Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ivory Filter Flask: 3/6/12 edition

Good morning! Between February 28 and March 5, there were 10 new academic positions listed on the ACS Careers website. The numbers:

Total number of ads: 10
- Postdocs:
- Tenure-track faculty: 8
- Temporary faculty:
- Lecturer positions: 2
- Staff positions: 0
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 9/1

Milledgeville, GA: Georgia College is search for a M.S.-level educator to take a chemistry lecturer position.

Okanagan, BC: The University of British Columbia at Okanagan is searching for a professor of organic chemistry. From a friend's experience, I can tell you that they hire Americans. They have graduate students, incidentally.

Stephensville, TX: Tarleton State University desires a Ph.D. chemist to be a professor of environmental chemistry.

Vy Dong and you: The University of California - Irvine is hiring lecturers with "potential security of employment." You've always wanted to teach undergrads at one of the best programs in the country, right?  

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  1. UCI does seem to offer lecturer security. I was in grad school there with a woman who started as an undergrad, continued as a grad student, and afterwards stayed on as a gen chem instructor. She has been there at least 15 years by now...

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    1. Honestly, although Irvine is a nice city, that sounds like a really terrible idea. In the event that she gets canned, I imagine any job hunt afterwards will be really challenging, her CV will show a total lack of independence or willingness to change. I also wonder how her colleagues treat her, she went from being a subordinate to being one of their peers.

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