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Holyoke Community College Adjunct Instructor

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on November 27, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Holyoke Community College is in need of an adjunct organic chemistry instructor for the coming Spring 2018 semester to teach lecture (MWF @ 9:00am-9:50am) and possibly laboratory (W @ 11:00am-1:30pm).  

Please direct questions and applications to:

Carl Satterfield
Chemistry Department
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040

Trinity College Part-Time Instructor

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on November 20, 2017 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Trinity College Chemistry Department is seeking a part-time instructor to teach one section of laboratory for introductory chemistry in the Spring 2018 semester. This section can be offered either in the morning or in the evening, depending on the needs of the instructor. Individuals interested in the position should contact Professor Tim Curran, Chair of the Trinity College Chemistry Department, either by email ( or telephone (860-297-5276) for additional details.

National Chemistry Week

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on October 23, 2017 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy National Chemistry Week

Check out Cody's Lab YouTube video on reducing magnetite (iron (II,III) oxide) to iron.

Fe2+Fe3+2O4 + C --> CO2 + Fe

Don't try this at home unless you happen to have a ~10kW 100kHz induction heater available.

General Chemistry Lab Instructors Needed

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on October 6, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry seeks qualified candidates to teach General Chemistry Labs during the Spring 2018 semester. Courses would be taught on campus and are offered both days and evenings. Appointments are for one semester and may be renewable based on need.

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in Chemistry or a related discipline. Pay starts at $4,578 for Master's degree in Chemistry and $5,000 for a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

Send letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of 3 professional references to:

Dr. James Arena,  Chair

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Assistant/Associate Professor at Central Connecticut State

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on September 18, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)
Assistant/Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in chemistry, biochemistry, and toxicology and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Pharmacology

• Ability to teach undergraduate biochemistry lecture and lab courses

• Excellent communication skills

• Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities

Preferred Qualifications

• Evidence of scholarly activity including but not limited to presentations at local and national meetings & publications in peer reviewed scientific journals

• Experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students

• A proposed research program appropriate for our students and facilities that complements current faculty expertise

The University: CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 25 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Art and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by 5:00 PM, October 27th, 2017. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To begin the application process, go to and electronically submit the following:

· Letter of interest addressing all the qualifications for the position

· Current curriculum vitae 

· Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers 

· Proposal of research suitable for undergraduate involvement.

Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted. For more information contact Dr. Guy Crundwell at Please make sure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

CCSU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Bard College at Simon's Rock Faculty Position

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on September 18, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Bard College at Simon’s Rock invites applications for a regular, full-time position in Chemistry, beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary division, and interest in teaching across disciplinary lines a plus.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry by time of appointment, and the ability to teach Biochemistry, as well as introductory to advanced chemistry courses. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and commitment to professional development is required. Experience working with a diverse student population is preferred. Development of a research program involving undergraduates is strongly desired, and modest start-up funds are available. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Bard College at Simon's Rock is the only four-year college in the US specifically designed to allow bright, highly motivated adolescents to begin college immediately after the tenth or eleventh grade. Full-time faculty course load is 3/3 and the student-faculty ratio is below 9:1. The College has launched a new program, Bard Academy (; interest and ability to teach in this program is desirable.

In all hires Simon’s Rock seeks to increase the diverse perspectives of its faculty and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. This is an affirmative action, equal opportunity position. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. Applicants are asked to apply with a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, and three references.

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2017 Redox Symposium

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on September 16, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

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Directions and Parking Information for Connecticut College (Meeting is in the Crozier Williams Student Center G2)

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED as of 5pm Friday, September 8, 2017

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Spring 2018 Admissions Wesleyan University

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on August 17, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Department of Chemistry at Wesleyan University is currently considering applications for spring admission to the Ph.D. program. The program has approximately 20 graduate students and 10 faculty members with active research programs spanning multiple areas such as drug design, high-resolution spectroscopy, materials chemistry and nanoscience, theoretical chemistry, molecular biophysics, natural product synthesis, and organometallic chemistry. The size of the program ensures that each student knows every faculty member and allows the department to set up a customized program of study for each student. Upon completion of their Ph.D. our graduates have a strong track record of success obtaining positions as postdocs, faculty, and in industry.

The application window for spring admission to the graduate program is open now and will close on September 30th, 2017. Application materials are submitted online and there is no application fee. Each application must include:

• Official transcripts for undergraduate and any graduate studies

• Three letters of recommendation

• A statement of purpose

• GRE scores and, for international students, TOEFL scores.

Please visit:

Also note that the application window for Fall 2018 admission to the graduate program will open on September 1st and close on February 15th.

"Ready, Set, React" Chemistry Demo Show

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on June 5, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Friday June 16, 2017
7:00-9:00 pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Integrated Sciences Building Room 135" target="_blank">661 North Pleasant St
Amherst MA 01373

FREE and open to the public (not a university or school sponsored event).

The Department of Chemistry invites students and their parents or guardians to our 4th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show.

There will be exciting explosions, colorful chemistry, and cool experiments!

Stay afterwards for some hands-on activities.

To RSVP or to inquire for more information, please email

Ph.D. Opportunity in Martian Geochemistry

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on April 20, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Wesleyan University has funding for a student to complete a Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry with a Concentration in Planetary Science. The program of study will be tailored to include a relevant geoscience curriculum. The proposed project is to create a series of Mars analogue brines and precipitate them under terrestrial and martian conditions in a Mars chamber. Visible – near-infrared spectra of the precipitates will then be compared to similar data collected in Mars orbit. The research will be under the tutelage of Prof. Gilmore in the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The opening is available for Fall of 2017.

Please apply to the Chemistry Department at Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

More information about Planetary Sciences at Wesleyan may be found Please direct all inquiries to Prof. Martha Gilmore,