Faculty Position in Chemistry at Duke University

The Department of Chemistry at Duke University, located in Durham, NC, seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level. Candidates from all areas of chemistry are encouraged to apply; competitive candidates will have strong commitments to research, teaching, and embracing a diverse and inclusive community of scholars.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae to include publications, description of research plans, and a statement describing your philosophy on teaching, mentoring and managing a research group. In your cover letter, please specify one or more sub-disciplines that best represents your research and teaching interests (analytical, biological, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, theoretical). Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf.  Applications received by November 1 via the following website will be guaranteed consideration: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14508.

Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series Release

The Council of Graduate Students (CGS) is proud to announce the release of it’s 2019-2020 Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series lineup.

The Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series provides opportunities for Ohio State graduate students, faculty, staff, and community leaders to have intentional conversations about relevant issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and much more.

These conversations are designed to be an informal gathering, over lunch, to allow participants to learn from and educate one another. Although each event has a theme, the goal is to encourage participants to determine where the conversation goes.

The Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series is meant to be a catalyst for discussion on difficult topics, as it relates to diversity and social justice.

This program is only open to graduate students at The Ohio State University. Due to the nature of the conversations, each event will be limited to 10-15 graduate students, registration is on a first come first serve basis. Students can register online at go.osu.edu/buckeyedialogue

Lunch will be provided for each participant, courtesy of Student Life Dining Services.

Flyer (Autumn)


St. Jude Postdoc Positions and Call for Nominations for St. Jude Graduate Student Symposia


We are currently seeking nominations of students to be considered for the 19th annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium (NGSS), and 6th annual Future Fellow Research Conference (FFRC). These exceptional academic and professional development opportunities for PhD students will be held March 23-26, and June 2-4, 2020, respectively on the St. Jude campus in Memphis, TN.

The NGSS and FFRC are all-expenses-paid symposia to which top PhD students from around the country are invited to participate. To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with an estimated graduation between March 2020 and July 2021. Preference will be given to students whose work is relevant to ongoing research at St. Jude.

These symposia are not advertised. Students may apply only if they are nominated by faculty. To nominate students, please visit stjude.org/ngss and complete a simple form.  You may nominate multiple students, but nominations must be received by October 27th, 2019. Please forward this information to your Graduate Program Directors or other faculty members who may wish to nominate outstanding students. Nomination of exceptional under-represented minority students is encouraged.

Invitations to apply will be sent to students at the beginning of November. For those graduating before March 2020 who may be interested in postdoctoral fellowships at St. Jude, please review the attached list of current open positions. Visit stjude.org/postdoc and contact postdoc@stjude.org for additional information.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Linda Harris, PhD
Director of Postdoctoral Talent Acquisition
Office of Academic Programs in Biomedical Sciences
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Mail Stop 276
Memphis TN 38105


Women in Science Seminar with Dr. Debra Rolison

Please join FOCUS (Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in welcoming Dr. Debra Rolison from the Naval Research Laboratory for a special Women in Science seminar Tuesday Oct. 22nd at 5pm in Scott Lab E0040 titled “Science is Too Important to be Left Just to Men.” She is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and was the first woman to receive the ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials.  Dr. Rolison was also instrumental in the application of Title IX in STEM departments.  Anyone who supports diversity in science is welcome!

Debra Rolison FOCUS

Project Nature Newsletter and Brown Bag Lunch – October 2019

The Project Nature Lecture Series, affiliated with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Association, is dedicated to informing of the many ways in which one could get involved in making a significant and meaningful contribution towards fighting climate change. More information about the lecture series is here and the October 2019 newsletter is attached. You can also learn about ways to get involved with Project Nature here: https://u.osu.edu/maemega/project-nature-get-involved/ 

Project Nature_Newsletter-October_2019

Brown Bag Lunch – October 24


Pathrise Data Science Fellowship Information

Pathrise is now accepting applications for our Data Science fellowship. We enroll fellows on a rolling basis, and have new cohorts start every two weeks.

Alumni fellows are currently working as data scientists, data engineers, and machine learning engineers at companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Indeed, Fedex, HoneyWell, Fractal Analytics and more top companies or exciting start-ups. In addition to data science, we also have programs for software engineering, UX/UI design and product.

Fellowship details:

Flexible 8-week curriculum and unlimited technical and career support until you land an offer you are happy with
Work with your mentor from anywhere, anytime
Mentorship from leading industry data scientists and data engineers
Join an active community of 300+ Pathrise alumni
Free until you are hired. Pay through an income share agreement, only if the program works and you get the job you want

Learn more and apply at www.pathrise.com.

