Chemistry Newsletter - 05/14/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 20 May 14th, 2001

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Newsletter Starting Summer Hours

May 21st will start the summer hours for the Chemistry Department Newsletter. The Newsletter will begin bi-weekly publications through the summer and resume weekly publications in the fall. Please continue to send submissions for the newsletter to me in Room 1148 Chemistry. We will publish a newsletter on the off weeks only for emergency announcements.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

*****No Meetings Until September*****

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Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesday May 15th, 2001 ---1:30 PM - Room 1129, with Review Committee.

 

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, May 17, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 AM, Room 1361 Chemistry. Doctor Tom Wandless, Stanford University. "Modulating the Affinity of Ligands for their Protein Targets "

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Xingping (Ping) Su, Graduate Student. "DNA computing on nanometer-sized gold particle surfaces"

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Thursday, June 7th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar (Joint with Macromolecules), 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Josef Michl.

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Eisenhower Professional Development Program

I am writing to invite you to identify members of your faculty who may be interested in serving as the Coordinator for the Eisenhower Professional Development Program. Dr. Gary Britton has served in this capacity for several years and has informed us that he will be retiring this summer. The Eisenhower Professional Development Program is a competitive grant program for improving the teaching of mathematics and science, and other core subjects, at the K-12 level in Wisconsin's public and private schools. Funding for the program is provided by a grant to the University of Wisconsin System from the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Britton has prepared a job description and timeline of duties. This is a 40% academic year appointment plus an additional 1/9th summer contract. This is a one-year appointment. Renewal is dependent upon continued funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Qualified applicants will have professional expertise in mathematics, science or math/science education and experience with K-12 education or professional development of K-12 teachers. Completion of a terminal degree is preferred. The Coordinator will remain on his/her home campus and report to the UW System Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Starting date is July 1, 2001. If interested people would like additional information, they are invited to visit the Eisenhower website at: http://www.uwsa.edu/acadaff/ike/ or contact: Dr. Britton at: UW-Washington County, 400 University Dr., West Bend, WI 53095-3699: voice: 262-335-5200/5227: fax: 262-335-5251: e-mail: gbritton@uwc.edu. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and brief resume on or before Friday, May 18 to: Sandy Jaeger, Office of Academic Affairs; 1640 Van Hise Hall; 1220 Linden Drive; Madison, WI 53706-1559; voice: 608-262-2716; fax: 608-263-2046; e-mail: sjaeger@uwsa.edu. Electronic submission is encouraged. More Information available in Room 1148 Chemistry.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Chemistry Instructor at Rainy River Community College. Full-time, unlimited position (with two-year mandatory probationary period). Starting date is August 23, 2001. The position carries a full benefit package. Members of Rainy River Community College's faculty should be exceptional educators, committed to excellence in teaching and teaming. Candidates must 1) possess strong discipline expertise; 2) be student-centered; 3) be enthusiastic about the teaching and teaming process; 4) be practitioners of active and experiential teaming strategies; 5) demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to the assessment of student academic achievement; and 6) be willing to explore the use of technology to enhance teaching and student teaming. Specific duties will include teaching freshman and sophomore level Chemistry courses (and labs) including Chemical Science, Principals of Chemistry I and II, and Organic Chemistry I and II. Other duties may include student advising, course evaluation, classroom and laboratory preparation, evaluation of student performance, committee assignments, classroom research, and community service. A Master's degree with a major in Chemistry, or with 23 graduate quarter credits in Chemistry that would apply to the major. Teaching experience in lower divisional collegiate setting. Experience in teaching via interactive television (ITV). Experience in the use of web-based instructional supports. Experience in student recruitment. Familiarity with the mission of a comprehensive community college. Salary is commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCFA Master Contract. Applications must include a letter of application, resume, transcripts of all college or university coursework, three professional letters of recommendation, and a brief statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy, especially as it relates to a community college setting. In order to assure consideration, application materials must be received by June 1, 2001. Applications received after this date may be considered if the applicant pool is not sufficiently large or diverse. Send materials to: Tammy Wood, Personnel Office, Rainy River Community College, 1501 Highway 71, International Falls, Minnesota 56649, phone: (218) 285-2204.

