Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 10/03/2016

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 26 October 3rd, 2016

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2016 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

OCTOBER 11 NOVEMBER 8 DECEMBER 13 FEBRUARY 14
MARCH 14 APRIL 11 MAY 9  

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

Oct 5 (Wed) Oct 18 Oct 25 Nov15 Nov 29 (If Needed)
Dec 6 Dec 20 (If Needed) Jan 17 Feb 7 Feb 21
Mar 7 Mar 28 Apr 18 May 2 May 16

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Reichman, Columbia University "Optical and Excitonic Properties of 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides"
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry 1315-Seminar Hall. Prof. J.C. Scaiano, University of Ottawa "Click Nanocatalysis, One Molecule at a Time"
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 - General Career Services, 10:00 am, Room 1116 Rennebohm Hall. "Calgene Corporation Info. Session"
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 - General Career Services, 11:00 am, Rennebohm Hall. "Calgene Corporation On-Campus Recruiting"
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Thursday, October 6th, 2016 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Melanie Patterson, AbbVie, Inc. "Drug Discovery and Development"
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Thursday, October 6th, 2016 - General, Chemical Biology Seminar, 1:00 pm, Ebling Symposium Center - Microbial Sciences Building. Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi, Stanford University, HHMI "IPiB Student-invited Speaker - Targeting the Cancer Glycocalyx for Immune Therapy"
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Friday, October 7th, 2016 - General Career Services, 1:00 pm, TBA. "NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Workshop"
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Friday, October 7th, 2016 - General Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building. Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, "A Conversation with Nadia Drake"
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Monday, October 10th, 2016 - General Career Services, 11:30 am, 2121 Rennebohm Hall. "Pfizer's Essential Health R&D Development Program Info. Session"
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Monday, October 10th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. James Cahoon, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill "Architectural Nanomaterials: Designing semiconductor morphology so form follows function"
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:30 am, TBA. "Pfizer Essential Health R&D Development Program On-Campus Recruiting "
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Eric A. Cornell, JILA| University of Colorado at Boulder | NIST "What Can Molecular Spectroscopy Tell Us About the Big Bang?"
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry 1315-Seminar Hall. Prof. Jared Lewis, University of Chicago "Organic Seminar "Engineering Proteins for Selective Catalysis""
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Mircea Dinca, MIT "Inorganic seminar Chem 900-Teaching Sponges New Tricks: Catalysis and Charge Transport in MOFs"
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 - General Career Services, 5:00 pm, 9341. "AbbVie Info Session for BS Chemists"
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Thursday, October 13th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. "AbbVie Interviews for BS Chemists"
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Thursday, October 13th, 2016 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Christina Remucal, UW-Madison Civil & Environmental Engineering "Analytical Seminar - Title TBD"
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Professor Zahra Fakhraai, University of Pennsylvania "Long-range Correlated Dynamics in Glasses"
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Garth Simpson, Purdue University "Analytical Seminar - Title TBD"
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Friday, October 21st, 2016 - Special Event, 8:30 am, Union South. "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Friday, October 21st, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, TBA. Prof. Ryan Van Hoveln, Department of Chemistry and Physics Indiana State University "Coffee, Communication, and Careers: Alumni Seminar"
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Monday, October 24th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Dean DeLongchamp, Nat'l Institute of Standards & Technology "Materials Seminar - title TBD"
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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Professor Libai Huang, Purdue University "Ultrafast Nanoscopy of Energy and Charge Transport"
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Martha Stipanuk, Cornell University "Chem Bio/Inorganic Seminar"
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Thursday, October 27th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry 1315 Seminar Hall. Professor R. Dan Little, UC Santa Barbara "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan "Inorganic/Chem Bio - TBD"
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 - General, Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Jeni Smith, Director of Forensic Science in Washington DC "Analytical McElvain Seminar - Title TBD"
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Monday, November 7th, 2016 - General, Materials Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Ib Chorkendorff, Technical University of Denmark "Meloche Seminar: Water splitting and the making of renewable chemicals"
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - Materials, Physical Special Event, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ib Chorkendorff, Dept. of Physics, Technical University of Denmark "Meloche PChem Seminar: From surface science to nanoparticles - a rational design of heterogeneous and electro-catalysts"
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Walter Weare, North Carolina State University "Inorganic seminar - TBD"
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Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Brian Fox, UW-Madison, Biochemistry "Chem Bio/Inorganic seminar -TBD"
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Friday, November 18th, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, TBA. "Coffee, Communication, and Careers: Being Heard and How to Advocate for Yourself"
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5TH ANNUAL ICBS CONFERENCE
Translational Chemical Biology
Schedule and Speakers:
ICBS2016; October 24-26, 2016, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA.
Conference Co-Chairs: Michael Hoffmann, UW-Madison, Melvin Reichman, Lankenau Institute, Wynnewood, PA.
ICBS Young Chemical Biologist Award:
To advance the career development of young investigators in chemical biology, the ICBS has established a special session at the Annual Conference to showcase up-and-coming chemical biology scientists.The selected recipients will give a podium presentation during the special Rising Stars of Chemical Biology Session, and will be further recognized for their achievements with a certificate and a monetary award. Click here for more information.
$1000 Awards to ICBS Young Chemical Biologists
Keynote Speakers:
Keynote - Us Versus Them: Microbial Glycans as Cellular ID Cards
Professor Laura Kiessling, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sponsored by ACS Chemical Biology.
Keynote - Regulation of Inflammation and Cell Death by RIPK1.
Professor Junying Yuan, Harvard Medical School, Sponsored by AbbVie.
Keynote - Expanding Protein Function Through Synthetic Chemistry
Professor Kai Johnsson, École Polytechnique, Fédérale de Lausanne.
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HARNESSING SIGHT AND SOUND TO EXPLORE COMPLEX INFORMATION