Check out our free resources here: https://www.pathrise.com/guides/tags/data-science/.

Have questions? Reach out to us at info@pathrise.com

WGSS Feminist Film Series 2019-2020

The Feminist Film Series is a monthly film screening hosted by the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Each screening, chosen by students at the beginning of the year, is followed by a facilitated, post-movie discussion. We tend to have movies from a variety of genres- from comedies and horror to animated movies and indie films. Our discussions following are based on the screening, covering concepts such as gender, intersectionality, identity, sexuality, race, and more.

The Film Series happens the third Tuesday of September, October, November, January, February, March, and April starting at 7pm on campus. They are free to attend. Please join us for our events (and bring a friend!). Our next movie on the list is Jordan Peele’s Us on Tuesday, October 15th. We’ll see you there!

OUAB Grad/Prof Weekly News: Lottery Registrations, Ticket Release, and Professional Development


Of Note:

Mentoring: A Pathway to Success

Tuesday, October 8th

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Barbie Tootle Room- 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Join us for a workshop on how to make mentoring support your success. Topics covered will include how to identify a mentor and how to make the most out of the mentoring relationship. Mentorship has been shown to improve both academic and career outcomes. Learn how to find a great mentor and be a great mentee.

Please register.


Ticket Release: HighBall Halloween

Monday, October 7th

5:00 PM

Information Center – Ohio Union

Enjoy a night out at Highball Halloween on October 11th or October 12th.  HighBall Halloween is the nation’s most elaborate costume party. Staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event for the Halloween season bridges runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts District. See outstanding musical acts, larger-than-life street performers, over-the-top costume designs, and more. Be a part of the HighBall Halloween street spectacle yourself and model your look on High Street and at the public costume contest, because at HighBall Halloween, you are what you wear.

Two total wristbands per BuckID which includes a $5 food voucher per wristband.

Lottery Registration:

Couldn’t go to OUABoo at Kings Island? Here’s your second chance! We added a SECOND date on October 25th where we will be busing students to Mansfield Reformatory’s Haunted House! Tickets and transportation included. Winners will be selected via a lottery that closes on Wednesday, October 9th at 5 pm and winners will be announced Monday, October 14th! 🎃👻

Enter the lottery here: ouab.osu.edu/Secure/lottery/events/?eventId=134

Disclaimer: you can only attend ONE location for the OUABoo event if chosen.


OUAB in the Kitchen: Spooky Halloween Appetizers

Thursday, October 31st

6:00 PM

Instructional Kitchen – Lower Level Ohio Union

Join OUAB in the Instructional Kitchen at the Ohio Union for a chance to cook a meal of your own under the guidance of the Union’s own professional chef, Chef Wolf. Following a cooking demonstration by the chef, students will collaborate with class members to create the menu providing a unique hands-on learning opportunity. In this fun and interactive environment students will enjoy a delicious meal and gain useful culinary skills to show off in their own kitchens.  Whether you’re are a master chef in your own kitchen or a novice, there is an OUAB in the Kitchen program for you.

Participants will be selected by OUAB Grad/Prof’s lottery system for high demand programs.  To register for the the lottery, please sign up using the link below.  Lottery registration will be available up until midnight on October 24th. You may register for yourself and one guest.  Those selected to participate in the class will be notified by noon the day after the lottery closes. Registering for the event does not guarantee a spot. 

Register for the lottery online: ouab.osu.edu/Secure/lottery/events/?eventId=121


Upcoming Events:

Quiz Night

Thursday, October 10th

7:00 PM

Faculty Club – 181 S. Oval Mall

Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of food, fun, and games!  All teams must register for each quiz night. Please include roster and team name with registration (teams may include up to 50% non-student guests). Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the quiz may not be available. The registration period for a quiz night begins the day after the previous quiz night.

Please send registration information to OUABgradprof@osu.edu.

OUABeyond the Sport with Ibtihaj Muhammad

Monday, October 14th

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Doors at 6:30 PM

Performance Hall- 1st Floor Ohio Union

An exciting discussion on sports, gender, and faith with Olympic medal-winning sabre fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Muslim American woman to represent the United States while wearing a hijab.

Olympic bronze medal-winning sabre fencer Ibtihaj Muhammed inspires others to challenge the status quo as a powerful symbol of America’s tolerance and diversity. As a stereotype-busting trailblazer and inspirational role model, she is an official sports ambassador, serving on the State Department’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sport Initiative and talking with young women around the world about the importance of sports and education. Drawing from her triumphant journey and unwavering commitment to her authentic self, Ibtihaj inspires others to overcome any obstacle and pave their own unique path to success.

