Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ivory Filter Flask: 1/20/15 edition

A few of the academic positions posted this past week on C&EN Jobs:

Goodbye, assistant professorships: We seem to be transitioning into "visiting assistant professorship" season. 

Sherman, TX: Austin College looking for a visiting assistant professor for fall 2015 to teach general chemistry. 

Gettysburg, PA: Gettysburg College looking for two VAPs in biochemistry and physical chemistry. 

Qatar: I can't tell what this "teaching specialist - organic chemist" position in Qatar is about, but hey, maybe you want to do it? 

(Should we think of taking teaching positions in wealthy Gulf oil states like an organic chemist going to work in Shanghai at WuXi, or should we think of it like college kids going to Alaska for a season of crab fishing?) 

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation is looking for a M.D./Ph.D. director of radiopharmaceutical chemistry -- looks lucrative: $125,000-$175,000. (CAN)

Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College looking for a M.S./Ph.D. instrumentation specialist. 


  1. I just want to point out the visiting professor positions at Rollins College. This is the second year in a row that they have put out an add for a tenure track position, presumably not made a hire, then later posted for a visiting professor. I would love to know the story (did they make an offer and the top candidate didn't take the job, are they super picky, etc?)

  2. In that situation (Qatar - CMUQ), the crab fishing is probably the best analogy. Many of those type positions are filled by be people fresh out of school on 1-3 year contracts seeking adventure (the pay and included perks are attractive as well).


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