Faculty Tenure-track Position in Organic Chemistry, Fall 2017

The Department of Chemistry at Adelphi University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in organic chemistry beginning August 2017. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required, preferably with an emphasis in polymers; additional post-doctoral or industrial experience is also highly preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in organic chemistry, special topics courses related to one’s field, and on occasion courses in general chemistry or physiological chemistry as needed. The candidate must also be committed to establishing a high-quality, externally-funded research program involving undergraduate students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Applications must include a cover letter, a teaching philosophy, a statement of proposed research appropriate for undergraduates, CV, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable until hiring). Applicants must apply online at: http://www.adelphi.edu/positions/faculty and separately arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to Dr. Justyna Widera-Kalinowska at widera@adelphi.edu. For more information about the Chemistry department, go to: http://chemistry.adelphi.edu.

Adelphi University is a private university located on Long Island, New York within easy commuting distance of Manhattan. Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, under-represented groups, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans.

Project Director for Science in the Classroom (SitC) position through the AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Project Director for Science in the Classroom (SitC) to plan, direct, and implement activities of project(s) including managing financial and staff resources in order to raise awareness and participation of the overall program. 

Major duties and responsibilities
• Conceptualizes content and plans and implements program activities for Science in the Classroom (SitC). Oversees daily operations and develops and monitors program budgets
• Supervises professional and support staff (one visiting scholar, one Research Associate, with the potential for an expanding staff) including assigning work, monitoring work progress, providing training, conducting performance reviews, and recommending changes in staff salaries
• Solicits input from and work with advisers in terms of the long term direction of SitC
• Oversees work done with consultants and vendors
• Works with evaluators on impact issues
• Reviews and edits science content for inclusion in SitC resources (multi-disciplinary papers across many different fields of science) and for additional science resources related to EHR projects
• Develops strategies for serving needs of different target populations interacting with SitC, e.g., educators (high school, 2-year colleges, those teaching non-majors), graduate students, post-docs
• Conceptualizes and may organize meetings, conferences, and symposia, delivers seminars and conducts other community outreach activities to explain project issues and increase public awareness and understanding of issues, attends and presents at scientific meetings
• Develops proposals for program funding from federal and private sector organizations, interacts with funders and potential funders
• Remains current on the education research literature related to SitC and relevant AAAS education efforts.  May be asked to summarize recent education research for conferences, seminars, and other writing opportunities  
• Initiates design and development of new projects, including identifying and securing grant funding and integrating projects into the larger vision of EHR
• Reviews and evaluates effectiveness of projects in coordination with other Directorate projects and programs
• Develops partnerships with other organizations undertaking related work
• In collaboration with fellow Program Directors and Directorate Head, may formulate policy for project(s). Stays abreast of project issues and serves as advocate for project or program issues at professional, governmental, and community meetings and hearings 
• May oversee and direct multiple projects
• Depending on program, position may have national or international scope

Minimum requirements
• Position requires advanced university or college training leading to a PhD degree in a STEM discipline
• Five to seven years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in program development and management
• Two to three years’ experience supervising others
• Demonstrated knowledge of project issues and research, including an understanding of the related research literature; project management skills including grant proposal development, budget management, and personnel management; ability to use independent judgment to make decisions and guide project effectively and efficiently
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
To apply, visit https://www.aaas.org/page/employment-aaas  
click “browse jobs”
search for “Project Director, Science in the Classroom”
questions?  Contact Melissa McCartney mmccartn@aaas.org

Division Director, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, BIO

Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.

The Senior Executive Service (SES) covers managerial positions above GS-15 in the Federal Service. Persons appointed to the SES are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, social security, Federal retirement and thrift savings plan coverage, and participate in the Federal leave system. Career appointees are eligible for bonuses based on performance in addition to base pay.

Competitive status is not required, veteran’s preference does not apply and there are no grade restrictions. New appointees to the SES are required to serve a one-year probationary period. Final selection of career appointees requires the approval of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM approval will be based on the selectee’s background in the following five executive core qualification areas: (1) Leading Change, (2) Leading People, (3) Results Driven Leadership, (4) Business Acumen, and (5) Building Coalitions. These areas are incorporated in the five executive/managerial requirements for the position. Information about the leadership requirements for SES-level positions is available on the OPM website.

This position may also be filled on a one-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term Appointment or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis. Under the provisions of the IPA, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will reimburse the home institution for NSF’s negotiated share of the costs.

Serves as Division Director, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) and as a member of the leadership team of the Directorate for Biological Sciences.

