Physics and Astronomy
Contact
Department Chair:
Yumi Ijiri

Administrative Assistant:
Diane Doman

Department Email:


Phone: (440) 775-8330
Fax: (440) 775-6379

Location:
Wright Laboratory of Physics
110 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Research and Job Opportunities

Research and Job Opportunities

 

These are email messages sent to department members regarding research and job opportunities for physics majors:

Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Looking for an internship or post graduate opportunity at Oak Ridge National Laboratory? The Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides paid opportunities for undergraduates, grad students, recent graduates, and faculty to participate in high-quality research alongside world-class scientists to solve real-world problems. Opportunities are available for internships and co-ops, research appointments, and sabbaticals. All opportunities are limited to scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematical fields.

You can access all available opportunities through the website of http://www.orau.org/ornl. This will take you to the profile based application system where you can apply for numerous programs after you complete your profile. The Talent and Opportunity System allows you to create a profile, and then for each program or job posting that you apply for, you only answer 5 or 6 questions.

Individuals who choose an internship or research opportunity at ORNL are paired with world-class scientists to solve real-world problems. All levels of participants from undergraduates to faculty are encouraged to publish research papers with their mentors. Please browse through the Research Profiles on the different participants and their research experiences at the right hand side of the bottom of the web site listed above. Also, there is a featured two minute video of research participants at ORNL sharing their thoughts on how accesses to world-class research facilities and staff have catapulted their careers in science and technology. If you would like to see the six minute video, you can find it on YouTube at http://ow.ly/2EQLz.

ORAU Opportunity: Announcement for DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program (DOE SCGF)

The ORAU University Partnerships Office is pleased to provide the information below regarding a program available to all institutions. This notice is a service to ORAU Sponsoring and Associate Institutions. Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program (DOE SCGF) is now accepting applications for 2012. The SCGF is a three-year award, providing partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at U.S. academic institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, a first- or second-year graduate student, or an undergraduate senior at the time of application. Applicants must be pursuing or plan to pursue advanced degrees in areas relevant to the Office of Science research, e.g., physics, materials sciences, chemistry, biology, applied mathematics, computer and computational sciences, environmental sciences, and some areas of engineering.

Complete information about the program and a link to the online application can be found at science.energy.gov/scgf/. Applications are due Tuesday, January 3, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ping Ge, the DOE SCGF Program Manager, at SCGFInfo@science.doe.gov.

University Partnerships Office university.partnerships@orau.org 
Dr. Arlene Garrison – 865.241.1513(o), 865-599-3311(c) 
Cathy Fore – 865.241.8158 
Ann Farler – 865.576.1898 
Dr. Steve Roberts – 865.576.6513

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), www.orau.org, is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of 99 major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Landing Your First Job: A Guide for Physics Students

Are you looking for ways to provide your students with the most up-to-date, authoritative career and employment information? If so, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) has published a comprehensive job hunting and career preparation guide that can give them the skills they need to make their way in today's job market. Entitled Landing Your First Job: A Guide for Physics Students, the book is designed exclusively for physics-educated individuals and represents a resource whose practical value is unparalleled. 

This unique manual was written by the AIP Career Network Division, which has worked to find employment for physicists for more than 50 years. The volume contains information about the job search-cover letters, resume writing, interview preparation, and salary negotiation. It also includes the latest employment statistics and glimpses of physicists in the workplace. 

To order the book visit http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,10735,4-102-22-8894770-0,00.html?changeHeader=true or call 1-800-SPRINGER. The cost of the book is $12.95. 

Also, be sure to tell your students about the Physics Today Career Network job board,www.physicstoday.org/jobs. There are over 200 jobs posted monthly. 

Thank you in advance for your time. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. 

Regards, 

 

Paula Melnick

American Institute of Physics

Career Network 
One Physics Ellipse 

College Park, MD 20740 

Tel: 301-209-3193 

Fax: 301-209-0841

E-mail: pmelnick@aip.org 

 

Teachers Needed

I am writing to you in the hope that you can assist us in our search for teachers. I am the Co-Director for the Educational Resources Group (ERG).  

We recruit faculty for 750 independent (private) schools throughout the country. We have been doing this since 1975. Schools pay us to locate, interview and recommend candidates for specific teaching positions in these schools. 

You may know that there are shortages in the areas of Physics, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Spanish, French and Latin.

We are contacting you in the hope that you may know of some students whom you believe would be strong candidates for the teaching profession. 

Private schools look for people with strong liberal arts backgrounds with either a BA and/or MA in their subject area as well as strong child related experiences and major extra-curricular talents. 

Please visit our web site at www.ergteach.com for more information on our service.  Any assistance that you can give us in our search for the very best teachers will be appreciated. 

Regards,

Chris MacBrien

Co-Director Educational Resources Group
chris@ergteach.com

215-297-8279