According to the Faculty Senate Bylaws  ( Article V. Sec. 1.) non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Senate purposes; this choice will determine Senate representation. For example, if a faculty member has a split appointment between Agricultural Sciences and Science, they may choose one or the other (FTE will not be split among units). Faculty not choosing where they wish to be apportioned will be placed in an apportionment unit at the discretion of the Faculty Senate Office. Respond by noon on Thursday, Nove. 2 via the survey at to indicate with which unit you wish to be apportioned. Tenured faculty will be apportioned in their tenure unit, with the exception of off-campus Extension, OSU-Cascades, and Hatfield Marine Science Center.

All faculty represented by the Faculty Senate ( Article III. Sec. 1., paragraph 8) are eligible during the Fall 2017 elections to be elected to a Faculty Senator position and represent faculty in their apportionment unit, unless they are: a current Senator whose term extends beyond Dec. 31, 2017; a current Senator who is completing two consecutive three-year terms on Dec. 31, 2017; or an administrator with an Executive Level 1, 2 or 3 position (dean or above).If you wish to decline to have your name placed on the Faculty Senator nomination ballot, please respond by noon, Nov. 7 via the survey at

We are aggressively recruiting new faculty to our department including ongoing searches for at least 2 Tenure-Tenure Track Positions described below.  The response has been very encouraging and we thank you for any assistance in identifying candidates.  The searches will continue until filled despite a momentary – and potentially confusing –  lapse in the appearance of our advertisement in C&EN (  The ads are current at

Our Department is in rapid building mode yet despite current faculty numbers, we graduate an average of 10 Ph.D. professionals each year.  We invite you to visit our web site and reacquaint yourself with Mississippi State Chemistry (

We look forward to returning the favor.





Dennis W. Smith, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor & Department Head

Office: 662.325.7813

Dept.: 662.325.3584


Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Open Rank

The Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions open to ALL AREAS OF CHEMISTRY including, but not limited to analytical, biological, chemical education, inorganic, materials chemistry, organic, physical at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor, beginning August 2018.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field, a demonstrated record of research accomplishments, and a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Consideration of applications will begin September 16, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.  Applicants must apply online and include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, statement of teaching interests, and have three letters of recommendation sent to:

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Assistant Clinical Professor Positions

The Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University invites applications for two 9 month non-tenure track positions at the rank of clinical assistant professor beginning on or after January 1, 2018.  The initial three-year appointments can be extended and follow academic promotion track.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related area and must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  Applicants with prior teaching experience are particularly encouraged to apply.  The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in chemistry with additional service or other duties supportive of the undergrad program.  Applicants must apply online and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, and the complete contact information for two professional references.  Nominations for or communication about this position should be sent to Chair, Chemistry Search Committee at Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN SYNTHETIC ORGANIC / POLYMER CHEMISTRY.   Our research laboratories in the Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University invites applications and nominations for postdoctoral fellowships beginning immediately.  Successful applicants will have experience in synthetic organic chemistry preferably with a background in synthesis & characterization of monomer and polymeric materials design and applications.  Experience with aromatic, phenolic, organofluorine, and fluoropolymer chemistry is encouraged but not required.  A competitive compensation package is offered along with an exceptional environment for multidisciplinary collaboration and potential downstream technology transfer and entrepreneurism.  Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and contacts of 3 references addressed to  Prof. Dennis Smith, Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University via Ms. Sara Knighten at:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Office of the Vice Provost for Information Services, I am pleased to announce the opening of the call for proposals for the 2017-2018 Learning Innovation Grants.

In 2016-2017, $160,000 was awarded to support 20 Individual projects and nearly $200,000 was awarded to collaborative teams to support 2 Scaled projects. Consistent with last year, awards will be offered in two categories.

Individual Grants (up to $10,000)

10 to 15 individual grants will be awarded to faculty at the OSU Corvallis campus. These awards are intended to bring innovation to the learning experience by providing seed funding for pilot projects combining effective pedagogy with technology or other educational technology efforts.

These are one-time grants, not an ongoing service fund.

For more information about individual grants, please visit this url:


Scaled Grants (up to $100,000)

Scaled Grants will be awarded to multi-departmental teams at the OSU Corvallis campus who are launching new initiatives or expanding existing ones. Co-contributed resources of staff time and/or funds are expected, and a sustainability plan for maintaining the initiative should be included with the proposal. Deans need to review and actively support the project. Projects should directly contribute to student learning and experience: although research may be conducted on a funded project, the grant funds are not intended to support research itself.

Applications for Scaled Grants will be accepted in Winter 2018. (A separate RFP for Scaled Grant proposals will come out in January 2018.)

For more information about the Scaled Grants, please visit this url:

NEW! Descriptions of the Individual and Scaled Grant awards, including the successful Scaled Grant proposal documents, are now available on the LIG web site: . If you are interested in learning more about the Learning Innovation Grants, an information session will be held in the upcoming weeks. Meanwhile, please feel free to contact Robin Pappas with questions at

We look forward to seeing your wonderful ideas!

Best regards,

Robin Pappas

Robin Pappas, Ph. D., Instructional Innovation Program Manager, Office of the Vice Provost and CIO

Oregon State University | Information Services | 541-737-3712

Younger Chemist Leadership Development Award 
The YCC grants 15 Younger Chemist Leadership Development Awards that support ACS members who are less than 35 years of age to travel to and participate in the annual ACS Leadership Institute.  More info and application here: Nov 1, 2017.
CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Travel Award 
The ACS Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) and the CIBA Foundation are proud to introduce the CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Travel Award. The program provides funding for young and early-career chemists to travel to and participate in an ACS national or regional meeting. Through this program, the YCC and the CIBA Foundation continue to support development of younger chemists in the chemical sciences. The award is intended for young scientists (under 35) who have post-doctoral appointments OR are within the first seven (7) years of their professional career. CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Travel Awards are awarded twice each year but the number of awards granted yearly will vary subject to available funding. Each award will equal $1000. More info and application here: Nov 15, 2017.

Reduce the cost of textbooks and save OSU students money. OSU Faculty are invited to submit a proposal to replace a current textbook with high-quality, no or low-cost alternatives. Winners receive $500 – $1000 to compensate them for time spent in locating, evaluating, and selecting open educational resources or low-cost alternatives. This grant is sponsored by the Women’s Giving Circle.Proposals are due by Dec. 9. Contact Stefanie Buck (


We are a small manufactuaring company here in Corvallis and we have certain analytical/lab equipment we are looking to part with. I attach a list of what we have and if anything would be of interest for your department please send me an email and we can arrange for you to come by and pick up. Most of these are used and older tech but if you find something useful on the list we are happy to give this to the University free of charge.

used equipment



Sandra Balzer

Office Manager

Wavelength References, Inc.

Tel: 541-738-0528

Fax: 541-738-0998