Tuesday, June 13, 2017

2018 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List: 4 positions

The 2018 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List (curated myself and Andrew Spaeth) has 4 positions.

Want to talk anonymously? This post will serve as the open thread. Otherwise, all discussions are on the Chemistry Faculty Jobs List webforum.

468 comments:

  1. Here is another post for a Canada Tier 2 Research Chair at the University of Ottawa. https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/615737-tier-2-canada-research-chair-in-computational-chemistry

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  2. Salem State (Chem/Biochem): https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=176506650&Title=Faculty%2C%20Chemistry%20%26%20Physics%20%28Biochemistry%29%2C%20Full-Time%2C%20Tenure-Track%2C%20Fall%202018

    UCF also has advertised an associate postion open in addition to the assistant: https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=176503204&Title=Associate%20Professor%2C%20Chemistry%20%28Open%20Research%20Focus%29

    There are several new positions that list Fall 2017 desired with 2018 possible. Don't know if you want to track those.

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  4. Does anyone have any experience as an American applying to Canadian positions? I know most of them have an explicit statement on their posting specifying that Canadian citizens/permanent residents will be given priority. Does this requirement even make it worth applying to as an American, i.e. will I even be considered, given that the job market to begin with is extremely competitive?

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    1. As a Canadian faculty member at a Canadian university, albeit someone who has not yet been on a search committee, I can say that hasn't come up in any of our searches at the interview stage. It could be that the search committee does give priority when deciding who to interview, however we certainly have interviewed American citizens at my institution, and do have American citizens on our faculty. Having interviewed both in Canada and the USA, I can say that a big difference is in how start-up works. At most Canadian schools, I think you would be laughed at if you asked for half a million in start-up, however you need to consider CFI, and the fact that NSERC funding is ostensibly easier to get than NSF and NIH funding (though there has been a disturbing downward trend in both success and amounts, that our newish government still ahs not corrected).

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    2. Great, thanks so much for your reply and insight (I'm the original poster). That's sort of what I was hoping to hear!

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  5. Washington University School of Medicine In St. Louis has an opening for an Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics.
    https://facultyopportunities.wustl.edu/Posting/Detail/1010143?jtsrc=https%3A%2F%2Femployers.sciencecareers.org%2F&jtsrcid=4053&jtrfr=http%3A%2F%2Fjobs.sciencecareers.org%2Fapply%2F451796%2Ffaculty-positions-in-biochemistry-and-molecular-biophysics%2F%3FLinkSource%3DJobDetails&Discipline=4&countrycode=US&_jtochash=yElnAAHRjWw7srN4UWDkg&_jtocprof=wYy9A9cjtjPEJolb7bLts5fSjYej9BuH

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  6. last minute posting for a visiting position for fall 2017 at University of Tampa. See details here: https://utampa.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Faculty/job/Tampa/Visiting-Professor-of-Chemistry_R0000996

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  7. Just a note- you have UBC-Okanagan classified as a PUI, but it is PhD program.

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  8. You have California State Polytechnic University, Pomona listed four times. They are hiring for 2 organic chemistry positions, but they are not hiring for 4.

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  9. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biological Chemistry

    The Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University expects to fill a tenure-track position to begin August 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor, although applications from more senior candidates may be considered. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Chemistry or Biochemistry and are expected to have a strong commitment to both teaching and research. The position requires teaching chemistry and biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and establishing a vigorous, externally supported research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants with research interests in the area of biophysical chemistry or studies aimed at mechanistic function and structure of macromolecules are particularly encouraged to apply. We are a Ph.D. granting department whose mission is to lead in undergraduate and graduate education and research ventures that extend beyond the traditional boundaries of chemistry. In 2017, WFU began offering new interdisciplinary degree programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Engineering in a redeveloped state-of-the-art 115,000-sq.ft. facility in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (IQ, http://wakedowntown.wfu.edu/) in downtown Winston-Salem, one of the fastest-growing urban technology innovation districts in the United States. Outstanding opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations exist at this location and with numerous WFU Centers (http://provost.wfu.edu/centers-and-institutes/) and Wake Forest School of Medicine (http://www.wakehealth.edu/school/). Wake Forest is a private collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts education with the intellectual vitality and broad opportunities of a research university. For quick facts about the University, go to http://admissions.wfu.edu/discover/facts.php. Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/ with a cover letter, CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy; as well as the names and contact information of 3 references. Please note materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. References will only be contacted with prior approval of the applicant. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 16, 2017.