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The Department of Chemistry at North Dakota State University has an immediate faculty opening at the assistant professor level for a biomolecular NMR spectroscopist. This is a non-tenure track position with responsibility for operation of the departmental NMR facility, which houses Varian INOVA 400-, 500-, and Mercury 300-MHZ spectrometers. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with research groups in the Chemistry Department, participate in user training, and will be afforded the opportunity to carry out independent research. Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in NMR spectroscopy, experience and expertise in the study of biomolecular structure and dynamics by NMR, facility with UNIX and NMR software packages, ability to design and implement pulse sequences, as well as troubleshoot and maintain NMR instrumentation. Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills is also required. Possibilities exist for participation in graduate and undergraduate teaching. For detailed information about the NDSU Chemistry Department and the City of Fargo, visit http://www.chem.ndsu.nodak.edu/ and http://www.ci.fargo.nd.us/, respectively. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2001 and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference should be sent to: Prof. Kenton Rodgers, Department of Chemistry, NDSU, P.O. Box 5516, Fargo, ND 58105-5516 (e-mail: kent_rodgers@ndsu.nodak.edu, fax: 701-231-1057).

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Angelo State University. Announcement of Faculty Vacancy. Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry. One Year, Non Tenure-Track Appointment for the 2001-2002 Academic Year. Job Posting #: 000482. Date of appointment is August 24, 2001. $39,139 salary, plus attractive employee benefits package. Duties will include teaching senior-level chemistry courses in speciality, as well as General Chemistry for non-science majors in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry program. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. Previous teaching experience at the university level is preferred. Ability to create an atmosphere conducive to learning; ability and desire to communicate tactfully with students, faculty, and the public. Candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and have a strong commitment to high academic and professional standards. Submit (1) a letter of application; (2) a current resume; (3) transcripts; and (4)the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. Official transcripts will be required of applicants selected for interview. Send to: George Shankle, Head, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Angelo State University, P.O. Box 10891, San Angelo, TX 76909, Phone: (915)942-2181, FAX: (915)942-2184. Open, but may be closed anytime after June 1, 2001.

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Angelo State University. Announcement of Faculty Vacancy. Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry. One Year, Non Tenure-Track Appointment for the 2001-2002 Academic Year. Job Posting #: 000472. Date of appointment is August 24, 2001. $39,139 salary, plus attractive employee benefits package. Duties will include teaching senior-level chemistry courses in speciality, as well as General Chemistry in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry program. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. Previous teaching experience at the university level is preferred. Ability to create an atmosphere conducive to learning; ability and desire to communicate tactfully with students, faculty, and the public. Candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and have a strong commitment to high academic and professional standards. Submit (1) a letter of application; (2) a current resume; (3) transcripts; and (4)the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. Official transcripts will be required of applicants selected for interview. Send to: George Shankle, Head, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Angelo State University, P.O. Box 10891, San Angelo, TX 76909, Phone:(915)942-2181, FAX: (915)942-2184. Open, but may be closed anytime after June 1, 2001.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Professor Robert P. Hausinger of Michigan State University is looking for one or two new postdocs with interests in metallocenter activation. This/these individual(s) should have training in some combination of inorganic chemistry, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and/or mass spectrometry--all of these approaches will be used to examine the GTP-dependent formation of the dinuclear Ni site in urease. We plan to follow up on several aspects of our work that was recently featured in ASM News (67:78-84, 2001). If interested please contact him by phone or e-mail at: Professor Robert P. Hausinger, 160 Giltner Hall, Dept. Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Dept. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, (517)- 353-9675 FAX: (517)-353-8957, web page: http://www.msu.edu/unit/facpages/hausinge.html.

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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thank You.

DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE IN ROOM 1148.

NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON MAY 21st, 2001.