Open Faculty Positions in Chemistry at U. Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is seeking qualified candidates for two tenure-track positions in Chemistry.  One position is for an applications-driven computational chemist, and the research area for the other is open.  A copy of the announcement is attached, and I would be grateful if this could be posted or distributed to your graduate students and postdocs.

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Kansas State University – Organic Faculty Search

The Department of Chemistry ( is seeking to fill a position in Organic Chemistry.

Kansas State University is recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America’s best colleges, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S. Kansas State University is implementing an aggressive plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025.

Kansas State University is a Big 12 institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000 students. It is located in Manhattan, located in the northeastern part of Kansas at the junction of the Kansas River and the Big Blue River. Manhattan has 55,000 inhabitants (without its student population) and is the principal city of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area with an estimated population of 115,000.

The Chemistry Department currently consists of 16 full-time faculty members, five lecturers/lab directors, about 65 graduate students, and approximately 15 postdoctoral associates and visiting scholars. The Department continues to be in a growth phase. Seven new faculty members were hired in the past 8 years; these additions are reflected in a youthful and dynamic research environment. The research environment at Kansas State is defined by its highly interdisciplinary nature.

We seek an outstanding colleague in the area of Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Applicants with interdisciplinary interests extending into bio- or medicinal- or nanomaterials-related research are encouraged. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely-related field and will be expected to develop a vigorous, creative research program that attracts extramural funding and capable co-workers, and to excel in teaching Organic Chemistry to a diverse population at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a description of proposed research, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Stefan H. Bossmann (; 785-532-6817), Department of Chemistry, 213 CBC Building, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-0401. Screening will begin October 29, 2013.
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Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. In accordance with Board of Regents policy, a background check will be required for the successful candidate.

Fellowships for Graduate Studies at the Institute for Shock Physics

Graduate students from a range of disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics) have the opportunity to study the response of materials at extreme conditions in the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP).

As members of various academic departments within the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and Engineering, graduate students will conduct exciting research projects for their Ph.D. degrees. The Institute emphasizes partnerships involving students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members from other academic institutions, and researchers from national laboratories to address scientific challenges in a comprehensive manner.

Competitive financial support for outstanding Ph.D. students in the ISP is also available. Please visit the ISP Graduate Studies website for more information

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