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  10. disclaimer to begin: I fully acknowledge that this is a sensitive subject, and has the potential for devolving into not-so-civil discussion, so if that happens I apologize CJ and feel free to delete/moderate as you see fit (not that you wouldn't anyway!).

    I have noticed that it is now somewhat common to include in application requirements a statement to the effect of how the candidate will foster and support diversity on campus/in the classroom/in the lab. I want to state outright that I am fully in favor of statements like this, and it's past overdue that we as scientists think about these issues in order to get a broader cross-section of society interested (and retained) in our profession.

    That being said - I am a white, heterosexual male, and as such I feel a bit awkward about these statements. Would it go over weirdly if I outright state that I am aware of my privilege? How do I get across that I actually do care about this stuff and I'm not just "checking the boxes" of saying the right things? And furthermore - if you're teaching sophomore organic chemistry, just how do you support diversity in the classroom anyway?

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    1. My wife taught general chemistry for non-majors - this amounts to be the course for healthcare-associated professions, preparation for nursing, dental hygiene &c. We live in the Southern US. The metric system comes up in the lecture. Again, it's the South, where in some places decent schooling is hard to come by. One kid (she was black) comes up and says very drily, if she had been to a white school she would have encountered metric units there. It helps to be aware of these issues.

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    2. I'm in the same boat. The advice I've been given is to highlight the work you have done previously to increase diversity, equity and inclusion. Most campuses have initiatives you can get involved with to do this sort of work as a grad student/postdoc.

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    3. Dropping this here. Might find it helpful.

      http://www.chronicle.com/forums/index.php/topic,248801.0.html

      My personal take is to take particular anecdotes from what you've done that fosters diversity (outreach, mentoring, class strategies) and talk about what you feel like central challenges and ways you work with them are.

      Other people take different strategies.

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    4. You can also look at it as diversity of learning styles. Read some papers from education journals. Research the latest literature about how to be an effective teacher to people of all backgrounds and cite them. I did this, believe it or not, as a woman and a lesbian - so checking two boxes, these are also awkward to write. Talking to people on search committees, they are more looking that you are not going to be an ass that thinks all students should be exactly like you in learning style and outside obligations - and if not, they just aren't cut out to be a chemist.

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    5. Trust me, we all struggle with this part of the application. I had the opportunity to read others' statements as part of a search this year and they were varied… but they all seemed to tell some narrative about how they fostered diversity. Just as with teaching statements: write them honestly, don't write them thinking you can predict what the search committee wants to hear.

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  11. UCF (open) is scheduling Skype interviews.

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  12. Question: The CUNY City Tech posting website says that the close date is 12/29/16. Is this a current posting?

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    1. i emailed the chair and was told it was still valid on ~8/9/2017 BUT they've used the *exact* same posting for many years. Also, a few of my friends have made it all the way through in person interviews with no offers being extended to anyone. I have no idea what i'm talking about for the most part, but i assume they dont actually have the $ to hire anyone and are going fishing.

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  13. Lake Forest is not actually a joint appointment. The hire will sit in the chem department, and the chem department recommends tenure etc. But the biology department has a few members on the search committee - but a minority.

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    1. It's part of their expanded biochemistry program. They hired a bio-organic chemist last year that then shares/splits teaching with this new hire to work towards developing a biochemistry program.

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  14. FYI, the position at James Madison University is for organic chemistry.

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  15. The Lynchburg position is no longer listed, and the URL returns an error. Anyone know anything about it?

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    1. Weird. I removed the listing. Don't know what happened there, but I confirm your findings.

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  16. Stanford should be posting an open call for tenure track faculty in the near future, just waiting for final approval from the Provost's office.

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  17. Correction - Washington University, St Louis, physical chemistry position, is listed here with a priority date of 11/1/17, but in the posting itself lists 10/1/17 (https://chemistryjobs.acs.org/job/20148/assistant-professor/)

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  18. The New College of Florida is expanding and it was politely hinted that they would be more able to fulfill dual-hires, even across multiple departments.

