Part- and Full-Time Lecturer Positions Open at Case Western

Please find attached advertisements for two open positions in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. Please share with anyone who might be interested in these positions.

FT Lecturer Ad 2019

PT Lecturer Ad 2019

Full Time Lecturer:

Part Time Lecturer:

Recycling Research Foundation Scholarship

1250 H STREET, NW, SUITE 400
WASHINGTON, DC 20005-5903

2019 Recycling Research Foundation National Scholarship

The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF) is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization closely associated with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI). Our mission is to “promote the art and science of scrap processing and recycling through research, sponsorships, technical assistance, and educational programs for the purpose of advancing the industry.”

Since 2010, RRF has sponsored a graduate scholarship to individuals seeking a graduate degree in programs that support the scrap processing or the recycling industry as a whole. Recognizing the need for affordable graduate education, the foundation created a $5,000 national scholarship open to graduates regardless of their affiliation with ISRI.

The U.S. scrap recycling industry is a sophisticated industry that completes the recycling chain between obsolete materials and new manufacturing. The industry itself is both labor and mechanically intensive, as scrap recyclers take old and new scrap metal, paper, plastics, electronics, textiles, glass, and rubber, and sort it into tradable and highly-valued commodities that manufacturers use as raw material to make new products. Scrap recyclers process more than 130 million tons of recyclable material each year into raw materials used in manufacturing around the world. For more than 200 years, scrap recycling has been, and continues to be, integral to the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment, and sustainable development.

Important Dates:
1. This application must be received no later than June 14, 2019 for maximum consideration. Contact the RRF liaison if extension is needed.
2. Awards will be announced and notifications sent by late August.
3. Once approved, the scholarship awards will be sent to the respective schools based on the information provided in the application. Checks will be made payable to schools, not students, and will be mailed by late August to early September.

1. The applicant must be admitted to an accredited graduate educational institution as listed by the U.S. Department of Education at Furthermore, the applicant must be taking courses toward a graduate or doctoral program.
2. Board Members of the Recycling Research Foundation and their dependents, as well as employees of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. and their dependents are not eligible to receive the scholarship.
3. The applicant should be studying in one of the following fields listed below. However, if the applicant’s field of study is not listed and he or she feels it should be included, an application may still be submitted, provided it includes an essay answering how the field of study is applicable to the industry as a whole
 Architectural Engineering and Construction Science
 Chemical Engineering
 Economics
 Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Engineering
 Engineering Management
 Environmental Engineering
 Environmental Management
 Geo Engineering
 Industrial Design
 Industrial Engineering
 Industrial Technology
 Manufacturing Engineering
 Marine Resource Management
 Material Engineering
 Material Science
 Mechanical Engineering
 Mining Engineering
 Public and Environmental Affairs
 Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems
 Software Engineering
 Supply Chain
 Sustainability
 System Engineering
 Transportation and Engineering Management
 Urban Planning & Design
 Welding Engineering

1250 H STREET, NW, SUITE 400
WASHINGTON, DC 20005-5903

1. Completed application.
2. Answers to the essay questions (In addition, if your field of study is not listed, an essay about why your
field should be considered or added to the eligibility requirements).
3. A copy of your college transcripts.
4. Up to 3 original, signed, and dated letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters cannot be older
than six month from application date.

Submission (three options):
Mail: Natasha Grant RRF Liaison, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
RRF National Scholarship Program
1250 H Street, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: (202) 624-9256

For more information call (202) 662-8524 or email

Summer 2019 M.S. and Ph.D. Graduation Applications Due Friday, May 17, 2019

For anyone planning to complete an M.S. or Ph.D. Summer 2019 (traditional dates or end-of-semester), the application is due Friday, May 17, 2019.

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

 Submit an application to graduate via gradforms.

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

Links to available jobs for scientists

Please click through any of the following links to learn more:

Staff Scientist:

Process Scientist (Micro MS):

BioAnalytical & Miniaturization Scientific Expert-Sensorics Research:

Manager of Biology, Cell Analytics (MS or PhD) in NM:

Scientist in NM:

News from the Graduate School, April 25, 2019


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


Graduate Associate
Teaching Awards, Sesquicentennial Scholars

I am pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Graduate Associate Teaching Awards. The GATA is Ohio State’s highest recognition of the teaching done by graduate students, and presenting these awards is one of the highlights of my year. Congratulations to the recipients and to the programs that support them.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Briana Brownlow, Psychology
  • Sin Guanci, Educational Studies
  • Mark Hoff, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Nathan Howell, Ohio State Biochemistry Program
  • Ju-A Hwang, Teaching and Learning
  • Yeoeun Kim, Educational Studies
  • Katherine Moore, Dance
  • Lisa Nguyen, Chemistry
  • Raphael Palermo dos Santos, Portuguese
  • Jacinta Yanders, English

