered 14 fellowships to prospective students attending the ODI Graduate & Professional Student Recruitment Initiative and the College of Engineering’s Graduate Engineering Open House.

The goal of these initiatives is to pursue students who advance our academic excellence through diversity. These initiatives expand our existing efforts in this area, and are designed to explore ways Ohio State can make earlier offers to exceptional prospective graduate students.

By only making our fellowships available in early winter, we lose strategic ground to universities that make offers earlier and with more flexibility. These ambitious and talented students are sought after, and establishing a one-on-one relationship during an interview along with early financial incentive can get students to commit early. We want our graduate programs to be competitive in recruiting from the most exceptional pool of prospective students. The pursuit of great students should drive our fellowship process, and so we are moving toward practices that can attract and retain students.

We will be paying very close attention to the results of these early offers. In the spring, we will review these offers and make determinations about how to proceed. In the meantime, I would like your input. If you have comments or questions about these initiatives, please send them to me.




DEC 01 | Deadline for Matching Tuition and Fee program, spring
see full graduation, registration, and fellowship calendars



DEC 03 | Copyright Considerations for Research | register
DEC 04 | Corporate Research Engagement 101 | register
DEC 04 | CCTS 6th Annual Science Meeting | register
DEC 13 | Fellowship Open House | register
DEC 16 | Commencement | more
DEC 17 | Citation Tracking and Research Metrics | register
DEC 17 | Course Design, Quality, and Learning Objectives | register
see full event calendar



DEC 03 | NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship | more
DEC 04 | NSF GRIP at the EPA | more
DEC 06 | Ford Foundation Fellowships | more
DEC 07 | Smart Campus Challenge | more
DEC 07 | National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program | more
JAN 08 | Chateaubriand Fellowship | more
JAN 15 | I-Corps@Ohio | more
FEB 01 | Sesquicenntenial Student Scholar Leadership | more
FEB 01 | Idaho National Laboratory Graduate Fellowship | more



Change to Drop for Non-payment

Beginning this semester, the University Registrar will change the drop for non-payment process. In the past, identified students with past-due balances were disenrolled during the third week of the term. Students were then required to petition the Graduate School to be re-enrolled.

Starting this semester, students with a past-due balance of $50 or more for the current term (autumn 2018) will be dropped from their spring courses on December 19. Students who are dropped from their courses will no longer be required to petition. Instead, they will need to pay their past-due balance and re-enroll in their courses manually. They will not be automatically re-enrolled in their courses, retain their position in waitlisted courses, nor be guaranteed a seat in the courses from which they were dropped.

Students have been sent notice of past-due balance for autumn beginning November 26 and will continue to receive notifications through December 13. Any student who incurs charges after December 13, will be exempt from the drop.

Contact: Samuel Jordan, Director, Registration Services



Spoken English for Graduate Teaching Associates

If you are hiring new Graduate Teaching Associates, remember that to accord with Ohio State Law, non-native English speakers need to be certified in spoken English to teach. Visit the English as a Second Language Program to review the requirements.

Every semester the Graduate School audits student records to verify that non-native English speaking GTAs are appropriately certified. GTAs who are not in compliance may be terminated from their teaching position.

Contact: Judith Dunham-Borst, Student Services Manager, Registration Services



Suicide Prevention Training

The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program is offering two REACH training opportunities in the spring semester for graduate and professional students, staff, and faculty. REACH is the Ohio State suicide prevention gatekeeper training program. Individual REACH training is also available.




NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: December 3

The NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship is a one-year (12 month) fellowship that is aimed at promoting and supporting the work of outstanding early career diversity scholars. This program provides the opportunity of protected time for focused scholarship, as well as to engage with the intellectual community at the University of Michigan.




NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) at the EPA

Deadline: December 4

The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) in the Research Triangle Park, N.C. Students will gain experience in a government lab solving problems in environmental health, learn to utilize the data in the world’s largest database of genomic data, and gain experience in carrying out and validating Crispr-Cas9 knockouts in human cell lines.




