4:00 PM, Monday, October 18: Getting a job on Capitol Hill
This event includes a panel of four recent OSU Alumni who will speak about their experiences applying for and working on Capitol Hill. Panelists include an Investigator with the Senate Finance Committee; a Staff Assistant in the Senate; a Press Assistant in the House; and a Scheduler/Executive Assistant in the House.
The event is in-person (Bexell 417) and over Zoom.
Questions? Contact Dr. Christopher Stout: christopher.stout@oregonstate.edu

5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 3: Campus-Wide Internship Forum
The Legislative Internship Forum is cosponsored by ASOSU, ASCC, and the School of Public Policy. It is intended for all undergraduate students, regardless of major, who are thinking about winter, spring, and summer internships in Washington, DC and Oregon at the state and federal levels. The agenda features those who have interned in Salem and DC, current legislative staffers, an academic advisor and information about resources and scholarship opportunities. 
The event is in-person and Zoom
Corvallis: ALS 4001
OSU-Cascades: Tykeson Hall 109   
Questions? Contact Jock Mills: jock.mills@oregonstate.edu

OMSI Communication Fellowship Info Session: The College of Science will host a presentation & answer questions about the OSU-OMSI Spring Science Communication Fellows Program in a hybrid in-person/virtual session. The program is open* to any faculty, postdocs, staff or graduate students at OSU. Join us on Oct. 20, noon – 1 p.m. to learn more. Register: beav.es/Ugg Masks are required in-person. 

OMSI’s Science Communication Fellowships support and prepare STEM professionals to communicate with a variety of audiences more effectively by participating in a series of interactive training workshops. Fellows join OMSI to raise awareness about their current scientific research while also serving as STEM role models for children and teenagers and building a culture of public engagement among science professionals. It’s a great opportunity to full broader impacts goals for grant-funded research.

*The OMSI Science Communication program is most beneficial to faculty, instructors, and graduate students engaged with a specific course of research.  Undergraduates already working under a PI or Advisor’s direction may be considered for the program.  Please enquire with specific scenarios.

See link for more information: https://www.science.oregonstate.edu/omsi-partnership 

Bucknell University has a small MS degree in Chemical Engineering open to BS Chemical Engineering as well as BS Chemistry graduates. We both pay a stipend and we waive tuition.  Please circulate the attached flyer to your senior Chemical Engineers and share with your Chemistry departments. Here is the link to our paid MS degree program.  Students should apply through the main Bucknell website.  We also recommend reaching out directly to professors in our department and asking about their research and if they are interested in taking a master’s student next year. The application deadline is February 1, 2022.

Learn about the Affordable Learning Grant

Funding to adapt, adopt or author an open textbook is now available through OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit. An open textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license and made available online to be freely used by students, faculty, and members of the public. Faculty teaching on-campus, online or hybrid courses who want to help students save money and create quality learning resources are eligible and invited to apply. All grant recipients will receive assistance from OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit in locating, adopting or authoring zero-cost course materials. The deadline for the proposal is Nov. 30. More information is available on the OERU opportunities webpage.

1.       Oct. 12 – Noon-12:45 p.m. PT

2.       Oct. 15 – Noon-12:45 p.m. PT

3.       Oct. 20 – 9-9:45 a.m. PT

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Make your course materials more affordable

The next year will be challenging financially for our students. Many have lost their jobs or wages and will have a difficult time making ends meet. Consider moving from a commercial textbook to open educational resources (free and openly licensed course materials). Not only can you make learning more affordable for students, but you may also improve your drop and withdrawal rates by switching. In this workshop, we will look at why “going open” is important and how it gives you more flexibility to create custom course materials. Now is the time to make your course materials more affordable.

1.       Oct. 18 – 10-10:45 a.m. PT

2.       Oct. 29 – Noon-12:45 p.m. PT

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Creative Commons licensing

If you are sharing or want to share the learning materials you have created, you should include a Creative Commons license. This will tell others exactly what they can and cannot do with your work. Learn about the Creative Commons, how it works, how you can share your learning materials and make sure you receive the appropriate attribution. Learn how to find and use materials already under a CC license to enhance your class or course materials.

1.       Oct. 2 – Noon-12:45 p.m. PT

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Open pedagogy

Open pedagogy reconceives the notion of who creates knowledge and provides a pathway to empower students as creators. Shifting student work from “disposable” to “renewable” assignments allows students to learn and create beyond a grade. In this session, you will learn about open pedagogy and explore a process for designing “renewable” assignments.

1.       Oct. 9 – Noon-12:45 p.m. PT

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Sourcing imagesIn our visual culture, digital users rely on images to inform them and help them navigate. Where do you find compelling images that will engage your students without creating copyright headaches? This session will help you find openly licensed visuals online. We’ll discuss Creative Commons licenses; investigate sites such as Flickr and Pixabay; and explore how to upload, place, caption and link your images. 

