ORAU-administered program gives faculty opportunities to collaborate with scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Applications being accepted for research opportunities with Higher Education Research Experiences faculty program

Pasquale Fulvio, Ph.D., researched carbon composites during his time in the Higher Education Research Experiences faculty program.

Jan 24, 2018

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently seeking college faculty for paid research opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory through the Higher Education Research Experiences program.

This research program provides opportunities for teaching and non-teaching faculty, like Pasquale Fulvio, to utilize the unique resources of ORNL to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, encourage careers in science and technology, and improve scientific literacy.

Appointments will be located at the ORNL and generally take place during the summer; part-time appointments may occur during the semester depending on the requirements of the project. Sabbatical appointments may also be available. The program provides stipends based on the certified academic institution salary for faculty, as well as limited travel and housing assistance, if eligible.

Applications are open year round and appointments are made throughout the year with flexible start and end dates.

To be eligible, applicants must be a member of the full-time teaching or non-teaching faculty at an accredited U.S. institution in a STEM field or related discipline, at least 18 years of age and hold an advanced degree. For more information on eligibility requirements please visit the HERE program website.

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