Category Archives: Professional Development

Want to commercialize your research or innovation? Apply for NSF I-Corps!

Want to build a business around your research or innovation?

Apply for the NSF I-Corps Regional Program!


Southwest I-Corps is offering a FREE Regional NSF I-Corps Program to facilitate commercial evaluation of academic research and innovation, and develop potentially eligible teams for a $50,000 NSF I-Corps team grant. Teams will explore the potential value of their research or innovation, and quickly and effectively validate their commercialization strategy.


Graduate students, faculty and staff interested in translating their research or innovation into commercial ventures are encouraged to apply.


Tuesday, September 19 through Friday, October 6 (teams will attend in person on 9/19 and 10/6 and work virtually on the days in between). Hotel accommodations are provided for traveling teams.


More information is available on the Southwest I-Corps website. Interested teams must apply by Friday, August 25.

For questions, contact Kerri Smith at the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at kerri or 713.348.4542, or Kaz Karwowski at the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership at klk5.

Research and Teaching positions available at Ton Duc Thang University

Ton Duc Thang University is recruiting a number of lecturers,  scientists, researchers and experts with Doctoral degree in all fields.

Especially, we are looking for candidates in the following fields: Informetrics (scientometrics, bibliometrics, information science, science of science policy), Geographic information system, Information technology, Statistics, Economics, Management (Sport, Marketing, Hospitality, International Business), Social Sciences, Law and Pharmacy.


Candidates can either be foreigners or Overseas Vietnamese ones. The positions are available on a long-term (at least 12 months) basis with the following conditions:


a. Teaching: Scholars and experts are expected to teach at least 02 school subjects with required teaching hours as follows: Lecturer: 12 hours/week; Assistant/Associate Professor: 09 hours/week; Professor: 06 hours/week. One hour is equivalent to 60 minutes.

b. Research: Lecturer: at least one paper/year in peer-reviewed journals (English only) published by prestigious publishers and/or institutions; Assistant Professor: one paper/year in journals indexed by Scopus; Associate Professor/Professor: one paper/year in high-impact journals indexed by ISI Web of Knowledge. Monetary award will be given to papers beyond the minimal required one.

c. Service: Services with compensation (extra pay or reduction of teaching load) include first level administration position, Head of the department or Head of the faculty (if needed). Services without compensation include: curriculum plan/design/revision, slides and teaching materials preparation; internship arrangement, student employment support, recruitment of international students for the department/faculty; industrial connection to seek projects and fund; student affairs, international affairs, organizing or supporting conferences; searching for scholarships for lecturers and students, establishing research group, finding and introducing scholars and experts to work for the faculty, etc.

Every year, foreign scholars and experts receive performance evaluation from students,departments and the university. Based on the evaluation results of teaching, research and service, an extension of contract or salary increase will be determined.

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