CCTS 6th Annual Scientific Meeting

December 4

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science presents a day of discussions on Ohio’s health priorities, facilitated table talks, posters, and networking! Learn how CCTS can support your research. This year’s theme is Teaming Up on Science for a Healthier Ohio. Listen to experts in addiction, opioid use disorder, Ohio’s health initiatives, team science, and more.




Ford Foundation Fellowships

Deadline: December 6, 13

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship programs.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.




Smart Campus Challenge

Deadline: December 7

Proposals are now being accepted for the Smart Campus Challenge— a venture capital-style sustainability competition. Teams of three to five students will propose projects that support the university’s sustainability goals. The top 10 highest-scoring teams will present proposals to a panel of judges. Three projects will be funded up to $200,000.




National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: December 7

In an effort to increase the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense is now accepting applications for the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program. Fellowships provide three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based PhD degrees in the fields of science and engineering and are intended for students in the early stages of their graduate study (1st or 2nd year).




Chateaubriand Fellowship

Deadline: January 8

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports PhD students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months.




I-Corps@Ohio Request for Proposals

Deadline: January 15

I-Corps@Ohio awards up to $15,000 to faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges to transform fundamental research into innovative products and services. Proposals are due January 15.




Idaho National Laboratory Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: February 1

Idaho National Laboratory is now accepting applications for the INL Graduate Fellowship. There are two INL Graduate Fellowship postings: one specifically for research related to national and homeland security research, the second with any INL mission areas.




Ohio State’s 2nd Annual Community Engagement Conference

Early bird pricing deadline:December 7
Event: January 23–24

Registration is now open for Ohio State’s second annual Community Engagement Conference. The conference will bring together faculty, staff, students, and community partners for professional development and networking while exploring possible engagement partnerships.




Office of Distance Education and eLearning Workshops

Kickstart Week (Day 1): Course Design, Quality, and Learning Objectives
December 17
, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Pomerene Hall
Kickstart Week is a series of related workshops that will prepare you to design for and teach in online and hybrid settings. Each day focuses on a different set of skills and pedagogies.

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.



Research Commons Workshops

Copyright Considerations for Research (Presentation)
December 3
, 10 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Learn about the types of works that may be protected by copyright, your rights as an author, and the different exceptions and limitations in the law that permit certain uses of copyrighted content.

Corporate Research Engagement 101 (Interactive Seminar)
December 4
, 3–4:30 p.m.
Learn how to bridge the industry-university divide with tools for vetting and solidifying industrial opportunities, and an overview of resources at Ohio State that are helpful to secure industrial relationships.

Citation Tracking and Research Metrics Working Session
December 17
, 1–2 p.m.
Learn about tracking citations to your work and gathering research metrics such as h-index, journal impact factors, and alternative metrics. Bring your own laptop or other device.

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 rentals, research consultations, and more.






EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards competition is now open

EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards competition is now open!

Application Deadline: January 30, 2019 11:59 pm EST

Apply at:

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Research Participation Program is designed to provide opportunities for students, postgraduates, established scientists and faculty to participate in programs, projects, and activities that support the mission of the EERE. Participants will hold appointments at DOE-EERE Headquarters, EERE field offices, and other EERE-approved sites. Participants will receive hands-on experience that provides them with an understanding of the mission, operations, and culture of EERE.

The EERE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Postdoctoral Research Awards are intended to be an avenue for significant energy efficiency and renewable energy innovation. The EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards are designed to engage early career postdoctoral recipients in research that will provide them opportunities to understand the mission and research needs of EERE and make advances in research topics of importance to EERE Programs. Research Awards will be provided to exceptional applicants interested in pursuing applied research to address topics listed by the EERE Programs sponsoring the Research Awards.

