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Assistant Professor – Chemistry and Biochemistry (Job # 12541)

Arizona State University
School of Molecular Sciences

The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of chemistry and biochemistry with an anticipated start date of August 2019. This is an academic year, benefits-eligible, tenure eligible position. Candidates working in all areas of molecular sciences are invited to apply, including chemistry, biochemistry, physics, biology, medicine, and engineering of molecules and materials.

Job Duties: The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition, teach and mentor effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in professional and university service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a field of science or engineering relevant to the chemistry, biochemistry, physics, biology, or engineering of molecules and/or materials by time of appointment
  • Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program with national and international impact
  • A strong record of research accomplishments
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring

Desired Qualifications:

  • A strong potential for success in serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
  • Expertise in the areas of chemistry or biochemistry
  • A strong interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Evidence of a successful postdoctoral experience

To apply, submit the following materials as a single PDF document via the employment application portal:

(1)    Cover letter

(2)    Comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete record of publications, patents and other meaningful demonstrations of impact in the field

(3)    Succinct outline of future research

(4)    Contact information for three references that may be requested at a later stage of the application and interview process.

Initial deadline for review of complete applications is Wednesday, October 31st, 2018. If not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

The School of Molecular Sciences (formerly the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) at Arizona State University is an organization of more than 55 faculty members, 100 staff, and 1400 graduate and undergraduate students who work at the forefront of science and technology innovation and education. It influences and impacts broad university-wide initiatives in fundamental science, health, sustainability, energy, food-water-climate, security, materials, manufacturing, space exploration and other endeavors of advanced technology.

ASU is located on four campuses and two research parks within the Phoenix metropolitan area and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The School is located on the Tempe campus. ASU is ranked within the top 100 research universities in the world, consistently being recognized as the most innovative university in the country. It is home to the Biodesign Institute (https://biodesign.asu.edu/ ) and the Global Institute of Sustainability (https://sustainability.asu.edu/ ), both of which have strong representation from SMS faculty. Diversity is a key component of excellence at ASU, and the School of Molecular Sciences supports the value of diversity among faculty, staff, and students.

Arizona State University is a research-intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support. Recently ranked #1 as the nation’s most innovative school, the university’s location within the large and fast-growing Phoenix region provides a rich context for applied research and community engagement around issues of molecular sciences. We invite you to learn more about the School of Molecular Sciences and Arizona State University by visiting https://sms.asu.edu and https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/.

ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

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Postdoctoral Research Associates
Synthesis and characterization of pseudocarbynes:
​New metal organic molecules and materials

The Schools of Molecular Sciences and Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University are seeking multiple postdoctoral research associates for an interdisciplinary project involving synthesis and characterization of pseudocarbynes, a new class of metal-organic molecules and materials consisting of carbon chains stabilized by small metal clusters. Successful candidates will have a unique opportunity to participate in a highly interdisciplinary project that bridges fundamental chemical physics, synthesis and characterization with material science. Current members of the project include Peter Buseck, Anne Jones, Tarakeshwar Pilarisetty, Scott Sayres, and Tim Steimle. Successful candidates will (1) use laser-ablation to prepare new molecules and materials; (2) characterize these molecules and materials with a range of analytical techniques including advanced spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy; and (3) employ a range of time- and energy-resolved spectroscopies to characterize the synthetic mechanisms.
 
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have (1) a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Solid-state geochemistry or relevant related area by the time of employment; (2) a strong record of publication; and (3) excellent English communication and writing skills. Additionally, familiarity with some of the following is desirable: (1) synthesis, purification and/or characterization of nanomaterials; (2) laser-ablation-in-liquids; (3) producing and/or handling metal-organic materials; (4) TEM imaging; (5) computational characterization and modeling of materials. 
  
To apply send a single pdf document to pseudocarbynes@asu.edu . Insert “Pseudocarbyne Postdoc” in the subject line. The document should include (1) covering letter briefly explaining relevant professional experience and interest in the position; and (2) a CV including a list of publications and the names of three professional references.  

Arizona State University is a research-intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support. Recently ranked #1 as the nation’s most innovative school, the university’s location within the large and fast-growing Phoenix region provides a rich context for applied research and community engagement around issues of molecular sciences. We invite you to learn more about the School of Molecular Sciences and Arizona State University by visiting https://sms.asu.edu and https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/.

ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

 

 

General Chemistry Instructors

Arizona State University 
Instructor

The School of Molecular Sciences invites outstanding Instructors to contact us about potential opportunities in our General Chemistry Program this year. Instructors lead Introductory and General Chemistry laboratory sections, facilitate active learning recitations, assist in developing new collaborative learning activities, and participate in the training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. If you are passionate about teaching chemistry and want to join an experienced team that shares your passion, we want to hear from you.

The Instructor position is a benefits-eligible, non tenure-track academic year appointment ($45,000 for 9-months), renewable annually contingent upon performance and the needs of the university. Opportunities for summer funding may also be available.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or related field
  • One year of teaching or teaching assistant experience at the university level
  • Effective teaching ability as evidenced by peer and/or student reviews
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior teaching experience in General and/or Introductory Chemistry
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience with non-traditional models of instruction (i.e. collaborative learning and flipped classrooms)
  • Multimedia presentation skills and aptitude for emerging technologies in content delivery
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Supervisory/peer mentoring experience

To express interest, please submit the following application materials as a single pdf file to Dr. Ron Briggs, at ronbriggs@asu.edu:

  • Cover letter briefly indicating your relevant qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Copies of evaluations and/or course materials indicative of your prior teaching experience

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by the law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.htmlhttp://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

 

 


Teaching Assistant (TA)

Each semester, the School of Molecular Sciences accepts applications for part time (~10 hours per week) and full-time (~20 hours per week) undergraduate TA positions. Undergraduate TAs receive a salary of $12.50 per hour, while gaining valuable teaching experience in our lower-division (100 and 200-level) courses. If you have a strong academic background, have completed coursework through at least Organic Chemistry, are enrolled in at least one unit of classes at ASU, and have exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, you are encouraged to apply.

Applications are accepted year-round and considered 1-2 weeks before each academic semester.

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General Chemistry Stockroom Student Employee

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The general chemistry stockroom student employee assists the Laboratory Coordinator, Sr. and Assistant Lab Coordinator in the preparation of general chemistry lab investigations, cleaning, supply and chemical restocking of the general chemistry stockroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Assists in issuing equipment (LabQuests, PPE, etc.) to students and teaching assistants for use in general chemistry teaching labs
  • Organizes supplies, materials or equipment to set up CHM 101, 111, 112, 113,114 and 116 chemistry laboratory experiments
  • Preparation of stock chemical solutions and investigation materials for the general chemistry teaching labs
  • Operates laboratory and experiment equipment (e.g., LabQuests equipment and probes, centrifuges, analytical balances, spectrometers); conducts minor repairs or tests
  • Cleans glassware and other laboratory equipment or materials using appropriate standards.  Keeps all stockroom and prep areas clean
  • Collects hazardous waste and tags for disposal following ASU defined hazardous waste disposal procedures

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

University minimum qualifications provided by HR 

Completion of general chemistry courses: CHM 101 or CHM 113/116 or CHM 111/112 or CHM 114, or equivalent

Knowledge of general lab safety rules and regulations

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Completion of one or more semesters of organic chemistry courses: CHM 233/334 and/or CHM 333/334, or equivalent

Knowledge and experience in the preparation of chemicals solutions and reagents in accordance with established procedures used in CHM 101,108,113,114 and 116 laboratory experiments

Experience using LabQuests equipment and probes, centrifuges, analytical balances, spectrometers

Recent completion of ASU Lab safety training and Fire safety training.

How To Apply:

1. Download and fill out the application form (pdf). PDF iconclick here to download.

2. Submit the completed form to : Michelle Kern, Laboratory Coordinator, Sr. by email to:  Michelle.Kern@asu.edu or drop off the form at General Chemistry Stockroom, PSG-106.

 

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July 26, 2018

Assistant Professor in Experimental Physical Chemistry

Amherst College

The Amherst College Department of Chemistry (https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in experimental physical chemistry at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2019.  Amherst College is coeducational and one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country.  Forty-five percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 10 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 17 percent are the first members of their families to attend college.  Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need, and 58 percent of our students receive financial aid.  Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium. 

The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry and calls for teaching general chemistry and advanced physical chemistry at the undergraduate level.  Opportunities for teaching electives and interdisciplinary courses are also available.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program in physical chemistry in which undergraduates can substantively participate.  Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of experimental physical chemistry—for example, energy storage, materials chemistry, biophysical chemistry, or environmental chemistry—are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/52366 a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body; a detailed description of research plans; and the contact information for three confidential references.  Review of applications will begin September 14, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Professor Anthony Bishop, chair of the Department of Chemistry, at acbishop@amherst.edu

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.