ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY (ANALYTICAL) COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY FULL-TIME TENURE TRACK START DATE: FALL 2019 Application review will begin September 24th. The position will remain open and applications reviewed until filled. ABOUT WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY: Whitworth University provides an education with a strong liberal arts perspective, the Christian heritage of the University, a commitment to academic rigor, and a long-standing orientation toward human service. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart.” Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In 2017-2018, our diverse student body consisted of twentyfive percent undergraduates from underrepresented groups and four percent international students from over 30 different countries. THE POSITION: The Chemistry Department at Whitworth University invites applications for a tenure-track position in chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants in Analytical Chemistry and all related sub-disciplines are welcome to apply. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the ability to establish a robust research program, which is competitive for external funding and involves undergraduate research assistants. The Chemistry department provides a stimulating environment in which students can use the latest technology in course and lab work, and also have opportunities for advanced research in collaboration with faculty. The department provides access to modern instrumentation including a multinuclear 400 MHz NMR, GC/MS, DSC, two HPLC systems, a fluorimeter, several UV-Vis and IR spectrometers, and various other instruments supporting individual research projects. We are also in the process of developing a single-crystal X-ray facility. The chemistry department is located in Robinson Science Hall, a 63,000 sq. ft. facility housing state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories. The small class sizes typical in the department encourage students to become active learners in their own education, and helps foster close relationships between students and faculty members. We seek scholars who enjoy collaborating with undergraduate students and who seek the challenge of inspiring students to reach their full potential. We are particularly interested in individuals who have experience and/or demonstrated passion for working with and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds. Thirty-two percent of our 2018 incoming class comes from underrepresented groups. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO: Include in his/her teaching assignments General Chemistry lectures and labs, Analytical Chemistry lectures and labs, and additional upper-division chemistry courses depending upon interest or expertise, such as environmental chemistry, biochemistry, or thermochemistry. Teaching assignments may also include onecredit departmental courses or a course in the General Education Program such as first-year seminar, or one of the courses in our Core sequence. The opportunity to teach an occasional non-major’s course or a special topics course is also available. A typical teaching load consists of one lecture and four labs or two lectures and two labs per semester and one course during the January term for a total of 21 teaching load credits. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in student-advising, service to the department, service to the university, and to the greater community. The department also expects the faculty member to establish a sustainable research program with the regular supervision of undergraduate research assistants both during the academic year and in the summer. TO SUCCEED IN THIS ROLE CANDIDATES WILL NEED:  A doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry or a closely related field (ABD may be considered).  A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral English.  High degree of interest in mentoring undergraduate research students.  Demonstrated effectiveness in college-level undergraduate teaching, possessing strong relational skills with students and colleagues.  Evidence of scholarly activities with plans for establishing a program of research at Whitworth University that is competitive for external funding.  Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious identities and perspectives.  A commitment to providing an equitable, just, and inclusive learning environment for all students.  Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment.  A commitment to equal opportunity; and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.  Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification. IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE JOB FOR YOU: The following documents are required to complete the online application form at 1. A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the required qualifications of the position. 2. A personal essay characterizing your Christian faith. Please read before you write your essay. 3. Your curriculum vitae. 4. A 2-3 page research proposal describing: 1) your past and/or current research endeavors, 2) a research plan to be implemented at Whitworth University, 3) a list of appropriate funding agencies to which you would apply for external funding, and 4) an explanation of how undergraduate students may be involved in your research. 5. A 2-3 page teaching statement on your teaching philosophy that also includes a detailed description of an analytical course with labs that you would envision teaching at Whitworth University. Include your approach to teaching a diverse student body and to creating and inclusive excellence learning environment. 6. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial; official transcripts may be required at the time an offer to interview is extended). 7. The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three or more professional references. 8. Three recent student course evaluations (or a note explaining why they are not available). Please direct questions about the application process to Elise Forman at Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Deanna Ojennus at . CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT INFORMATION: Whitworth’s Chemistry Department offers BA and BS degrees in Chemistry. Students seeking a BS degree declare a General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry or Biochemistry track. To read more about our department please see our department website: ABOUT THE SPOKANE AREA: Spokane (population approx. 210,000) is located on the Spokane River west of the Rocky Mountain foothills in eastern Washington State. The region enjoys four seasons with the associated outdoor activities (mountain biking, climbing, swimming, boating, snowmobiling, skiing, etc.). Spokane is within 4-5 hours of three major national parks (Mt Rainier, North Cascades, Glacier) and the Canadian Rockies. The city is large enough to have a thriving downtown area with a riverfront park yet small enough to avoid the heavy traffic associated with larger cities. The Spokane area has a number of strong school districts including the Mead School District in which Whitworth is located. Besides the strong public schools, the Spokane area has a number of highly ranked private schools, faith-based schools, and schools that have developed specialized options such as the Mead Riverpoint Academy with its emphasis on STEM and Entrepreneurial curriculum. In summer of 2018, the city provided grants to NGOs to support and promote multicultural events and activities reflecting the different cultural groups in the community. For more information on Spokane, please visit Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