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  19. Correction – Florida State has 3 searches in progress: (1) Synthetic Organic (Assoc/Full); (2) Physical (Jr.); and (3) Biochemistry (Jr.). See www.chem.fsu.edu.

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  20. Are there any resources out there for foreigners wishing to apply for U.S. faculty positions?

    I'm a Canadian citizen looking to apply to research-intensive schools in the U.S, but I find the visa information confusing. Do I need to take steps before applying?

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    1. Nope, nor can you easily apply for a Visa without a job offer, so whichever school wants to hire you would have to sponsor your H1B visa (downside here is easier to hire an American). As a Canadian you can benefit from TN visas, but those need to be renewed every year and can, in theory be denied (they're meant to be 'temporary'.....). Once you've got a job offer you can (likely for a PhD scientist, assuming you have a good publication record---you wouldn't get hired without this anyway) apply for H1B under class O, which can speed things up dramatically.

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  21. Anyone with a cool tip for seeing just the new entries in this very useful list?

    I tend to download, slowly sort through it (reading ads, etc) to whittle down to applicable posts. However, two weeks later when I go to download it again, I end up repeating much of the slow filtering.

    If I could just use whatever current list version with a comparison tool to generate a difference list with only new entries, I'd be very happy.

    If each row had an entry for "date-added," the problem would solve itself, but I think the list maintainer does enough work already.

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    1. If you check frequently, the new posts are highlighted in yellow. I just add those to my personal spreadsheet.

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    2. Nevermind, found a good solution.

      I just download the newest copy of the jobs list as an Excel file every couple of weeks. Then, I copy the entire new list of jobs below the old one and filter for duplicates.

      I then select the entire data set and use Conditional Formatting, setting the colour of the rows with this formula that looks for duplicates "=COUNTIFS($A$7:$A$370,$A7,$B$7:$B$370,$B7,$C$7:$C$370,$C7,$D$7:$D$370,$D7,$E$7:$E$370,$E7,$F$7:$F$370,$F7)>1"
      Here, the total list of data goes from row 7 to row 370. When your list gets longer, you can paste this formula into whatever text editor you like and use find&replace to swap the "370" to however far your list goes.

      Then under the Data tab, I filter by cell colour, and all the duplicates are gone.

      Excel seemed to hate the entries with blank dates, so you have either stop searching the date column, or put dummy values into all those blank cells.


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  22. Dear Sir,

    I am Dr. Houcine Labiadh, from units Research Nanomaterials Synthesis and Structure of UR 11ES 30, Tunisia. I have completed my doctoral degree with the title of “Synthesis and characterization of Quantum Dots (QDs) type core-shell ZnS doped with Mn, Cu or Ni. Studies of properties optical and photocatalytic.” During my research work, I involved in active research on the synthesis of semi-conductor by liquid phase synthesis methods. My research work is published in various renowned international scientific journals with good impact factor. A part of my research work is yet to be published. I look forward to an opportunity to work as a postdoctoral fellow (PDF) in a reputed Laboratory/University. I am very confident that my research experience and academic background will fetch me a suitable position to join your research group. If I was given an opportunity to work with you, I assure you that I can take up any innovative problem and work hard with all my sincerity and team spirit to meet the mark of your expectations. Please find my brief CV attached here with for your kind perusal and favorable consideration. I will be waiting for your positive answer.
    Thank you very much in advance.
    Sincerely,
    LABIADH Houcine.

    email: labiadhhoucine1983@gmail.com

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  23. University of Colorado - Colorado Springs has an opening for analytical
    https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl?lang=en
    job # 10962

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  24. UCF has been conducting on campus interview for the past couple of weeks for the Assistant Professor positions.

    University of California at Irvine is practically looking for someone to run their reactor, as subtly hinted by search committee member.

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    1. These interviews are probably not listed on UCF chemistry's website, are they?

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    2. Looks like they are.
      https://sciences.ucf.edu/chemistry/seminar-speaker-schedule/

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  25. What does it mean if there is no priority date listed? How to know when packages due and/or when do they begin considering applicants?

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    1. It usually means (for me, when I categorize) that the ad says "review begins immediately" or some such thing.

