UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 10/07/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 29 October 7th, 2013

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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Oct. 8th, 2013 - Cancelled Nov. 12, 2013 Dec. 10, 2013
Feb. 11, 2014 Mar. 11, 2014 Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014

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

Oct. 15, 2013 Nov. 5, 2013 Nov. 19, 2013 Dec. 3, 2013
Dec. 17, 2013 Jan. 21, 2014 Feb. 4, 2014 Feb. 18, 2014
Mar. 4, 2014 Mar. 25, 2014 Apr. 22, 2014 May 6, 2014
May 20, 2014      

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jack Simons, The University of Utah "How low-energy electrons can damage DNA or repair damage within DNA"
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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor James Petersson, University of Pennsylvania "Thioamides: Minimalist chromophores for monitoring protein folding and stability"
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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jack Simons, The University of Utah "How electrons attach to peptides in ETD/ECD mass spectrometry experiments to generate very specific bond cleavages and fragment ions"
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Thursday, October 10th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Richard M. Crooks, University of Texas at Austin "Dendrimer-Encapsulated Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrocatalysis"
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Thursday, October 10th, 2013 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 pm, room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building. Prof. Nelson Tansu, ECE Department, Lehigh University. "Physics and Engineering of III-Nitride Quantum Heterostructures for Photonics and Energy Efficiency Technologies"
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Friday, October 11th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 1:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Peter Mahaffy, King's University College, Canada "Getting From Here to There: Toward More Engaged and Active Learning of Chemistry"
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Friday, October 11th, 2013 - Post Doctoral Seminar Series, 12:30 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Dr. Sujan Shekhawat (Strieter Group). "Defining the Ubiquitin Linkage Code Using 19F NMR"
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 - Analytical, Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Russell J. Holmes, University of Minnesota "Engineering Energy Transport in Organic Photovoltaic Cells"
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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology "Accelerating Technologies for CO2 Capture Using Computational Screening of Nanoporous Crystals"
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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Chae Yi, Marquette University "Seminar"
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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 - Department, Materials, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Iowa State University "NMR and SAXS Analysis of Complex Materials: Nanodiamond, Bone, and the Nafion Fuel Cell Membrane"
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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 to Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - Department Outreach, 4:00 pm, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "CHOPs Preview Weekend"
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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 to Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - Department Outreach, 4:00 pm, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "PGSEC Preview Weekend"
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Monday, October 21st, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Seminar. Prof. Christy Haynes, University of Minnesota "Nanoparticle Toxicity and Therapeutics"
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carol Deutsch, University of Pennsylvania "Ribosome-Peptide Pas de Deux: Tunnel Vision"
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Steve Martin, University of Texas at Austin "Synthesis and Biology of Heterocyclic Natural Products"
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Wes Brogden, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Thursday, October 24th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Gloria Sheynkman, UW-Madison (Smith Group) "Enabling the detection of protein variations through integration of mass spectrometry and RNA-Seq"
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Monday, October 28th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg. Professor Michael Shirts, University of Virginia "Putting the statistics back in statistical mechanics"
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Monday, October 28th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Phil Hustad, Dow Chemical Company "Materials McElvain Seminar - Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Steven S. Brown, NOAA "The Changing Face of U.S. Air Quality: Summer vs. Winter, Urban Smog vs. the Natural Gas Boom, and Why Chemical Mechanisms Matter"
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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Connie Lu, University of Minnesota "Chemistry of Metal-Metal Bonds"
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Thursday, October 31st, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. William Murphy, UW-Madison Cell & Regen Med Center "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ashok Deniz, Scripps Research Institute "Single-molecule biophysics of protein disorder"
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Gregory Robinson, University of Georgia "Seminar"
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - Organic, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Professor E. W. Bert Meijer, Eindenhoven Univ of Technology the Netherlands "Ferry Lectureship "From Macromolecules to Supramolecular Polymers""
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - Analytical, Department Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Francesca Casadio, The Art Institute of Chicago "Analytical McElvain Seminar"
