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August 18, 2016

TT Assistant Professor – Analytical Chemistry – College of Wooster

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 11:36 am

The College of Wooster seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the
area of analytical chemistry to begin August 2017. Primary teaching responsibilities include
advanced courses and labs in area of expertise and general chemistry. Development of a rigorous
undergraduate research program and participation in The College’s Senior Independent Study
Program expected. Ph.D. required and post-doctoral research or teaching experience preferred. A
full job posting and application details are online

Attached is a full version of the job description.  Please contact Paul Edmiston ( with any questions.

Job Description

TT Faculty Position – Georgia Institute of Technology

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 8:50 am

Dear Colleague:

I would like to bring your attention to an advertisement (attached and below) which will appear in August issues of Science and Chemical and Engineering News.  This announced search is to fill three or more tenure-track faculty positions. The specific area will be less important than the quality of the candidate.  I thank you for the widest possible circulation of this announcement.


Wendy Kelly
Chair, Search Committee

Tenure Track Faculty Position
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Atlanta, GA 30332-0400

THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY seeks to fill one or more tenure-track faculty positions. Candidates from all areas will be considered, with opportunities for joint appointments in other departments of science and engineering to facilitate interdisciplinary research and scholarship. Exceptional candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates for appointment at the assistant professor level should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, description of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for submission of three letters of reference. Candidates at advanced levels should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief description of research plans (particularly if future plans differ significantly from past efforts). All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at:

The application deadline is October 1, 2016 with application review continuing until the positions are filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.

Supplemental Instruction Leader (CH23X)

This recruitment will be used to fill 3-4 part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Support Services positions for the Academic Success Center at Oregon State University (OSU).

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a highly successful program and an integral part of the Academic Success Center. SI offers peer-facilitated study groups for students in historically-challenging classes. SI is currently hiring leaders to support the CH 23X series.

SI Leaders attend all lectures for the supported courses and are responsible for planning and leading 6 small-group study tables per week. Each study table is scheduled for 50 minutes, and tables are held weeks 2-10 of the term. The SI Leaders plan for interactive study tables to support students as they practice challenging course material. Students who participate in SI study tables on a regular basis, on average, earn course grades which are 1/3 to 1/2 of a grade higher than students who do not participate. SI Leaders will participate in required weekly professional development meetings.

This position offers leadership and professional experience for students interested in supporting their peers’ academic success. Appointment is usually for the academic year, but SI Leaders’ ongoing employment in that year (and in subsequent years) is dependent upon positive and professional work performance as well as the SI program budget. At times, an increase or a reduction in the number of study tables led may occur due to student enrollment.

Apply here:

Position closes 8/31/16

August 8, 2016

WWU – Tenure-Track Analytical Position

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 4:30 pm
Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in analytical chemistry beginning September 15, 2017.  The Chemistry Department and the College of Sciences and Engineering are committed to WWU’s strategic goal of recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, and welcome applications from diverse candidates.  Review of applications beginsSeptember 15, 2016; position open until filled.  Attached is a short handout with more information about the position.  A full job description and online application may be found at:
WWU is a primarily undergraduate state institution (about 15,000 students) in Bellingham, WA, 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia and 90 miles north of Seattle.  We have developed a strong undergraduate research culture that values excellence in research and teaching.
I encourage you to share this information with post-doctoral fellows and graduating students from your program. While post-doctoral experience is a preferred qualification, recent graduates are also encouraged to apply.  Any questions about the position may be addressed to Prof. Steven Emory at (360) 650-7437
Thank you and appreciate your help in spreading the word about this position.
August 3, 2016

OSU Purchasing and Contact Ethics Policy

Filed under: Announcements @ 11:46 am

Bid Shopping Quick Reference Information

August 1, 2016

Oregon Bioscience Association Annual Conference-invitation to share your latest research!

Filed under: Announcements @ 2:58 pm
Researchers at Oregon State are cordially invited to share their discoveries on October 20, 2016, the first day of the Oregon Bioscience Association’s Annual Conference.  This year along with a Pitch Fest, Oregon Bio is introducing a research focused Fast Pitch designed to allow basic and applied researchers to showcase their work to the more than 300 professionals from the local biotech sector expected to be in attendance.  To learn more about this exciting opportunity please see the attached Fast Pitch announcement and apply here.
We look forward to learning more about research and innovation at Oregon State.
All the best,
Janina Malone
The Patent Option
Day 1 Coordinator, Oregon Bioscience Association Annual Conference
(503) 953-2056

YlnMn Blue Goes Viral

#MasBlue #YlnMnBlueWe in the department prefer to call it Mas Blue after our beloved Mas Subramanian, a fact that causes him some embarrassment.  But we’re so proud of him and this serendipitous discovery.  Due to the viral nature of the news lately, we’re compiling a list of all the news outlets where we’ve spotted mentions of this beautiful hue.

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Keep checking back, we’ll update as we get more links.  In the mean time, you can follow the hashtags.  #MasBlue #YlnMnBlue

Thirty-Minute Brief: How to Get Started and Get Assistance to Make Your Course Hybrid:

Filed under: Announcements @ 9:24 am
A growing number of OSU faculty are redesigning classroom courses as hybrid (blended) courses, which combine significant online learning activity with a reduced amount of on-campus “seat time.”  Learn effective methods for designing a hybrid course and find out about available support through the Center for Teaching and Learning. Presenter: Cub Kahn, CTL and Extended Campus. Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. Register here:
July 26, 2016

Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

Greetings OSU Undergraduate Researchers,

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is organizing an Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium (USRS) to be held at OSU on August 30 in LINC 314.

The symposium is open to all OSU undergraduates – those conducting research this summer, and those that have conducted research earlier. The symposium is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to share their research with others. All participants will be eligible for the Research Fellow Transcript Notation.

Two presentation options will be available:
a.      10 minute presentations
b.      3 minute presentations

Questions can be sent to

All participants will need to attend at least one (more, if interested) of the following Practice Sessions to be held 2.00 to 4.00 PM in ALS 4000 on:

August 18
August 19
August 25
August 26

Undergraduates should discuss their interest in participating in the symposium with their research mentor and then send an email by July 29 to with ‘USRS’ indicated in the ‘Subject’, and the following in the body of the email:

Name of Undergraduate Researcher:
Primary Major:
Name of Research Mentor:
Presentation Category: 10 minute or 3 minute presentation
Research Topic (Broadly describe area of research in one sentence):

This information is requested for planning the symposium.



Sujaya Rao, PhD.
Director of Undergraduate Research
Division of Undergraduate Studies
Oregon State University

July 21, 2016

Filed under: Announcements @ 11:03 am

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