Social Justice Education Initiative workshops are open for registration including a freshly revised 4-part Tier One Platform. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey. Open to all faculty, staff and graduate students at OSU. Learn more, see the schedule and register for remote Tier One Platform & Tier Two Next Level workshops here. Interested in this professional development for your unit? Contact SJEI director Jane Waite: jane.waite@oregonstate.edu.

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span six months or less, beginning in March 2024. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 28. https://advantage.oregonstate.edu/advantage-accelerator/funding-opportunities/aid-fund.

The deadline for the 2023-24 Internationalization Grant has been extended 5 p.m., Feb. 16. Grants of up to $5,000 are offered for projects that advance internationalization within one of three tracks, aligned with “Prosperity Widely Shared”: Research and Innovation; Global and Intercultural Learning; and Career and Workforce Development. Eligibility varies by track but includes academic faculty, professional faculty, INTO OSU employees and student organizations. Full details are available on the website.

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW), the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) and OSU Athletics are pleased to solicit nominations for the 2024 Breaking Barriers Awards, a recognition of the accomplishments and impact of those who have worked to advance gender equity at OSU. We welcome nominations of people who have made influential contributions to our community for the four Breaking Barriers awards. For more information about these categories, see the Breaking Barriers websiteSubmit a nomination by Feb. 26. Questions? Contact pcosw@oregonstate.edu.

Applications for PCOSW scholarships to fund FY24 projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach or creative projects related to gender equity issues. Applications are due Feb. 21. Visit our website for more details. Apply for a scholarship. Please have a budget outline and project justification statement prepared before beginning the application. Questions? Contact pcosw@oregonstate.edu

The Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Undergraduate Student /E-campus Coordinator (Administrative Program Specialist). The hourly wage range is $18.92 – $28.59, based on experience, plus benefits.  

This position is responsible for providing support to undergraduate students taking chemistry courses, managing the direction of the Chemistry E-campus program and the undergraduate student program, and acting as scheduler for the chemistry department. 

Minimum requirements: two years of experience as an administrative specialist or executive support specialist which includes administrative support for a project, program, or operation. OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. One year of postsecondary education may be substituted for up to one year of experience.

To review posting and apply, go to:  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/position_descriptions/68872

Full consideration deadline is February 23rd, closing date is March 5th 2024.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community

Hofstra University Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in any area of Organic Chemistry to start September 1, 2024. Hofstra is located in suburban Long Island, NY, about 30 minutes from NYC. The chemistry department serves only undergraduate students, who are eager to be mentored and engage in research. Our best students matriculate at top PhD and MD programs. We offer ACS-certified BS Chemistry and BS Biochemistry degrees, and we also offer a BS Forensic Science. We are growing department of 15 full-time faculty and 150 majors, with resources to support faculty research and teaching. Significant startup funds are provided, and grant-seeking is expected. The teaching load is 3-2 and class sizes start at 40 for intro classes and shrink to 10 for advanced classes.  

We have extended our search from Fall 2023. We invite you to identify candidates for this faculty position from among your graduate students and postdocs who have an interest in both research and teaching and encourage them to apply. A PhD in Chemistry or related field is required by the start date. Teaching experience, especially with a diverse population of learners, is highly desirable. The link to the job application is below. Applications will be considered until the job is filled; review of applications will begin February 16, 2023. Please urge any interested candidates to apply ASAP. 

https://hofstra.peopleadmin.com/postings/3405

Any questions about the job can be directed to me at Scott.T.Lefurgy@hofstra.edu

Many thanks,

Scott Lefurgy

Professor

Department of Chemistry

Hofstra University 

https://www.hofstra.edu/chemistry/

Have an idea that you think may have commercialization potential, but aren’t sure? Do you need $5,000 in funding to explore and test your assumption? Join this virtual one-hour Innovation Day info session hosted by the OSU Advantage office to learn how you can take advantage of the funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from the Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (OCCD). Noon to 1 p.m., Jan. 30. Register here.

Write your science fiction exploring the future of urban pandemic resistance. The NSF-funded Pandemic-Resilient Cities research project has once again extended the deadline for its Science Fiction Writing Contest to Feb. 16. Four winning submissions will be awarded $500 each and publication in the campus literary magazine 45TH PARALLEL. Visit https://beav.es/q6S for contest guidelines.

The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces a re-competition of the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) program and encourages both new and renewal applications. Applications from multi-disciplinary teams will be required to propose discovery science and use-inspired basic research that addresses priority research directions and opportunities identified by a series of BES workshop and roundtable reports. The focus of the EFRC program is on fundamental scientific research, therefore applications to this FOA must not propose applied research and technology development activities. BES is soliciting renewal applications for basic science in three topical areas: 1) Transformative manufacturing, 2) Quantum information science (QIS), and 3) Environmental management. BES is soliciting new applications for basic science in two topical areas: 1) Co-design of materials and processes to revolutionize microelectronics and/or QIS fabrication, and 2) Environmental management. DOE anticipates that award sizes will range from $2,000,000 per year to $4,000,000 per year  

This is a limited submission with only 2 applicants allowed from Oregon State University.  Interested Principal Investigators should submit a Notice of Intent in InfoReady hereby February 2, 2024.  Please share this information with teams with research interests in these areas.