Chemistry Newsletter - 01/07/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 1 January 7th, 2002

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Congratulations To Professor David Schwartz

Professor David Schwartz has received a Kellett Mid-Career Award from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School. The Kellett Mid-Career Awards are intended to recognize and support mid-career faculty at a critical stage of their careers. The awards are possible because of the impressive research efforts of UW-Madison faculty and staff in developing patents for the University. The awards are based on the quality, significance, and productivity of the nominee's research program. This recognition is given to only a few of the UW faculty (especially this year) and it is a wonderful honor. Congratulations David!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

January 8th, 2002
February 12th, 2002 March 12th, 2002 April 9th, 2002 May 14th, 2002

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays ---1:20 PM - Chair's Office

January 15th, 2002 February 5th, 2002
February 19th, 2002 March 5th, 2002 March 19th, 2002 April 2nd, 2002
April 16th, 2002 May 7th, 2002 May 21st, 2002

 

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ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS

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IMPORTANT DATES:

MINOR AGREEMENT FORMS: The Graduate School requires that the minor program be outlined in an agreement which is approved by the Department no later than halfway through completion of the sequence minor courses. The minor requirement is normally completed by the second year of Graduate School. Minor Agreement forms are available in Room 1120.

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Alexei Stuchebrukhov, UC Davis. "Electron and proton transfer in membrane proteins. Quantum mechanics and biological energy transduction"

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bob Clark, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Christoph Naumann, Indiana Univ. Purdue Univ. Indianapolis. "Obstructed Diffusion Of Proteins And Lipids In Bioartificial Membranes Studied At The Single Molecule Level"

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dvarajan Thirumalai, University of Maryland. "Chaperonin-Mediated Protein folding"

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Everitt KF; Skinner JL; Ladanyi BM.

Vibrational energy relaxation in liquid oxygen (revisited) and in liquid nitrogen.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2002, Vol 116, Iss 1, pp 179-183.

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Sibert EL; Rey R.

Vibrational relaxation in liquid chloroform following ultrafast excitation of the CH stretch fundamental.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2002, Vol 116, Iss 1, pp 237-257.

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Reed JD; Gebre-Mariam G; Robinson CJ; Hanson J; Odenyo A; Treichel PM.

Acetyldiaminobutanoic acid, a potential lathyrogenic amino acid in leaves of Acacia angustissima.

JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE 2001, Vol 81, Iss 15, pp 1481-1486.

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Halter RJ; Fimmen RL; McMahon RJ; Peebles SA; Kuczkowski RL; Stanton JF.

Microwave spectra and molecular structures of (Z)-pent-2-en-4-ynenitrile and maleonitrile.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 49, pp 12353-12363.

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Nelsen SF; Reinhardt LA.

Tetraalkylalkene vertical ionization potentials revisited.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 14, Iss 12, pp 847-853.

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Moser DF; Guzei IA; West R.

Crystal structure of the stable silylene, N,N '-di-tert-butyl-1,3-diaza-2-silacyclopent-4-en-2-yliedene.

MAIN GROUP METAL CHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 24, Iss 11, pp 811-812.

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Wilkens SJ; Westler WM; Markley JL; Weinhold F.

Natural J-coupling analysis: Interpretation of scalar J-couplings in terms of natural bond orbitals.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 48, pp 12026-12036.

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Zanello P; Cinquantini A; Fontani M; Giardiello M; Giorgi G; Landis CR; Kimmich BFM.

Redox behavior of boronato-functionalized 1,1 '-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocenes.

JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 637, pp 800-804.

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Courtenay ES; Capp MW; Record MT.

Thermodynamics of interactions of urea and guanidinium salts with protein surface: Relationship between solute effects on protein processes and changes in water-accessible surface area.

PROTEIN SCIENCE 2001, Vol 10, Iss 12, pp 2485-2497.

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Polzin GM; Burstyn JN.

Synthetic Cu(II) and Ni(II) peptidases.

PROBING OF PROTEINS BY METAL IONS AND THEIR LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT COMPLEXES 2001, Vol 38, pp 103-143.

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Raguse TL; Lai JR; LePlae PR; Gellman SH.