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  26. Dpt of Chemistry and Chemical Biology of IUPUI (Indianapolis, IN) has an opening for a faculty position in (bio)analytical chemistry:
    http://chem.iupui.edu/about/open-positions
    Evaluation process starts October 1st 2017.

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  27. Perhaps a lame question. Some universities want a 4-6 page proposal. Is this a strict page limit? What about references?

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    1. perhaps a lame answer, but I would just follow the instructions. I operate under the assumption that when they get 200+ applications, they will take any excuse to remove you from consideration during the first round of cuts. They might make the argument that if you can't follow formatting instructions in a proposal, you've got no chance of landing grants and therefore would not be successful anyway.

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  28. the U north texas posting should be listed with a priority date of 11/13, not 10/13, unless I'm reading the posting incorrectly

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  29. Why are there seemingly SO MANY biochemist/chem bio positions this year? Is it just because I'm paying attention or is it always this way? My pet theory is that it's because of the looming changes to the MCAT to focus more on biochemistry...

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    1. That, along with the growing number of schools offering biochem concentrations/majors.

      Many of the positions also seem to want biochemists who can teach Gen Chem and or/Organic, which covers most of the heavy enrollment courses.

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    2. "We are seeking to hire an analytical biochemist whose research interests lie at the interface of physical and inorganic chemistry. You will be expected to teach general chemistry as well as polymer chemistry."

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    3. Also consider that ACS wants to add polymer chemistry to the list of courses that are required for ACS certification. Presumably at most schools there won't be enough enrollment in such a course to justify a full-time faculty position dedicated to it. Therefore you need someone who does DNA or proteins to teach the polymer course, or else an organic materials researcher (I note an increased number of these positions as well)

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    4. anon 8:11 here - I made that posting up, but the fact that someone thought it was real shows how convoluted the wording in these job postings is...

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    5. There's still the changes to the MCATs in effect here. Recently they added a biochemistry part to their test, which is increasing numbers of students taking biochemistry. Some schools (PUI's more than R1's) might be expanding after learning their current needs are insufficient.

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    6. Also, more than just the MCAT change is the move to medical school having 1 semester of organic and 1 semester of biochemistry as pre-requisites instead of 2 semesters of organic.

      That makes someone who can teach both biochem and organic especially useful, as both will be high enrollment.

      It's not official US wide yet, but Harvard is moving to require it and I'd imagine it will be more common in about 5 years, so schools are moving to meet that long-term increase.

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  30. Quick note about the wisconsin-madison position: I've heard from a source that they may hire two positions this year, even though the ad sounds like one

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  31. The link to Elmira College's analytical faculty position is no longer active

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  32. I've had a bit of trouble with the application interface for Duquesne: it has a wrinkle compared to most application forms on Interfolio. They ask for a single document containing contact info for the letter writers instead of the usual section that lets you attach 3 letters.

    I contacted them and they said they want the letters uploaded though (but no info. on how). Anybody else figure this one out?

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    1. any information about George Mason Univ.? Thanks

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  33. College of the Atlantic and Salisbury University Skype interviews being scheduled.

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    1. 9/15 was deadline. That is fast.

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    2. Both now scheduling on-site interviews

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  34. DePauw campus interviews being scheduled as well.

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  35. Lake Forest started scheduling Skype interviews on Sept 22, and Holy Cross was scheduling Skype interviews last week

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    1. I hear Lake Forest has at least some campus interviews scheduled now as well.

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  36. Kenyon College and New Mexico Highlands University are scheduling skype interviews.

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  37. A colleague received an on-site interview from USC Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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    1. No. There are still places that haven't passed their deadline. Check the list in the link above.

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    2. There are also places that won't have posted yet, judging by last year. I was putting in applications up through January.

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  39. McDaniel College is scheduling Skype interviews for next week...their deadline was 10/1

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  40. San Francisco State is scheduling phone interviews

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  41. I was told George Mason is scheduling interviews and the position will be filled before spring 2018.

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    1. Virginia Commonwealth University is scheduling phone interviews

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  42. A bit belated, but Butler started scheduling campus visits last week (10/3)

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  43. How many days after the phone interview you will be contacted if you into the short list? who has the experience in the search committee please give a clue. Thanks

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    1. I was told by one public university that the earliest would be 3 weeks.

      It was about 2.5 weeks before I heard from skype to on-campus interview at a private college.

