About Youngstown State University
The University was founded in 1908, when the local branch of the YMCA established a school of law within the Youngstown Association School. The School evolved over the next 60 years, becoming the Youngstown Institute of Technology, then Youngstown College, Youngstown University, and finally Youngstown State University in 1967 when it became part of the Ohio state system.
YSU is a vibrant, thriving institution of higher learning, serving generations of individuals and families across Northeast Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and around the globe. The University has a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service as evidenced by awards in teaching excellence, growth in external funding, and strong community partnerships.
The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors, including certificates, associates, and bachelors degrees. In graduate education, there are 48 graduate degree programs including three doctoral programs. Additionally, YSU actively participates in a consortium with the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), thereby offering pathways to medical and pharmacy degrees. Study abroad and faculty-led study tours throughout the world are also available to students through the Center for International Studies and Programs.
Approximately 11,104 undergraduates and 1,217 graduate students enrolled for Spring 2015. Minority students represent 20.5 percent of the total student population, with international students comprising an additional one percent of the total enrollment. Non-traditional students are 30 percent of the undergraduate population at YSU.
YSU has approximately 370 full-time faculty members. Additionally, there are 36 departmental chairpersons who are administrators with some teaching responsibilities. The average undergraduate class size is 26 in lecture classes and 10 in labs with an overall student to faculty ratio of 18:1. Faculty members are actively engaged in research. YSU faculty were awarded $7.2 million in external grants and contracts in the first half of FY2015.
Beyond the traditional classroom learning experience, YSU has a growing number of online programs. Expanding online options for students and increasing use of technology in the classroom are institutional priorities. The University offers four undergraduate and seven graduate programs fully online.
Human Resources provides staff assistance to the Provost and manages employee relations programs for full-time faculty and department chairpersons. These services include the following: provides orientation to new faculty; prepares employment contracts; coordinates and processes sabbatical and faculty improvement leaves; coordinates promotion in the rank and tenure review processes; administers Extending Teaching Service Program; coordinates student evaluation of teaching and learning and chairperson evaluation of faculty processes; administers leave programs; and serves as liaison to academic deans, department chairpersons and full-time faculty.
Additionally, staff assistance is provided to deans and department chairpersons in the coordination and planning of faculty recruitment activities. This includes processing position advertisements, announcements and appointment contracts. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity consulted to ensure adherence to affirmative action/equal opportunity employment procedures.
About Youngstown, Ohio
Youngstown is a great place to call home. The surrounding Mahoning Valley region has an overall population of more than 600,000. The region offers a high quality of life, reasonable cost of living, high-quality K-12 school districts, outstanding health care, and quality, affordable housing. The region also is recognized as one of the top places to start a business. Located in northeastern Ohio, along the Mahoning River, Youngstown is an hour from cities of Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
The Youngstown area also provides a broad array of cultural arts and entertainment offerings. Museums, community theater, concerts, symphony orchestra, and a local United States Hockey League team, the Youngstown Phantoms, are all available. In addition, Mill Creek Park encompasses 3,000 acres and 15 miles of trails. It offers gardens, lakes, woodlands, and wildlife.
YSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.
General questions about faculty employees should be directed to Fran LeGoullon in Human Resources at 330-941-2989 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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