Chemistry Newsletter - 10/15/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 34 October 15th, 2001

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RON RAINES ELECTED AS AN AAAS FELLOW

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced that Professor Ron Raines has been elected to the rank of a AAAS Fellow. This honor began in 1874 and is acknowledged with a certificate and a rosette. It is only given to scientists who have advanced science or its applications in ways that are scientifically or socially distinguished. Ron is being honored for his fundamental contributions to chemical biology, especially to the understanding of the chemical basis and biological purpose for protein structure and function. This is a terrific honor and the department joins in Congratulating Ron.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

November 13th, 2001 December 11th, 2001 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

October 16th, 2001 November 6th, 2001 November 20th, 2001
December 4th, 2001 December 18th, 2001 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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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Gerald Marriott, UW Physiology. "New Optical Probes and Microscope Based Techniques for Studying Protein"

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Dan Beseman (Wright Group). "Inhomogeneous broadening in multiply vibrationally resonant nonlinear spectroscopies"

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Gabor A. Somorjai, University of California, Berkeley. "Surfaces: Favorite Media of Evolution and New Technologies"

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2001, - Joint PChem-Inorganic Seminar, Room 1315, 2:30 p.m. G. A. Somorjai, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. "Development of Molecular Surface Science: From Platinum to Biopolymers"

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Thursday, October 18th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Richard S. Givens, Kansas University. "Phototriggers and Photostitches: Applications of Photochemistry to Biological Studies"

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Monday, October 22nd, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "A Personal Retrospective on Molecular Dynamics"

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "Polarizable Force Fields for Waterans Aqueous Solutions"

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Rodney O. Fox, Iowa State University. "BSL and Beyond: Transport Modeling of Turbulent Reacting Flows"

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "Simulating Quantum Dynamics in Condensed Systems"

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Juan Xie, Graduate Student. "Electron Transfer in Proteins"

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Thursday, October 25th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Jason Pontrello.

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Monday, October 29th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Leonardo Paterno, UW CPAM. " Fabrication of Ultra-Thin Films of Conducting Polymers by Self-Assembly Technique"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Smith, University of Nebraska. "Nuts and Bolts of Hydrogen Exchange - Mass Spectrometry"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Michio Iwaoka, University of Tokyo. "Weak Nonbonded Interactions in Selenium Compounds and Proteins"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar (McElvain), 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. David Wineland, NIST-Boulder. "Quantum Computers and Schroedinger's Cat"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Jay Keasling, University of California-Berkeley. "Remodeling Cellular Metabolism for Biosynthesis and Biodegradation"

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Wednesday, October 31th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Paul Ludden, UW-Madison, Biochemistry.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Valerie Keller.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2001 - Chemical Education Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry, Professor Stanley Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Teaching Computers to Teach, 1968 - 2001".

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Monday, November 5th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor William Evans, University of California-Irvine.

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Monday, November 5th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. J. Kamakshi, UW Chemistry, Graduate Student. "Self-Assembly of Proteins on Membranes"

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Nancy Thompson, UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry.Matt Hutchison (Crim Group). "Vibrationally Mediated Photodissociation of Ammonia"

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Joan Broderick, Michigan State University.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Thomas Clark.

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Monday, November 12th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bob Clark, UW Madison, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 12th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Martha Montague, UW Chemical Engineering. "Imaging Layers Based on Surface-Initiated Polymers"

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Jingsong Zhang, University of California-Riverside.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Travis Berggren (Smith Group). "Single Pulse Nanoelectrospray Mass Spectrometry-Ink Jet Printing Meets Mass Spec"

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Mark A. Barteau, University of Delaware. "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Surface Oxametallacycles: Connections to Olefin Epoxidation"

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Dave Schubert.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David C. Schwartz, UW Madison. "Single Molecule Systems for Genome Analysis"

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Thursday, November 15th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Matthew Hinderaker.

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Monday, November 19th, 2001 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. SonBinh Nguyen, Northwestern University. "Polymer-Biopolymer and Polymer-Inorganic Nano-Structures: Novel Hybrid Materials"

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Monday, November 19th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Susie Martins - Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Jeffery Hubbell, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH and University of Zurich.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Omar Green - Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Wei Cai (Hamers Group). "Chemical Patterning of Iodine-terminated Silicon Surfaces Using Visible Light"

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Costas Maranas, Penn State. "Modeling and Optimization in Protein and Metabolic Engineering"

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Thursday, November 29th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Robert Rossi, Carleton College. "Just One Fix: An Idealist's Dogged Pursuit of the Solar Photoelectrochemical Golden Fleece"

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Thursday, November 29th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Alex Shaginian.

