|by Chemjobber. See post for footnotes and methodology.|
As promised, we're going to take a little closer look at the 88 or so postings in the September 13, 2010 issue of C&EN. I counted the different positions and classified them as best I can; the tabulated results are above, with the spreadsheet here.
From just the ads, you can see that organic professors and professors doing things with either the energy or the environment are in high demand. If you added up the positions that were "bio-hyphenated" (as one of the universities put it), you'd have a goodly number of those positions as well.
*I did my best to shoehorn very odd positions into either the more recognized field, or I dumped it into the "Any" category. The "Any" category is pretty catchall, including ads/positions that said things like "we're interested in candidates excellent in p-chem, biochem and supernanotechnologychem." An analysis of the "any" category is coming tomorrow (or tomorrow or tomorrow). (UPDATE: See below.) Also, there were probably more than 29 positions in the category, as some universities announced their intentions to hire more than one assistant professor.
**There were more than 10 energy/environment positions as well, as some universities announced their intentions to hire more than one assistant professor.