Friday, January 16, 2009

Chemjobber C&EN index: 1/12/09

Industrial (non-academic, non-governmental) positions:
Total number of ads: 1
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 4 (all in Shanghai -- come home!)
- Area (square cm): 157

Governmental positions (US and others):
Total number of ads: 0
- Permanent positions: 0
- Postdocs: 0
- Area (square cm): 0

Academic positions:
Total number of ads: 20
- Postdocs: 4 (one pool-filler ad from University of Kansas)
- Tenure-track faculty: 13
- Temporary faculty: 1
- Lecturer positions: 1
- Staff positions: 1
- Area (square cm): 932

It's the dead of winter; the trees are bare and so is Chemical and Engineering News for the working chemist. No industrial ads in the US and no governmental ones, either. (Will the incoming adminstration spur hiring at the big federal agencies?) Small College of the Week has a really fun name: Ramapo College of New Jersey (student population: 5700, SA-LUTE!) , which is looking for a tenure-track organic professor. The lucky new faculty member will be working in the delightfully-named Mahwah, N.J.

When will the market for jobs pick back up? You'd think all the small companies are going to try to hoover* up some of the folks let go in the latest round of layoffs (God, I hope so), but that's probably not happening in the published job market.

*So maybe that's not the best word for it.

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