Applicants may submit one research proposal on one research topic.  Proposals must be approved by the research mentor listed in the application. Research topic areas include:

  • S-501 Applying Data Science to Solar Cost Reduction
  • S-502 Solar Systems Integration
  • S503 Concentrating Solar Thermal for Electricity, Chemicals, and Fuels
  • S504 Photovoltaic Materials, Devices, Modules, and Systems

Participant Benefits: Participants will receive a yearly stipend of $65,000. EERE will authorize a stipend increase to offset the costs of health insurance. Participants are eligible to purchase the health insurance plan offered through ORISE.  A relocation allowance may be provided for participants relocating to the hosting facility.  Participants will receive a $10,000 allowance for education and/or scientific activities as approved by EERE. Additionally, the mentor will receive a $5,000 allowance to support the participant during the appointment. 

Appointment Location: Varies based on research facility site selected by applicant 

Nature of Appointment: The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency.  Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment. 

For more information about this opportunity, please visit:

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the FDA

Program Description

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Selected individuals will train alongside NCTR investigators who conduct FDA mission-critical, translational research, that provides a scientifically sound basis for FDA regulatory decisions, and that reduces risks associated with FDA-regulated products.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The appointment period is full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2019. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits paid.


Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age at the time of the appointment. Applicants must be a student in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, or accepted as an entering graduate or professional student at an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale). Majors that are eligible include Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering (Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical, and Engineering Sciences), Nanotechnology, and Computer Science (Scientific Computing and Informatics). Other eligible areas of study include Life Health and Medical Sciences, and Other Physical Sciences.

How to Apply

Apply online at

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and a publication list
  • Two educational or professional references
  • All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
  • The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email (FDA-NCTR-2019-0116).

Assistant Professor in the area of packaging distribution/dynamics at MSU

Job no: 545276
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Packaging 10002634
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Education/Training, Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

The School of Packaging ( in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor position.  This is a tenure-stream position with a research/teaching/service (45%/45%/10%) assignment and can begin as early as August 2019.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program with  a focus on ensuring package integrity, product quality and waste reduction during distribution.  Potential topics of interest include: compression, shock, fragility, vibration, environmental factors (altitude, temperature , static electricity) and performance testing of package systems.

Packaging is an interdisciplinary field integrating science, engineering, technology and value chain management to protect and identify products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. It encompasses the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages. Packaging is a system integral to the value chain that impacts product quality, user satisfaction, distribution efficiencies, and safety.

Responsibilities: The individual will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program in packaging distribution and dynamics.  The holistic value of a packaging system involves trade-offs between a series of competing values including the cost and efficiency of distribution and information/inventory management. Beyond physical protection during distribution and resource optimization, research could include distribution of packaged goods with drones, distribution in outer space, disaster relief situations, military distribution, and use of big data as related to distribution. Research should employ basic and applied sciences while addressing the issues and opportunities inherent in the changing packaging distribution field. MSU encourages interdisciplinary collaboration. Potential cross-university collaboration represents a unique research opportunity that is not available elsewhere, with other renowned programs such as Supply Chain Management, the Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation, and the College of Engineering. Research support facilities available include the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER), home to MSU’s High Performance Computing Center (HPCC), the Center for Railway Research and Education, the Composite Materials and Structures Center among others, in addition to available facilities within the School of Packaging.

The successful candidate will provide leadership in research on interactions between packaged products and the physical environment by developing an innovative research program, securing competitive external grant funding, publishing in high quality peer-reviewed journals, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, providing leadership and service in professional and scientific associations, and establishing strong ties with the private sector. The candidate will also be expected to demonstrate interest and promise of excellence in teaching. The initial teaching assignment will be two courses per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. This position will play a key role in the new Value Chain concentration in the School of Packaging undergraduate curriculum. Students who graduate from this track will be able to direct the packaging function in various types of distribution and supply chain jobs. They will be able to understand the trade-offs involved in  distribution systems. This position is a key part of an initiative aimed at improving the efficiency of packaging distribution systems.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Packaging, Mechanical, Civil or Material

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have the following qualifications: a) a doctoral degree in Packaging, Mechanical, Civil or Material Science Engineering, or a closely related field; b) a record that indicates the potential for success in a research intensive environment.