mcpherson The McPherson Eye Research Institute is hosting a presentation by Prof. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin of the University of California, Santa Barbara, in which she will describe how she and co-workers use visual and auditory representations of complex data to assist in exploring complex data. The data she explores come from a variety of fields, including chemistry, molecular biology, and materials science.  Prof. Kuchera-Morin is a trained musician and composer, so her work is truly cross-disciplinary.
Her presentation is open to the public on: Tuesday, October 4, 5:45 PM in room 1335 of the Health Sciences Leading Center. Her presentation is held in conjunction with the annual MERI poster session that features the work of many of its members. The poster session starts at 3:00 pm in the lobby of the HSLC.

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WISL WOMEN IN SCIENCE PROGRAM

Friday October 7, 2016 - 3:30 pm seminar hall. The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Women in Science Program is hosting a special conversation session with Dr. Nadia Drake, National Geographic and UW-Madison Science Writer in Residence. A reception will follow in the Shain Atrium. Nadia

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AWARDS FOR COMMUNICATING DOCTORAL RESEARCH TO THE PUBLIC
The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy (WISL) is pleased to continue encouraging doctoral candidates in chemistry to include in their dissertations a chapter that describes their scholarly research for a general audience. WISL is offering a cash award of $250 for each completed chapter submitted to it by UW-Madison doctoral chemistry students.
WISL facilitates the creation of such chapters by offering several types of assistance. Writing guidelines are available HERE. Included are excerpts from several chapters that have already been completed, and these excerpts show the wide range of styles and formats such a chapter may take. In addition, WISL is offering the assistance of a science journalist to help degree candidates hone their chapters. In order to participate in this program, individual degree candidates should:
     •    Indicate to WISL their intention to create a chapter for non-specialists. Do this by sending an email
          to scifun@chem.wisc.edu as soon as possible.
     •    Indicate the time frame during which the chapter will be completed.
     •    Before beginning, review the guidelines and samples posted at:
          http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/Thesis_Awards/chapter_guidelines.html.
     •    Submit a draft version to WISL for review by the consulting journalist/editor before the dissertation
          is to be completed.
     •    Complete and submit to WISL the final version.
The goal of this program is to foster in researchers a commitment to communicating the significance of their work and their enthusiasm for it to an audience beyond their fellow researchers (family members, friends, neighbors, civic groups, newspaper reporters, funding agency program officers, state legislators, and members of the U.S. Congress). WISL hopes that by starting this communication early, during graduate education, scientists will develop both an attentiveness toward how their work fits into a wider social context and the skills needed to convey this to non-specialists.
We look forward to supporting our Ph.D. students in communicating their work to general audiences. WISL will make the completed chapters available widely.
Professor Bassam Shakhashiri.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Instantaneous ion configurations in the K+ ion channel selectivity filter revealed by 2D IR spectroscopy.
Kratochvil, HT; Carr, JK; Matulef, K; Annen, AW; Li, H; Maj, M; Ostmeyer, J; Serrano, AL; Raghuraman, H; Moran, SD; Skinner, JL*; Perozo, E; Roux, B; Valiyaveetil, FI; Zanni, MT*.
SCIENCE, 353 (6303):1040-1044; 10.1126/science.aag1447 SEP 2 2016.
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Enantioselective cyanation of benzylic C-H bonds via copper-catalyzed radical relay.
Zhang, W; Wang, F; McCann, SD; Wang, DH; Chen, PH; Stahl, SS*; Liu, GS.
SCIENCE, 353 (6303):1014-1018; 10.1126/science.aaf7783 SEP 2 2016.
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Evaluation and Application of Dimethylated Amino Acids as Isobaric Tags for Quantitative Proteomics of the TGF-beta/Smad3 Signaling Pathway.
Yu, Q; Shi, XD; Greer, T; Lietz, CB; Kent, KC; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 15 (9):3420-3431; 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00641 SEP 2016.
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Resonance Raman spectroscopic study of the interaction between Co(II)rrinoids and the ATP:corrinoid adenosyltransferase PduO from Lactobacillus reuteri.
Park, K; Mera, PE; Escalante-Semerena, JC; Brunold, TC*.
Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 21 (5-6):669-681; 10.1007/s00775-016-1371-x SEP 2016.
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Impact of gamma-Amino Acid Residue Preorganization on alpha/gamma-Peptide Foldamer Helicity in Aqueous Solution.
Fisher, BF; Gellman, SH*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (34):10766-10769; 10.1021/jacs.6b06177 AUG 31 2016.
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Insight into the Mechanism of the Michael Reaction.
Giraldo, C; Gomez, S; Weinhold, F*; Restrepo, A.
