Faculty Opportunities

ORNL provides short- and long-term research programs for either faculty or faculty-student teams to collaborate with world-class science and engineering mentors. The length of the faculty programs vary from summer internships to year-long sabbaticals, but all programs enable faculty members to broaden their professional outlook beyond the classroom with authentic research opportunities.

HBCU/MSI Faculty Summer Research Program

ORNL sponsors summer research appointments for faculty of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Educational Institutions (MSIs). The objective is to increase the number of collaborations and to foster long-term relationships between ORNL research staff and HBCU/MSI faculty members. Selected applicants will serve 10-week appointments at ORNL. They will collaborate with the Laboratory’s research staff on a project of high significance.

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Department of Energy Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)

ORNL participates in the Department of Energy Visiting Faculty Program (VFP). The program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE National Laboratories. The program seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to DOE’s mission.

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For more information about faculty opportunities, please email faculty@ornl.gov.