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Chris Lawrence (Skinner Group). "Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water"+

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Tim Deming, University of California-Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Fabio Ribeiro, Polytechnic Institute. "Hydrodechlorination Reactions on Palladium Catalysts"

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Thursday, December 6th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Matthew Woll.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Reginald M. Penner, University of California-Irvine.

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Kristi Anseth, University of Colorado, Boulder. "Photopolymerization of Degradable Polymer Networks and Their Medical Applications"

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Thursday, December 13th, 2001 - Organic Seminar - Industrial McElvain Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Eric M. Gordon, Sunesis.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Arizona State University. Faculty Position in Chemistry beginning August 16, 2002. State-budgeted position as Lecturer (non tenure- track), renewable every 3 years. Primary responsibilities include teaching general chemistry and advising undergraduates. Position offers opportunities for scholarly work in chemical education and summer teaching. Ph.D. in chemistry or chemical education, or master's degree in these areas with 5 years of experience in postsecondary science education required. Commitment to instructional excellence is expected. Applicants must provide by mail a curriculum vitae, and a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests in chemical education, and must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to: Dr. James P. Birk, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Box 871604, Tempe, AZ 85287-1604. Application deadline is Nov. 30, 2001, and every two weeks thereafter until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta is seeking outstanding individuals for a faculty position in Analytical Chemistry to begin July 1, 2002. The rank is open and candidates at any Professorial level will be considered. Although we are seeking candidates whose research interests will complement those of the present faculty, outstanding candidates in any area of analytical chemistry are encouraged to apply. In addition to a commitment to developing a strong research program, the successful candidates must have a genuine interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical chemistry. Please submit a complete curriculum vitae, the names of three references and a research proposal to: Martin Cowie, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2G2. Although the deadline in the ads is October 31, 2001 we will be screening candidates throughout the month of November. Candidates wishing further information can phone me at (780)-492-2790 (E-mail: jed.harrison@ualberta.ca) or Martin Cowie at (780)-492-3249 (E-mail: chair@chem.ualberta.ca). Information about our Department can be found on the Web at http://www.chem.ualberta.ca/ or http://www.chem.ualberta.ca.

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The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is seeking applications for a tenure track position in science education. Rank is open, with preference given to assistant professor rank. ABDs will be considered. Responsibilities include supervision of teacher interns, teaching Methods and Materials for Teaching Science in the Secondary School, teaching Science in the Elementary Classroom and an active research program in science education. The position is housed in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, but the individual will also work closely with faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences. In addition he/she will be a member of the Professional Education Unit and as such will work closely with faculty members in the College of Education. Currently 27 students in biology, chemistry and physics are enrolled in the BSE program. The BSE program is NCATE accredited. Doctorate degree in science education, science, or related disciplines. Excellence in teaching and communication skills. Public school teaching experience preferred. Previous experience in grant writing is preferred. Evidence of scholarly research and activities in science education. Ability to incorporate computers and technology into classroom instruction. Starting Date: August, 2002. The search committee will begin reviewing applications January 31, 2002, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, detailed plan of proposed research, and contact information on four references to: Chair, Science-Ed Search Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, Arkansas State University, P. O. Box 1030, State University, Arkansas 72467-1030.

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Department of Science Education, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University, Long Beach, Web: http://www.cnsm.csulb.edu/depts/scied/. Two New Tenure-Track Positions: Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Education (Joint Chemistry/Science Education Appointment). We currently have nine full-time science educators in a department committed to excellence in the teaching and learning of science at the preK-University levels. Our faculty are active in NARST, AETS, NSTA and AERA with scholarly interests spanning from early childhood to post-secondary science settings, touching on a multitude of themes-- including assessment, science-based integrated teaching, inquiry-based teaching and learning, socio-cultural aspects of teaching science, the impact of teacher beliefs on the teaching of science, technology-enhanced science teaching and post-secondary science reform in physics and biology. This year's searches are for two new positions in CSULB's Department of Science Education. We are seeking to attract an assistant or associate professor of science education preferably with an interest in middle level science teaching/learning and a chemistry educator focused on post-secondary chemistry reform issues. Please visit our website at http://www.cnsm.csulb.edu/depts/scied/ to view the application information for our two searches, see our programs, and get to know our faculty and staff. Please send inquiries to: Maureen McMahon, Chair, Department of Science Education, California State University, Long Beach.

