Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 10/10/2016

bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 27 October 10th, 2016

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NEW CHEMISTRY TOWER SPECIAL REMINDER TO DEPARTMENT STAFF


If you have been planning to participate in the Chemistry Building Project Matching Gift and just haven't done it yet, now is the time to give. Your participation - in any amount - is crucial to fundraising efforts over the next two weeks. Now it's easier than ever to donate: click: [go.wisc.edu/ChemistryBuildingProject] here to donate online. Do it right now!
Why participate, why now? Participating right now will support Bob McMahon and Nick Jaeger as they enter a busy season of fund raising. Your support becomes part of a powerful lever that can help fit out more floors in our new building and renovate existing Daniels instructional spaces. Potential large donors will ask, "What is the level of department support for the project?" You can help make their response as close as possible to 100%. A modest gift is fine, it's really your participation that's most important. Go to: go.wisc.edu/chemistrybuildingproject and donate. We feel that support for this project is crucial for the future of the entire department that's why we are matching all gifts.
John and Betty Moore
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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    

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

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 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 "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 "Molecular Composition & Photoreactivity of Dissolved Matter"
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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. Daniel Little, UC Santa Barbara "Organic Seminar "Having Fun with Reactive Intermediates""
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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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Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:30 am, TBA. "Coffee, Communication, and Careers: Being Heard and How to Advocate for Yourself"
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VOLUNTEER NOW FOR NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF DANE COUNTY

Volunteer Now and Make a Difference! Join a group that will make hands-on science activities available to kids who won't otherwise experience science. We will do forensic science activities at the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County during National Chemistry Week, October 16-22.