Toward beta-peptide tertiary structure: Self-association of an amphiphilic 14-helix in aqueous solution.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2001, Vol 3, Iss 24, pp 3963-3966.

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Firman TK; Landis CR.

Valence bond concepts applied to the molecular mechanics description of molecular shapes. 4. Transition metals with pi-bonds.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 47, pp 11728-11742.

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Perng BC; Sasaki S; Ladanyi BM; Everitt KF; Skinner JL.

A new intermolecular potential for liquid oxygen.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS 2001, Vol 348, Iss 5-6, pp 491-496.

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Feldmann DM; Larbalestier DC; Verebelyi DT; Zhang W; Li Q; Riley GN; Feenstra R; Goyal A; Lee DF; Paranthaman M; Kroeger DM; Christen DK.

Inter- and intragrain transport measurements in YBa2Cu3O7-x deformation textured coated conductors.

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 2001, Vol 79, Iss 24, pp 3998-4000.

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Copyright © 2002 Institute for Scientific Information

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New joint doctoral programs between the NIH-Oxford University and NIH-Cambridge University

We are pleased to announce the initiation of two new graduate programs in which we encourage your participation:

1. Oxford University-National Institutes of Health Scholars in Biomedical Research.

This program was launched late last year with applications from students already in training at NIH and 2 Scholars are presently enrolled. This year we will have a national search for outstanding candidates and up to 4 new Scholars will be appointed.

2. Cambridge University-National Institutes of Health Health Science Scholars.

This is a new program that will be inaugurated this year and will enroll 2 Scholars selected from a national applicant pool.

A more complete description of the programs and a list of FAQs from last year's recruitment is attached. You can apply on the GPP web site at: http://gpp.nih.gov and send an email to Patty McCarthy about the specific program you are interested in at: McCarthy@OD.NIH.GOV. You can apply to both programs. If you have any questions, you can contact Michael Lenardo at: lenardo@nih.gov.

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Teaching Improvement Program

All faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to join Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, for the keynote presentation: "What's the Point of Pedagogy?". Thursday, January 17, 2002, 1800 Engineering Hall, 8:15 - 9:00 am. A major responsibility of the university is teaching. However, both the reward system and the preparation for the professoriate can benefit from current research. This presentation raises questions about the theory and practice of pedagogy that are important for those who are committed to excellent teaching. This keynote session will begin the Teaching Improvement Program, Sponsored by the College of Engineering and Coordinated through the Engineering Learning Center. 8:00am - 1:30 pm, Thursday, January 17, 2002. You are welcome to come to the keynote session, workshops and luncheon that follow. Visit our website for more information and registration. http://www.engr.wisc.edu/elc/tip. Please register on-line by January 10 to let us know whether you will attend. Your department administrator will get confirmation of your registration. For more information, contact the Engineering Learning Center 263-3248.

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Marquette University Chemistry Department Presents: 2002 Spring Colloquium Schedule

For more information call (414) 288-3515. Refreshments will be served at 3:40 p.m, Room 121 of the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building All lectures to be held at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays, unless otherwise noted, in Room 121 of the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, 535 North 14th St.

SPRING 2002 SEMINAR

Jan 10 - (Thursday) Stochastic Sensing with Engineered Protein Pores. Prof. Hagan Bayley, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry & Genetics, Texas A&M University Health Science Center.

Jan 25 - Glutamate Receptor Structure and Function Dr. Mark Mayer, National Institutes of Health.

Feb 15 - Pt/Diamond Composite Electrodes New Materials for Electrocatalysis. Prof Greg Swain, Dept. of Chemistry, Michigan State University.

Feb 22 - Nakamoto Lecture Hydrogen Bonding at Water Surfaces: Some Surprises. Prof. Geraldine L. Richmond, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Oregon.

March 1 - Flexibility in Glasses and Proteins. Dr. Michael F. Thorpe, Dept of Physics & Astronomy, Michigan State University.

March 5 - (Tuesday - Noon) Insight into Reaction Mechanisms and the Bonding of Coordinatively Unsaturated Metal Carbonyls from Transient Infrared Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory. Prof. Eric Weitz, Dept. of Chemistry, Northwestern University.

