If you are interested in conducting research about online teaching and learning, the Ecampus Research Unit will help you plan your proposal for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. The Ecampus Research Unit annually funds up to five faculty and/or department projects – $20,000 each – to support research in the areas of distance and online education, including hybrid delivery. Info sessions will be held Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. and Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at the 4th floor of The Valley Library, Kelley Conference Room. Applications are due Nov. 1. For more info, contact Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, MaryEllen.DelloStritto@oregonstate.edu.

Collegiate Assistant Professor: Integrated Science Curriculum Leader
The College of Science at Virginia Tech and the Academy of Integrated Science, through its Integrated Science Curriculum (https://www.ais.science.vt.edu/programs/isc.html), are placing a strong emphasis on integrated and interdisciplinary teaching. As part of this initiative, Virginia Tech has a non-tenure track faculty position for the Leader of the Integrated Science Curriculum in the Academy of Integrated Science to start in Fall 2018. The appointment will be at the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor with an initial 3-year appointment and the possibility of multi-year renewal upon successful review.
The Integrated Science Curriculum is a two-year program that prepares students from the College of Science for their respective majors through a curriculum built around student teams working on problem-oriented exercises while mastering interdisciplinary concepts. Biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics are intertwined, in lectures and in labs, to achieve a dynamic understanding of a wide range of fundamental principles within the modern scientific method.
We seek candidates who are passionate about interdisciplinary teaching of undergraduate students in an inclusive and integrated environment. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses and laboratories related to the Integrated Science Curriculum, where successful candidates will:
● Make significant contributions to our interdisciplinary undergraduate instruction; coordinate laboratory and lecture courses, work closely with our undergraduate students, and lead efforts in curriculum enhancements and innovative pedagogy;
● Continue to develop professional capabilities and participate in scholarly activities, including travel to and participation in professional conferences and societies; and participate in department, college, and university service and governance, as well as professional service.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics or a closely related field. Successful candidates will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and work closely with the existing interdisciplinary programs in the Academy of Integrated Science. Applications must be submitted online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80232 (posting number TR0170134) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that describes an integrated vision for interdisciplinary science education, a description of previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups as well as how the applicant will further Virginia Tech’s commitment to build a culturally diverse educational environment, and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. Questions regarding the position can be directed by Email to Prof. Michel Pleimling, Integrated Science Curriculum Faculty Search Committee Chair, at pleim@vt.edu.
Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering, and additionally provides a competitive dual hiring program for couples. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify Dr. Nora Dragovic in the Academy of Integrated Science (Email: nora84@vt.edu, Tel: 540- 231-8131).

The fourth annual Portland American Chemical Society Undergraduate Poster Symposium and Career Fair will be held on Sunday, October 22, at the SRTC Building at Portland State University, from 4-7 PM.  We hope to have 40 or more undergraduates presenting posters about their summer research; there will be free pizza and pastries (and other food and drink).

There will be $150 first prizes and possibly $75 second prizes in each of seven divisions (Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, Physical, Biochemistry, Polymers, Materials).  Note that the chances of winning a prize are pretty high!

We anticipate that representatives of many local companies and graduate schools will be present; the schedule is designed to allow plenty of time for the students to leave their posters and interact with the recruiters and other students.

I am writing to seek your help in getting this information to every undergraduate attending a school in the Portland or Oregon ACS sections who did chemistry-related research during the summer of 2017.  No one knows this better than the faculty.  Please forward this to your colleagues, and through them (or directly) to appropriate students; in addition to those who did research on campus last summer, please try to remember those who did research somewhere else.  Company and national lab internships count, as long as the students are able to divulge their results, and researchers from other departments are also welcome, as long as there is some connection to chemistry.  The results need not be high impact—we understand that some projects do not work as expected, but one can still make good posters about them.

There is no selection process for this event—any student registering may present.  Full information, including registration instructions, can be found at the following web site: https://sites.google.com/site/portlandacsposters/home.  However, we do not want a bunch of no-shows—registration should constitute a good-faith commitment to attend and present.

Deadline for registration is October 10.  We need some lead time to prepare the booklet.  To encourage early submission, there will be a $10 prize for the first 5 students who register!

Assistant Professor Positions in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry at New College of Florida
New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in
Organic Chemistry and a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Bioorganic Chemistry,
both starting in August 2018. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required for both positions. The successful
candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and research. Teaching experience
and postdoctoral research experience are strongly preferred. New College is committed to
recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Women and candidates from underrepresented groups
or whose knowledge or skills can support an inclusive culture and learning environment are
especially encouraged to apply.
The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In
addition to classes and tutorials, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise
independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on
baccalaureate committees. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a
demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching. The successful
candidates are expected to establish and maintain a program of research. New College
welcomes research programs that complement those of the current faculty.
Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized,
highly-selective public honors college with an 11:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are
intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in
the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative
evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching
and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship. www.ncf.edu. A
description of the Division of Natural Sciences is at
A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three
references (including at least one who can address teaching), unofficial graduate transcripts, a
statement of teaching philosophy that includes course proposals, a statement regarding the
candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning
environment, and a description of proposed research that specifically highlights how
undergraduates would participate. Review of completed applications will begin October 2 and
continue until the position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding
applications are open to the public upon request. An online application:
https://ncf.simplehire.com/ should be completed. New College of Florida is an EOE institution.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri is seeking to fill a tenure track position in medicinal chemistry beginning in Fall 2018. We anticipate that the position will be filled at the level of assistant professor, although appointment at the associate level may be considered. It is expected that the successful candidate will have the potential to build a funded, nationally recognized, research program focusing on the design of new medicinal agents within the framework of translational precision medicine. The position requires the ability to work collaboratively with physicians and others in achieving goals that are aimed at the diagnosis and/or treatment of diseases at the molecular level, including, but not limited to, novel drugs, sensors, or radioactive probes. Finally, the candidate will demonstrate the promise of establishing a strong record of teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence. The University of Missouri is an equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
Please apply on-line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV, descriptions of research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation are required and the applicant should arrange for the letters to be submitted. The letters should be submitted electronically to MUMedchemSearch@missouri.edu. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee (harmatam@missouri.edu) for any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.
The University of Missouri is an equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

The Graduate School is offering an intensive workshop to help OSU students prepare competitive applications for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. The workshop will be conducted in two sessions. Session 1 will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. and Session 2 will be Thursday, Sept.  28 from 5:30-7 p.m.  Both sessions will be held in LPSC 125.  Space is limited to please register here: Registration. If you have any questions please contact the Graduate School at Graduate.inquire@oregonstate.edu