Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ivory Filter Flask: 10/29/13 edition

Good morning! Between October 22 and October 28, there were 33 new academic positions posted on the C&EN Jobs website. The numbers:

Postdocs: 3
Tenure-track: 27
Temporary faculty: 1
Lecturers: 0
Staff: 2
US/non-US: 30/3

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University is looking for an assistant professor of biochemistry; it will be a joint appointment between the chemistry and biology departments.

Riverside, CA: University of California - Riverside is looking for 3 professors of materials chemistry, 2 at the assistant level, 1 at the senior level.

Akron, OH: The University of Akron is looking for an assistant professor of analytical chemistry, analytical or bioanalytical focus.

San Marcos, CA: CSU - San Marcos is looking for an assistant professor of organic chemistry.

New York, NY: This lecturer position at Columbia (starting at 49k!) is very interesting; I wonder if it's a good idea for a postdoc. Sounds like you'll be brought in as a postdoc to teach a liberal arts/science fusion course for up to 3 years; interesting.

Oh, sure: Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, WI) has a winner of a description for an assistant professor position (emphasis mine):
The Department of Natural Sciences at Cardinal Stritch University is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of a non-tenured track (with the possibility of moving to tenure track in the future), renewable, full-time assistant professor of Chemistry beginning August 2014. 

University, MS: Ole Miss has posted a position as "Director of the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology"; how is this not from a Clive Cussler novel?


  1. Is $49k a lot for the job at Columbia? I would guess the cost of living would eat up the salary...

    1. I think it's a healthy salary for a postdoc, yeah, but just like you're thinking, living in that area would eat it up quick.

    2. $49K/yr is also close the amount of tuition that each of your students will be paying at Columbia. That's not a joke.

    3. I thought TT asst Prof there made $150-200K?