Read more about this year’s GATA recipients

I am also excited to recognize the 32 graduate students that have been selected for the Sesquicentennial Student Scholar Leadership Program. The scholars will become ambassadors for the university and the sesquicentennial, participate in a Buckeye-focused leadership development program, and receive a $2,500 scholarship. The selected graduate students exemplify the breadth and depth of our graduate programs, representing a wide variety of disciplines in both master’s and doctoral programs. And they exemplify the Graduate School’s vision to produce leaders in knowledge, innovation, and creativity that can engage and influence the world.

See the graduate Sesquicentennial Scholars


APR 26 | CGS Delegate Elections | vote
APR 29 | Preparing Future Faculty (extended from April 1) | more
MAY 07 | End of Semester, Spring
MAY 24 | Application to graduate, Summer

see full graduation, registration, and fellowship calendars


MAY 02 | Academy of Teaching Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning | more
MAY 02 | Increasing the Visibility of Your Research | more
MAY 07 | Academic Writing: The Craft of Writing Effectively | more
MAY 07 | Distance Education Symposium | more
MAY 07 | Kickstart Week (Day 1): Course Design Quality and Learning Objectives | more
MAY 16 | Innovate Conference | more
MAY 29 | Making Your Science Accessible | more
JUN 07 | Graduate School Information Session for New Program Coordinators | register



APR 30 | Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship | more
MAY 01 | Career Development Grant | more
MAY 01 | Ray Travel Award | more
MAY 24 | NASA Fellowship Activity | more
MAY 31 | ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship | more
JUN 03 | Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy | more



Graduate School Information Session for New Program Coordinators

June 7
9:30–11:30 a.m.

226 University Hall

The Graduate School is offering an information session for new program coordinators. Topics include frequently used forms and functions of GRADFORMS, select topics from the Graduate School Handbook, fellowship procedures, fee authorizations, and more. There will also be time for your questions. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the Graduate School staff and other program coordinators.


Contact: Judith Dunham-Borst, Student Services Manager, Graduate School

Graduate School Summer Hours

The Graduate School will shift to the summer schedule starting May 6. During the summer, the Graduate School will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Matt Yoder, Finance & HR Manager

Change to Drop for Non-payment

Beginning autumn semester 2018, the University Registrar changed the drop for non-payment process so that students with a past-due balance of $50 or more for the current term were dropped from their courses for the following semester. For example, if a student has a past due balance for autumn, they are dropped from their spring courses.

The change has drastically reduced the number of graduate students who were dropped for non-payment. During spring semester only one graduate student was affected.

Contact: Samuel Jordan, Director, Registration Services


Faculty voices guiding the Enterprise Project

The Enterprise Project’s Faculty Advisory Committee provides feedback on business and technology changes from a faculty perspective. Since joining the committee, Dr. Jacquelyn Meshelemiah has seen the benefits of Workday, the university’s future core system. “I think when faculty actually start to see the system, they’re not going to believe how easy and clear it is,” she says. Read the Q&A with Dr. Meshelemiah for more.

Contact: The Enterprise Project

Office of Student Life Graduation Survey

Please encourage your graduating students to take the Ohio State Graduation Survey that is sent to them from the Office of Student Life. Results from the survey will help the university understand students’ Ohio State experience, their plans after graduation, and how the university can help future students.


Contact: Center for the Study of Student Life


Academic Writing: The Craft of Writing Effectively

May 7
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Physics Research Building, 1080 Smith Seminar Room

The Chicago writing program was created to help faculty and graduate students’ learn to write academic texts. Led by the director of Writing Programs at the University of Chicago, Larry McEnerney, this workshop will identify some of the key difficulties that academics face when they write professional academic texts, and will offer techniques for making such texts more successful.


Delegate Elections Open for the Council of Graduate Students

Deadline: April 26

The Council of Graduate Students is holding elections for delegates until April 26. Delegates serve as the contact between the committee and graduate students, bringing graduate students concerns to the committee and conveying information back to their fellow graduate students. Delegates also serve on an internal CGS Committee and an external University Committee.

Contact: Tracy Walterbusch.



