Tuesday, June 4, 2024

The 2025 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List: 3 research/teaching positions and 1 teaching position

The 2025 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List (curated by Andrew Spaeth and myself) has 3 research/teaching positions and 1 teaching position. 

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

To see trending, go to Andrew Spaeth's visualization of previous years' list.

On June 6, 2023, the 2024 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List had 6 research/teaching positions.

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  1. Will the chemical engineering one be happening this year too? I think it kinda fell off hard in January this past cycle.

    1. The Chemical Engineering List is independent of this blog. It is publicized here only. - CJ

  2. Here we go again... and to think I was just recovering from the let-down that was the 2024 cycle...

  3. Remember to check faculty salary expectations against the AAUP salary survey (https://www.aaup.org/sites/default/files/AAUP_2023-24_FCS_preliminary_results_appendices_corrected.pdf)

    1. I mean this sincerely: Thank you to whoever posted this!

      My industry job is fine, and I am happier than I've been in years!

    2. Difficult to see how academia attracts the "best and the brightest" these days given the abysmal salary level, especially ones in HCOL areas. You pretty much need to come from a privileged background, have a wealthy spouse, or live poorly/not raise a family with dignity in order to justify the choice.

  4. What, generally, have people heard about this upcoming cycle? I had heard there was a lot of general optimism about the cycles in Fall of 2022 and 2023 because COVID-era hiring freezes were ending. By comparison I haven't heard much of anything about this cycle.

  5. Can you help me understand this list more? I can't seem to find a key for the headings in that PDF. The numbers you're posting here aren't all from the same column (e.g. St. Olaf and USC are from the "AI" column but Utah State is from the "LE" column) so I'm pretty confused where to look for myself.

  6. Correction: Utah State University $82.4k (Thank you, Anonymous June 27, 2024 at 1:38 PM!)

  7. Thank you, Anonymous June 27, 2024 at 1:38 PM. It is a little confusing the first time around! The main AAUP research website is https://www.aaup.org/our-work/research/FCS [noted on page 1 of the appendices pdf ]. The narrative report [https://www.aaup.org/file/ARES_2023-24.pdf] has a full list of the abbreviations. Here are some of the main abbreviations, including ranks:
    NAME = name of institution (listed alphabetically by state)
    NOTES = found on pdf pages 38-40 and 51 of the appendices pdf
    CAT. = AAUP institutional categories
    CTRL = institutional control (public, private, religious, etc.)
    PR = full professor
    AO = associate professor
    AI = assistant professor
    IN = instructor
    LE = lecturer

  8. And the list is across all colleges?

  9. I got an assistant professor position a couple of years ago. For my institution (R1), the listed salary numbers are in the ballpark but a little low (I started >$15k higher than what's listed).

  10. I believe it is averaged across all fields and pay in STEM fields will tend to be higher, occasionally a lot higher, than pay for faculty in the arts or humanities at some institutions (including mine), which may skew the listed numbers lower than what you'd be paid as a chem prof.

  11. @AnonymousJuly 3, 2024 at 12:37 PM &
    @AnonymousJuly 3, 2024 at 5:31 PM &
    @AnonymousJuly 3, 2024 at 7:22 PM
    Data for the Faculty Compensation Survey is collected directly from colleges and universities, usually from an administrative office. Data is reported in the aggregate for the institution, by faculty rank, and gender. Currently, the Faculty Compensation Survey does not collect individual-level salary data or data at the discipline level. Data includes full-time and part-time instructional and instructional/research/public service faculty, with the exception of clinical or basic science faculty, medical faculty in schools of medicine, and military faculty. Data is collected for the current academic year, as defined by your institution, with the exception of part-time faculty, for whom data is collected for the prior academic year. All data for full-time faculty is for a total annual academic year base salary unless otherwise noted.
    (from https://research.aaup.org/faq)


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