CHEMPHYSCHEM, 17 (13):2022-2034; 10.1002/cphc.201600166 JUL 4 2016.
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Multiple gas-phase conformations of proline-containing peptides: is it always cis/trans isomerization?
Lietz, CB; Chen, ZW; Son, CY; Pang, XQ; Cui, Q*; Li, LJ*.
ANALYST, 141 (16):4863-4869; 10.1039/c5an00835b 2016.
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Evidence for ambient dark aqueous SOA formation in the Po Valley, Italy.
Sullivan, AP; Hodas, N; Turpin, BJ; Skog, K; Keutsch, FN*; Gilardoni, S; Paglione, M; Rinaldi, M; Decesari, S; Facchini, MC; Poulain, L; Herrmann, H; Wiedensohler, A; Nemitz, E; Twigg, MM; Collett, JL.
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 16 (13):8095-8108; 10.5194/acp-16-8095-2016 2016.
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Elucidation of Anchoring and Restructuring Steps during Synthesis of Silica-Supported Vanadium Oxide Catalysts.
Love, AM; Carrero, CA; Chieregato, A; Grant, JT; Conrad, S; Verel, R; Hermans, I*.
Chemistry of Materials, Amer Chemical Soc, SN 0897-4756, 1520-5002, AUG 9, 2016, VL 28.
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Top-down Proteomics: Technology Advancements and Applications to Heart Diseases.
Cai, WX; Tucholski, TM; Gregorich, ZR; Ge, Y*.
Expert Review of Proteomics, Taylor & Francis Ltd, SN 1478-9450, 1744-8387, AUG 2016, VL 13.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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University of Michigan-Dearborn has an opening for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry starting Fall 2017.  Our department is interdisciplinary consisting of faculty from Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Earth and Environmental Sciences that collaborate on a multitude of projects. Our completely renovated Natural Sciences Building just reopened this fall semester.  This 51 million dollar project now provides us with small size teaching classrooms as well as teaching and research laboratories.  In Chemistry we have six brand new teaching laboratories and six research laboratories.  Our new hire will occupy one of the new research laboratories, which contains three hoods.  In addition to these spacious laboratories clustered by research interest, we have access to modern instrumentation: 440 MHz NMR, several GC/MS, IR, UV-vis, and HPLC instruments.  For an individual interested in combining teaching and research at the undergraduate level, this is a very attractive opportunity. Please share this information with individuals in your department seeking an academic position in organic chemistry that embrace the teacher-scholar model. The link to the job posting is: http://chemistryjobs.acs.org/jobs/8359159/assistant-professor-of-organic.... Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, Employment | ACS. The Department of Natural Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor in organic chemistry in the area of experimental organic chemistry.
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Associate/Full Professor of Organic Chemistry (tenure-eligible) and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Northern Colorado. The College of Natural and Health Sciences invites applications for the position of Associate / Full Professor in Organic Chemistry (tenure-eligible). This position carries faculty responsibilities in teaching within the organic chemistry curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, operation of a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in any field of Organic Chemistry, and service responsibilities at the department, college, university and professional levels. The successful candidate will also serve as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with reassignment of 12-credit hours of their academic-year workload and a 1.5-month (half-time) appointment in the summer. The candidate will have documented leadership and management skills, work collaboratively with the department's faculty and report to the Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences. As the chief academic and administrative officer for the Department, the Chair provides leadership in the development and oversight of instructional programs, research, and service commitments in the department and assumes responsibility for administration, budgetary coordination, faculty/staff hiring and evaluations, professional development, community advancement, facilitation of the acquisition of external funding, and assuring adherence to university and college policies and procedures. The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at: http://careers.unco.edu. Screening of applications begins October 26, 2016 and continues until the position is filled.
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The Department of Chemistry at Duquesne University invites applications from outstanding individuals for a tenure-track Assistant Professor 9-month position in the area of experimental organic chemistry to begin in the Fall of 2017. Duquesne's Chemistry and Biochemistry Department combines world-class research with the intimacy and attention of a small liberal arts college. For students, this means unparalleled access to a faculty renowned for ground-breaking, interdisciplinary research and scholarship, working on real-life problems. Our commitment to Duquesne's Teacher-Scholar Model means that our faculty brings their-newly-minted knowledge straight from the lab to the graduate or undergraduate classroom and constantly strives to develop and disseminate fresh ways to bring new ideas and skills to our students. Our distinctive departmental culture rapidly integrates students into cutting edge research programs to provide early engagement in scientific inquiry.
