Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ivory Filter Flask: 1/3/12 edition

Good morning! Welcome to the Ivory Filter Flask; there were 24 new academic positions posted on the ACS Careers website. It's not intended as a comprehensive look at the academic labor market (yet); it will focus on notable, desirable or oddball positions (much like the Daily Pump Trap). It's going to be primarily aimed at younger faculty members; I sincerely doubt I have much readership amongst tenured faculty.

Thoughts on structure and organization are very welcome at chemjobber -at- gmail/dot/com.

Below is a by-the-numbers look:

Total number of ads: 24
- Postdocs: 0
- Tenure-track faculty: 20
- Temporary faculty: 2
- Lecturer positions: 1
- Staff positions: 1
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 19/5

Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University is searching for a senior faculty member in natural products chemistry, a.k.a. the Bill Gerwick chair (?).

Lancaster, PA: Franklin and Marshall College desires two visiting assistant professors; a 1-year contract for organic and general chemistry and a 3-year contract for general chemistry lecture duties.

Fairbanks, AK: The University of Alaska - Fairbanks is looking for a visiting professor for general chemistry lecture duties.

Fargo, ND: North Dakota State University is setting up "The Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology (CCAST)"; they desire 10 scientists (including chemists) for senior scientist positions. Looks like computational and theoretical materials chemistry work is planned.

1 comment:

  1. As an academically-minded postdoc, I say keep it coming!