March 22 - Do Silicon-Carbon and Germanium-Carbon Triple Bonds Really Exist? Prof. Dennis Clouthier, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Kentucky.

April 5 - Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites. Prof Thomas Pinnavaia, Dept. of Chemistry, Michigan State University.

April 19 - Cation Radical Cycloadditions. Prof Nathan L. Bauld, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Texas-Austin.

April 26 - Habermann Lecture Prospects for Advances in Micro- and Nanoscale Chemical Analysis. Prof. Richard Zare, Dept. of Chemistry, Stanford University.

May 3 - Novel Organometallic Catalysis for Efficient Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation. Prof. Kyung Woon Jung, Dept. of Chemistry, University of South Florida.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Bioanalytical Chemist: Applications are invited for a tenure track position in the Chemistry Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Appointment is anticipated for August 2002. A Ph.D. chemist with exceptional promise in research and teaching is sought. Appointment at the assistant professor level is preferred, but higher levels will be considered for outstanding individuals. Special consideration will be given to those with research interests in modern separation and analysis of biomolecules and macromolecules. Collaboration and involvement in the newly created Proteomics Center is highly desired. Candidates should submit transcripts, curriculum vitae, brief description of research plans and should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent from people familiar with their capabilities in chemistry. All materials should be sent to: Professor Michael Greenlief, Department of Chemistry, 125 Chemistry Bldg., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. The selection process will begin on January 25, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Environmental Analyst Supervisor 2 Metals and Radiation Chemistry Unit Environmental Laboratory Section Public Health Laboratory Division Minnesota Department of Health Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Environmental Laboratory Section of the Minnesota Department of Health conducts scientific analyses of environmental samples (e.g. air, water and soil) to identify and monitor potential threats to human health and ensure compliance with environmental regulations. It provides laboratory services that support the assurance of clean water in Minnesota by analyzing water for metals, radionuclides, synthetic organic compounds, pesticides, inorganic chemicals, and microorganisms. The Environmental Laboratory Section is building its capacity to measure toxicants in human specimens to determine the relationships between environmental hazards and human health. Responsibilities of the position are: Supervise unit personnel to assure that work of the Metals and Radiation Chemistry Unit is completed and conducted with quality and timeliness. Develop and adapt methods for the identification, characterization and monitoring of toxins in environmental samples and human specimens, using advanced technology. Manage the data generated by the Metals and Radiation Chemistry Unit to ensure that reports adhere to government regulations and the laboratory's quality assurance standards. Analyze samples for metals and radiochemistry in back-up or overload situations. Communicate with clients and others in the environmental health community in a knowledgeable, respectful and ethical manner. Selection process: The State of Minnesota uses a selection process based on a scored experience and training rating. Passing scores range from 70 to 100 points. To qualify, an applicant must possess a Master's degree in the chemical sciences, physical sciences, or environmental sciences and must have at least 15 quarter or 10 semester credits of chemistry which include quantitative or qualitative analysis. The application packet must include a copy of college transcripts with relevant coursework highlighted. If this educational requirement is met, then points are awarded as follows:

EDUCATION: Ph.D. degree in the chemical sciences, physical sciences, environmental sciences, or public health (20 points)

EXPERIENCE: Advanced professional analytical experience in a scientific, environmental, or health-related laboratory in metals chemistry and/or radiation chemistry OR experience as a supervisor for professional laboratory staff in scientific, environmental, or health-related programs. (1st year = 35 points; 2nd year = 30 points; 3rd year = 15 points). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Complete applications include a cover letter addressing qualifications, a completed State of Minnesota Application for Employment Form (available at http://www.doer.state.mn.us), a copy of college transcripts, a one-page tabulation and justification that show a passing score of at least 70 points, and appended documents, each limited to one page, that describe experience and skills in the following five areas: (1) supervision of laboratory personnel; (2) technical expertise in metals chemistry; (3) technical expertise in radiochernistry; (4) proficiency with laboratory instrumentation, computer software, and statistics; (5) expertise in analyzing toxicants in human specimens. Submit applications to: Ms. Jamie Gudknecht, Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Human Resource Management, Metro Square Building, Suite 410, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164 or fax to (651) 215-1259. Submit inquiries to: Dr. Louise W. Liao, Environmental Laboratory Manager, Public Health Laboratory Division, Minnesota Department of Health. She can be contacted by U.S. mail at P.O. Box 9441, Minneapolis, MN 55414-9441 or by e-mail at louise.liao@health.state.mn.us. The Public Health Laboratory is located at 717 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN.

