Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Ivory Filter Flask: 11/10/15 edition

A few of this week's academically-related positions on C&EN Jobs:

Kingston, RI: The University of Rhode Island desires a physical/analytical chemist at the assistant professor level.

Québec City, Québec: Université Laval wishes to hire a computational chemist. " The successful candidate is expected to teach, in French, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels."

The Grandest Title I Ever Did See: The University of Minnesota desires "an Assistant Professor, General Mills Endowed Land Grant Professorship in Cereal Chemistry and Technology." I would hope the professorship comes with an unrestricted grant paid in Lucky Charms.

Dalton, GA: Dalton State College is looking for an assistant/associate professor of chemistry.

Oklahoma City, OK: The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is looking for faculty members in functional and chemical genomics.

Chapel Hill, NC: Postdoc in microfluidics is available. (What do we think, is this a growth field?)

Huntsville, AL: The University of Alabama at Huntsville is looking for a chair of the department of chemistry.

Greenville, SC: Furman University has a visiting assistant professor position for a biochemist.


  1. Wow, position at Furman sounds grim: "Though this position has no research expectations, modest startup funds will be provided along with dedicated research laboratory space and the opportunity to engage students in research and apply for internal and external funding." No doubt they'll get dozens of applications.

    Who knows, maybe Greenville SC is nicer than I think it is.

    1. Greenville is nice. Very pretty and family-friendly, similar to Asheville.

  2. As a recent survivor of the academic job search and a current member of a search committee for a visiting assistant professor at a PUI, I have a slightly different take on the Furman position. Rather than calling it grim, I would suggest that Furman is just making the type of faculty position clear. It is a teaching position, not a research position. The search committee does not want to waste time with a candidate that will ultimately not accept an offer if one is extended.The fact that they are offering lab space and any startup money for a 2-year visiting position, the fact that it is a 2-year position instead of a 1-year, and the fact that the candidate will be eligible to apply for internal funding once there all make this position somewhat extraordinary. For those (and other) reasons, this could be an attractive position for many people and I suspect that they will get a fair number of applicants.