2018 Summer Research at Nemours Program Advertisements

We have two unique paid summer research scholarship opportunities for undergraduates at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE.

  • The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, is accepting applications for 10 funded summer Research Scholar positions for our Summer 2018 program.  NSURP offers opportunities consisting of both basic and applied (clinical) biomedical research projects.
  • The Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is accepting applications for 9 funded summer Research Scholar positions through their Health Equity Summer Scholar Program (HESSP). The focus of all of these research projects is health disparities. Most are epidemiologic in nature.

Online applications: accepted December 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018.  All letters of reference must be received by January 29, 2018 for consideration by the selection committee; applications lacking letters of reference after January 29thwill be considered incomplete. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at the time of application, a US citizen or legal permanent resident, and meet minimum GPA requirements for each program (3.2 for NSURP and 3.0 for HESSP). Applicants should also have interest in research, healthcare, science, public health, health disparities, and related fields.

Program information: Program dates are June 4 through August 10, 2018. During the program, Nemours clinical and research faculty will guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data, and communicating results while working on active research projects.  Available projects vary each year and range from lab-based, translational, and clinical to epidemiologic in focus. Training is provided on human subjects protection, animal welfare, responsible conduct of research, and research ethics.  Program activities include multiple enrichment activities including a student-focused seminar series, journal clubs, and multiple opportunities for shadowing and engagement in other educational opportunities.  All students present their research project and findings to the community via poster sessions and oral presentations. Family and friends are invited to attend these events.

Additional information and the online application are available atwww.NemoursResearch.org/Scholarship.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to: summerresearch@nemours.org


Chemistry Teacher Jobs

As the semester begins to wind down and Thanksgiving looms large on the horizon, we at Southern Teachers would like to take a moment to share an update. Speaking recently, the Dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia labelled the current teacher shortage an “emergency situation.” Nationwide, according to recent reports, the country is short 327,000 teachers.
While in a variety of ways this is disheartening news, it does mean that there will be unusually many job opportunities for your graduating students. This is especially true in private/independent schools that do not necessarily require an education degree or teacher certification for many middle- and high-school teaching jobs.
Please share this message with your graduating students who have the potential to become good chemistry teachers at private/independent schools. Encourage them to apply as soon as possible to become a candidate with Southern Teachers. Over the Thanksgiving break, they’ll be able to tell their parents that they really are looking for a job!
In addition, we have just opened registration for our Job Fair on Super Bowl Saturday, February 3, in Atlanta, GA. This is the first major job fair of the season for private/independent schools in the South, which means that attending teachers will have first crack at hundreds of jobs at some of the best schools in the South.
Southern Teachers is the premier placement agency for private schools in the South. Since 1902, we have helped tens of thousands of teachers—both rookie and experienced—find jobs from Maryland to Miami to Midland, Texas. Our services are free for 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.

Chemistry M.S. Program at TAMU-Commerce

Flyer PDF

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American Carbon Society Workshop at Case on Nov. 14-15








2018 UNT Chemistry NSF-REU Program information

Dear Students,

The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas invites applications for our Summer 2018 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.  The ten-week program will begin May 29 (arriving May 27).  Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, and housing will be provided.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located in the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by Thursday, February 15, 2018.  As stated in the attached flyer, application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage:http://chemistry.unt.edu/nsf-reu-program

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Shawn Adams
UNT Chemistry REU Program Coordinator
1155 Union Circle, #305070
Denton, TX 76203
Tel: 940-565-4372
Fax: 940-565-4318



Faculty Opening at UC San Diego

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego (http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for the Dean’s Excellence search, which includes a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Candidates with research interests in Materials (broadly defined), Polymer, or Inorganic Chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to teach chemistry and/or biochemistry courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field. In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. A successful candidate must have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already benefited from, contributed to, or created such programs. A successful candidate will also have served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/). Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html).

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will commence on November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit a curriculum vitae with list of publications and reprints of up to five representative papers. Please also include separate statements for each of the following: 1) statement of past and proposed research 2) statement of past and proposed teaching and 3) a statement on past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp. Candidates must also provide the names and contact information for at least three references who can address the candidate’s research, teaching, and professional service.
Applications are to be submitted online.

If applying for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position, please use the following link:

If applying for an Associate Professor (tenured) position, please use the following link:

Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the links below:
Guidelines for writing a diversity statement:

Examples and resources:

Sample Diversity statements:

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/index.html

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor with focus in Chemical Education

We have just opened a search for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Chemical Education at Ball State University.  I hope you could please forward the ad below to anyone in your department that may be looking for a tenure-track position.  Potential applicants can view posting and apply at the following link: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/10991


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.

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.