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Friday, November 8th, 2013 - Department, Organic, Physical Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor E. W. Bert Meijer, Eindenhoven Univ of Technology the Netherlands "Ferry Lectureship Colloquium "Mastering complexity: non-covalent synthesis of functional supramolecular systems""
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Monday, November 11th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor G. Andres Cisneros, Wayne State University "Insights on AlkB family and DNA polymerase enzymes from computational simulations"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Anna Mapp, University of Michigan "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Bob Bedard, Honeywell UOP "TBD"
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Brian Frey, UW-Madison Chemistry, Smith Group "New Mass Spectrometry Technologies for Proteomics and Applications in Tissue Engineering"
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Friday, November 15th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Denise Cudworth, Dow Agrosciences "GSFLC Alternative Career Colloqiuium"
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Monday, November 18th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Padma Gopalan, UW Madison Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering/Chemistry "Talk Title TBA"
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Thursday, November 21st, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 8335. Austin Streeper, North Star Resource Group "How to Manage Your Finances After Graduation"
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Saturday, November 30th, 2013 - General Outreach, 1:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri "
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Sunday, December 1st, 2013 - General Outreach, 1:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri "
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Sunday, December 1st, 2013 - General Outreach, 4:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Arthur Winter, Iowa State University "Organic Seminar"
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WOODROW WILSON TEACHING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
If you want to put your math or science knowledge to work for the young people who need them most, the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program offers an unparalleled opportunity.
For top applicants, this prestigious fellowship offers a $30,000 stipend toward completion of a master's degree program at a Woodrow Wilson partner institution in Indiana, New Jersey, or Ohio. Fellows undergo a year-long clinical experience in a high-need school, along with rigorous subject matter courses, then commit to teach for three years in urban or rural secondary schools, with mentoring throughout the entire process.  Any qualified, interested student - or for that matter any potential career-changer you may know can apply now for the 2014 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. For more information, please visit: http://woodrow.org/teach. You can also download a poster for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship at http://bit.ly/WWPoster.
We look forward to hearing from any candidates. Contact: Jose F. Ochoa, Director, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 5 Vaughn Drive, Suite 300, Princeton, NJ 08540, T: 609-452-7007, ext. 309, C: 609-647-1870, e-mail:  ochoa@woodrow.org, http://www.woodrow.org.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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University of Pennsylvania, Tenure Track Appointment in Inorganic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA plans to make a tenure track appointment in chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The appointment will be in the broadly defined area of Inorganic Chemistry. The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and participate in the Department's undergraduate and graduate teaching mission. The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to establishing a diverse faculty: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html. Applicants must apply online at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/29. Required application materials include: curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a description of proposed research. Applicants should also submit the names and contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Fullerton, http://chemistry.fullerton.edu  invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position preferably at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and Master's students, and be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level lecture and laboratory courses in Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, and specialty courses in their area of expertise, as well as lower-division General Chemistry. Preferred areas of research will focus on analytical methods at the interface of chemistry and biology. Interdisciplinary research collaborations within the department and college are encouraged, including university research centers, e.g., the Center for Applied Biotechnology Studies or the emerging Environmental Resources and Sustainability Center.
Qualifications: Applicants must have:
     •    a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or Physical Chemistry, or closely related discipline at the time of
          application. Postdoctoral research or equivalent industry experience is preferred;
     •    the ability to teach lecture and laboratory courses using student-centered, active learning and
          inquiry-based approaches. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a strong
          commitment to teaching a diverse population of students at the undergraduate and master's levels.
     •    a demonstrated potential for effective teaching in Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis and
          General Chemistry;
     •    a strong record of research productivity in bioanalytical chemistry;
     •    a demonstrated potential for developing and sustaining an independent externally funded research
          program involving undergraduate and master's level students leading to peer-reviewed publications;
     •    the ability to communicate effectively with and a demonstrated commitment to educating an
          ethnically and culturally diverse campus population.