      I assume if not selected, it would be even longer.

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    2. It took two weeks between my Skype to on-site invite. I think that's lightning fast though.

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    3. A lot also depends on how early you are in the Skype interviews, and how many they're doing.

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  44. Mercer University is scheduling WebEx interviews.

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    1. Now scheduling on-site interviews for next week.

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  45. Mt Holyoke scheduled skype interviews for this week

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    1. Holyoke is scheduling on-site interviews

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  46. Furman scheduling Skype interviews.

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    1. For both searches?

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    2. Can confirm scheduling for biochemistry, not sure about the general chemistry.

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    3. Also unsure about general chemistry.

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    4. Furman is scheduling Skype interview for their open position now.

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  47. Southwestern is scheduling video-conference interviews

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  48. Huntington University scheduling skype interviews for next week.

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  49. Colgate is scheduling phone interviews for next week

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  50. Gettysburg is scheduling phone interviews for next week

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  51. How many people (roughly) do you think are applying for these jobs each year? So far the list is almost 350 openings, is this number of postings typical?

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    1. I don't mean how many people apply per opening, wondering... What is the size of the applicant pool?

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    2. Unfortunately I think applicant pools change a lot year to year and school to school so I'm not sure there's a good answer to your question.
      Re: # of postings, if you look at the older lists (like from 2016 or 2015) it looks like 350 is more than previous years.

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    3. Seems like the list usually has about 500 openings
      Schools seem to get 100-300 applications per opening
      Postdocs seem to apply to 10-20 opening each
      so estimate 10x more applicants than openings
      the talent pool seems to have about 5000 people looking for a job

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    4. "Whereas about 65% of US PhD-holders continue into a postdoc, only 15–20% of those move into tenure-track academic posts. The European situation is even more competitive — in the United Kingdom, for example, about 3.5% of science doctorates become permanent research staff at universities."

      https://www.nature.com/news/the-future-of-the-postdoc-1.17253

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    5. This is probably bad math, but based on the stats in the article, maybe 1800 applicants in the entire pool?

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  52. Union College is scheduling phone interviews for early next week. Their fall term ends before Thanksgiving, so they said they are aiming to finish campus interviews by then.

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  53. Washburn/Augustana scheduling phone interviews.

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  54. NYU is scheduling on site interviews since 10-16

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    1. How many people got invited?

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    2. Unfortunately, I only know that my friend got invited.

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    3. So quick? It's not even a month after the deadline!!!

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  55. USC scheduling on site interviews

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    1. Is this the pharmacy one or chemistry one?

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    2. Wow, 15 days after the submission deadline! Good for them.

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    3. how long should it normally take? currently in the anxious sitting and waiting period...

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    4. Usually a lot longer than that, although I just received a rejection email from U. Wisconsin 4 days after the application deadline, so maybe departments are hustling this year?

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  56. Nevada State College conducted phone interviews last week and are planning to end the search process before thanksgiving.

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  57. Duquesne is scheduling video interviews

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  58. I have a question: is it absolutely impossible to get work visa sponsorship from a PUI? I have both postdoc and adjunct/teaching experience, and I am mainly applying to jobs at PUI because I would really like to work at a place where teaching undergrads will be a large part of the work. I know work visa sponsorship is expensive, and that is exactly why the school I am currently adjuncting at (which is a PUI) could not offer me a permanent position. If anyone reading this were or are on the search committee of a PUI, or have information/experience about this: is it common for PUIs to not offer work visa sponsorship due to the expense? Would they just throw away my application once they see I require visa sponsorship (which is a question asked on most applications)? I feel like I am stuck because of that...Thank you!

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    1. My PUI would offer visa sponsorship if we chose to hire an international applicant. We are going to consider all applicants first on their ability to do the job. We want the best working with us. We want the best for our students.

      In fact, many universities ask for diversity statements from applicants. This is as much of a show from the department/university that diversity is important to them (i.e. they are looking to maintain or improve upon their levels of diversity both in the student body and the faculty) as it is to leverage information from the applicant. So what what might be a hindrance at once location, cold be marketable as a real benefit at another.

