Monday, April 5, 2021

Coming: The 2021 Chemistry Job Scramble

Copying the annual Economic Job Market Scramble, Andrew Spaeth and I will be putting together a job market scramble to open tomorrow, Tuesday, April 6 for registration of employers and job seekers. This is an attempt to create a "thick" market for both job candidates and potential employers, especially those who did not get a faculty position this year. The basic contours: 
  • Registration will open for one week, starting tomorrow, April 6, 2021. It will close on April 13, 2021. 
  • We will register both potential employers and job candidates.
  • Potential employers will be required to post a position with an intent to hire before September 30, 2021. 
  • Job seekers will have to attest that they have not accepted a position with another employer. 
  • On April 14, job seekers will be offered access to the list of potential positions. They will not be offered access to the list of job seekers. 
  • On April 14, potential employers will be offered the list of job seekers. They will not be offered access to the list of potential employers. 
  • There will be no matching by Andrew or I - simply the provision of potential openings or candidates. 
  • Access to the list will be revoked after 2 weeks. 
Questions? Ask them in the comments, or email us at 


  1. Thanks for doing this! Obviously there's no way to know in advance, but are you anticipating more industry or academic employers?

  2. Adding to this question, do you expect any tenure-track faculty positions to be posted in the scramble? I did not find a faculty position this cycle and am planning on applying again next year, and I don't want to waste CJ's, my, or the employers time by participating in this if there will be no relevant positions for me.

  3. I suspect there will be more industrial employers, but this is genuinely unknown. My goal is to keep people informed via the blog and Twitter during the sign-up period.

    - Chemjobber


looks like Blogger doesn't work with anonymous comments from Chrome browsers at the moment - works in Microsoft Edge, or from Chrome with a Blogger account - sorry! CJ 3/21/20