The successful candidate must have earned a PhD, and preferably have post-doctoral experience. Candidates with research interests that complement existing research on campus and who show exceptional promise in research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are encouraged to apply. For more information about Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, please visit: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/natural-and-environmental-sciences.
Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit your curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research projects, a teaching philosophy statement containing your vision of the teacher-scholar model, and contact information for three confidential references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/37083. While the position will remain open until filled, priority will be given to applications submitted by October 14, 2016. For more information please contact: Dr. David W. Seybert seybert@duq.edu or (412) 396-6465.
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University of New Hampshire. Assistant Professor of Chemistry: Analytical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Chemistry to begin August, 2017.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree.  Candidates will be evaluated on (I) their commitment to excel as a teacher and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (ii) their expertise in analytical chemistry, broadly defined, (iii) their potential to establish a vigorous, nationally recognized research program that is both collaborative and multidisciplinary, and (iv) their potential for meeting the UNH goal of creating an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion and quality engagement for all. Demonstrated commitment to supporting ethnic, gender and cultural diversity will be valued. Applicants should submit one pdf file containing the following application materials to: chem.dept2@unh.edu : a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted to the same e-mail address. Review of applications will commence on October 24, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
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University of New Hampshire. Assistant Professor of Chemistry: Physical/Theoretical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure- track faculty position in Physical/ Theoretical Chemistry with a preferred focus on Macromolecules to begin in August 2017. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree; post-doctoral experience is preferred. Candidates will be evaluated on (I) their commitment to excel as a teacher and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (ii) their potential to establish a vigorous, nationally recognized research program that is collaborative and multidisciplinary, and (iii) their potential for meeting the UNH goal of creating an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion and quality engagement for all. Demonstrated commitment to supporting ethnic, gender and cultural diversity will be valued. Applicants should submit one pdf file containing the following application materials to: chem.dept1@unh.edu : a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted to the same e-mail address. Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
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Environmental Chemistry: The Chemistry Department at Missouri State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position to begin August 14, 2017. A Ph.D. in environmental chemistry or closely related field is required. The duties of the position include teaching, research, and service and candidates should show a potential for excellence in teaching and independent research commensurate with a masters-level institution.  A commitment to diversity in the educational community of faculty, staff, and students is also required. EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Consideration of applications will begin November 7, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.  Visit: https://jobs.missouristate.edu for further details and to apply. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. The Department of Chemistry at Sam Houston State University, a member of The Texas State University System, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position.  We are seeking a Ph.D. chemist preferably with post-doctoral experience, whose duties will include research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in organic chemistry.  In addition to an ACS-certified B.S. and an M.S. program in Chemistry, the Department offers a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry.  Send an application letter, resume, transcripts, research plans and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Richard E. Norman, Department of Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, Box 2117, Huntsville, TX 77341.  Materials may also be submitted online at: http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/201600050F and interested candidates must complete online application.
