Open Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Chemistry

Applications are invited for two or more full-time, tenure-track appointments in the Department of Chemistry. Outstanding candidates in all areas of chemistry and interdisciplinary areas involving chemistry are encouraged to apply. Appointments at the Assistant level are anticipated; appointment at the Associate level will be considered for exceptional candidates. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and to develop innovative, vigorous, externally-funded research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by date of appointment. Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of future research interests, and (at the Assistant Professor rank) three letters of reference online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1582. Priority will be given to applications received by October 5, 2012. All other inquiries should be directed to search@chem.washington.edu. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Lecturer Openings in General and Introductory Organic Chemistry

We are looking to fill full-time Lecturer positions in general chemistry and introductory organic chemistry.

GENERAL CHEMISTRY: The Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington seeks one or more full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track Lecturers for appointment on or after September 16, 2012 to participate in our undergraduate chemistry instructional program with an emphasis on general chemistry courses. We anticipate an initial one- to three-year appointment, depending upon past experience, with the possibility of renewals. The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in large general chemistry lectures, laboratory instruction, and course development. Candidates with past experience in or background suitable for teaching introductory organic chemistry courses are encouraged to so indicate. Applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and three letters of recommendation online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1579.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: The Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington seeks one or more full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track Lecturers for appointment on or after September 16, 2012 to participate in our undergraduate chemistry instructional program with an emphasis on introductory organic chemistry courses. We anticipate an initial one- to three-year appointment, depending upon past experience, with the possibility of renewals. The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in large introductory organic chemistry lectures, laboratory instruction, and course development. Candidates with past experience in or background suitable for teaching general chemistry courses are encouraged to so indicate. Applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and three letters of recommendation online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1581.

Please direct all other correspondence to lecturer@chem.washington.edu. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2012; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Brandi Cossairt to join faculty

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Brandi Cossairt to the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Cossairt did her undergraduate work at Caltech, performing research with Professors Jesse L. Beauchamp and Jonas C. Peters. She received her Ph.D. from MIT, where she investigated the niobium-mediated synthesis of phosphorus-rich molecules under the direction of Professor Christopher C. Cummins. She is currently an NIH postdoctoral fellow with Assistant Professor Jonathan Owen at Columbia University, where she has developed new methods to synthesize ultrasmall (sub-2 nm) metal chalcogenide (CdSe, CdS, PbSe, PbS) nanoparticles. She also participates as an active member of Columbia’s Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), “Redefining Photovoltaic Efficiency through Molecular Scale Control.”

Dr. Cossairt will begin her research program here in July. Her work will focus on new methods for the preparation of III-V semiconductor clusters and nanoparticles for solar energy applications, and the development of novel bifunctional catalyst systems incorporating both highly reducing early transition metal complexes and binary semiconducting clusters and nanoparticles.

For more information, please visit her faculty page or contact her directly via email at cossairt@chem.washington.edu.

Two New Lecturers in Chemistry

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Jasmine Bryant and Dr. Colleen Craig to the Department of Chemistry as new lecturers. Enrollment in the chemistry courses is at an all-time high. As a result, the Department of Chemistry conducted a national search for additional instructional staff to ensure students have access to chemistry courses.

Dr. Bryant received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, her Master’s in Teaching from Seattle University, and her PhD in inorganic chemistry at the University of Washington, working with Prof. James Mayer. She has been at the UW in several roles since 2002, most recently as the Director of Communications for the Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis and as a temporary instructor in general chemistry and inorganic chemistry.

Dr. Craig received her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado, Denver Campus, and her PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Washington, working with Prof. Oleg Prezhdo. She has taught general chemistry classes at UW as a temporary instructor for the past two years, as well as at Seattle Central Community College for three years starting in 2008. Since spring 2011, Dr. Craig has worked with UW in the High School to develop a version of CHEM 110 (Introduction to General Chemistry) for delivery in Washington State high schools. In addition to teaching, Dr. Craig has also worked as a content developer for WH Freeman, and has participated in several chemistry advisory boards, including for McGraw Hill and WebAssign.

Drs. Bryant and Craig join Dr. Andrea Carroll (below) as lecturers.