Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ivory Filter Flask: 8/21/12 edition

Good morning! Between August 13 and August 20, there were 34 academic positions posted on the ACS Careers website. The numbers:

Total number of ads: 34
- Postdocs: 3
- Tenure-track faculty:  28
- Temporary faculty: 0
- Lecturer positions:  1
- Staff positions:  2
- Ratio of US/international positions: 34 / 0

New York, New York: Columbia University is looking for an associate research scientist with a Ph.D. in chemical physics.
The Center is seeking an experimental Chemical Physicist to conduct basic research within the EFRC to undertake characterization of surfaces, interfaces, and bulk materials using state of the art characterization equipment at external national laboratory facilities and to work with EFRC faculty members to understand and interpret the results. 
Sounds interesting -- is it really in New York, though?

Hempstead, NY: Hofstra University is looking for a part-time stockroom manager. Was a nationally-oriented search really needed for this position?

Fall faculty search: Centre College (Danville, KY) is looking for an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry for August 2013. Two or more tenure-track positions are available at the University of Washington in Seattle. Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) is also looking for an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry for fall 2013.

Philadelphia, PA: Thomas Jefferson University is searching for a post-doctoral fellow for a program in cancer/diabetes medicinal chemistry.


  1. Is it me or does there seem to be much fewer faculty openings so far this year compared to last (Organic oriented). I'm looking, and I've been told that most people apply for about 40 ads, but I haven't even seen 40 for tenure-track positions.

    1. Yeah, the website is showing a lot fewer than 20 spots, but the website is also full of crap w/r/t its sorting mechanism. (Searching for "academe" and "organic" gets you industrial process chemistry positions, for example.)

      We (I) won't know until I do the count on the actual physical copy of the back-to-school issue of C&EN.

    2. P.S. In last year's BtS issue, there were 20 advertised positions for professors of organic chemistry at all types of universities.