Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ivory Filter Flask: 3/15/16 edition

A few of the academic positions posted on the C&EN Jobs website: 

Athens, OH: Ohio University is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor in analytical chemistry.

Edinburgh, Scotland: This University of Edinburgh "Chancellor’s Fellow: Chemistry Research Impact and Engagement with Industry" fellowship appears intriguing - I wonder if UK academics can comment on the potential success of the holders? Pay scale ("38,896.00 - 55,389.00") seems reasonable? I dunno. 

Standish, ME: St. Joseph's College is searching for a 2-year visiting assistant professor in organic chemistry. 


Urbana, IL: UIUC, looking for lecturers/instructors. 

3 comments:

  1. "Athens, OH: Ohio University is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor in analytical chemistry."

    ha good luck getting any chemistry done in clippinger. that facility and the equipment within is completely decrepit

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  2. Edinburgh, $55K-79K for starting your own research lab in either compuchem or mass spec, and over time becoming teaching staff at the Uni, sort of equivalent to assistant professor over in the US

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    1. @ Peter

      It's the "over time becoming teaching staff at the Uni" which is a very difficult transition, and largely unlikely. The UK system isn't particularly good at nurturing young investigators. Whereas the US gives you a big start up and tenure track, the UK gives you a laughable start up, and there is no tenure, so if you are anything short of excellent and fit their plan (often influenced by many things other than your actual performance as a researcher), you won't go too far.

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