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Physical/general Chemist: S.u.n.y. College @ Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position in the Department of Chemistry. The initial appointment is two years to start August 2002. A liberal arts college with a pre professional focus, the College at Oneonta is noted for an outstanding and accessible faculty, students committed to both academic achievement and community service, excellent facilities and technology, a beautiful campus with a new field house, and an extensive library with the second largest collection among SUNY colleges of arts and sciences. For additional information, see the College's home page at http://www.oneonta.edu. Duties are to teach physical chemistry, introductory and general chemistry, direct undergraduate research and help maintain our instrument suite. The expectations for this position include instruction, research, student advisement, college service and continuing professional development. A Ph.D. in physical chemistry or closely allied field is required with teaching or industrial experience preferred. Review of applications begins December 1, 2001 and continues until the position is filled. Please send an application letter, resume, official graduate transcripts and statement of teaching philosophy and research interests with instrumentation needs to: Dr. Joseph F. Chiang, Chairman, Search Committee, Chemistry Department, Box PCL, S.U.N.Y. College @ Oneonta, NY 13820-4015. Please arrange that three references send us recommendation letters as well.

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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. The Department of Physical Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in environmental chemistry at the Assistant Professor level commencing August 2002. A Ph.D. in environmental science or any subdiscipline of chemistry with an environmental component is required along with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. The successful candidate will lead the chemistry group in advancing the environmental science program and support the instruction of the core chemistry courses. The teaching load consists of twenty-four contact hours per academic year and supervision of undergraduate research. Successful interview and demonstration of teaching ability are required qualifications. For additional information about the program please see the web site http://kutztown.edu/acad/chem/. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, research plans and three current letters of recommendation to: Dan Blanchard, Chair of Environmental Chemistry Search, Department of Physical Sciences, PO Box 730, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA 19530 by December 7, 2001. For more information, visit our web site at www.kutztown.edu/employment/faculty.shtml.

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The University of Colorado at Denver seeks a Ph. D. physical chemist for a position in Chemistry (rank open) to begin August 12, 2002. The successful candidate must establish a vigorous research program either in the area of chemical education or computational chemistry. Teaching proficiency is of prime importance for success. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in physical chemistry at the undergraduate and MS-level. Review of applications will begin on October 22. Applicants must send (1) a current C.V., (2) a statement of teaching goals, (3) a statement of research objectives, and (4) the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Professor Robert Damrauer, Chemistry Department, University of Colorado at Denver, CB 194, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364. See http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~rdamraue/ for more information about the position, Department, and University.

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Brandeis University invites applications for two tenure-track positions, one in organic chemistry and one in inorganic chemistry, to start on or after July 1, 2002. Candidates must provide evidence of potential distinction in innovative research and in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Appointments are anticipated at the assistant professor level, but more senior appointments are possible. Those with interests in organometallic, bioinorganic, bioorganic, materials, and synthetic chemistry are urged to apply. Applicants should provide a CV, describe their research plans, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, MS-015, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110 or chmsrch@brandeis.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they become complete, but those received after Nov 15, 2001 may not receive full consideration.

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The Chemistry Department of Wright State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in environmental chemistry. Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, but applications from highly qualified individuals at the Associate Professor level are also welcome. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have a successful record of funding support. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related area, with demonstrated research expertise in environmental chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an active, externally funded research program in environmental chemistry, participate in the department's undergraduate and graduate (M.S. level) teaching, and interact with the university's proposed Environmental Science Ph.D. program. Applicants with additional backgrounds in physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry are especially welcome in light of the department's anticipated teaching needs. Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2001, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a detailed resume, a statement of research plans and teaching interests, and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of at least three references, to: Chair, Environmental Search Committee, Chemistry Department, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001. Applicants should arrange for letters of reference to be sent to the same address.

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Assistant Professor - Chemistry Department Wright State University. The Chemistry Department of Wright State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2002. Outstanding candidates from all areas of chemistry will be considered, but in addition the successful candidate must have a background or research interests which would allow participation in an environmental science graduate program. Review of candidates will begin October 29, 2001. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related area and will be expected to establish an active, externally funded research program and demonstrate a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate (MS) levels. Applicants should submit a detailed resume, a statement of research plans and teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Chemistry Search Committee, Chemistry Department, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435-0001.

