Chemistry Newsletter - 05/14/2007

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXI - No. 19 May 14th, 2007

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The June 2007 Issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is Now Available Online

The June 2007 issue is now available online. In this issue you will find several articles about inquiry-based learning, chemistry in history, outreach, and many other activities for the classroom and laboratory including:

Editorial: Leadership in Chemistry Research and Education.

Especially for High School Teachers: This Is Your Life.

JCE Featured Molecule: Molecular Models of Plant Hormones.

Go to: http://www.jce.divched.org/Journal/Issues/2007/Jun/TOC.html to view these topics and more.

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Chemistry Newsletter Summer Hours

The Chemistry Newsletter will be going to Bi-weekly publication following next weeks newsletter. Please continue to drop/send material for the newsletter to me. We will publish the newsletter on the off week for special announcements. Thank You.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

TBA

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

5/18/2007

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Martin Zanni, UW-Madison. “New Technology that Drives New Science: Automated 2D IR Spectroscopy and Membrane Peptides”

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University. “New Catalysis Concepts”

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Auxiliary Assistant Professor/ Instructional Lab. Supervisor-The Department of Chemistry at The Ohio State University; http://www.chemistry.ohio-state.edu seeks an Auxiliary (non-tenure track) Assistant Professor in the Analytical Chemistry Division. The primary responsibilities of this position are teaching and program support services within the analytical chemistry division of the chemistry department. Program support services include training and assisting analytical graduate teaching associates for lab courses, collaborating with faculty seeking outside funding for teaching lab development and instrument acquisitions, purchasing equipment and materials for teaching labs, maintaining teaching lab instruments, maintaining analytical lab course materials and student records, composing instructional material for analytical lab courses in consultation with faculty, developing new experiments and demonstrations, and performing other duties as assigned by supervisors. A Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience in teaching undergraduate courses at the college or university level is preferred. Candidates should submit curriculum vitae, publication list, teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Mrs. Frances Ziegler, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 100 W. 18th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210. Application must be submitted by Jun. 15 to be considered.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of Minnesota’s Chemistry Department has several temporary, part-time lecturer positions available in introductory general chemistry and introductory organic chemistry and analytical chemistry for the Fall semester of 2007 (September 4, 2007 - December 12, 2007) and the Spring semester of 2008 (January 22, 2008 - May 9, 2008). Preparing and giving lectures for undergraduate courses; holding office hours; preparing, giving and grading exams; assigning final course grades. A Ph.D. in chemistry is preferred and an M.S. in chemistry or related field is required. Previous teaching experience is also required, preferably, at least two years at the college level. Any qualified person interested in a teaching position should submit a short letter indicating area of interest. Persons who have not previously taught courses in chemistry at the University of Minnesota must also include a current Curriculum Vita and two letters of professional recommendation. Student evaluations of teaching should also be included, if available. All application materials must be received by Wednesday, May 18th 2008. Selection Criteria: M.S. is essential, prefer Ph.D.; Prior teaching experience; prefer college level teaching of chemistry courses; Prior teaching experience at University of Minnesota; Quality of references; Quality of student evaluations or feedback. Please submit all application materials to: Chuck Tomlinson, Assistant to the Vice Chair, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Applications can also be submitted online: http://employment.umn.edu. Search for the position “Lecturer - Chemistry 2007/2008 Academic Year” For more information regarding course offerings and content, Chuck Tomlinson can be contacted at (612) 624-0313 or tomlinso@chem.umn.edu.

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St. Cloud State University. Assistant Professor/Instructor in the Department of Chemistry, Fixed-term appointment. Salary dependent upon academic qualifications and experience. August 27, 2007. Primary duties: teaching undergraduate courses in preparatory chemistry, introductory organic/biochemistry and major's organic chemistry laboratory. Faculty are required to demonstrate the following: 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. Master's or Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical education will be required; however, candidates who are ABD may be considered. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. The Department has 14 full-time faculty positions and offers an American Chemical Society approved program. Send to: Chair, Chemistry Search Committee Chemistry Department, WSB-358, St. Cloud State University, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498, phone: (320) 308-3031, Fax (320) 308-6041 chemsearch@stcloudstate.edu. The completed application must include a letter of application, vita, transcripts (photocopies acceptable for screening), teaching philosophy, a brief statement of research interests, three letters of reference sent directly from the evaluator. The successful candidate will be required to complete an application form and provide official transcripts sent from the appropriate institutions. All application materials must be received by June 20, 2007 to be guaranteed consideration.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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FedEx Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Fellows in Nanoscience. Fed Ex Institute of Technology and Institute for Nanomaterials Development and Innovation at the University of Memphis (INDIUM) have immediate openings for postdoctoral fellows in Nanoscience. Postdoctoral fellows will be involved in interdisciplinary research projects with the focus on soft nanomaterials and their application in sensor design. Postdoctoral Fellows will interact closely with leading researchers at the University of Memphis and collaborating institutions such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and FedEx Corporation. Visit the website of the FedEx Institute of Technology http://fedex.memphis.edu and the University of Memphis http://www.memphis.edu for further information. Recipients of the fellows awards are expected to have a Ph.D. in an area of research related to Nanoscience. Background in areas related to soft nanomaterials is desirable. Review of applications will start June 5 and may continue until the positions are filled. All applicants should forward (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Dr. Eugene Pinkhassik, Chair of the Search Committee, FedEx Institute of Technology, The University of Memphis, 365 Innovation Dr., Memphis, Tennessee 38152. Address inquiries and nominations to: epnkhssk@memphis.edu or 901-678-4430. The institute welcomes a diverse set of applicants.

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Bowling Green State University. Postdoctoral Positions in next Generation Pv (Dssc, Organic) and Lighting (Oled, Lec) Technologies are available immediately for basic and applied research ranging from molecular components to operational devices. Successful candidates will have experience in these research areas, possess strong communication skills, and must be able to work in a team oriented environment. A Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or related disciplines is required. If interested, please send curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to either: Prof. F. N. Castellano or Prof. P. Anzenbacher, Jr., Department of Chemistry and Center for Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.

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