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Public Science Educator. Internship/Job Description: UW Madison and Discovery World Museum have openings for paid internships as part of a new program funded by the National Science Foundation, Internships in Public Science Education (IPSE). The IPSE program is a great way to learn about exciting research advances in nanotechnology and to share your knowledge with K- 12 students and the general public. These paid internships are for graduate and undergraduate students and include: Developing science curricula and related- educational programming, Leading science presentations at Discovery World Museum in Milwaukee, Traveling to elementary and secondary schools to deliver science presentations to K-12 students and teachers, Receiving professional training in radio, television, and theatrical presentations.

When: Spring Semester 2002 with the possibility of continuing in the summer

Where: University of Wisconsin-Madison and Discovery World Museum, Milwaukee.

For Information: http://mrsec.wisc.edu/nano and http://www.discoveryworld.org. To Apply: Contact Dr. Amy Payne at payne@chem.wisc.edu or 608-262-6711 or visit http://www.chem.wisc.edu/~ellis/IPSE. Applications are due by January 15, 2002.

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Undergraduate research experiences in polymeric membrane Materials and thin films at the University of Kentucky. (Sponsored by the National Science Foundation.) Students interested in research in any of the above disciplines are invited to apply. Students should be US citizens or permanent residents. Applicants should have completed their sophomore or junior year and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. The summer program will run from June 3 to August 2, 2002, and will provide a $3,075 stipend, plus campus housing, and allowable relocation expenses. In addition, funds are available for a trip to a scientific meeting for each participant. Further information and application forms are available in your department, can be downloaded from http://www.uky.edu/RGS/Membrane/reuinfo.htm, or can be obtained by writing to: Ms. Mollie Fraim, c/o REU Selection Committee, Center of Membrane Sciences, 255 Bowman Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0059, Phone: (859) 257-5875; e-mail: mfrai2@uky.edu. Applications are due by March 1, 2002, and should be sent to Ms. Fraim.

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Sabbatical Replacement (Two Positions) Lecturer Department of Chemistry. The University of Wisconsin - River Falls is a member of the University of Wisconsin System. The Department of Chemistry seeks to fill two sabbatical replacement Lecturer positions. These positions are full-time, non-tenure track for one year only. Principal responsibilities will include teaching general chemistry and general chemistry laboratory. Other teaching duties may include organic chemistry (lecture and labs) liberal arts chemistry courses, and advanced courses in the applicant's field of specialty. The normal teaching load is I S credits per semester. Compensation is based on qualifications. Qualifications (Required): Education: Applicants, are expected to hold the Ph.D. degree (or ABD) in chemistry or a closely related field. To Apply: Submit a resume (or curriculum vitae) and a letter of interest specifying: 1) qualifications and education, 2) teaching experience and competencies, and 3) statement of ability to contribute to the enhancement of student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures. Applicants must show promise of excellence in teaching. Include unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official copies will be required if hired) and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least four references who can specifically comment upon your teaching ability, experience, and professional preparation. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Dr. David B. Rusterholz Department of Chemistry University of Wisconsin - River Falls, 410 South 3rd Street, River Falls, W1 54022, e-mail: d.b.rusterholz@uwrf.edu. The names of all nominees and applicants who have not requested confidentiality in writing, and identities of all finalists must be released upon request. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Chemistry Department at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for a sabbatical replacement position available August 2002. Ph.D. specialists in inorganic, analytical or physical chemistry preferred. Exceptional candidates with masters degrees considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. S/he must be able to teach general chemistry lecture and lab as well as chemistry courses for non-science majors. Research opportunities in current faculty labs are also available. Salary will be $38k-$40k. Loyola University is a highly selective Jesuit liberal arts university with an ACS-accredited department. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable), and a list of three references to: Dr. Lynn Vogel Koplitz, Search Committee Chair, Chemistry Department, Box 5, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 70118, e-mail: koplitz@loyno.edu. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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One-year biochemistry/organic chemistry sabbatical replacement position, Washington and Lee University. Visiting Asst. Prof., beginning 9/02. The Department of Chemistry invites application from candidates with a demonstrated interest in teaching at the undergraduate level. Ph.D. is preferred but ABD s will be considered. Primary teaching responsibilities include a junior/senior Biochemistry course at the level of Lehninger or Stryer and introductory organic laboratories. Applicants should provide a CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a brief statement of teaching interests, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Steven G. Desjardins, Head, Department of Chemistry, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450-0303. Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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The Chemistry Program at Lynchburg College seeks a sabbatical replacement for academic year 2002-2003 to teach a full year of organic chemistry and one semester of biochemistry, both with labs. Candidates with an earned Ph.D. are preferred. Lynchburg College is a small, private, comprehensive institution of 1250 undergraduates that values quality teaching, thus the ideal candidate will have some teaching experience. The chemistry program is housed in Hobbs Hall, a new/newly renovated building shared with other School of Science programs. We typically have 32 students (two lab sections) enrolled in the organic chemistry course and 12 enrolled in the biochemistry course. We have a full complement of modern instrumentation for organic chemistry, including rotary evaporators, FT-IR, and FT-NMR. Opportunities for research with undergraduates are available if desired. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and e-mail addresses of 3 references to: James E. Carico, Dean, School of Sciences, Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24501 USA, Voice 434-544-8366, FAX 434-544- 8646, e-mail: carico@lynchburg.edu.

