Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry

Ball State University’s Department of Chemistry is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of biochemistry, available August 18, 2017.

Major responsibilities:   Develop an externally-funded research program that complements the department’s existing research, which involves undergraduate and graduate students. Teach 10-15 contact hours (8-12 credit hours) of chemistry courses each academic term, depending on released time for scholarly activity.  Teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in biochemistry as well as general chemistry.

Minimum qualifications:   Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related area from an accredited college or university at the time of application; postdoctoral research experience or equivalent; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in research.

Preferred qualifications:  Teaching experience at the collegiate level, e.g. teaching assistant, instructor, Assistant Professor; research interests that focus on an area which enhances the department’s existing research programs.

Send cover letter, vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, three original letters of recommendation, and description of proposed research to:


Dr. Robert E. Sammelson, Chairperson


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master’s programs, and 16 doctoral programs.

Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

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Wayne State University Annual Graduate Symposium

We would like to remind you that the chemistry department at Wayne State University has invited you and any interested students to the 18th Annual Chemistry Graduate Symposium on October 22, 2016. The symposium is a unique occasion for graduate students to present their research to fellow students, as well as faculty and the scientific community. This event also serves the purpose of introducing prospective graduate students to the cutting edge research offered in the department as well as acquainting these students with our current graduate students and faculty.

The symposium includes presentations from our graduate students encompassing the major areas of chemistry (Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical). The symposium has a tradition of inviting former students to give the keynote presentation. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Patrick Grohar, who is an Associate Professor at the Center for Cancer and Cell Biology at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI). Dr. Grohar is an alumnus of our department; he earned his PhD in 2001. In addition, there will be a poster session encompassing all the research currently being done in the department following the oral presentations. Undergraduate and graduate students from your department are encouraged to submit a poster abstract and participate in the poster session. There will be a mixer after the poster session as well as tours offered of our department and facilities. The deadline for submitting a poster abstract is October 1st, and the deadline for registration is October 15th. There is no registration fee for the symposium. If you would like additional information, the symposium website can be found at

Tenure Track Faculty position at Georgia Institute of Technology

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Atlanta, GA 30332-0400


THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY seeks to fill one or more tenure-track faculty positions. Candidates from all areas will be considered, with opportunities for joint appointments in other departments of science and engineering to facilitate interdisciplinary research and scholarship. Exceptional candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates for appointment at the assistant professor level should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, description of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for submission of three letters of reference. Candidates at advanced levels should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief description of research plans (particularly if future plans differ significantly from past efforts). All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at:


The application deadline is October 1, 2016 with application review continuing until the positions are filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.



Bain & Company @ CWRU

Bain & Company’s Chicago office is kicking off the fall 2016 recruiting season at CWRU and I’d like your assistance in seeking high-potential candidates for both the attached associate consultant position (full-time) and the associate consultant internship (summer 2017). This is the inaugural recruiting effort at CWRU for Bain.
Ideal candidates have a minimum 3.5 GPA, leadership experience, deep analytical skills, are comfortable working around clients, and are good at working in a team environment. Both opportunities are for undergraduate students onlyand they’re open to international student candidates.  Only rising seniors will be considered for the internship opportunity.

Southern Teachers – Chemistry Teachers Needed!

At this point, I’m sure your 2016 graduates have scattered across the country and you are working through a long to-do list before the academic year begins. But, I hope you’ll take a moment to share this email with anyone – graduates, friends, or neighbors – whom you know are currently looking for a job as a teacher. We still have over 250 openings in many subject areas for the 2016-2017 academic year!

The private/independent schools we work with are looking for chemistry teachers who have a strong content knowledge and potential as a teacher, they do NOT need a teaching license or education major to be successful. To apply to become a Southern Teachers candidate, complete the online application and submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible!

Southern Teachers has helped private/independent K-12 schools find qualified teachers since 1902. Today we work with over 600 schools from Maryland to Miami and west to Midland, TX. Don’t forget, our service is freeto our teacher candidates!

As always, if you have questions about Southern Teachers, please feel free to call or email me anytime. You can read more about us here.

Free Membership – NCSE

The National Center for Science Education is offering a free one-year membership to graduate students.

You got where you are thanks to great science teachers.  Did you know that not every kid in America gets a decent science education?  Join the National Center for Science Education for FREE for a year and help us defend science education today.

Does science education really need defending?

It sure does.  Would you believe that one in eight U.S. public high school biology teachers advocate creationism? The situation with respect to climate change is equally chilling. More than a third of middle and high school science teachers tell their students that scientists are divided about the causes of climate change. Plus teachers who want to teach these topics accurately often encounter pressure from parents, administrators, and school board members.

On the national level, in the past two years nearly twenty bills have been proposed in states across the country that try to open the science classroom door to misinformation about evolution and climate change. Legislators and members of state boards of education across the country have tried to block efforts to include evolution and climate change in science textbooks and state science standards.

What is NCSE?

The National Center for Science Education is the only organization in the country devoted entirely to defending the integrity of science education.  With just eight full-time staff members, we’ve got a big job to do, and we need all the help we can get.

Help to do what?

NCSE is a nationally recognized voice for the integrity of science education. We provide direct help to teachers, connect graduate students with K-12 classrooms, organize local communities to support science education, and work with grassroots activists to block efforts to politicize science education. With our members’ support, NCSE stands up for the integrity of the science classroom, and for science itself.

But we need more help! NCSE is seeking early-career scientists to join us and help stand up for good science.

How much does membership in NCSE cost?

For graduate students? Nothing! We are offering a free one-year membership to graduate students. We know that graduate students care about the integrity of science education but have limited income. We want to make sure that you know what is going on in your community, state, and across the nation. We also want to help you to engage and work with scientists, teachers, and community members to communicate your love of science to the public and to help to improve and defend science education.

What will you receive?

We will keep you apprised of challenges to science education in your community through action alerts and our quarterly newsletter, Reports of the National Center for Science Education. If you are looking for some broader impact opportunities, we can help you with that too, through our Scientist in the Classroom program. And if you want to get your community more involved in supporting science education, we can help connect you to other science advocates in your community.

Sign up today to help defend the integrity of science education!

2016 West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference/Grad Fair at Van Andel Institute – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dear colleagues,

Save the date for the tenth annual West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference/Grad Fair at Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are hoping that you will be in attendance this year for the grad fair/conference on Saturday, November 5, 2016 starting at 9:00 AM. Registration opens mid-August.

Students will share their research as well as build their network of peers with similar interests and experiences and hear stimulating talks on current topics. Last year we had over 275 undergraduate students registered for this event and this year expect this number to grow! Fields of study included Cell and Molecular Biology / Genetics, Computational Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Ecology & Evolution, Mathematics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Organism Biology / Physiology, and Physics. Undergraduate students from the following colleges and universities were represented at the conference: Alma College, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Central Michigan University, Cornerstone University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Kalamazoo College, Michigan State University, Muskegon Community College, University of Georgia, University of Michigan, University of Michigan-Flint, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Western Michigan University.

As you and your admissions staff make recruiting plans, we hope you will consider joining us for the grad fair/conference. A registration fee of $150.00 reserves one six foot table in a highly visible location. Lunch for two is included in this fee. Additional participants may order lunch for $10 per person.

If you are unable to attend, please forward me the contact information of your colleagues that would be interested in participating in this year’s grad fair/conference. Please also feel free to forward this email message to your colleagues.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michelle Love at 616-234-5581 or email

Along with the West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference planning committee, we look forward to your participation.

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