Preparing Future Faculty Deadline Extended

Deadline: April 29

Applications are now being accepted for the Preparing Future Faculty program. The Preparing Future Faculty program is a mentorship and career development program that helps graduate students from any discipline discern whether they are interested in pursuing faculty careers in liberal arts colleges or small universities. The premier feature of the program is an arranged mentorship between PFF fellows and faculty teaching in the Graduate School’s partner colleges and universities in Ohio.



Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship

Deadline: April 30

The Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship is an annual scholarship that recognizes one senior student from the Big Ten Conference for exceptional achievement in academics and civic service. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship, to be paid to their postgraduate institution of choice, to further their academic study in an area of their choosing.



Ray Travel Award

Deadline: May 1

The Ray Travel Award for Service and Scholarship awards up to $1,000 per year for conference travel. Conference dates must be between July 1 and September 30, 2019.


Contact: Kristyn Gumpper


CGS Career Development Grant

Deadline: May 1

The Council of Graduate Students’ Career Development Grant awards up to $350 per year for professional development activities. Conference dates must be between July 1 and September 30, 2019.


Contact: Hannah Torma


Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

Deadline: June 3

The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute is accepting applications for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy. Students pursuing or who have recently completed a graduate or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women are eligible to apply. Fellows gain practical policy-making experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August in Congressional offices.



Innovate Conference

May 16 (registration ends May 10)
Ohio Union

Registration is now open for the Innovate conference. Innovate is an annual conference that brings together educators, administrators and tech industry professionals to explore recent advancements, best practices and provocative approaches to teaching and learning with technology.



Army Research Laboratory Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: May 31

The Army Research Laboratory is now accepting applications for the ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships. ARL fellowships recipients pursue independent research that supports the mission of ARL alongside ARL scientists and engineers.


NASA Fellowship Activity

Deadline: May 24

NASA Fellowship Activity 2019 is seeking student-authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals. The 2019 NASA Fellowship Activity is designed to support the NASA Office of STEM Engagement objectives and provide academic institutions the ability to enhance graduate-level learning and development. The program details and requirements are outlined in the solicitation document.

To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or a national who hold a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field earned before Aug. 31, 2019. Candidates must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program no later than Sept. 1, 2019, and intend to pursue a research-based masters or PhD program in a NASA-relevant field.



Academy of Teaching Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning

May 2
4-H Center

The Academy of Teaching hosts its annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning. This free event is for members of the Ohio State community to engage with innovative, interesting and evidence-based ideas related to effective teaching and improving student learning. This year’s conference theme is Embracing Time and Change.



Office of Distance Education and eLearning Workshops

Distance Education Symposium
May 7
, 10–11:30 a.m.
A gathering of the top minds in Distance Education from across Ohio State. Come to network as well as to learn with fellow champions.

Kickstart Week (Day 1): Course Design Quality And Learning Objectives
May 7
, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
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

Increasing the Visibility of Your Research (Presentation)
May 2
, 1–2 p.m.
Learn the strategies and outlets for making your research more visible, including open access, scholarly profiles, social media, and The Conversation.

Making Your Science Accessible (Workshop)
May 29
, 2–3:30 p.m.
Learn how to share your research succinctly including how to identifying the level of your audiences’ knowledge, build context, and laddering complex ideas.

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.


ONE WEEK LEFT FOR CBP – Chemical Biophysics Symposium 2019


The Chemical Biophysics Symposium is a student-organized gathering place for diverse researchers in the physical and life sciences to generate lively discussions at the interface of these disciplines in an exciting and engaging environment – join us at our next meeting at the University of Toronto from May 3rd-5th, 2019! We are excited to share that we already have a diverse set of keynote speakers lined up:

  • Prof. Rebecca Jockusch from the University of Toronto,
  • Prof. Sabrina Leslie from McGill,
  • Prof. Anita Shukla from Brown,
  • Prof. Matt Trau from the University of Queensland,
  • Prof. Bin Zhang from MIT,
  • Prof. Brian Ingalls from the University of Waterloo, and
  • Prof. John Glass from JCVI

This year’s conference will feature a panel discussion entitled “Beyond the headlines: practicalities and implications of DNA testing”.

In addition to a wide variety of research, there will also be two workshops hosted at the conference: “Introduction to Machine Learning” and “Effective Pitches”. Click here to learn more!