Rank and Salary: The positions will be filled preferably at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary and startup are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available, which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse or domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as an affordable housing program; and a defined benefit retirement through the State system, along with optional tax-sheltering Application Procedure: Please submit the following required application materials as pdf documents by email to: chem_analyt@fullerton.edu:
     1.   letter of application addressing the qualifications;
     2.   curriculum vitae (including history of grant activity);
     3.   a statement of teaching philosophy and experience that addresses teaching diverse populations
          (3-page limit);
     4.   a statement of research experience and plans that include projects to engage undergraduate and
          Master's students and strategies to obtain funding, including estimated startup requirements             (4-page limit);
     5.   copies of relevant peer-reviewed publications (limit of 3);
     6.   names and contact information for three individuals who will send letters of recommendation. Three
          current confidential letters of recommendation must be independently provided by references on
          official letterhead stationary either via email to chem_analyt@fullerton.edu or by mail to:
Chair, Analytical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Fullerton, CA 92834-6866, Telephone: (657) 278-3621, FAX: (657) 278-5316. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013, and will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. The person holding this position is considered a  mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Fullerton, http://chemistry.fullerton.edu invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in BIO-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY.
The successful candidates will be expected to:
     •    develop and maintain an independent externally-funded research program involving undergraduate
          and graduate students in organic chemistry with a preference for bioorganic chemistry, natural
          products, medicinal chemistry, or chemical biology;
     •    be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population; teaching
          responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level lecture and lab courses in organic
          chemistry and specialty courses in their area of expertise, as well as lower-division General
          Chemistry;
     •    advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and
     •    fulfill service obligations.
The Department is part of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and offers undergraduate degrees (BA and BS in Chemistry and BS in Biochemistry) and graduate degrees (MA and MS in Chemistry with programs in Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Biochemistry). Of particular interest to us are candidates whose research complements the department's existing chemistry and biochemistry research programs and/or will further expand research opportunities at the interface of chemistry and biology. Interdisciplinary collaborations within the department, college, and university, as well as involvement in one of the College's research centers, e.g., the Center for Applied Biotechnology Studies or the emerging center to be built around research concerning environmental resources and sustainability, are strongly encouraged.
Qualifications:
     •    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field and relevant postdoctoral
          experience, at the time of appointment.
     •    Applicants must have a demonstrated potential to teach lecture and laboratory courses in organic
          chemistry, including use of student-centered, active learning, and inquiry-based approaches.
          Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated teaching potential and a strong
          commitment to teaching a diverse population of students at the undergraduate and Master's levels.
     •    Applicant must have a demonstrated potential for developing and sustaining an independent
          externally funded research program involving undergraduate and master's level students leading to
          peer-reviewed publications.