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The University of Rhode Island. Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry. Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field required, postdoctoral or industrial experience preferred. Must demonstrate commitment to become an effective teacher of Analytical Chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Must demonstrate the likelihood to develop an externally funded research program. The research area is open, but the applicant must demonstrate the ability to work with either the Forensic Science Partnership or the Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership at URI (for more information on Partnerships, see www.chm.uri.edu). This is a tenure track appointment beginning fall, 2002. Submit a vita, a description of research plans, required startup costs, a statement of teaching philosophy, and have three letters of recommendation sent by 10-15-01 to: William Euler, Search Committee Chair (Log # 021432), University of Rhode Island, P. 0. Box G, Kingston, RI 02881.

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Beloit College seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ph.D. required. Teaching includes Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and General Chemistry, as well as participation in a biology and chemistry interdisciplinary program and in all college programs. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active undergraduate research program at the interface between biology and chemistry. Send curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching and research interests, and three letters of reference to: Prof. George Lisensky, Department of Chemistry, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511. Review of applicants win begin November 1, 2001 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Portland State University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, one in organic/bio-organic chemistry and the other in analytical/physical chemistry. Both positions are expected to begin September 2002. Although we anticipate filling these positions at the assistant professor level, we will give serious consideration to applications from candidates at more advanced stages of their careers with established and funded research programs. The successful applicants (Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience required) will be expected to develop creative and well-funded research programs and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate (M.S./Ph.D.) levels. Qualified women and under-represented minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Department of Chemistry supports graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, an ACS accredited undergraduate program in chemistry, and research programs centered on the broad themes of biological, materials, and environmental chemistry. The department is especially interested in candidates whose research would add strength to one or more of these research areas. Further, it is anticipated that the person filling the organic chemistry position will take a leading role in the graduate-level organic chemistry curriculum and therefore must have research and teaching interests suitable to this role. The person filling the analytical/physical chemistry position is expected to be responsible primarily for the analytical chemistry curriculum and so should possess training and interests commensurate with this role. Additional information on the Department of Chemistry and the university can be obtained at http://www.chem.pdx.edu. Applications should include a current curriculum vitae, a description of research plans and funding history, and a statement of teaching interests/philosophy. Applicants should arrange to have at least three reference letters sent directly. All application materials should be sent to the relevant search chair: Chair, Analytical (or Organic) Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland OR 97207-0751. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2001, and continue until the positions are filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Tennessee Technological University (TTU) invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in theoretical physical chemistry starting August 1, 2002. Research interests may be in any area of theoretical physical chemistry, but candidates that can participate in the Ph.D. Program in Environmental Sciences or have interests complimentary to present faculty are especially sought. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physical chemistry or chemical physics with post-doctoral experience preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, an ability to contribute to the physical chemistry laboratory course, and the potential to develop aviable, independent research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence for a present and continuing record of publication is expected. Complete position summary available at http://www2.tntech.edu/jobs/. Submit a curriculum vitae, TTU application form, summary of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy in physical chemistry, copies of transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation forwarded to: Professor Robert J. Glinski, Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, Box 5055, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505. Initial screening of applications will begin on November 9, 2001; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Tennessee Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in analytical/enviromental chemistry starting August 1, 2002. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in analytical or environmental chemistry with post-doctoral experience preferred. The successful candidate should have demonstrated potential to excel as an educator at both the undergraduate and graduate level and contribute to the Ph.D. Program in Enviromental Sciences. The applicant will be expected to establish a strong independent research program in the area of environmental or analytical chemistry that compliments the existing research efforts of the department. A detailed description of the Department of Chemistry is available at http://eagle.tntech.edu/www/acad/chem. Applicants should send a detailed resume, a TTU application, description of research interests and teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Dale D. Ensor, Chairman of Search Committee, Chemistry Department, Tennessee Technological University, Box 5055, Cookeville, TN 38505. Initial review of the applications will begin October 22, 2001; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Chemistry is seeking one full-time temporary assistant professor. Duties include: Teach chemistry courses, mainly in the area of organic chemistry. Conduct research and supervise research students in the area of electrophilic addition reactions, and reactions of associated products. Participate in technology transfer and research developments that are related to organic chemistry and involve scientific expertise and products in the Former Soviet Union, especially involving the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry and the Russian Academy of Sciences. Appointment dates: 1/10/2002 through approximately May 31, 2004. Qualifications: Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Two years university-level teaching experience, including experience teaching organic chemistry. One year research experience with electrophilic addition reactions. Experience directing research students. One year postdoctoral research experience. Knowledge of Russian language. Knowledge of scientific infrastructure of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning 10/25/2001 and continuing until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (including email addresses if available) to: Dr. Paul Siders, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth MN 55812, web: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem, e-mail: psiders@d.umn.edu, fax: (218)726-7394.

