If you have colleagues who are interested in becoming search advocates, please let them know that the fall workshops are now scheduled and available for registration at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=45 .  The first workshop series is 9/15-9/16, so anyone who wants to complete the training before classes begin will need to register soon.  Registration deadline is 9/8, only a week away!  Please help me spread the word…

Before you ask J, continuing education sessions and search advocate community of practice meetings are under development and will be scheduled/announced soon.  You all will be the first to know!

Virginia Tech remains committed to its internationally recognized interdisciplinary program in macromolecular
science and engineering with the announcement of an Assistant Professor position in
the Department of Chemistry on our main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. This position signifies
a continued University commitment to the importance of the science and engineering of polymeric
materials to help solve major societal challenges in energy, the environment, and medicine. The
successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the University-wide Macromolecules
Innovation Institute (MII) (see www.mii.vt.edu), which has the mission of building interdisciplinary
research and education collaborations across campus. The candidate will have access to the newly
formed Macromolecular Materials Discovery Center in our Institute for Critical Technology and Applied
Science (ICTAS).
The Department of Chemistry particularly invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the
Assistant Professor level in synthetic polymer chemistry (TR0160080). Candidates with an emphasis
on synthesis and properties of macromolecules, supramolecular chemistry, responsive hierarchical
macromolecular structures, and the design of polymeric materials for nanomedicine, energy and the
environment, are particularly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is
required; the degree is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must establish an
internationally recognized research program and be an effective teacher in graduate and undergraduate
courses. Applicants must submit online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu and locate the correct posting
(referenced above). Applicants will submit a curriculum vita, a description of research plans (not to exceed
five pages), teaching philosophy and plans (not to exceed two pages), and arrange for three letters
of recommendation. The Search Committee Chair is available to address any specific questions related
to the position: Professor Timothy E. Long, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry,
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061; telong@vt.edu.
Review of applications will begin October 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is
filled. For further information about the position and the Department of Chemistry, visit
Virginia Tech is an AA/EEO employer and applications from underrepresented groups are especially
encouraged. Occasional travel to attend professional meeting and conferences are required, and University
policy requires a criminal background check. Direct all general questions about the position to
chem.jobs@vt.edu, with the job posting # included in the subject heading.

I’m pleased to announce the formation of the Office of International Services (OIS) within the Division of International Programs. OIS is a strategic reorganization of the units formerly known as International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) and International Scholar and Faculty Services (ISFS). This restructuring allows us to better serve our international population on campus and beyond.

We’ve hired Grace Atebe to oversee the newly-formed OIS, effective September 19. Grace comes to us from West Virginia University, where she served as Assistant Director of Student Support and Development in the Office of International Students. Grace holds an Ed.D. from WVU and an MBA from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. I look forward to Grace’s leadership, experience, and knowledge in this role as we move forward.

OIS will also have two familiar faces serving as assistant directors: Rachael Weber and Jackie Bangs. Rachael’s responsibilities are primarily focused on international student immigration compliance, while Jackie is focused on working closely with international faculty and scholars.

OIS will continue to help International Programs further its commitment to serve and support OSU’s growing and diverse international population and help them flourish on campus, in the community, and around the world.

Mark Hoffman, PhD, ATC
Oregon State University

Vice Provost for International Programs