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. The Department of Chemistry at Sam Houston State University, a member of The Texas State University System, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position.  We are seeking a Ph.D. chemist preferably with post-doctoral experience, whose duties will include research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical and environmental chemistry.  In addition to an ACS-certified B.S. and an M.S. program in Chemistry, the Department offers a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry.  Send an application letter, resume, transcripts, research plans and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Richard E. Norman, Department of Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, Box 2117, Huntsville, TX 77341. Materials may also be submitted online at: http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/201600051F and interested candidates must complete online application.
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Assistant Professor of Chemical Education (tenure-track). The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Northern Colorado invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemical Education, position #F99716. This 9-month appointment requires an earned doctorate in chemical education or closely related field. The successful candidate will instruct graduate courses in chemical education, undergraduate courses in general chemistry, and other chemistry/science courses based on qualifications. In addition to providing service to the department, college and university, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, nationally recognized and externally funded research program in chemical education research involving both undergraduate and graduate students. The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at: http://careers.unco.edu. Screening of applications begins October 26, 2016 and continues until the position is filled.
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The College of Brockport, State University of New York. Two Tenure Track Positions Beginning August, 2017. Analytical and Organic Chemistry. A Ph.D. in Analytical/Organic Chemistry or closely related field required. Applicants who do not yet hold a Ph.D. need to provide convincing evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed by August 1, 2017. Each position requires effective teaching at the undergraduate level, establishing a research program involving undergraduate students, and service to the department. The Analytical Chemist will teach courses in analytical chemistry, as well as additional courses such as instrumental methods, general chemistry, environmental chemistry, or forensic science. The Organic Chemist will teach courses in organic chemistry, including laboratory; as well as additional courses such as chemistry for the health professions or general chemistry. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate strong interpersonal skills; effective oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work collaboratively and sensitively with people of varying races, genders, disabilities, origins and other cultural differences. A description of required application materials and the application process is available at: https://www.brockportrecruit.org. The on-line application portal will close Oct. 28, 2016.
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Assistant Professor of Chemistry - Organic. The Department of Chemistry at Hendrix College (www.hendrix.edu/chemistry) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin in August 2017.  The successful candidate will teach Organic Chemistry and introductory courses for majors and non-majors. The College seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college. Start-up funding and research space will be provided to support a sustainable research program with undergraduates. The successful candidate will have a 3/3 teaching assignment with 25% reassigned for undergraduate research. Doctorate at the time of appointment is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research plans, and three letters of recommendation submitted via email to: facultyrecs@hendrix.edu.  The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. David Hales. Review of applications will begin October 7th, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
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Assistant Professor of Chemistry - Biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Hendrix College (www.hendrix.edu/chemistry) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin in August 2017.  The successful candidate will teach Biochemistry and introductory courses for majors and non-majors.  The College seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college. Start-up funding and research space will be provided to support a sustainable research program with undergraduates. The successful candidate will have a 3/3 teaching assignment with 25% reassigned for undergraduate research. Doctorate at the time of appointment is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research plans, and three letters of recommendation submitted via email to: facultyrecs@hendrix.eduThe cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Andres Caro. Review of applications will begin October 7th, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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