REGISTRATION IS CLOSING SOON! Registration is only $135 for graduate students and postdocs! You can register at

Porter Airlines has kindly provided us with sponsorship in the form of a discount code for our attendees. Book your flight through this link to receive 10% off base fares! This airline is operated out of downtown Toronto (YTZ – Billy Bishop), and makes it very convenient to get to the conference.


Poster abstract deadline: April 26, 2019

Contact us at if you have any questions or comments.

Hope to see you there in May 2019!

Postdoctural Researcher Position


Ph.D. degree in physics or related disciplines. Experience with scanned probe detection of magnetic resonance. Prior experience with optically detected resonance using NV centers is desired, but not required.


P. Chris Hammel, Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the Center for Emergent Materials: An NSF MRSEC, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for projects in optically detected scanned probe magnetic resonance using NV centers in diamond. The work will involve studies of spin textures, including skyrmions, and ferromagnetic resonance studies of related ferromagnets. The successful candidate will also use ultrasensitive magnetic resonance detection to study dynamics and angular momentum transport in diverse magnetic systems and for spin imaging at the nanoscale.


Send CV and list of publications to Prof. Hammel. For more information about his research group, visit


Professor P. Chris Hammel at

Academic Writing: The Craft of Writing Effectively

Academic Writing: The Craft of Writing Effectively

Tuesday, May 7th

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1080 Smith Seminar Room – Physics Research Building


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 1080 Smith Seminar Room – Physics Research Building

Writing is often seen as a skill to be mastered in school, something like reading and arithmetic.  This is odd.  In fact, it’s more than odd: it’s quite likely bad for your writing.   Writing in any profession–including academia–turns out to be very different from writing in any school–including college and graduate school.   The differences are so great that the Chicago writing program was created specifically to help our faculty and graduate students stop writing they way they did in school.  This workshop will identify some of the key difficulties that academics face when they write professional academic texts, and will offer techniques for making such texts more successful.

Two sessions are offered.  You will only attend one (1).  Please select one of the two sessions below when you register:

10 AM – 12 PM


2 PM – 4 PM

Please register for either the morning or afternoon session.

ICPSR Summer Program Scholarships-Deadline April 24th

For graduate students and pre-tenure scholars interested in acquiring quantitative skills.

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is offering funds to support summer training in quantitative methods and data analysis for graduate students and pre-tenure scholars in political science.

The following scholarships provide a tuition waiver to the four-week sessions of the 2019 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. From late-June through mid-August 2019, the ICPSR Summer Program will offer two consecutive four-week sessions on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor. The four-week sessions are an immersive learning experience in which participants receive hands-on training in a variety of research methods while building a community of friends, collaborators, and future colleagues. Four-week courses include introductory and advanced regression analysis, time series analysis, Bayesian analysis, rational choice theory, SEM, MLE, game theory, and more.

The scholarship application deadline is Sunday, March 31, 2019. For more information, including eligibility criteria and application materials, visit the ICPSR Summer Program’s Scholarships page or contact the Summer Program at

In addition to the scholarships offered by ICPSR, the College of Arts & Sciences is setting aside a small pool of competitive funds to help support up to three students ($2,500 each) who wish to attend up to one, four-week session of the ICPSR summer program. To apply, interested students should send a letter stating how the program will enhance their education and what they hope to achieve with this additional training. The student’s application should also include a CV and a letter of recommendation from the department’s Director of Graduate Studies. Letters should be addressed to Dean Morton O’Kelly and application packets sent to the attention of Assistant Dean Brian Orefice,  Application deadline is Wednesday, April 24, 2019.


CMDScience Virtual Career Fair

Students, post-docs, and alumni of Biochemistry training programs are invited to participate in the CMDscience Virtual Career Fair, taking place online throughout the day on Tuesday, April 30. This invitation-only digital recruiting event offers your busy trainees and alumni an opportunity to contact hiring managers directly and to learn about career options at numerous companies in the biotechnology, small molecule, and device industries — all from the convenience of their phones, laptops, or tablets. Featured companies include Cytovance Biologics, Exact Sciences, GENEWIZ, Merck, Renaissance Pharma, Sigilon Therapeutics, Smith & Nephew, and WESTAT.

This Virtual Career Fair is open to graduate students (master’s and doctoral), post-doctoral and research fellows, faculty, and undergraduate majors. Industry-employed alumni of your programs are also invited to participate. Registered participants may log into the Career Fair at their convenience any time between 6am and midnight in all US time zones on Tuesday, April 30.

There is no charge to participate, but participants are asked to pre-register on our site at to request a log-in invitation for the event.