Application Procedure: Please submit the following required application materials as pdf documents by email to: chem_organic@fullerton.edu;
     1.   curriculum vitae (including history of grant activity);
     2.   a statement of teaching philosophy and experience that addresses teaching diverse populations (3
          page limit);        
     3.   a statement of research experience and plans that include projects to engage undergraduate and            MS students and strategies to obtain funding (4-page limit);
     4.   copies of relevant peer-reviewed publications (limit of 3); and
     5.   names and contact information for three individuals who will send letters of recommendation. The
          recommenders are required to directly send a signed letter of recommendation on official letterhead
          stationery either via email to chem_organic@fullerton.edu or by mail to:
Chair, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Fullerton, CA 92834-6866, Telephone: (657) 278-3621, FAX: (657) 278-5316. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. The person holding this position is considered a  mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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University of Pennsylvania, Tenure Track Appointment in Evolution. The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA seeks to add to the faculty of our newly formed Evolution Cluster. We invite applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in evolution, broadly interpreted. We are interested in exceptional scientists who will establish a research program to empirically study the evolution of dynamical processes using field or laboratory experiments or the construction and analysis of massive data sets. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: the evolution of neural, social, ecological or linguistic dynamics and networks; evolution of early life or exobiology; biochemical, neuronal, or cooperative interactions and exchange of information at the molecular, cellular, human, or ecosystems scales; directed evolution of organisms or processes; analyzing extant structures and networks, from molecules to populations, along with their evolutionary trajectories, including the development of new modalities to extract data from the geologic, genetic, or linguistic historical records. The successful candidate's primary appointment will be in a single department in the natural sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Linguistics, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, or Psychology. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in building a program that generates interaction with researchers from other disciplines who are working within the overarching theme of evolution and will teach courses in his or her home department and participate in the development of curricula pertinent to the Evolution Cluster (See http://evolutioncluster.sas.upenn.edu for more information). The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to establishing a diverse faculty: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html. Applications should be submitted on-line at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/23 and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate's perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, links to no more than three journal publications, and the contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin 1 November 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
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University of Pennsylvania, Tenure Track Appointment in Energy Research. The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the chemical sciences. This appointment will be the first in a cluster of three hires across the natural sciences focused on energy science. The successful candidate will mount an innovative program of fundamental scientific research geared toward solving societal energy challenges. The successful candidate will also forge collaborative links with Penn scientists and engineers involved in energy research and participate actively in the future recruitments as the cluster hire initiative progresses. It is anticipated that some of the candidate's teaching will be of broad interest to students beyond chemistry in another of the natural sciences (Biology, Physics, and/or Earth and Environmental Science). The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to establishing a diverse faculty: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html. Applicants must apply online at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/28. Required application materials include: curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a description of proposed research. Applicants should also submit the names and contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, effective August 5, 2014. The Department is particularly interested in individuals with research interests in organic synthesis and/or chemical biology. Successful applicants will be expected to excel at research in an area complementing, rather than duplicating, our existing strengths. The applicant is also expected to contribute to the departmental teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are soliciting applications from the best possible candidates; women and members of under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. An advertisement for this position has been placed in the September 30 issue of C&E News and the October 4 issue of Science. In addition, the advertisement will remain online at Science and C&E News for eight weeks after publication. Application materials, including a cover letter, CV, research proposal, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of at least three references, should be submitted online at: http://facsearch.chem.fsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas invites applications for a faculty position in Physical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred. The candidate's research program may be in any area of Physical Chemistry, but preference will be given to candidates whose research complements that of current faculty in the department. For additional information and to apply visit our website at: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE institution.
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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Chicago invites applications from outstanding individuals for the position of Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  This search is in the areas broadly defined as inorganic, organic, physical, materials chemistry, and chemical biology/biophysical chemistryApplicants must apply online to the University of Chicago Academic Career website.  Inorganic chemists apply to: http://tinyurl.com/pjhoru2, Organic: http://tinyurl.com/l89fdyd, Physical: http://tinyurl.com/lfzjz3z, Materials Chemistry: http://tinyurl.com/nuykp49, Chemical Biology/Biophysical Chemistry: http://tinyurl.com/pk3meza. Please apply to one search only.  Applicants must upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a succinct outline of research plans and a one page teaching statement.  At the time of hire the successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field.  In addition, three reference letters are required.  Review of completed applications will begin October 01, 2013, and will continue until all available positions are filled.  