MCB contributes to the NSF mission by supporting fundamental research and related activities designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular and cellular levels. MCB supports quantitative, predictive, and theory-driven research and related activities designed to decipher the molecular underpinnings of complex living systems. The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. This includes directing the activities of the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, assessing needs and trends, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting. Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to program officers, administrative and support personnel. Determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, and oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations. Represents NSF to relevant external groups and fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community.

Relocation Authorized
Relocation may be paid contingent on availability of funds.
Job Requirements
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
Background Investigation


1. Leading Change. Demonstrated ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Includes the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

2. Leading People. Demonstrated ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Includes the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

3. Results-Driven Leadership. Demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Includes the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

4. Business Acumen. Demonstrated ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5. Building Coalitions. Demonstrated ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the Executive/Managerial Qualifications (ECQs/EMs); but a narrative statement for each of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) is recommended.

For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management’s Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications.



1. Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience or a combination of education and equivalent experience in molecular or cellular biosciences.

2. Substantial research contributions and strong evidence of scholarship and leadership in disciplines related to molecular or cellular biosciences as evidenced in publications and other professional contributions.

3. Skill in recognizing, developing, and implementing approaches and programs which build on the expertise and knowledge of researchers and educators in other disciplines to develop solutions to important cross-cutting research and education problems.

4. Broad understanding of universities and other institutions where research and education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is conducted, including knowledge of grant administration and fiscal management in biological sciences research support.

Security Clearance

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Security Clearance
Public Trust – Background Investigation

LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Fellowship Period: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019
Application Deadline: November 7, 2016
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan is excited to announce the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, a major initiative aimed to promote a diverse scholarly environment, encourage outstanding individuals to enter academia, and support scholars committed to diversity.

This two-year fellowship program provides early career faculty with dedicated research time, mentorship, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare scholars for possible tenure-track appointments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Fellows will teach one course each year.
LSA hopes for multiple fellows to be selected each year and placed throughout the College, so we encourage wide dissemination of this announcement to networks in any LSA discipline.
Candidates whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in LSA are encouraged to apply.

Program Description:
See a full description of the program on our diversity, equity, and inclusion website: http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity–equity-and-inclusion/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-fellowship-program.html

Review committees will evaluate applicants in all eligible fields according to their potential for success in an academic career and potential to contribute to higher education through their demonstrated commitment to diversity in scholarship and service. Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2017 and no earlier than July 1, 2014 are eligible to apply. Applicants in the fields of Economics and Political Science must complete their doctoral degree by July 1, 2018. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from U-M or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at U-M are not eligible. Candidates from any discipline within LSA’s academic units are eligible to apply.

LSA invites scholars to apply beginning October 6, 2016, with the application closing November 7, 2016.
The application and instructions are available at: http://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/apply/1043

The LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. Inquiries may be sent to:
Devin Walker, National Center for Institutional Diversity, lsacollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu

Assistant Professor position available at Syracuse University (Physics Department)

The Physics department at Syracuse University is soliciting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of experimental soft matter or biological physics. The department has a vibrant group of faculty working in condensed matter, statistical, and biological physics, with strength in both theoretical and experimental research, and is seeking candidates with research interests that complement current efforts. While this search focuses on an appointment at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, applications for more senior ranks may be considered.
Required qualification for consideration is a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field.
Job specific responsibilities include teaching Physics at all levels (undergraduate- lower and upper levels and graduate) and guiding graduate students to advance degrees including dissertation research.
For full consideration please complete an online faculty application at www.sujobopps.com (Job #072822).
Primary consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 1, 2016.

Assistant Professor Position in Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics (Washington University)

Assistant Professor (Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics), Washington University School of Medicine: Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates will have established a strong record of research working in any area of biochemistry and molecular biophysics. Candidate research should be aimed at addressing fundamental questions related to molecular mechanisms of biological or biomedical relevance; those using biomolecular NMR spectroscopy or cryo-electron microscopy are encouraged to apply. Current department research spans a wide range of topics including computational biology, membrane proteins, molecular motors, nucleic acid/protein interactions, protein structure, enzymology and signal transduction; information about the department is available at http://biochem.wustl.edu/. Washington University has a highly interactive research environment with vigorous interdisciplinary graduate and medical scientist training programs. Minority and women scientists are especially encouraged to apply. See the online job posting (https://biochem.wustl.edu/support/positions-available) for application instructions. Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2016.


Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
The Department of Chemistry at ISU seeks candidates for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in (a) inorganic and (b) theoretical and computational chemistry, both broadly defined. Candidates should have a demonstrated potential for transformative research and excellent classroom teaching. Candidates with expertise complementing those that already exist in chemistry and related departments and who are willing to collaborate are strongly encouraged.
Qualified applicants must have a PhD in chemistry or a closely related discipline, a strong research record, and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses. For further information about these positions and to apply online see http://www.iastatejobs.com. Inorganic #600167P and Theoretical and/or Computational #600168P.The application package should include a cover letter, a CV listing publications, statements of future research plans and interests (max. of 10 pages), and of teaching philosophy (max. of 3 pages), and 3 references. To be given full consideration, applications must be submitted by October 1, 2016.
As part of a major interdisciplinary hiring initiative (las.iastate.edu/faculty-careers) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (www.las.iastate.edu/) at Iowa State University (ISU), a new joint initiative by the Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy aims to foster and enhance capabilities in mesoscale science. Multiple new hires in the field of Mesoscale Science are planned over the next 2-3 years and should expect to benefit from and contribute to the interaction and collaboration among these and other departments. This mesoscale initiative includes synthesis, characterization, and theoretical understanding of novel functional materials with unique properties controlled by their complex, multi-scale heterogeneous structure. It will build on existing strengths in synthesis of functional nanomaterials, experimental condensed matter physics, and theory & simulation within both departments, and related efforts at the USDOE Ames Laboratory. Candidates with an interest in this area are particularly encouraged to apply.
Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender expression, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status. The University and the LAS College provide an intellectual environment conducive to academic excellence and diversity, offer mentoring programs for new faculty, and are committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, the student body, and the curriculum.
Iowa State University (www.iastate.edu) is a AAU-member comprehensive, land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over 36,000 students. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the nation’s most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size. ISU is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a diverse workforce and is dedicated to supporting work-life balance through flexible policies.

Symposium Overview: Social & Chemical Science of Diversity Equity

by Srikant Iyer, Dontarie Stallings, Rigoberto Hernandez

The Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE) organized the Social & Chemical Science Diversity Equity Symposium to showcase the extensive actions carried out by chemistry departments as a result of participation in the National Diversity Equity Workshops (NDEWs) staged biennially since 2011, and to discuss the barriers and solutions that have been elaborated by the social science community.

During NDEWs, leading diversity experts present their pertinent peer-reviewed research with chemistry department chairs through presentations and panel discussions. Department chairs and their representatives generate practical policies and procedures aimed at reducing inequities faced by individuals from underrepresented groups (URGs) within the chemistry community.

The symposium at the ACS Philadelphia National Meeting followed the blueprint of OXIDE’s NDEWs. It featured social and physical scientists discussing their findings regarding barriers faced by URGs and solutions for overcoming barriers. Dr. Srikant Iyer, a member of the OXIDE team, summarized the structure and outcomes of past NDEWs. Dr. Michelle Francl (Bryn Mawr College) discussed the need for diversity and it’s significance in improving intellectual capital. Sara Prince (McKinsey & Company) presented an evidence-based study, at the industrial level, demonstrating how diversity at leadership positions correlates to higher profit margins, emphasizing the essential roles of departmental leaders. Dr. Karen Fleming (Johns Hopkins U.) addressed unconscious bias (as one of the biases) and its effect on hiring, retention and promotion of women. Dr. Sandra Laursen (U. Colorado, Boulder) discussed how professional climates within departments affect graduate student’s interests in pursuing faculty positions. Dr. Karl Booksh (U. of Delaware) detailed the pipeline issues faced by students with disabilities and initiatives that needed to improve the climate and foster inclusive professional climates. As a part of the policy and procedural outcomes of the NDEWs, one of the centerpieces of the symposium were the presentations delivered by Dr. Nicole Sampson (Dept. Chair, Stony Brooke University) and Dr. William Tolman (Chair, Dept. Chemistry, Univ. of Minnesota). Both department chairs are active participants at the NDEWs and they elaborated on the efforts they have made to implement recommendations learned from NDEW workshops within their respective departments. Drs. Sampson and Tolman have implemented policies that focus on improving their department’s climate, promoting diverse hiring, effective promotion/retention of URG faculties, and initiatives to improve inclusive excellence. Overall, the symposium highlighted vectors that are essential for advancing of policies and procedures to generate a more diverse and inclusive professional climate.

Emory College of Arts and Sciences: Science Cluster Hire – Open Rank

Science Cluster Hire – Open Rank – 2 Tenure and 2 Lecture track appointments
Emory College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta, GA announces a special initiative to recruit excellent research scientists, scholars and teachers with a strong, established commitment and history of mentoring students from underrepresented and underserved populations. Two tenure track (open rank) and two lecture track (open rank) faculty appointments will contribute to our commitment to excellence and diversity in one or more of the following departments/ areas: Biology, Biological Anthropology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Physics, and/or Psychology. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline.

