On behalf of the American Chemical Society Global Outreach Team, it is my pleasure to announce the opening of the application window for the 2021 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program.

The ACS IRES program is seeking applications from qualified U.S. undergraduate students to explore chemistry and chemical engineering lab research in an international setting. ACS has partnered with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to place U.S. students at German research labs from May-August 2021 (final research dates are determined between selected students at the host lab). This is a unique research opportunity for U.S. undergraduate sciences students to experience international research cooperation at its heart and developing their cross-cultural communication skills-a critical professional skill for researchers. 

Selected students will receive a generous per diem stipend, housing allowance, round-trip economy class airfare to/from Germany, and health insurance while abroad. Additionally, students will participate (and receive financial support to attend) in the 2021 DAAD Heidelberg Forum and the 2022 ACS Spring Meeting in San Diego, California. A full list of program details, including financial allowances, eligibility and application instructions can be found here. This program is generously supported through the NSF Office of International Science & Engineering. 

Uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 continues to challenge scientific and educational communities worldwide. Please note, while we fully intend to administer the 2021 ACS IRES program, the program is subject to change, including cancellation, if deemed necessary by relevant health authorities in the United States or Germany. 

Please pass on this excellent opportunity to your interested students. The application deadline is December 15, 2020. Students should visit www.acs.org/ires to learn more and apply. Please submit any questions to ires@acs.org.

Oregon State University is committed to building a more equitable and inclusive community. As part of this university-wide commitment, the OSU Foundation and OSU Alumni Association – in partnership with Provost Ed Feser and Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Charlene Alexander – have launched an effort to inspire giving and engagement in support of impactful programs now and in the future for students, faculty and staff of color and other underrepresented groups. Learn more. 

President King Alexander and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee will continue the long-standing tradition of sponsoring small group faculty conversations (academic, research and professional faculty). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. These conversations, via Zoom, provide an opportunity for President Alexander to receive candid feedback from faculty and an occasion for idea and information exchange; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. If you wish to participate, please complete the registration form to register for these sessions: Nov. 3, 10-11:30 a.m., or Nov. 10 from 1-2:30 p.m. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

·       Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period

·       Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location

·       Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas

·       Identification of career goals and opportunities

·       Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts

Eligibility

·       Be a U.S. citizen.

·       Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education.

·       Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or field that supports the DOE mission.  

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2021

Deadline

January 4, 2021 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

For more information

Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

Download program flyer:  https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/files/doe-scholars-flier.pdf

Questions? doescholars@orise.orau.gov

I am writing to share with you an exciting opportunity in the chemistry department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Although we are in the midst of a global pandemic, our department is in a unique position to hire a tenure-track faculty member, and we want to make sure our position is shared broadly within the chemistry community. Your program may not be familiar with our institution and what we are doing to support the professional development of faculty and students in Chemistry, so we are sharing here some highlights and encourage broad dissemination of this information with interested candidates from your department. 

TCNJ is a public, selective primarily undergraduate institution located between Philadelphia and New York City (both are about an hour away) with an enrollment of approximately 7,000 undergraduates. Our college has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence, which includes the highest freshman retention rate (94%) and the 7th highest four-year graduation rate (76%) in the northern region of the US. In addition, TCNJ is committed to being an antiracist campus. It houses several faculty and staff affinity groups including the Minority Executive Council, Women’s Professional Network, Parenting Network, LGBTQ+ Pride, and Multicultural Greek Affinity Groups.

The chemistry department at TCNJ has a long and consistent track record in the training, teaching, professional development, and mentoring of undergraduates of diverse backgrounds. Although TCNJ is a small institution, over the past ten years we have seen an increasing demand for the chemistry major (currently at 30-35 majors per year), along with changing demographics of our majors (10% from underrepresented groups in mid 2000’s to 19% in 2009-2015). Additionally, over the past 15 years, 52% of our chemistry graduates have been women and 24% have come from other underrepresented groups. We continue to see an increase in students of color graduating from the chemistry major (5% in 2004 to 30% in 2019). Our successes in increasing representation of women and students from underrepresented groups are attributed to the development of novel programs and curricula to support all students regardless of their backgrounds. We have done this through systemic changes to create more equity in the classroom and research laboratories. While these changes began with faculty grassroots efforts, we are fortunate to now be supported by an Inclusive Excellence grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Department has been privileged to receive several capital improvements, including the construction of a new Chemistry building that houses state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation. As a result of these changes and efforts, significant redesign of our chemistry curriculum has resulted in improvements in course delivery, interest, and learning for students from not only underrepresented groups, but for students of all backgrounds. 

Details for our faculty search, the area, TCNJ chemistry, and application details can be found at: https://chemistry.tcnj.edu/2020/10/22/assistant-professor-in-chemistry/

We are hosting informal information sessions on October 28th at 4:30 pm and November 12th  at 1 pm (Eastern Time) for candidates to learn more about our inclusive teaching practices, resources, and research. We will also answer questions about our current faculty search, departmental resources, and the application process. To receive an event link we request an RSVP by responding to the following survey https://forms.gle/LBqjRzKHV81ZqGGj9. We will follow up with instructions and a link to folks that sign up.

We hope you will share this information broadly and we look forward to seeing applications from your department/program.