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Oregon State University, The Department of Chemistry invites applications for 1-2 full-time, 9-month, tenure track positions as assistant professor, with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2002. Areas of specialization include analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or organic chemistry. The department is particularly interested in continuing to develop strength in the broadly defined areas of materials chemistry, environmental chemistry and chemistry relevant to biology. Candidates will be expected to maintain strong, independent research programs and will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate instructional programs in analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or organic chemistry. Salary is competitive, and benefits package includes several options for health/dental/life insurance, retirement, as well as a new program of reduced tuition for dependents (some restrictions apply). A Ph.D. in Chemistry or an allied discipline is required by the time the appointment begins. Applicants must be capable of maintaining a strong independent research program and must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, description of proposed research program, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent. For full consideration, application materials should be received by November 15, 2001. Send to: Dr. Kevin P. Gable, Search Committee Chair Department of Chemistry Oregon State University 153 Gilbert Hall Corvallis, OR 97331-4003, phone: 541-737-2081.

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The University of Western Ontario Faculty Position in Synthetic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track (probationary) or tenured position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Candidates with excellent research backgrounds in any area of Synthetic Chemistry (including inorganic, organic and polymer chemistry) will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded research program, and to develop and teach innovative chemistry courses in their field at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Chemistry (www.uwo.ca/chem) is a large, research intensive Department with strong programs in many areas of chemistry and with good interdisciplinary links to research groups in other Departments in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine and Dentistry. Candidates should send their complete curriculum vitae, the names of three referees and their complete contact information, a description of research accomplishments and a proposal for future research, with an appropriate budget to: Prof. R. H. Lipson, Chair, Department of Chemistry. Further information may be obtained from: Prof. Lipson by e-mail: rlipson@uwo.ca, Tel: (519) 661-3122, Fax: (519) 661-3022, or by post at: The Department of Chemistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5137. Closing date for receipt of applications is November 15, 2001. This position is subject to budget approval.

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Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges seek a tenure-track chemist to be one of eight chemists in an interdisciplinary science program consisting of 22 faculty in chemistry, biology and physics. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and will participate in introductory through advanced courses including organic chemistry, biochemistry, and a course for non-science majors. An active research program involving undergraduates is essential and support for its initiation will be provided through competitive startup funding. A Ph.D. and a record of scholarly publication are required. Postdoctoral and teaching experience are preferred. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 2002. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of proposed research program with major equipment needs, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Chemistry Search Committee, W. M. Keck Science Center, The Claremont Colleges, 925 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-5916. Any inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Kersey Black at kbiack@jsd.claremont.edu or (909)607-3091. Departmental information: http://www.jsd.claremont.edu. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2001, but the position will remain open until filled.

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The Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, invites applications for a new tenure track Assistant Professorship with research interests in the area of Synthetic Organic/Medicinal Chemistry, broadly defined. The successful candidate would enter a very exciting multidisciplinary research environment due to the recent merger of the chemistry and medicinal chemistry departments. The successful candidate must be committed to undergraduate and graduate education, is expected to develop or have a vigorous, funded research program, and shall conduct research mi areas that complement, rather than duplicate, existing analytical chemistry research efforts. A list of current faculty and sampling of programs within the Department of Chemistry is available at: http://www.chem.buffalo.edu/. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy and research plans, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Synthetic Organic/Medicinal Chemistry Search Committee Chair Department of Chemistry Natural Sciences Complex University at Buffalo The State University of New York Buffalo, NY 14260-3000.

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The Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University-Newark seeks to fill a tenure-track position for Assistant Professor, beginning September 2002. The Department particularly solicits applicants with research interests in experimental materials chemistry, including but not limited to, surface modification, surface characterization & imaging, liquid crystals & polymers, and nanochemistry. The University will provide a competitive start-up package and an attractive salary. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related discipline, and are expected to establish a well-funded research program and have strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The Chemistry Department at Rutgers-Newark awards B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (http://chemistry.rutgers.edu). The applicant's CV, description of research plans, and at least 3 letters of reference should be sent to: Faculty Search Committee, c/o Professor W. Phillip Huskey, Department Chair, Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University, 73 Warren St., Newark, NJ 07102. The search committee will begin reviewing application packages November 5.

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