      Having said that, there is a level outside of the search committee/department's reach at the administrative level. Primarily this is often due to salary and startup funds, but I could plausibly see visa sponsorship as a roadblock from that administrative level. This has played a role in hiring adjuncts in the past; it's simply too expensive to sponsor a work visa if we know they will be working for us for just a few years. For a full-time position that's would not be the case.

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    2. Have a friend who had a bad experience here, they had a tenure-track offer rescinded from a PUI because they didn't want to sponsor a work visa. Trump was just elected and was talking about tearing up NAFTA (friend was eligible for the TN visa), redoing H1B visas etc. The PUI actually said the political climate was a factor for rescinding the offer. Friend extremely upset, but what can anyone do? Just have to swallow it, keep smiling and keep trying!

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    3. OK, so looks like it is possible, yet can be difficult. Thank you guys for your input!

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  59. A bit delayed, but NC State has started having on site interviews for their analytical chemistry position. Source: I am an alumnus at NC State and I am still on the email list of the chemistry department, and I started getting email notifications about seminars given by analytical chemistry candidates since last week.

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  60. Could Chemjobber please add this position at Louisiana Tech University to the list: https://chemistryjobs.acs.org/job/20676/tenure-track-faculty-assistant-professor-physical-chemistry/
    I am not sure if I should edit the job list, and I am also not sure if Louisiana Tech is a PUI or MS or PhD institution...(their website says they have "interdisciplinary" graduate programs but not graduate programs solely in the chemistry department...)
    Thank you!

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  61. is there is any information from Southern Methodist University? thanks

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    1. within 4 days of beginning review?

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  62. Has anyone heard from Whitman College or Rider University? Thank you!

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    1. Whitman scheduled skype interviews about two weeks ago.

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    2. Ugh, I failed that one then. Thank you!

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  63. Quick note: I just had a look and the deadline date for the UC-Davis NMR posting is Oct. 15th, not Nov. 15th. Not sure if it's now too late to apply.

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  64. Chapman University is scheduling phone interviews

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  65. Amherst College is scheduling Skype interviews

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  66. University of Minnesota is scheduling Skype interviews

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    2. Skype or phone call interviews?

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    3. Phone call interviews

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    4. Indeed, phone call interviews. 30 people are invited for phone call interviews and only 10 will be invited for an on-site one.

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  67. Hi Chemjobber, Mount Mercy University is a PUI, not a PhD institution. Can you please correct that? Thank you!

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  68. What is typically covered in a phone/skype interview? Anybody have some insight or have a good reference?

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    1. Obviously varies, but some common ones I've heard (PUIs mostly): "Why this school?" "Why do you want to teach here?" "What are some challenges you envision during your first few years here? and how will you overcome them?" "Tell us about a time you had to overcome something".

      Pretty typical interview questions. Some have also asked a lot about research. YMMV

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    2. I found the article How to Get a Teaching Job at a PUI (https://www.ascb.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/How-to-get-a-teaching-job.pdf) to be helpful. It has some tips for each step of the process. I found a few other articles through Googling but this was one of the more helpful. Regardless of the institution, they will ask you some questions related to the original job posting so you may be able to figure out a few questions from that.

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    3. I've gotten some of the questions listed above, plus 'how will your research mesh with undergrads?', 'what would you like to teach? would you add a course [upper level or general level]', 'describe some strategies for working with students of diverse backgrounds and ranges of preparation'...

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  69. I have a question: will it be helpful to email the chair of the department or the search committee to introduce yourself after you submit your application? I did that while applying to postdoc positions, and it worked pretty well. However, I am not sure what it is like for applications to faculty positions, and I certainly do not want to do anything that hurt my chance of getting a job. Any input on this? Thank you!

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    1. IMHO, it looks unprofessional and so desperate.

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    2. Oh, wow, well I am glad I didn't do that. Thanks!

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    3. Another way to say it - what exactly is left to introduce after your cover letter, CV, teaching statement and proposals? If you haven't covered what you want to say in those, it makes it look like you weren't organized enough there

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  70. Franklin and Marshall is scheduling video interviews

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  71. Hamilton College, Wilamette and Longwood are scheduling video interviews.

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  72. Wayne State is scheduling on-site interviews

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  73. I had a phone interview about 2.5 weeks ago, and at the end of it they said they'd contact me in a week or two regarding onsite interviews. Could I send a followup email inquiring about the status, or just let it go? I hate waiting in limbo...

