Sunday, December 14, 2008

Chemjobber Index: 11/10/08

As I find old copies of C&E News, I'll be subjecting them to the Chemjobber Index.* This one was from a couple of weeks ago. For the guy or gal looking to find a job in The Real World, it wasn't much better.

Industrial (non-academic) positions:

Total number of ads: 4
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 3
- Baloney good-hearted ACS initiatives: 1
- Overseas positions (a.k.a. come back to China! your family misses you!): 1

Not much here!

Academic positions:

Total number of ads: 25

- Postdocs: 1
- Tenure-track faculty: 18
- Temporary faculty: 2
- Lecturer positions: 3
- Staff positions: 2

One of the best parts of a close reading of the academic section is that you run into schools you never knew existed. Kutztown University, student population of 10,193, SA-LUTE!

* At some point, the Chemjobber Index will have to transform itself into a single number. What should that number be and how should it be derived? Inquiring minds want to know.

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