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Grand Valley State University. Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Analytical), Tenure Track, Starting Aug, 2014. The position requires a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. A doctoral degree is preferred. Candidates who have nearly finished their doctoral degree (ABD) may be considered for initial hire at the Instructor level with completion required by August 4, 2015. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship complements existing expertise in the department. The Department values candidates who demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse population of colleagues and students. Responsibilities include teaching in all areas of the analytical curriculum (majors courses, service courses, lectures, labs) as well as general chemistry and other courses in the area of expertise. Tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarship program that includes mentoring undergraduate research students, and are also expected to contribute service to the Department, College, University, and/or community. Complete requirements for tenure track faculty are detailed in the University Faculty Handbook and the Departmental Performance Expectations document, available upon request. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. GVSU salaries are competitive with excellent benefits. Limited research start-up funding is available from the College. The Analytical Faculty is an integral part of the Chemistry Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. See our web page at gvsu.edu/chem for more information.  Applications must be submitted on-line at: www.gvsujobs.org. After completing an application form, the on-line system will require each applicant to attach the following documents: (Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat formats): An application cover letter; A vita; A statement of teaching philosophy; A brief summary of proposed scholarship activities, including research projects appropriate for undergraduate students. Include a statement of facilities, equipment, and instrumentation requirements (detailed equipment budgets are not necessary with the initial application). Applicants must also arrange for three references to submit letters of recommendation. Reference letters can be sent by e-mail to: chmdept@gvsu.edu (use "Analytical Reference Letter" as the subject line) or by regular mail to: Analytical Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 312 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Date for Reviewing Applications: Application review will begin October 18, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas invites applications for a faculty position in Physical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred. The candidate's research program may be in any area of Physical Chemistry, but preference will be given to candidates whose research complements that of current faculty in the department. For additional information and to apply visit our website at: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE institution.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (www.chem.ubc.ca) invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair position in any area of Chemistry that will advance innovation in Sustainability. The focus of chair can be in diverse areas such as: environmental chemistry, for example, air or water quality, climate change, transport and fate of pollution in water, soil or air; green chemistry, for example, efficient heterogeneous catalysis, improved efficiency and environmental safety in chemical syntheses, chemistry of biomass/renewable or gaseous feedstocks; or materials chemistry, for example, polymer or membrane chemistry, organic materials for alternative energy applications, nanomaterials for energy conversion or environmental remediation. The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, postdoctoral experience and an excellent research track record. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a dynamic research program. As a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry the successful applicant will be expected to effectively supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, obtain external funding, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate Chemistry courses and actively participate in departmental activities. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level but a higher rank may be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made in accordance with the Canadian Research Chair program. Information about the Canada Research Chair program can be found at: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research interests, a detailed research proposal, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience and arrange to have three reference letters sent directly to: Chair, CRC Tier 2 Search Committee, 2013crcsearch@chem.ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
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Three Faculty Positions in Organic Synthesis, Analytical, Forensic Chemistry or Toxicology. The Department of Chemistry at University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), has launched a major program expansion. This year, we seek one outstanding individual to join our recently established Forensic Technology Institute and our FEPAC-accredited Forensics Chemistry Program. A primary focus on forensics research should be complemented by interests in broad areas of toxicology, mass spectrometry, microscopy, separations, or microfluidics/field deployable systems. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching forensic chemistry. In addition we are searching for two outstanding individuals to join our newly established Institute of Neurodegenerative Disease Research. Broadly trained synthetic organic chemists with an interest in any neurodegenerative disease research area are strongly encouraged to apply. All three appointments may be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Applicants should visit our websites: http://www.albany.edu/chemistry and http://www.albany.edu/lifesciences for additional information about chemistry and life sciences research. Application Process: CV with publication list, and statements of research and teaching.  Applications for Organic Synthesis positions should be submitted to: http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42759. Applications for the Forensic, Analytical and Toxicology position should be submitted to: http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42757. Applicants must address their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Three reference letters should be sent on behalf of an applicant directly to: ChemDept@albany.edu. Review of complete applications will start from November 1, 2013 until the positions are filled. Qualifications: Ph.D. from an institution accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, and strong productivity. At the Assistant Professor level, preferred candidates will have completed productive postdoctoral training and show promise as independent externally-funded investigators. At the Associate Professor level, preferred candidates will have demonstrated a significant and continued trajectory of publications, external funding and successful mentoring.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in inorganic chemistry. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is required; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants with research interests in energy related fields are especially encouraged to apply. Excellence in research, teaching, and advising at both the graduate and undergraduate levels will be expected of a successful candidate. Teaching loads are commensurate with the expectation of a strong, externally funded research program. For additional information, see our web site at: http://www.uwyo.edu/chemistry/ or e-mail to: chemistry@uwyo.edu. Applicants should send a CV, research proposals with estimate of start-up costs, a brief statement of teaching interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Inorganic Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Dept. 3838, 1000 E. University Ave., University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071. Review of applications will begin October 28th and continue until suitable candidates are identified.