Tickets available online: ouabtickets.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1351&p=1

Teaching Toolkit October Breakfast:  Student Feedback

Tuesday, October 22nd

9:00 AM

Brutus Buckeye Room – 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Are you curious about the value and reliability of different types of student feedback? We will explore strategies for obtaining and interpreting student feedback, including the SEIs and beyond.

Please register: uitl.osu.edu/calendar/gta-toolkit-october-breakfast-student-feedback

Wellness Series: Personal Finance

Thursday, October 24th

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Barbie Tootle Room- 3rd Floor Ohio Union

This lecture and discussion-based session will focus on the knowledge needed for graduate and professional students to manage their finances during their time at Ohio State. Presented by Scarlet and Gray Financial from the Student Life Student Wellness Center this session will provide participants with information and resources to effectively budget, establish and maintain good credit, and understand their student loans. 

Please register.

Professional Development Series: Impostor Syndrome/Growth Mindset

Wednesday, October 30th

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Barbie Tootle Room – 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Many graduate and professional students feel that they are impostors, fearing that at any moment their students or colleagues might perceive them as “frauds.” One way to combat these feelings is to embrace a “growth mindset.” Participants will discuss common causes of feeling like an impostor in academia with the goal of helping participants identify concrete steps to recognizing their competence as academics, teachers and professionals.

Lunch is provided.  Please register.



All classes are located in Dance Room 1 of the Ohio Union lower level @ 6:00 PM

Mondays: Yoga

Tuesdays: Dance

Wednesdays: Barre

Flicks for Free

Free Showings at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM in the US Bank Conference Theater – 1st Floor Ohio Union

10/9: No Flicks for Free

10/16: Captain Marvel

10/23: Pokemon Detective Pikachu

10/30: Halloween Special: Us




Assistant Professor Position in Inorganic Chemistry at U of Toledo

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to announce a search for a tenure-track faculty position in inorganic materials chemistry.  The candidate who is identified to fill this position will have the opportunity to develop their independent career in a highly supportive, interdisciplinary environment with considerable opportunities for collaboration.

The University of Toledo (UT) is one of 14 state universities in Ohio.  UT was founded in 1872, became a state university in 1967 and merged with the Medical College of Ohio in 2006 to become the third-largest public university operating budget in Ohio.   The department offers undergraduate (B.A. and B.S.) and graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) in chemistry and biochemistry.

Recent hires have received five NSF CAREER awards.  Together with multiple active NSF and NIH grants our faculty has developed state-of-the-research programs.  Outstanding instrumental support includes access to single crystal and powder diffractometers, scanning and transmission electron microscopes, various spectrometers and thermal analysis equipment.  Details on these and other instrumentation available in the chemistry building can be found on the Instrumentation Center website (http://icenter.utoledo.edu). Additional instrumentation is available in the Center for Materials and Sensor Characterization (https://www.utoledo.edu/engineering/cmsc/) and the Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Center (https://www.utoledo.edu/med/research/icf/facilities.html), which is awaiting installation of a Talos L120C TEM with 3D tomography and EDS capabilities.

We invite applications from well-qualified candidates who are eager to contribute to the future of our department.  The formal advertisement as appeared in Chemical and Engineering News is enclosed.  Additional details can be found on our website (http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/chemistry/index.html).   We appreciate your assistance in publicizing these opportunities in your department and in making qualified candidates aware of this faculty position.

Analytical Chemist – St. Bonaventure University

The Department of Chemistry at St. Bonaventure University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Analytical Chemistry, beginning August 2020, at the rank of Assistant Professor. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required, along with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, research, and University service. Teaching will include the Analytical and General Chemistry sequences and possibly other courses matching the candidate’s expertise; average twelve contact hrs/semester. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience, including demonstrated teaching success at the college level. Appreciation and respect for the University’s Mission as a Catholic University in the Franciscan tradition are expected.

Apply by email (titled “Chemistry Search”) to Sharon Godfrey, A&S Admin. Asst., sgodfrey@sbu.edu; submit cover letter, CV with contact info for 3 or 4 references, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and unofficial undergrad/grad transcripts.

Materials should be received by Oct. 7 for full consideration; review will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Donna Brestensky, Chemistry Chair (dbresten@sbu.edu)

For information about the University and department, visit http://www.sbu.edu/chemistry

St. Bonaventure University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with St. Bonaventure University requires successful completion of a background screening. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an individual from employment.