Job Category Faculty Position Title Lecturer & Research
Scientist, Chemical Sciences (Term) Department Chemistry If
Temporary, Length of Appointment Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Appointment Length 12 Month Work Schedule
Typically Monday through Friday, including some evenings, and
the possibility of some weekend days.
Major Work Characteristics/Summary of Position
Research Scientist Duties:
Under the guidance of the Program Director for the Excellence
Training Center (ETC), engages in independent and collaborative
research with both ETC and outside personnel on the use of
materials for energy storage innovation. This research may include
materials characterization, analytical testing, or process
development as related to batteries and all types of energy
Attends and actively supports scientific seminars, workshops,
working team meetings, and other venues for presentations of
results and development of collaborative research
Pursues publication of research in peer reviewed journals and
presents research results in local and national forums.
Works with internal and external partners on research projects
as part of the technical effort, develops new proposals for
research and obtains project support for new and/or continuing
Participates in talent acquisition for the Excellence Training
Centers, including but not limited to recruitment of current YSU
faculty members and research students to participate in ETC
Teaches 1-2 classes per semester (no more than 3 per academic
year) in the chemical sciences.
Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and
direct student success. Responds to students in a timely manner.
Communicates with students, departments and university officials
via university provided tools and resources.
Youngstown State University-an urban research
university-emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education,
scholarship, and service. The University places students at its
center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of
knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological
development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the
The University: Creates diverse educational experiences that
develop ethical, intellectually curious students who are invested
in their communities; Provides access to a broad range of
undergraduate programs; Offers graduate programs in selected areas
of excellence, including those that meet the needs of the region;
Supports economic development through applied learning and
research; Integrates teaching and learning, scholarship, and civic
engagement; Fosters understanding of diversity, sustainability, and
global perspectives; and Advances the intellectual and cultural
life of the city, region, and world.
Program Director - Excellence Training Center and Chairperson,
Dept. of Chemical & Biological Sciences
Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or closely related discipline or ABD
by time of appointment. Demonstrated experience in obtaining
external grant funds for research support. College teaching
experience in chemical sciences or related. Excellent oral and
written communication skills.
Experience in Energy Storage research; experience or knowledge
of a variety of chemical/materials characterization methods
including diffraction, microscopy, computed tomography, and
analytical testing. Familiarity with additive manufacturing methods