Desired Qualifications

The strongest candidates should preferably have: a) experience with applying principles of engineering to packaging and/or the distribution environment, b) industry experience and/or a demonstrated understanding of the current and emerging needs of industry, c) a record of competitive grant funding, and d) experience with system modeling and novel distribution systems.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit online:

  1. A letter of application
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. A written statement (limited to 2 pages) that outlines your research vision as it relates to the field of packaging distribution/dynamics.  Include a discussion of both short (5 years) and  long-term (15 years or more) research directions.  Include your rationale (why) and strategies (how).
  4. A statement of Teaching Philosophy as it relates to packaging  distribution (limited to 1 page)
  5. A summary describing how a commitment to diversity and inclusion informs past and future professional contributions in creating an inclusive classroom and /or research endeavors, any experience in mentoring diverse students, and an explanation of how you will contribute to  our goals of inclusive excellence (limited to 1 page)
  6. The names and email addresses of at least 3 professional references

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Rafael Auras, Search Committee Chair, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824-1325. Telephone 517-432-3254, Email:

Review of Applications Begins On



Department Statement

As the premier Land Grant University, MSU has strong interrelated programs across the spectrum of food, health, and sustainability and is committed to linking food, environment, and human health. The School of Packaging (SoP), founded in 1952, is the leading institution in packaging education and research. As the only U.S. university offering a Ph.D. program in packaging, the School of Packaging at MSU attracts students from a variety of disciplines around the world. Our community of scholars is poised for significant growth and a commitment to improving practice through the land-grant mission of Michigan State University. We are seeking a colleague who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and who will build collaborative ties with other departments across the University.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

GTA Toolkit November Breakfast: Student Feedback-November 27th

UCAT will be hosting an event this Tuesday, November 27th geared toward the Graduate Students here at OSU. Below are the event’s details:

  • GTA Toolkit November Breakfast: Student Feedback – November 27th from 9:00am – 10:30am

Where: Barbie Tootle Room, Ohio Union

Description: “Are you curious about the value and reliability of different types of student feedback? We will explore strategies for obtaining and interpreting student feedback, including the SEIs and beyond.”

There’s still time to register HERE but spots are limited. We hope to see you there!

Postdoctoral position available at SomaGenics R&D

One postdoctoral position is available within SomaGenics R&D group in the area of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).

We are a small and dynamic research group building on our low-bias RealSeq® technology platform for RNA and DNA sequencing kits. We are seeking a creative, motivated, and well-organized postdoctoral researcher to participate in NIH-funded research projects. Successful postdocs may be invited to move into a regular staff scientist position if available. Salary depends on the qualification.

The ideal candidate has a recent PhD and a strong background in NGS, RNA biochemistry, and bioinformatic analysis of sequencing results. Experience in single-cell analysis or biofluids profiling is a plus.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, and attention to detail are essential for this position.

Catharina Lindley


We are a small, RNA-focused biotech company that is developing RNA detection technology (sequencing, quantitative PCR) and RNA-based therapeutics

2161 Delaware Avenue Santa Cruz, California 95060, United States

Interested candidates can apply on Handshake until November 30th:


Postdoctoral fellow and Assistant Staff Scientist positions at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Postdoctoral fellow and Assistant Staff Scientist positions are available in Dr. Wan Hee Yoon’s lab, in Functional & Chemical Genomics Research Program at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). Yoon lab studies questions at the intersection between metabolism and human neurological diseases. We are taking a combination of Drosophila genetics, biochemical, and genomic approaches as well as patient-derived iPSC study. Our group is situated within collaborative functional genomics and mitochondria biology communities and is a member of the rapidly growing Functional and Chemical Genomics Program at the OMRF.

Please see some of our recent publications listed below for more information: Neuron. 2017; 93(1): 115-131; Am J Hum Genet. 2018; 102 (3): 494-504; Am J Hum Genet. 2016; 99(4): 831-845

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications
Researchers with strong interest in metabolism, mitochondria biology and neurological diseases are welcome to apply.