OSU Career Center: Things I Wish I Knew

A career panel series featuring BIPOC identifying OSU alumni and industry professionals

·        October 13, 5:00 p.m. PT – Things I Wish I Knew about Translating Skills and Experience 

·        October 27, 5:00 p.m. PT – Things I Wish I Knew about Imposter Syndrome and Systems of Power  

·        November 10, 5:00 p.m. PT – Things I Wish I Knew about Building Relationships and Networking 


OSU Career Center: Get A Dam Job workshop series

·        October 8, 12:00 p.m. PT – Winning Resumes and Cover Letters 

·        October 13, 5:00 p.m. PT – Prepare for Virtual Career Fairs 

·        October 14, 12:00 p.m. PT – Virtual & In-Person Interviewing 

·        October 15, 12:00 p.m. PT – How to Apply for Government Jobs  

·        October 26, 5:00 p.m. PT – Networking and Job Search in the COVID Era 

·        November 3, 12:00 p.m. PT – What Career Exist/How Do I Pick a Career  

OSU Career Center: Career Fairs

·        October 22, 2020 – STEM Fair 

·        October 22, 2020 – Natural Science, Earth, and Environmental Fair 

·        October 28, 2020 – Fall Career Fair 

Why should you attend a virtual career fair? 

·        Meet with employersInteract with hundreds of companies and recruiters through video, audio, or chat 

·        Discover new career opportunities. Get personalized recommendations based on your Handshake profile for which employers to connect with 

·        Never wait in line, everPre-schedule 1:1 or group sessions with employers ahead of the fair or on the day-of. (We recommend signing up to meet the employers of your choice PRIOR to the fair.) 

For more recommendations on preparing for a virtual career fair, Handshake has you covered!  Here are 10 Tips to Know Before Going to a Virtual Career Fair 

Peace Corps

·        Diversity Highlight: Peace Corps Service as a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Person 10/1/2020 8:00am – 9:00am

·        Introduction to Peace Corps 10/2/2020 10:00am – 11:00am

·        Peace Corps Office Hours: Chat with an Oregon Recruiter 10/5/2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

·        Peace Corps Service at Any Age 10/5/2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm

·        Panel Discussion: Serving in Peace Corps as a Couple 10/6/2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm

·        Peace Corps Reapplication Workshop 10/6/2020 10:00am – 11:00am

·        Special Event: Peace Corps Financial Benefits – Education 10/7/2020 1:30pm – 2:30pm

·        National Coming Out Day Stories from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers 10/9/2020 2:00pm – 3:30pm

·        Story Slam: Peace Corps Celebrates International Day of the Girl Child  10/9/2020 2:30pm – 3:30pm

·        Peace Corps Office Hours: Chat with an Oregon Recruiter 10/13/2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm

·        Special Event: Peace Corps Financial Benefits – It’s a Family Affair 10/13/2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm

·        Info Session: Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows 10/15/2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

·        Peace Corps Language Programs: French and Spanish 10/15/2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm

·        Peace Corps Application Workshop  10/21/2020 10:00am – 11:00am

·        Special Event: The Financial Benefits of Peace Corps- When You Don’t Have Enough 10/21/2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm

·        Peace Corps Special Event: Around the World in 60 Minutes 10/22/2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

·        Special Event: The Financial Benefits of Peace Corps – Impact 10/27/2020 5:00pm – 6:30pm

·        Panel Discussion: Serving as an Asian-American volunteer 11/5/2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm 


Deloitte

·        Deloitte – Government Practice Services Division Information System 10/7/2020 5:00pm – 6:00pm 

·        Diversity Equity & Inclusion Spotlight at Deloitte 10/12/2020 4:30pm – 5:30pm 

·         Deloitte – Government Practice Services Division Case Interview Prep Workshop 10/13/2020 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Willamette University is hiring an adjunct instructor to teach General Chemistry II (CHEM 116) lecture and lab for the spring 2021 semester. The lab will be taught in person on our campus; the lecture will be taught with a combination of in-person classes on campus and remote classes via Zoom. To learn about our department, visit our web site at https://willamette.edu/arts-sciences/chem/.

Willamette University believes that a diverse, inclusive community is essential to achieving academic excellence; accordingly, we seek candidates who not only have the potential to be outstanding teachers and scholars, but also whose work furthers equity and inclusion, and who will bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

To apply, please send (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, (2) a copy of your CV, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Alison Fisher, Chemistry Department Chair (ajfisher@willamette.edu). Review of applications will begin October 23, 2020.

The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University seeks applications for tenure-track
faculty in Analytical Chemistry, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or
interdisciplinary research within these fields, with appointment beginning in August 2021. A Ph.D.
in chemistry or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required. The successful candidate
will join a vibrant and productive faculty dedicated to teaching and research excellence and will
benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities in the department, as well as collaborative opportunities
throughout the main campus, with the medical school, and with local industry. Wayne State
University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the cultural center of Detroit
where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted
commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional
educational opportunities and prepares students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU
encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU
is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Please submit your application materials merged into a single pdf at jobs.wayne.edu (job posting
number 045247). Candidates are expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded
research program and should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of future research
plans, statements of teaching philosophy and diversity, and three letters of recommendation. The
letters of recommendation should be sent by email directly from the recommender to
facultysearch@chem.wayne.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020 and will
continue until the position is filled.