Who: Anyone who wants to help and have fun too!
What: Celebrating Chemistry Week at B&GC  When: Thursday, October 20, from 3:45 to 6 p.m. Where: Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, 4619 Jenewein Road, Fitchburg. Transportation is provided to B&GC from UW-Madison Chemistry Building, and back.
Interested? Join the group by contacting Charnell Long, cchasten@chem.wisc.edu Sponsored by: ACS Wisconsin Local Section, Madison Chapter of NOBCChE, and ICE, the Institute for Chemical Education.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Comparison of mechanical and molecular measures of mobility during constant strain rate deformation of a PMMA glass.
Bending, B; Ediger, MD*.
Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics, 54 (19):1957-1967; 10.1002/polb.24110 OCT 1 2016.
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Dual Catalysis Strategies in Photochemical Synthesis.
Skubi, KL; Blum, TR; Yoon, TP*.
CHEMICAL REVIEWS, 116 (17):10035-10074; 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00018 SEP 14 2016.
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A Reactive Platform Approach for the Rapid Synthesis and Discovery of High chi/Low N Block Polymers.
Carter, MCD; Jennings, J; Speetjens, FW; Lynn, DM*; Mahanthappa, MK*.
MACROMOLECULES, 49 (17):6268-6276; 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01268 SEP 13 2016.
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Photostability Can Be Significantly Modulated by Molecular Packing in Glasses.
Qiu, Y; Antony, LW; de Pablo, JJ; Ediger, MD*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (35):11282-11289; 10.1021/jacs.6b06372 SEP 7 2016.
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Ionic Hydrogen Bonds and Lipid Packing Defects Determine the Binding Orientation and Insertion Depth of RecA on Multicomponent Lipid Bilayers.
Zhang, LL; Rajendram, M; Weibel, DB; Yethiraj, A*; Cui, Q*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 120 (33):8424-8437; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b02164 AUG 25 2016.
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Polarization-Controlled Two-Dimensional White-Light Spectroscopy of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotube Thin Films.
Mehlenbacher, RD; McDonough, TJ; Kearns, NM; Shea, MJ; Joo, Y; Gopalan, P*; Arnold, MS; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 120 (30):17069-17080; 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b04961 AUG 4 2016.
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Surface functionalization and dynamics of polymeric cell culture substrates.
Krutty, JD; Schmitt, SK; Gopalan, P*; Murphy, WL.
CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 40 164-169; 10.1016/j.copbio.2016.05.006 AUG 2016.
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Carboxylate Surrogates Enhance the Antimycobacterial Activity of UDP-Galactopyranose Mutase Probes.
Winton, VJ; Aldrich, C; Kiessling, LL*.
ACS INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 2 (8):538-543; 10.1021/acsinfecdis.6b00021 AUG 2016.
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Highly Stable, Amide-Bridged Autoinducing Peptide Analogues that Strongly Inhibit the AgrC Quorum Sensing Receptor in Staphylococcus aureus.
Tal-Gan, Y; Ivancic, M; Cornilescu, G; Yang, T; Blackwell, HE*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 55 (31):8913-8917; 10.1002/anie.201602974 JUL 25 2016.
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Speciation of OH reactivity above the canopy of an isoprene-dominated forest.
Kaiser, J; Skog, KM; Baumann, K; Bertman, SB; Brown, SB; Brune, WH; Crounse, JD; de Gouw, JA; Edgerton, ES; Feiner, PA; Goldstein, AH; Koss, A; Misztal, PK; Nguyen, TB; Olson, KF; St Clair, JM; Teng, AP; Toma, S;  Wennberg, PO; Wild, RJ; Zhang, L; Keutsch, FN*.
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 16 (14):9349-9359; 10.5194/acp-16-9349-2016 2016.
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What is NBO analysis and how is it useful?
Weinhold, F*; Landis, CR*; Glendening, ED.
International Reviews in Physical Chemistry, 35 (3):399-440; 10.1080/0144235X.2016.1192262 2016.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill a tenure-track position in chemistry beginning August 14, 2017. Responsibilities include: teaching a wide range of undergraduate chemistry courses including general and organic chemistry lectures and labs, an advanced elective suitable for the chemistry major; advising undergraduates; conducting research that could involve undergraduates; developing an active research program appropriate to UMM; and sharing in the governance and advancement of the chemistry program, the division, and the campus. The Chemistry program at the University of Minnesota, Morris is ACS certified.
Candidates must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field by August 14, 2017. A minimum of one-year experience teaching undergraduate organic chemistry is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable.) Preference will be given to a candidate with more than one year of teaching experience and with demonstrated research expertise in sustainable or environmental chemistry.
This tenure-track position carries all of the privileges and responsibilities of University of Minnesota faculty appointments. A sound retirement plan, excellent fringe benefits and a collegial atmosphere are among the benefits that accompany the position. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level for those having the Ph.D. in hand and at the Instructor level for those whose Ph.D. is pending. The standard teaching load is twenty credit hours per year.
Applications must include a letter of application describing how working at a small liberal arts college fits into your career plan, a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching statement documenting teaching effectiveness, a research statement proposing a research program that is viable at a small liberal arts college and accessible to undergraduates, and three letters of reference. To apply for this position go to the University of Minnesota Employment System at http://wwwl.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. The job id # is 313369.
To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and as many supporting documents as are allowed. Additional supporting documents may be emailed to: Ann Kolden, Administrative Assistant, at koldenal@morris.umn.edu, (320) 589-6301, or they may be sent to: Chemistry Search Committee Chair Division of Science and Mathematics University of Minnesota, Morris Morris, MN 56267-2128. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening begins November 10, 2016. Inquiries can be made to Ann Kolden, Executive Office and Administrative Specialist, at (320) 589-6301 or koldenal@morris.umn.edu.
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The Department of Chemistry at LSU has an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry position. We are looking in particular for candidates in the areas of organic materials or biologically/medicinally related applications of organic chemistry, but candidates in other areas of organic chemistry are also encouraged to apply! The detailed description of the position, required qualifications, a list of application materials, and instructions on how to submit an online application are provided in the link below. We will begin to review applications on October 30, and will continue until the position is filled. https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/job/LSU---Baton-Rouge/Assist.... Justin R. Ragains, Ph.D., Assistant Professor , Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, 347 Chemistry & Materials Bldg., Baton Rouge, LA  70806, tel:  (225) 578-3238, fax:  (225) 578-3458.
