Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The 2019 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List: 530 positions

The 2019 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List (curated by Andrew Spaeth and myself) has 530 positions.

Want to help out? Here's a Google Form to enter positions.

On January 2, 2018, the 2018 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List had 481 positions.

Interested in how this is tracking overall? Check out these sweet graphics done by Andrew Spaeth.

Otherwise, all discussions are on the Chemistry Faculty Jobs List webforum.

96 comments:

  1. UC Berkeley is sending rejections for the single position in the Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. I assume this means they selected people for interviews now.

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  2. UMKC Materials Science is scheduling onsites

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  4. University of North Texas posted seminar schedules for the pchem position.

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  5. I just received official rejection from UC-Irvine (Chemical Biology) by e-mail.

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    1. I'm not going to count this as a rejection because they cancelled the search.

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    2. I like your thinking!

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    3. Statement from UCI Chemistry:

      "We have decided to take our Chemical Biology faculty search in a different direction this year. Note that the UCI Department of Chemistry has two other active faculty searches taking place this quarter."

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  6. Rejection from Cornell College - position filled

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  7. Any news from Guelph, UWO (either position), or York?

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    1. York is interviewing for both their research/TT faculty positions this month. I think they had a lecturer posting that I don't know the status of. No word from Western but I heard they won't begin to contact short listed candidates until late Jan-early Feb.

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  8. UC San Diego started advertising recruitment seminars for the biochem/biophys position.

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  9. Does anyone know anything about the chem bio position at UC San Diego (Department of Chem and Biochem)?

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  10. Any news from NYU or UWash Chem Eng?

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  11. Spelman College is sending the rejection letters out.

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    1. that was a weird letter

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    2. I didn't even get one?

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    3. e-mails always open: chemjobber@gmail.com, confidentiality guaranteed

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  12. I contacted to the hiring manager for University of Virginia (Chemical Biology, med chem, bioanalytical) position asking for an update. The response said they have invited candidates for interviews.

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  13. UT Southwestern Biochem rejections sent out

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  14. Anyone got onsite interview invitation from Uni of kansas for med chem position?

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  15. Has anyone heard anything from University of Denver after their phone interview??? It's been over a month.

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    1. I've heard nothing either and I've emailed to ask - no reply to that either

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  16. Has anyone heard from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute Chemical Biology program? Was there phone/skype interview or onsite interivew?

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  17. Has anyone known any updates from UMass Lowell Analytical Chemistry?

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  18. Until now, I haven't get any updates from most of applied schools, is it OK to contact the department on the updates of application?

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  19. When I am told that my name will be kept until the position is filled, is it hopeless or any possible miracles?

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    1. Sounds there is hope.

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    2. I am in the same boat: I am hopeful expecting a good email any day now, but still checking this site every day expecting to see that the position has been filled.

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  20. Any word from Oregon State, VCU, or Tennessee?

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    1. What positions?

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    2. Does that change if you've heard from any of them? Have you heard from one for multiple positions?

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    3. VCU asked for reference letter a while ago and was quiet after.

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    4. Oregon State has done phone interviews for at least one of the positions

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    5. Open, essentially open, and open

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    6. Anything since the Skype/Zoom/phone for any of the 3?

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  21. you mean the Open Rank Professor of Physical Chemistry from VCU??

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  22. It is interesting that Georgia Gwinnett made it to this list, but FGCU did not. Both do not have tenure, but have renewable multi-year contracts. Some people think this is the future of higher ed...

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    1. I noticed GG has Associate Professors. Does it generally work the same way where after 3-5 you renew your contract and move up (to Assoc or Assoc to Full)? If this is just a new way to do the tenure track, it would be helpful to know.

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    2. In teaching universities appointments used to be tenure-track, and a faculty member would teach 3 or 4 courses. Nowadays, appointments are lecturer-level and for a lecturer there's 6 courses to teach. There is really no difference, except that a lecturer has no security of employment beyond the next year and no chance for advancement. The better organized places sometimes offer multi-year contracts to retain teaching faculty and have some institutional continuity, but most are deplorable pits of chaos. And over the chaos presides a chair with at most one paper out of their PhD, because in the 1990s, when retirement-ready faculty got their start, anyone capable could still find a job in industry.

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    3. @Confused - Yes it is similar but without the "safety" of tenure. Some people think it is a good way to keep faculty from coasting once they have tenure, others say it is more realistic in a right to work state where tenure may not be very meaningful.

      @9:17am - These are not lecturer lines - the teaching loads are 4 courses and they do research - just like most PUIs. They just have no tenure and 3/4 year renewable contracts and you can apply for promotion at certain renewing times.

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  23. Washington and Lee search completed (received rejection email)

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  24. Elmhurst contacting about video interviews

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    1. For which position: Organic/Medicinal or Biochemistry?

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    2. I'm not the OP, but I was contacted today for the biochemistry position.

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    3. They have two openings as mentioned by Anon @ 1:08 PM.

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    4. OP here - organic/medicinal

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  25. Rockford U is scheduling phone interviews.

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  26. Anyone getting interviews/rejections from UCR (Riverside)?

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  27. Those of you who have given up hope, like me,: now what? What are you going to do? Stay a postdoc, find a job in industry, something else? Will your PI even allow you to stay a postdoc and try again next year?

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    1. I still have a year of fellowship left, so I will probably try again next Fall. I had a couple interviews but no offers. I'm feeling old though (33), so I'm definitely feeling pressured to get started in my career. I may just apply for industry positions this spring and see what happens.