Candidates for two open rank tenure track positions should have outstanding records of scholarly publications, research support and teaching. Faculty appointments will be made at a professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing and achievement. The successful candidates will be expected to continue her/his active research program and to participate in campus-wide interdisciplinary and departmental programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for our diverse student body.
Candidates for two open-rank lecture-track positions should have outstanding records of teaching, curricular development and advising. Faculty appointments will be made at the Lecture Track rank commensurate with current academic standing and achievement (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Professor of Pedagogy). Successful candidates will be encouraged to participate in campus-wide interdisciplinary and
departmental programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for our diverse student body.

Emory College has a tradition of dedicated teaching and mentorship of undergraduates that will be enhanced through this special initiative. Emory is a private university recognized internationally for its undergraduate Emory College of Arts and Sciences as well as its graduate and professional schools. Together Emory College and the university’s seven graduate/professional schools feature renowned faculty and offer more than 100 degree programs and majors, with an enrollment of nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
As a campus with a highly diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and those with a history of mentoring students of under-represented groups in the sciences.
Applicants should apply through:
apply.interfolio.com/37312 – Lecture track positions
apply.interfolio.com/37231 – Tenure track positions
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and continue until positions are filled.
Questions should be sent to Carla Freeman, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, sciencesearches@emory.edu.

Assistant Professor Position at the University of Maryland:Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology (www.psychology.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in neuroscience, clinical psychology, andquantitative/computational psychology with a starting date of August 2017. Candidates with research programs that cut across disciplinary boundaries, bridge multiple levels of analysis, and harness cutting-edge methods are desired.

1) Neuroscientist (Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor)

We seek a neuroscientist who uses state-of-the-art methods to uncover mechanisms underlying relations between brain and behavior in humans or other species. Current neuroscience work in the department ranges from cellular and circuit-level analysis in animal models to identification of healthy and diseased brain mechanisms in children and adult humans. Applications for the Neuroscience position should be submitted online through the following link: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/45129

2) Clinical Psychologist, Addiction Science (Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor)

We seek a clinical psychologist with a focus on Addiction Science. Our APA-accredited doctoral program is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science with an emphasis on basic and applied research in the areas of addiction science, developmental psychopathology, clinical/translational neuroscience, evidence-based assessment/intervention, mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and psychosis. The Center for Addiction Personality and Emotion Research (CAPER) is known internationally for exceptional translational research in addiction science and provides a community for collaborative research that has led to incredible success with federal funding (https://psyc.umd.edu/research/about-caper). Exceptional candidates at the Full Professor level will also be considered. Applications for the Clinical Addiction Science position should be submitted online through the following link: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/45143

3) Quantitative/Computational Psychologist (Assistant Professor)

We seek a psychologist who uses both computational and empirical methods (e.g., analytics, Bayesian methods, big data, economic approaches, data mining, deep learning, predictive classifiers, psychoinformatics, social network analysis) to build and test quantitative modelsof mind, behavior, and/or social processes in humans or other species. This could include but is not limited to the development of novel methodological tools and/or computational models to test theories of cognitive, neural, or social systems. Applications for the Quantitative/Computational position should be submitted online through the following link: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/45154

The Department of Psychology is highly integrated with the interdepartmental Neuroscience & Cognitive Science Graduate Training Program (www.nacs.umd.edu), the Maryland Neuroimaging Center (www.mnc.umd.edu), the Language Science Center (languagescience.umd.edu/), Field Committee in Developmental Science (devsci.umd.edu/), and the campus-wide Brain & Behavior Initiative (www.bbi.umd.edu). Located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, faculty benefit from an array of other resources including close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g., Children’s National Medical Center; National Institutes of Health; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; University of Maryland School of Medicine; Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center/Baltimore VAMC).


Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology (clinical psychology for the addiction position), neuroscience, or a related field. All candidates are expected to have a strong publication record and promise for, or an established record of, external funding. More senior applicants should have a research program with an excellent international reputation and a record of grant funding. Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds. Candidates for the clinical addiction science position are also expected to provide clinical supervision to graduate students. In addition, their integrative research interests will allow collaborative links to one or more existing interdisciplinary strengths in the department centered on Brain, Mind, and Behavior; Social, Group, and Cultural Processes; and Mental Health.

Application Instructions

For best consideration, materials should be submitted by October 1, 2016. Review of applications will begin following this date and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants are to submit all application materials through the appropriate link above. Application material will include a CV, letter of interest, statement of current and future research, statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence if available). Applicants will also provide email addresses for 3 letters of recommendation.

For inquiries, please contact the relevant search committee chair: Neuroscience (Luiz Pessoa,pessoa@umd.edu), Clinical Psychology (Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, achronis@umd.edu), and Quantitative/Computational Psychology (Michael Dougherty, mdougher@umd.edu).

The Department of Psychology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who would enhance campus diversity.