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    1. Same to you here. But I did not contact them. If you very curious about this, it's no hurt to ask.

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    2. I would say maybe give it another week. If they said "a week or two", you should give them a little more time just in case. Any time after 3 weeks I think it's perfectly reasonable to send a follow up email.

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  74. James Madison scheduling phone interviews

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  75. Anyone heard from Trinity University? Thanks

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    1. They e-mailed on 10/13 to notify that they are "running a little bit behind our anticipated schedule: we have just begun reading applications and will soon meet to discuss the candidates"

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    2. I think Anonymous above is referring to Trinity College, not Trinity University. Unless they both sent out an email with the same wording.

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  76. anybody have any R1 updates? they would be much appreciated.

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    1. USC and NYU scheduling on sites. Learned through grapevine...

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    2. Wayne State has started scheduling on sites.

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  77. anybody has update information from Wake Forest University for Inorganic and/or Materials
    Chemistry position? thanks

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  78. St Anselm is scheduling interviews for next week

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  79. Is it usual to get a rejection letter? Like, in Europe, if you are not selected to be in the shortlist, you always get a rejection letter saying "Dear Dr. Bla bla, you are perfect, we are sorry, you get no offer, bla bla, all the best with your career". Is this the case with USA R1 schools?

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    1. I've been told this is not done until the new faculty is actually there because in case they bail out the committee does not have to relaunch the search. More than one faculty member has told me this.

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    2. don't hold your breath on one but some do send them out, albeit only after things are completely finalized in the feb-april range

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    3. Received a rejection letter saying I didn't make it to interviews, but it really depends. (Furman, if you're curious.)

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    4. I think it is unusual to receive a rejection letter unless you made it to either the phone/video or campus interviews

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  80. Anyone heard from California State University, Bakersfield?

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  81. College of Wooster is scheduling phone interviews.

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  82. VMI scheduling phone interviews

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  83. Hey, I'm curious, how many places did you apply to? What's the average?
    I applied to 35, mostly R1 and only PhD awarding Unis

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    1. CJ took a survey of candidates on the job hunt last year and reported some of the numbers. Unfortunately, I can't find those postings to save my life right now.

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    2. Currently I have applied to 28 institutions, 10 PhD granting institutions, the rest MS or PUI.

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    3. i applied to 38 (and counting) R1 only schools

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    4. I've applied to 38 schools, all PUIs mostly SLACs.

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    5. Interestingly enough, that was the same number as last year by this time with the same criteria- seems the market is pretty equivalent in my subfields.

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    6. 16 so far, all PUIs except two R1s close to home.

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    7. 27 so far for me, mostly R1s and a few carefully selected PUIs

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    8. I'm at 13 so far, all PUI/SLAC. Here are the survey results from the survey done last year http://chemjobber.blogspot.com/2017/06/is-there-correlation-between-number-of.html

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    9. 45 last year and 23 this year.

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  84. Got a rejection email from Seattle University

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  85. How many others had emails with "glitches" reported by the committee or chair on the HR EEO forms?

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    1. In general, or somewhere specific?

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    2. Amherst, Bowie, Purdue, Trinity, Cal Poly Pomona

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    3. What does it mean by "glitches"? Like errors on the EEO forms?

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  86. One friend told me George Mason University is conducting on-site interviews

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  87. Penn State is scheduling Skype interviews

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  88. Anyone heard from University of San Francisco for the Inorg Chem position?

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    1. University of San Francisco is scheduling on-site interviews

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  89. Anyone here anything from Rutgers (main campus/chem)?

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    1. Rutgers Chemistry and Chemical Biology (New Brunswick) is scheduling Skype interviews

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  90. Bloomsburg is scheduling phone interviews

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  91. Anyone heard from Franklin and Marshall about the organic position?

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    1. Yes they are doing phone interviews this week and next

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    2. Do you know how many phone interviews they are doing?

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    3. Negative but they will invite their top 3-4 candidates out for on sites in late November

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  92. Seeking a full-time Chemistry professor. Masters in Chemistry is minimum requirement.
    http://www.bpc.edu/about-bpc/employment

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  93. Colby College is scheduling video interviews, with campus interviews planned for late November/early December

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  94. Bloomsburg University is scheduling interviews

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