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The University of Tennessee invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of the Arts and Sciences. The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College, and reports to the Vice President and Provost. Salary is nationally competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Duties include: Plan, direct, and coordinate the College's operational, personnel, and budgetary policies and procedures. Provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of curricula and academic programs, and in the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff. Provide leadership in all aspects of diversity. Provide leadership in outreach, development, and public service. Provide leadership for research and creative activities, and nurture relationships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Promote faculty development programs. Foster international education and research interaction. Support the application of appropriate technology in instruction and learning. Maintain a collaborative and consultative relationship with faculty, other deans, and central administrators. Qualifications: Earned a terminal degree and evidence of scholarly, professional, or creative achievement sufficient for appointment as a Full Professor in one of the programs within the College. Demonstrated successful administrative experience at the level of department chair or above in a research university, foundation, or equivalent. Evidence of effective leadership, management, and communication skills. Commitment to diversity in all its aspects. Application Procedure: Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest addressing the qualifications, (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses) of five references to: Thomas C. Galligan, Jr., Dean, College of Law, Chair, Search Committee for Arts and Sciences Dean, 279 George C. Taylor Wing, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, phone: (865) 974-2521, E-mail: tgalliga@utk.edu. The position will be open until filled, but to be assured of full consideration, all materials should be received by February 15, 2002. Additional information is available at: http://www.artsci.utk.edu/deansearch.

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Rockford College, a private, non-denominational, liberal-arts college in Rockford, Illinois, is seeking a candidate for a one-year, leave-of-absence replacement, starting August 2002. The position is in organic chemistry, with additional duties in the general chemistry program and, perhaps, undergraduate research projects. In the event this would open up to a tenure-track position, starting Fall 2003, the Department would then do a formal search, and the candidate would naturally be in an excellent position for that search. We encourage, especially, candidates who seek a career in teaching at a four-year, undergraduate institution. Such a position asks that the teacher be an active part of the college community, be willing to explore teaching opportunities outside his or her immediate field of expertise, and be an integral part of a active, dedicated chemistry department. The Chemistry Department at Rockford College has four full-time faculty members. We offer a B.A. and an ACS-accredited B.S. degree in chemistry and a B.S. degree in biochemistry. We graduate 4-6 majors a year in chemistry/biochemistry. We have a nice array of equipment, including an FT-IR and FT-NMR (Anasazi adaption to our 60 MHz instrument), a photolysis reaction unit, and various GC's, HPLC, and a GC-MS, which we are currently assembling. Each faculty member also has a personal research lab, apart from the general lab areas. The department also has a part-time lab curator and a well-endowed equipment fund for use by the department. Our college web site is at http://www.rockford.edu. Qualified, interested candidates should forward a curriculum vitae with a list of three references, either by email or by normal mail to: Dr. Fred Hadley, Department of Chemistry, Rockford College, 5050 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, Email: Fred_Hadley@rockford.edu, Phone: (815) 226-4170, FAX: (815) 394-5166.

