Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ivory Filter Flask: 6/5/12 edition

Good morning! Between May 28 and June 4, there have been 19 new academic positions posted on the ACS Careers website. The numbers:

Total number of ads:  19
- Postdocs: 2
- Tenure-track faculty:  7
- Temporary faculty:   2
- Lecturer positions:  1
- Staff positions:  6
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 19 / 0

Are you a lanthanide chemist? If so, Florida State has the Gregory Choppin endowed professorship for you! I think they want you to be a tenured professor already.

34-Down, Maine: The University of Maine - Orono (a word frequently appearing in crosswords) is looking for a visiting assistant professor of organic chemistry for a 1-year contract.

The Pittsburgh of the South: The University of Alabama - Birmingham is looking for an assistant professor of chemistry, with plans for biomedical applications of mass spectrometry or NMR.

A neat job: Ball State (Muncie, IN) desires an instructor of chemistry for advanced high school students. I'd think this would be a great job for someone.

Anderson, SC: Looks like Clemson is hiring a postdoc for a federally-funded defense-related project:
...seeking applications for a Research Associate position on a Defense Threat Reduction Agency funded project. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent) as well as research experience in one or more of the following areas: ionizing radiation detection and measurements; polymer science, particularly with experience using atom transfer radical polymerization; and nuclear forensics.
Pittsburg, KS: The Kansas Polymer Research Center at Pittsburg State University wishes to hire a research associate/lab assistant. They're looking for a B.S./M.S. polymer chemist. You'll be making 32-34k, which ain't so great -- that said, it's about 10k more than the median household income for the city.

1 comment:

  1. The teaching position in Muncie, IN is at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. It is a public, gifted/talented high school associated with the Teaching College at Ball State University. I went there, and I have to say, it is a great place for a dedicated instructor. You will be hard pressed to find a group of students who are smarter, and more high achieving (but not in a pre-med way) than this group of kids. It is only a two-year school, so all the students will be juniors or seniors in high school. It was also just rated the 10th best high school in the Midwest by Newsweek.

    It's a boarding school, and the classes work on a college-type scheduling system. This is a great advantage for the chemistry classes, which operate on a 3 lecture/ 1 3-hour lab schedule per week. They just hired a new chemistry instructor, but unfortunately, another chemistry instructor passed away earlier this year. He was my old instructor and an inspired mentor.

    The pay might not be great (probably average for a high school instructor's pay), but if you are looking for a rewarding teaching environment, I cannot recommend this position enough.


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