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    2. Trying a second time isn't so bad if you came close the first time, but after 2, it's probably time to move on, unless you have done something truly extraordinary in the last year or have it coming out soon, or there are some extenuating circumstances (i.e. your advisor(s) only write one "this is a superstar" letter per year and next year "it's your turn").

      It's important to recognize what the numbers are. Tim Tebow didn't get to become an NFL QB despite it being his dream, because there are about 80 of those jobs in the entire world. So he went onto settling for being a highly paid commentator and getting engaged to Miss Universe.

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    3. Actually Tim Tebow was an NFL QB. He just didn't get tenure. He is also now a minor league baseball player- so maybe the answer is to go back to grad school in biology.

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    4. Someone with two PhDs cant be wrong, right?January 13, 2019 at 9:44 AM

      @6:43 Lol, except I'd say data science.

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    5. The weird part that I do not understand about Tebow is that he insisted on being an NFL QB, and not, say, an NFL fullback or an NFL tight end. I suppose that physical constraints had a role to play there, but still! (shrugs)

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    6. Maybe wide receiver?

      Problem is, unless you're really good at a position, you're disposable, and even if you're really good at those positions, you're probably still expendable, while at quarterback, you could get along for awhile being mediocre if you're dependably so. In addition, you have more protection from losing your mind at quarterback than at other positions - being rich isn't worth as much to you if you have traumatic brain injuries (though that only implies that being in the NFL isn't a good idea for anyone). Even with the reduction in union power and pay potential, being in baseball is likely a better idea if you have a shot there.

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    7. It's a shame that Tebow can't pitch left-handed.

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  28. Anyone hear anything about the Memorial University analytical position?

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  29. Anyone heard about Troy Materials Chemistry?

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    1. I have not heard from Troy for their Materials Chemistry position yet.

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  30. Rejection from Georgia Tech. States that "We will keep your file open, in the event that we
    are able to revisit the applicant pool"... but I think that's just bluster, unless someone got a different version of the letter.

    Shit, man.

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    1. I got the same letter

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    2. As did I. Still, it was a kindly-written letter, and I appreciate that. I got some rejections that could only be described as brusque, so I like it when someone writes a nice rejection, even if the result is exactly the same.

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    3. I got the same letter as well it sounds, probably their generic rejection letter, but as Anon 1:08 says, it was by far the kindest and most encouraging letter I have received so far.

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    4. Kind, but with everyone getting the same letter, how sincere is it? I wonder if they recycle the letter every year

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    5. FFS. I get the complaints about not hearing from the search committee after initial contact (valid). But to now say the letter wasn't "sincere" enough. Seriously?! Should the committee come and take you out for a coffee to let you down easy?

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    6. Sending everyone a letter stating that they’re impressive and totally capable of being a PI at an R1 university, just not the right fit is the part where I was questioning sincerity. I think it’s too nice and, in a way, giving all applicants a participation trophy. But sure, coffee sounds great. Extra cream and sugar for my sensitive palette please.

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    7. Maybe when I'm in charge of a search committee I will try to tell people what quartile they were in. I'm sure that will go over great "You were in the 3rd quartile, good luck in your endeavors, but in our opinion you are no where close to being a PI at an R1 (150 applicants are ahead of you)."

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    8. @9:52 AM: That is pretty harsh, but on some level it would be nice to know that I am not the only person that thinks I am wasting my time...

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  31. I got the exact same one...

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  32. someone know further information about materials chemistry - University of Tennessee Knoxville?

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    1. They did Skype interview on Jan 7. No update yet afterward.

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    2. @5:16PM Do you know if that skype interview was for materials chemistry only or combining other two areas?

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    3. The 7th was for other areas. They may have done materials that day also, but I can’t say for sure.

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    4. it was for others and as far as I know one may be associate.

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  33. UCLA dept. of Biological Chemistry position shortlist people invited

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  34. Has anyone heard anything for the energy and catalysis position for the University of Florida?

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  35. Has anyone heard anything for the Inorganic Chem position for Delaware State University?

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  36. someone know further information about materials chemistry from Kent State?

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  37. San Fran State Univ. Is sending out rejections

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  38. Did anyone hear from Florida Tech? They did skype interview end of November.

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    1. They've all been at the beach while we're freezing our royal Rastafarian nay-nays off.

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  39. any news UW ChemEng?

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    1. Which UW? Wisconsin? On-site interviews set. Washington? Not sure.

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  40. Any news about Augusta University?

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  41. Maryland-College Park Chemistry have published candidate seminars: http://www.chem.umd.edu/whats-new/calendar

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  42. Any updates from University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Elmhurst College all for TT organic chemistry.

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    1. Elmhurst organic contacted about video interviews last week

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  43. Did anyone apply to both R1 and PUIs and how did you respond when asked where you applied?

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    1. I told them the truth. The PUI invited me anyway. I turned that one down due to already receiving R1 invites.

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    2. Honesty is a good policy. Many of us may come from an R1-type institution and unless we are 100% sure where we want to end up in our careers, it is common to apply broadly. In fact, I recommend to apply broadly. The question is whether or not we would be open to learning more about a PUI, given that we may lack the personal experience with it. It would be important to NOT make a PUI feel inferior to an R1 because the two types of institution may have completely different foci, so it would not be a fair comparison. From the 9 interviews I have had or will have, my break down is: 1 R1, 6 PUI, and 2 MS. I had to decline an offer from a PUI but only because the committee was adamant about wanting a final response very early in the search, even before I had finished scheduling my other interviews. This has nothing to do with whether or not it was a PUI or R1, but rather because of the inflexible "final response date." Although, I do think that pushing for an early response date is a recruitment tactic in and of itself...

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