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

Eligibility
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.

Application:
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

Contact:
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.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITIONS IN INORGANIC AND THEORETICAL AND/OR COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITIONS IN INORGANIC AND THEORETICAL AND/OR COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY
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.

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).

Qualifications

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.

Assistant Professor Position at Westminster College

Westminster College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin in August 2017. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in chemistry; all fields will be considered. The 24-credit annual teaching assignment will include a sophomore/junior level inorganic chemistry course in alternate years, some combination of lower division courses for majors and non-majors and potential for development of new courses. We are willing to consider candidates from any area of chemistry with relevant inorganic chemistry training who demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, a commitment to liberal arts education, and who complement our existing strengths.

We seek colleagues who are prepared to facilitate the learning of all students, including those from groups underrepresented in higher education (such as students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students). As part of our work to promote diversity in STEM fields, we are the only post-secondary institution in the state of Utah awarded grant funding by the US Department of Education to host the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Additionally, we were selected in a national competition to participate in the Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) Institute of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Faculty members in chemistry are increasingly involved in the aforementioned programs, and seek a colleague who shares our commitment to such efforts.

The Chemistry Program has a strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary work, and student centered undergraduate research. We are housed in the Meldrum Science Center, a LEED platinum certified building which opened in 2010. Our instrumentation and facilities allow us to develop multi-faceted lines of undergraduate-led research in a variety of interdisciplinary areas. Our student centered, hands-on educational approach has fostered successful outcomes as evidenced by the fact that nearly 100% of our graduates who apply gain admission to medical or graduate school programs and those entering the job market are actively recruited by local companies.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. (completed by August 2017) in chemistry or related area.
Successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
Skills and experience facilitating the learning of all students, including those from groups underrepresented in higher education (defined above).
Expertise in teaching inorganic chemistry topics at a level suitable for sophomore and junior chemistry majors is essential.

Preferred qualifications

Experience with programs aimed at the support and success of student populations underrepresented in higher education and/or STEM.

Postdoc Positions in Computational Biology at Princeton University

Princeton is actively recruiting postdocs to join this group, and we hope that you will urge any outstanding prospective or recent PhD students of your acquaintance to apply to any of the following positions for which they might be eligible (do point out that there is an October 15th application deadline for all of them!).

1. Postdoctoral Associate in our group. This is a regular Physics postdoctoral position, but one in which the incumbent has great freedom to choose projects, and can benefit from the mentorship of any of the senior members of our group (or linear combinations thereof). Past holders of this position have had a remarkable record of success in landing next-level positions in the field of biophysics. Please direct your students to the following link for more information: https://www.princeton.edu/physics/about/employment/biophysics/index.xml

2. Postdoctoral Fellow of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS). The PCTS sponsors interdisciplinary research based in theoretical physics and the PCTS Faculty Fellows select three new Fellows each year from a pool of candidates in all fields of theory. The PCTS provides a unique environment for exceptional recent PhDs in theoretical physics, broadly construed, to broaden their horizons and explore new fields. Candidates must be nominated by senior scientists. Nominations of biological physicists are encouraged, and Fellows with such interests would be welcomed as participants in our group. Appointments to this position are at the level of Associate Research Scholar. Please consult http://pcts.princeton.edu/pcts for more information.

3. Lewis-Sigler Theory Fellow. The Lewis-Sigler Institute (LSI), a joint venture of the Physics and Molecular Biology (and other) departments, offers positions at the level of Associate Research Scholar that carry extra resources and the opportunity to teach in innovative undergraduate programs. These positions are appropriate for exceptional newly- minted PhD’s who are ready to lead their own group. LSI Theory Fellows are selected by the full LSI faculty, but typically work very closely with our group. Application procedures will be described on the LSI website. Applicants to (1) who wish to also be considered as Lewis-Sigler Theory Fellows should so indicate in their cover letter.

We emphasize that we are interested in applications from students with exceptional theoretical skills and a strong motivation to use these skills to pursue biological problems, independent of the depth of their research experience in biology. Many of our most successful postdocs have learned their biology “on the job”, and we think that we provide an outstanding environment for such learning.

Experimental Polymer Physics Assistant Professor of Polymer Science & Engineering University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Polymer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor-level, tenure-track position in experimental polymer physics to start from September 1, 2017. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Experimental polymer physics is to be broadly interpreted. A Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Materials, Chemistry or related discipline is required along with a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate is expected to contribute significantly to the Department’s collaborative research, teaching, and service, which span the polymer field.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and the
names and contact information of three references to
http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=75871
Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2016 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has
been established.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, is seeking the next generation of scientists and engineers for its 2017 Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. Pauling Fellows will be actively mentored by internationally recognized scientists and equipped with the resources to carry out a research program of their own design. They will have opportunities to contribute to research efforts that advance scientific frontiers and solve pressing challenges for the nation. Applications for 2017 appointments will be accepted August 1 – December 1, 2016

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Log on to http://www.pnnl.gov/pauling/ for more information about this opportunity and how to apply. Please e-mail your questions to paulingfellows@pnnl.gov.