A tenure-track position is available in ANALYTICAL chemistry. While the opening is at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional senior candidates may be considered. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop vigorous, competitive, well-funded research programs, and to be excellent teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Assistant Professor applicants should upload an application letter with vita, teaching statement, and a description of proposed research, and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Letter writers will be supplied with a link upon entry of their contact information in the application system. Senior applicants should upload an application letter and vita only. Applications should be uploaded in PDF format directly to: Initial interview selections will begin October 1; applications will continue to be considered if needed to identify suitable candidates. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see:

The OSU Postdoctoral Association invites applications for professional development awards of $1,000 each. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, and should be submitted by email to Recipients will be announced at the annual Postdoc Research Symposium Oct. 4. For more information visit

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. 2 at 1 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. at the fourth floor of The Valley Library, Drinkward Conference Room. Applications are due Nov. 1. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Dello Stritto,

The Cottrell Scholars Collaborative (CSC) Academic Leadership Team (ALT) is staging the 4th Academic Leadership Workshop on February 26 to February 28 in Washington, DC. This workshop will offer practical advice and tools to help participants enter into academic leadership roles such as a Research Center Director, Department Head or Dean. Among the unique components are a 360-degree analysis and engagement with existing academic leaders who started their careers in chemistry, physics or astronomy. As a chair, we are sure that you can appreciate the value of deliberate and focused training for leadership positions prior to starting them. We are therefore writing to ask you to identify and encourage one of the future leaders in your department to apply to the 2019 ALT Workshop.

For details about the workshop and a link to the application, please go to:

For more information about the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative (a cross-disciplinary network of Cottrell Scholars known for their research and educational efforts), sponsored by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, please go to:

The deadline for applications to ALT 2019 is November 1st, 2018. We particularly interested in promoting mid-career faculty who are engaged in advancing the teacher-scholar model in academia as they move into academic leadership positions. We would also like to encourage you to support our attendees by defraying their travel costs and our registration fee ($950). Feel free to contact us or other ALT members listed in the “About” link of the website for further information.

Again, please encourage your colleagues to apply.

NANO3D SYSTEMS LLC (NANO3D – is a start up company
that develops novel micro- and nanofabrication plating technologies, products and
services for IC, MEMS, power electronics and displays industries. By employing the
brightest minds, NANO3D creates the innovations that shape the future of technology.
Job Summary
Materials Scientist works as a member of a team at NANO3D SYSTEMS LLC to develop
and characterize the micro- and nanofabrication plating processes. Bring passion and
dedication to your job and there’s no telling what you could accomplish.
Key Qualifications:
▪ Minimum 2 years’ experience in materials science, chemistry or chemical engineering
developing and characterizing novel materials.
▪ Strong material and metallurgical knowledge of metals, especially copper, palladium,
nickel, iron and their alloys.
▪ Experience with the use of SEM/EDX, profilometry, XRD, Instron and other advanced
characterization techniques as well as electroless plating and electroplating.
▪ Ability to manage time to maximize productivity.
▪ Good team working and communication skills.
▪ Attention to detail and accuracy of recording information.
▪ Awareness of commercial importance of products and ability to plan and prioritize
work accordingly.
Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement the novel micro- and nanofabrication plating
• Develop and optimize novel bath chemistries to obtain desired film properties,
and to specify process parameters needed to scale the bath to industrial wafer
plating tools.
• Prepare, characterize and optimize plating solutions; prepare and measure the
film mechanical, microstructural, thermal, and chemical properties; and transfer
of the process from benchtop cells to full wafer equipment.
• Participates in defect reduction teams and implements process improvements
based on demonstrated improved yield results.
• Interfaces with other engineering, quality and manufacturing team members.
• Work to maximize productivity and meet targets and deadlines.
• Focus on Safety and environmental regulations.
• All other duties as required.
PhD or MS in chemical engineering, chemistry or material science.
Work Location:
ATAMI/ONAMI in Corvallis, Oregon.
Contact information:

Disability Access Services (DAS) is hosting an Open House/Lab on Thursday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 19 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. You’re invited to tour the DAS Testing Center on the 3rd floor of Heckart Lodge or the main office at A200 Kerr. Bring your questions, get assistance completing your Alternative Testing Agreements, and learn about our testing security measures and the assistive technology available to students.


For more information, contact


We hope to see you there!

The OSU Postdoctoral Association invites applications for professional development awards of $1,000 each. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, and should be submitted by email to Recipients will be announced at the annual Postdoc Research Symposium Oct. 4. For more information visit

If you belong to a department on campus and need office or lab supplies, visit the Surplus warehouse between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, to get some for free. To participate, choose items priced at $5 or less, with a limit of $20 total per visit. Items must be a cash sale or marked with white price tags. Visit the front desk to log your items before leaving

Join us again for another wonderful warm College of Science welcome to our new students on Tuesday, September 18th from 1:30-3:00 PM outside of Kidder Hall on the Library Quad. We’ll be serving rootbeer floats again, and socializing with our student clubs, incoming students, and colleagues. Please encourage your faculty and students to join us on this great tradition.