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in its ACS-accredited Department of Chemistry to teach physical chemistry and participate in the general chemistry program. Interest in biophysical chemistry would be welcomed. Participation in undergraduate research is expected. Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time in month-long terms. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty. Qualifications: Ph.D. required. The appointment will be at the assistant professor level to begin in the fall of 2002. A shared appointment will be considered. Starting date is Fall of 2002. A complete application will include: a letter of application that includes a statement of the applicant's, qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, brief statements of teaching and research interests, three letters of recommendation. Send all application materials to: Ms. Ann Opatz, Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cornell College, 600 First Street West, Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098. Formal consideration of all applications begins November 30, 2001. Interviews will be conducted in January.

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St. Cloud State University. Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Tenure-track appointment. Salary dependent upon academic qualifications and experience. (Exceptional candidates may be considered at the associate level.) Date of appointment is August 26, 2002. Teaching duties include working with current science education faculty to offer undergraduate/master's level science content courses for elementary teachers and secondary science methods. A research program that contributes to professional development and involves undergraduate and graduate students is expected. Advising and committee participation are expected. Faculty will be required to document the following for promotion and tenure: ability to teach and/or perform effectively; scholarly achievement or research; continued preparation and study; contribution to student growth and development; service to the university and community. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Chemical Education or Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Science Education with chemistry emphasis at the time of appointment. K-1 2 teaching experience and/or post secondary experience with pre-service or in-service science teachers required. Knowledge and experience with K-1 2 curricula and standards based reform efforts. A strong commitment to teaching and research involving undergraduate and master's level students preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. Apply to: Science Education Search Committee, Attention: Chemistry, Math and Science Building/Room 262, St. Cloud State University, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498. You may contact us at: (320) 255-3031 Fax (320) 203-6041 Tleenay@stcloudstate.edu. Application must include: letter of interest, statement of research plans, teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, transcripts (copies acceptable for initial screening) and name, phone number, postal and e-mail address of three references. We will contact references to comment specifically on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation. The postmarked deadline for the receipt of all application materials is February 11, 2002. Materials postmarked after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Position - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the research group of Guilherme Indig at UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. The project involves the characterization of the structural determinants of subcellular localization of new photosensitizers, and how subcellular localization affects the selective toxicity of these photosensitizers towards tumor cells. Previous experience with electronic and fluorescence spectroscopy, cell culture, and cell viability assays (dye exclusion and clonogenic assays) is required. Experience with multiphoton laser scanning microscopy and laser scanning confocal microscopy is very useful but not required. The candidate should be prepared to work in a multidisciplinary environment, and be willing to interact with members of the local Biophotonics community across the UW campus. Candidates should send a CV and the names of two references to: Prof. Guilherme L. Indig, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1515, Phone: (608) 265-6664 Fax: (608) 262-5345, glindig@facstaff.wisc.edu.

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Pat Holland of The University of Rochester is writing to advertise a postdoctoral research position in synthetic inorganic chemistry. This person will expand upon the bioinorganic modeling studies communicated in J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, p. 9222. We are interested in the interaction of dinitrogen and organic substrates with low-coordinate iron complexes, in an effort to gain insight into the mechanism of nitrogenase. This is part of a research program in bio-organometallic chemistry and very low-coordinate complexes of the late first-row transition metals. This area is ideal for (a) an organometallic chemist who wants to learn more about biochemistry and spectroscopy or (b) a bioinorganic chemist who wants to work with especially exciting model compounds. The ideal candidate will have experience in synthesis (preferably with air-sensitive compounds), and an interest in understanding the mechanism of enzymes through synthetic work. This postdoc will have a great opportunity to work closely with me as mentor in a relatively new research group. More information on our group may be found at http://hollandimac.chem.rochester.edu, and on the Rochester Chemistry department at http://www.chem.rochester.edu. Interested applicants should contact me by email, with a CV/resume and three references. Pat Holland, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, e-mail: holland@chem.rochester.edu.

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