Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ivory Filter Flask: 10/25/16 edition

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

Norman, OK: The University of Oklahoma is looking for an assistant professor of organic geochemistry.

Honolulu, HI: The University of Hawaii at Manoa is looking for 3 assistant or associate professor positions:
The successful candidates will be expected to develop robust research programs at the intersection of Biochemistry with Organic, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry. Candidates with research interests in traditional areas of Organic Chemistry will also be considered. Research that takes advantage of the unique natural environment and strategic needs of the State of Hawaii will receive special consideration. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to contribute to the teaching mission of the department at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Sounds interesting.

Clarksville, TN: Austin Peay State University is looking for an assistant professor of physical chemistry.

Duluth, MN: The University of Minnesota Duluth is searching for an assistant or associate professor of chemistry to work on experimental materials chemistry.

Fredonia, NY: SUNY Fredonia is looking for an assistant professor of bioinorganic chemistry (?).

Northampton, MA: Smith College is looking for a two year visiting assistant professor. "Specializations may include but are not limited to: General, Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, as well as Biochemistry and Environmental Chemistry." Casting a broad net, I see. 


  1. If Hawaii-Manoa was willing to hire someone who didn't know that a mixture of H2 and O2 can go kaboom, I expect that anyone who passed high school chemistry is more than qualified to be a professor there.

    1. That accident wasn't in the chemistry department.

    2. Even if that group was in some related area like an engineering subdiscipline, this level of ignorance of basic science is inexcusable, and does not make Hawaii look like a respectable institution.