Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chemjobber C&EN Index: 4/6/09

Industrial (non-academic, non-governmental) positions:
Total number of ads: 0
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 0
- Ratio of US/non-US: 0/0
Area: 0

Governmental positions (US and others):
Total number of ads: 1
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 1
- Ratio of US/non-US: 1/0
Area: 36

Academic positions:
Total number of ads: 8
- Postdocs: 16
- Tenure-track faculty: 4+
- Temporary faculty: 3
- Lecturer positions: 0
- Staff positions: 2
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 6/17+
- Area (square cm): 616

Well, that ain't good: I have heard it put that employment is a lagging indicator, so maybe this week's showing isn't such bad news. But once again, there were no (zero, zip, nada) industrial ads this week. A deputy director spot at NSF does not count as an industry job. Where are the frickin' industry jobs? 

Just think -- you'll never have to buy sand for your columns: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is opening up a campus on the Red Sea in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. They seem to be hiring faculty in material science and catalysis. I've always wondered if there are any US-born folks who have decided to take the Saud's dime (or the Emir's, for those in Dubai.) If there are, write in and tell us about doing chemistry in the Mideast!

Small college of the week: St. Olaf's College of Northfield, MN (student population 3007, SA-LUTE!) is hiring for a green chemistry teaching postdoc. Sounds like fun (okay, not the green chemistry part) and Northfield sounds like a lovely town, what with "Defeat of Jesse James Days " and all. 

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