1.       Oct. 12 – 11-11:45 a.m. PT

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OSU’s Affordable Learning Grant provides funding to adapt, adopt or author open educational resources, such as textbooks. An open textbook is licensed under an open copyright license and made freely available online for students, faculty and members of the public to use. Want to learn more? Join a workshop on the grant proposal process. For more information, contact Stefanie Buck

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University is seeking applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. Please take a moment to forward this email as appropriate. 

(1) Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry and (2) Assistant Professor in Medicinal Organic Chemistry with an emphasis on small-molecule synthesis. The Assistant Professors will teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses related to their discipline, while also developing and maintaining a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program that includes undergraduate-, masters-, and doctoral-level students; advise students; and provide service to the institution.

Required: Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in chemistry or related discipline. Consideration may be given to those with research areas that complement the strengths of the department.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and teaching statement that describes how you support student learning to https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/498889/assistant-professor-analytical-chemistry (Analytical Chemistry position) or https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/498888/assistant-professor-medicinal-organic-chemistry (Medicinal Organic Chemistry position). The Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Carole Dabney-Smith at smithac5@miamioh.eduScreening of applications will begin October 9, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an EO/AA employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco­ free.


Carole Dabney-Smith, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry

Director, Cellular, Molecular 

& Structural Biology Graduate Program

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University

The Chemistry department at Stony Brook University (SBU) invites applications for the College of Arts and Sciences’ Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Fellows Program (2022/2023). This is a full-time, 12 month, non tenure-track faculty position at the lecturer level at the annual salary of $70,000 including full benefits, to commence Fall 2022. The fellow will be a part of a mentored research environment and, with a successful and demonstrated contribution to inclusion, diversity, and equity, will be invited to join the tenure-track faculty at Stony Brook University after two years [24 months of fellow support]. Candidates must have demonstrated plans to contribute to inclusion, diversity and equity, excellence in innovative research and potential to participate in the teaching mission of the Chemistry department. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective interdisciplinary teacher and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels to guide research and professional development, and be an active participant in community outreach activities. The position description and application guidelines can be found at:

Faculty in the SBU Chemistry department benefit from partnerships with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the SBU Renaissance School of Medicine, the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, and the SBU Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS). Together these provide an excellent environment and unique facilities and infrastructure for research in areas such as advanced materials, chemical biology, and computational chemistry. We invite applications from both experimentalists and theorists in all areas of Chemistry, with particular interests in the following strategic areas, broadly defined: (1) molecular tools to address health disparities; for example, new approaches and strategies to understand, treat, or diagnose diseases that disproportionately impact certain patient populations; (2) chemical approaches to address energy and environmental challenges; including sustainable materials, energy storage, photocatalysis, recyclable polymers, and tools to probe atmospheric chemistry. Affiliate or joint appointments with related departments is possible if this is of interest to the Fellow. If a Fellow requires laboratory space or major equipment, identification of potential faculty sponsors would be welcomed in the research part of the application or in the cover letter.

Review of applicant files will begin on September 30, 2021 and will continue until the posting closes October 15, 2021. Inquiries may be directed to the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean CAS_Dean@stonybrook.edu . For this position, we are unable to sponsor candidates for work visas.

The Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation is now soliciting applications for the scholarships to be given in 2022.  Last year we increased the number of scholarships we gave from 4 to 7, and the amount of each from $1500 to $2000.  This year we again expect to give at least seven $2000 scholarships, more if fundraising permits.  There will be at least one for an early undergraduate (preferable community college), at least one other undergrad scholarship, one for an early grad student, one for a diversity candidate, one for a First Nations student.  All aspects of renewable energy, including social sciences and humanities as well as sustainability and grid issues, are fair game.  The deadline for applications is Feb 15, 2022, and details can be found on our website.  The reality is that most students do not apply until near the deadline, but it does not hurt to get them thinking about it now.  Please encourage your top students to apply!

Please feel free to pass this on to other faculty who might have students who are eligible.  If you received this from someone other than me, and you want to be on my notification list, please get in touch.

Thank you!


Dave Reingold, President


The Department of Chemistry at NC State University in Raleigh North Carolina seeks to fill a
tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Candidates
who propose to develop or study molecular- and/or materials-focused solutions to societal
grand challenges in health and/or energy will be prioritized. In all cases, we seek candidates
interested in developing innovative interdisciplinary programs targeting complex chemical
and/or biological systems.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a nationally and internationally recognized
research program and to demonstrate strong interests and abilities in teaching and mentoring at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates whose
research interests complement existing programs and initiatives in the Department, College
of Sciences, and NC State University.
Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the
University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is
supportive and welcoming to all.

Candidates must possess a PhD and post-doctoral experience in Chemistry or a related
scientific field. Candidates should apply https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/150249 and submit
electronic copies of their curriculum vitae, research proposals, and a cover letter. Attaching a
teaching philosophy statement to your online application is optional. Reviewing of applicant
materials will begin on November 1, 2021, and the search will remain open until the position is

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State University welcomes
all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. If you have general
questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135
or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related
accommodations in the application and interview process, please call (919) 515-3148. We
welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities
for spouses or partners.