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St. John's University in Queens, NY has a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Physical/Computational chemistry. If you know anyone who is searching for an assistant professorship with a *genuine* teaching/research mix  - at a PUI ( predominantly undergraduate institution - they should know what being at a PUI is, and what it entails!), and are not merely applying as "backups" to R1/R2/R3 applications, please send them this job ad, and tell them they need to apply by the end of next week! Apply to: https://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=176338669.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in organic chemistry with a focus in chemical biology, broadly defined. Candidates are expected to establish a vigorous independent research program and teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department and University are broadly committed to equity and inclusion. It is part of our institutional mission to teach and engage a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. We especially welcome applications from candidates who are committed to advancing these ideals.
Applications will only be accepted electronically. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, teaching statement, and 1-2 representative publications (optional) to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/105477. Applicants are required to identify the names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers of professional references (4) when applying. Reference providers identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Review of applications will begin October 10, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to: Chair, Organic Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290, chemsearch@unc.edu.
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We have the pleasure to announce an ambitious hiring plan for faculty members at all ranks in areas of Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen [CUHK(SZ)]. CUHK(SZ) is a research intensive University executed with the highest international standards and traditions. English is the official language. The University extends the core values and educational philosophy of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Operated under a modern and transparent management system that values academic freedom, CUHK(SZ) contributes to higher education by nurturing graduates at all levels with broad international outlook, sound scholarship and commitment to society. Besides education, the University also contributes to the long-term prosperity of Shenzhen and China by its leading work in research and entrepreneurship.
The campus (http://www.cuhk.edu.cn/en/index.html) is located in a picturesque area of Shenzhen (http://www.eyeshenzhen.com/, http://v.qq.com/x/page/m0308sptsyb.html), one of the fastest growing communities in the World. The University offers the right candidate an excellent salary package, competitive startup funds and space. The City and Longang Municipal District also offer generous signing bonuses and financial incentives (http://www.cuhk.edu.cn/UploadFiles/TalentsProgramOutline.pdf). While the University welcomes applicants from all areas of expertise, current strengths include Computer Science and Engineering, Electronic Information Engineering, Robotics and Control, New Energy Science and Engineering, Statistics and Data Science, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems, Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science. A number of multi-million dollar research centers have already been set up. Cluster hiring for the right groups are also considered. The University expects to hire 150 to 200 new faculty in the next five years. By joining us, the person will become a member of one of the best run educational and research institutions in the world.
For interested individuals, please send CV and/or inquiries to: talents4sse@cuhk.edu.cn  S Y Tong (David), Director, President's Special Unit in Faculty Recruitment, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.
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Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty position at Boston University in the area of Experimental Materials Science.  Depending on research area and interests, the successful applicant will be appointed in either Physics or Chemistry, or jointly between the two departments with a secondary appointment in our Division of Materials Science & Engineering. Possible specialties include, but are not limited to, quantum materials, matter-light interactions including ultrafast processes and advanced imaging, quantum coherent systems, bio-sensing, energy/sustainability, nano- and metamaterials, soft materials/polymers, strongly correlated electronic materials, and non-equilibrium systems. The job announcement can be found at:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7614 or https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7629. Evaluation of applications will begin October 15.
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The Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the development of any aspect of chemistry or biochemistry related to feedstocks from renewable and sustainable sources. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, functional biomaterials, catalysis, energy harvesting and storage, efficient syntheses and processes, and plant bioengineering and synthetic biology. Opportunities for significant interaction with and support from the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech (www.bioproducts.gatech.edu) will be available. Candidates with interdisciplinary research programs may be considered for joint appointments with other campus units.
Exceptional candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Assistant Professor candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, description of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. Candidates at advanced levels should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8094. The application deadline is November 15, 2016, with application review continuing until the position is filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.
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The School of Sciences at Indiana University Kokomo invites applications for a full time, tenure-track, 10-month, organic chemistry position at the assistant professor level beginning August 1, 2017. Information about the School can be found at: www.iuk.edu/sciences.
Responsibilities include teaching organic chemistry I and II (lectures and labs), general chemistry courses, and additional courses such as a freshman learning community course, the chemistry capstone, or other upper-level chemistry courses depending on qualifications. Course load will be 72% FTE per semester. Research with undergraduates is expected and supported. Publication is required for promotion and tenure. Candidates specializing in any area of organic chemistry are encouraged to apply. An appropriate level of university/professional/community service is also required (e.g. committee work, assessment of the major, and engagement in campus initiatives to increase retention and enrollment).
Requirements include a Ph.D. in organic chemistry or in a closely related area with thesis work in organic chemistry, experience teaching undergraduate chemistry (lecture and/or lab courses), and research potential in the field (e.g., publications, external funding). Postdoctoral experience, experience teaching organic chemistry lecture courses, experience teaching introductory chemistry lecture courses, engaging in outreach activities, and/or working with undergraduates in research is preferred.
Salary is competitive and includes an excellent fringe benefits package. Although the review process will commence November 7, 2016, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2761. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Lu Ann Name, School of Sciences, Indiana University Kokomo, P.O. Box 9003, Kokomo, IN 46904-9003, Lname@iuk.edu. The application must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae outlining appropriate education and work experience, a one-page statement outlining teaching philosophy, a one-page statement outlining research agenda, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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