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The Ohio State University, Tenure-track Faculty Position in Analytical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Analytical Characterization Techniques to begin Autumn 2014. Candidates with research interests in the development and application of state-of-the-art characterization techniques that can advance Ohio State's commitment in materials/measurement science are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated excellence in innovative research and a strong commitment to teaching are essential. Priority will be given to those candidates whose research interests complement those of existing faculty. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae including publication list, a summary of past research accomplishments, a statement of teaching and research interests and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Applications for this position should be posted on: http://academicjobsonline.org. For further information, contact: Analytical Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, c/o Susan, Krumm,skrumm@chemistry.ohio-state.edu. Application review begins October 1, 2013.
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The Ohio State University, Tenure-track Faculty Position in Chemical Synthesis. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the Design and Chemical Synthesis of Biologically Active Compounds to begin Autumn 2014. Candidates with research interests in the design, synthesis, and collaborative deployment of biologically active organic compounds are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated excellence in innovative research and a strong commitment to teaching are essential. Priority will be given to those candidates whose research interests complement those of existing faculty. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae including publication list, a summary of past research accomplishments, a statement of teaching and research interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Applications for this position should be posted to this position on: http://academicjobsonline.org/. For further information, contact: Chemical Synthesis Faculty Search Committee, c/o Susan Krumm, skrumm@chemistry.ohio-state.edu. Application review begins October 1, 2013.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level, with research interests in the area of Forensic/Analytical chemistry. Please see: http://www.ohio.edu/chemistry/forensic/ for information about our Forensic Chemistry program. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in forensic/analytical chemistry and significant postdoctoral experience. Applicants must apply online at: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/7411 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research interests, and statement of teaching philosophy. Each applicant must arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation submitted to the above website. Only online applications will be accepted. The review of applications will begin October 1st, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 1, 2013.
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The UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (www.chemistry.ucla.edu) is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position in Inorganic Chemistry.  The position may be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. We invite candidates in any area of inorganic chemistry including bioinorganic, nanoscience, organometallic and solid state to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong and creative research program and contribute to teaching in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All applications must be uploaded through UCLA Academic Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00046. Candidates should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research accomplishments (1-2 pages), and (junior candidates only) future research plans (3 pages max.). In addition, candidates should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit. To assure consideration, all application materials and letters should be received by November 1, 2013.
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Westmont College department of chemistry invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry. The candidate must have B.S./B.A. in chemistry, a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry, a genuine desire to teach chemistry at the undergraduate level, to do research with undergraduates, and to pursue extramural funding. Postdoctoral experience preferred. Westmont is a national select liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition. Applications from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged. Submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans, 3 letters of recommendation, and the faculty appointment application as found at: http://www.westmont.edu/_academics/pages/provost/faculty_positions.html, to: Dr. Nivaldo Tro, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA  93108. Review of applications begins October 31, 2013, and continues until position is filled.
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Millikin University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry beginning August 2014. A Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or closely related area is required. Teaching responsibilities will include analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, and general chemistry, and may include other courses in the major or the university studies program. The individual will be expected to develop a promising experimental research program that is suitable for undergraduate students and to engage in university service. The chemistry department is ACS-approved (www.millikin.edu/chemistry). Candidates should email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, outline of research program, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information of three references to: Dr. George Bennett, Chemistry Department Chair, in care of Lisa Casey (lcasey@millikin.edu). Review of applications will begin Oct. 22 and continue until the position is filled. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check.  Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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