Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ivory Filter Flask: 2/21/12 edition

Good morning! Between February 14 and February 20, 18 new academic positions were posted on the ACS Careers website. The numbers:

Total number of ads: 18
- Postdocs: 3
- Tenure-track faculty: 7
- Temporary faculty: 6
- Lecturer positions: 1
- Staff positions: 0
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 16/2

Allentown, PA: Muhlenberg College is looking for a Ph.D. organic chemist to fill in a 1-year sabbatical. Organic lecture, laboratory and possibly an advanced class will be on the teaching agenda.

Mobile, AL: The University of South Alabama is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor; biochemistry lecture, as well as general and organic chemistry will be your responsibilities.

Chongqing, China: Chongqing University is opening a drug discovery center and wishes to hire professors for it; startup packages are up to 5 million RMB (794k USD) -- that's a lot, right? (Think about how far that would go in central China.)

Moorhead, MN: Concordia College wishes to hire a M.S. chemist for a one-year teaching sabbatical; analytical and general chemistry will be your responsibilities.

Troy, NY: The Sage Colleges are looking for, well, you look:
"Tenure-track appointment at the assistant or associate rank effective fall 2012 to teach upper-level organic chemistry and introductory general chemistry. Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry and teaching/research experience required."
Huh. Good luck!


  1. Sage College wants a Ph.D. in Inorganic to teach upper-level organic chemistry? Why?

    1. OK, it's not just me. I have no idea.

    2. LOL! It's a trap! They want a Ph.D. in Inorganic to teach organic...at first! I mean they've taken organic classes, right? Then after you've been there for a bit they will ask you to teach Inorganic...BOOM! Two birds with one stone! LOL!

    3. The first time I read it I thought it might say "Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry..."

      Maybe that's what they meant and they forgot a space?


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