Expertise in any of the following areas is highly valued though not required:

– Drosophila genetics

– Metabolism

– Human iPSC

– Developmental biology

Application Instructions

Please email your application to with:

– A cover letter describing your past training, research interest and career goals

– A detailed CV

– Contact information of references



Heather Hebert


Founded in 1946, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected nonprofit biomedical research institutes. Located in Oklahoma City, OMRF fosters a worldwide reputation for excellence by following an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to medical research. OMRF scientists are dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human disease, focusing on such critical research areas as heart disease, cancer, lupus and Alzheimer’s disease. With more than 700 U.S. and international patents, OMRF ranks among the nation’s leaders in patents per scientist.

Report=Support Training Due November 30th

All graduate students have been automatically enrolled in the employee training for sexual misconduct prevention, “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct.

Student who conduct research in a lab within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are being required to complete this course by Friday, November 30th.

Report = Support is now available for you to complete in BuckeyeLearn, and will be required annually for all faculty, staff and student employees.

  • To access the course which has been assigned to your BuckeyeLearn transcript, use your Ohio State credentials to log in at
  • Once you are logged in, select the “My Transcript” button on the BuckeyeLearn homepage.
  • To begin, click the “Launch” button next to the Report = Support training.
  • When the training has been completed, it will move to your completed transcript in BuckeyeLearn, which you can view by changing the “Active” button on the top of your transcript to “Completed.”

Organic Chemistry Tenure-Track Full-Time Faculty Position at Cleveland State University

The Department of Chemistry at Cleveland State University invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Synthetic Organic Chemistry starting August 20, 2019. The Department of Chemistry offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, a M.S. degree in Chemistry, and a Ph.D. degree in Clinical-Bioanalytical Chemistry, which is jointly administered with the Cleveland Clinic. The Ph.D. program in Clinical Chemistry accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field; post-doctoral or equivalent research experience in qualifying fields.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or a closely related area. A record of publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals, experience/success in obtaining grants; good communication and interpersonal skills; evidence of ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community; potential to collaborate with PIs in the department, university, and community partnerships at the Cleveland Clinic/CWRU. Potential for success in obtaining external funding; and documented teaching experience/excellence in teaching undergraduate chemistry courses and graduate courses in organic chemistry. For information about the Chemistry Department, visit the web site at

Duties: The faculty member hired is expected to establish an independent, externally-funded research program; supervise graduate and undergraduate research; teach undergraduate chemistry and graduate courses in organic chemistry; enrich the research components of the doctoral clinical chemistry program; and provide departmental and university service.

Applications will be exclusively accepted online through the CSU Human Resources website at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and description of the applicant’s teaching interests and qualifications. During the online application process, the applicant will be asked to provide names and contact information (including an email address) for three referees, each of whom will be asked to upload a letter using a link that will be emailed to him or her. Applicants and referees are requested to include the applicant’s surname in all submitted PDF files. Review of applications will commence on January 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Bin Su, Search Committee Chair, at

CSU offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and competitive start up fund package. Hiring is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Any offer of employment is contingent on the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a PhD) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disable status, or genetic information.

Elementary School STEM Outreach Volunteer Opportunity

Scientific Thinkers is currently in need of volunteers for our annual Science Day event at Innis Elementary School, held on Reading Day, December 6th! This will be a day full of various science stations in which our volunteers are able to teach fun lessons to students grades 1-5!

There are two shifts available: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1 pm – 3:00 pm (Arrive at the school at least 30 minutes before your shift starts for setting up). Innis Elementary School is located at 3399 Kohr Blvd, Columbus, OH 43224. It is about a 15-20 minute drive from OSU campus and we will be setting up carpools for the event.

Sign up with this link:

We are looking for a minimum of 50 volunteers to commit to one or both shifts, so feel free to share this with anyone else who may be interested.

This a great way to give back to the community and is a fun experience for everyone involved! You are welcome to share this friends and organizations that might be interested!