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The Puget Sound Sections hosts a Career Event each year (usually held in February) at a local business or governmental facility.  These events present great opportunities to see the scope of the activities of the hosting organizations.  Keep an eye on the Calendar for details regarding the next event.

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Chemistry Adjunct Immediate Need - Winter 2019 (Green River College)
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Location:  Auburn, WA 
ACS PSS Posting Date: 01/01/2019  
Brief Description: Green River has an immediate need for an adjunct chemistry instructor for Winter 2019 to teach the following sections:  054300 2179 CHEM 140  C   GENERAL CHEM PREP W/LAB   6 [SC  0318 TTh 01:00PM-02:20PM / SC 0308 W 01:00PM-02:50PM / SC 0318 M 01:00PM-02:50PM]  &  054400 2183 CHEM 140 D   GENERAL CHEM PREP W/LAB   6 [SC 0318 TTh 03:00PM-04:20PM / SC 0308 W 03:00PM-04:50PM / SC 0318 M 03:00PM-04:50PM]  &  055600 2231 CHEM 162  U   GENERAL CHEM W/LAB II     6 [SC 0322 MW 06:00PM-09:30PM / SC 0316 MW 06:00PM-09:30PM].  Please spread the word to your Chemistry colleagues and ask them to contact Chitra Solomonson (Physics Instructor / Science Division Chair / (253) 833 9111 x 4868()) if interested.  They have to apply through the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/greenriveredu 
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Full-Time Tenure Track Chemistry Instructor (Clark College)

Deadlines: 01/17/2019       
Location:  Vancouver, WA
ACS PSS Posting Date: 12/31/2018 
Brief Description: Clark College currently is accepting applications for a full-time tenure track instructor in Chemistry starting in Fall 2019 academic year. The successful candidate will provide instruction in general chemistry courses for science and engineering (STEM) majors, the preparatory course associated with the majors' sequence and/or non-science majors' courses in Chemistry.  The position closes on January 17th, 2019.
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Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Chemistry (Pacific Lutheran University)
Deadlines: Open until filled       
Location:  Tacoma, WA
ACS PSS Posting Date: 11/30/2018 
Brief Description: The Department of Chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) seeks to hire a part-time Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor with teaching responsibilities primarily in general chemistry and lower-division laboratory courses (general and general/organic/biological chemistry). There may also be opportunities to mentor undergraduates in research. The department (http://www.plu.edu/chemistry/) offers ACS certified degrees. Instrumentation and resources include 500 MHz FTNMR, AFM, GC/MS, HPLC, FTIR, Raman, UV/VIS, ICP-MS, GPC, a glovebox, and a variety of computational chemistry software.
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Lecturer in Chemistry (Saint Martin’s University)
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Location:  Lacey, WA
ACS PSS Posting Date: 10/29/2018 
Brief Description: Saint Martin’s University, a private Catholic, Benedictine university located in Western Washington, invites applications for a part-time position as a lecturer in Chemistry to begin in January 2019 and end in May 2019. Duties include conducting assigned lab sections according to a syllabus supplied by the Chemistry Program, collecting and grading lab assignments, holding office hours, and assigning grades. Applicants should hold an advanced degree in chemistry or a related field.
Faculty members are expected to support the Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts mission of the university. Candidates must have valid documentation permitting them to work in the US from the date on which the appointment at Saint Martin’s takes effect. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
If you are interested in the position, please submit letter of interest, current c.v., unofficial or official copies of graduate transcript(s), and 3 letters of recommendation in your application via the link below.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Questions and inquiries may be directed to Gregory Milligan, by email at gmilligan@stmartin.edu or telephone at 360-438-4314.
Saint Martin’s University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.
Apply through Institution’s Website:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7707cdd8-afe3-4ace-99f3-9e6b6654d0ad&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US.

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Program Administrator, Global Green Chemistry Initiative (Yale University)
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Location:  New Haven, Connecticut
ACS PSS Posting Date: 10/29/2018 
Brief Description: The Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale has a new position open to applicants: Program Administrator, Global Green Chemistry Initiative. This position oversees the essential technical and programmatic work for the Global Green Chemistry Initiative, including development of materials, providing training workshops, outreach and communication, and coordination of staff and partners. For additional information about the position, or to apply, please see the Yale STARS (https://your.yale.edu/yale-link/stars-external-applicants) application system, job number 52078BR.
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Part-time Instructors (University of Washington Bothell)
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Location: Bothell, WA 
ACS PSS Posting Date: 10/29/2018 
Brief Description: The Physical Sciences Division at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) is looking for part-time instructors to teach general chemistry, organic, and biochemistry labs during Winter and Spring 2019 academic terms.  Part-time instructors at UWB receive competitive compensation and will be provided with extensive curriculum support. To apply, please send a cover letter including area(s) of interest and teaching philosophy, a current CV, and two letters of recommendation to Professor Dan Jaffe, Chair of the Physical Sciences Division (djaffe@uw.edu). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis but priority will be given to applications received before November 1, 2018.
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Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Analytical) (Whitworth University)
Deadlines: See job posting       
Location: Spokane, WA 
ACS PSS Posting Date: 09/30/2018 
Brief Description: The Chemistry Department at Whitworth University invites applications for a tenure-track position in chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants in Analytical Chemistry and all related sub-disciplines are welcome to apply. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the ability to establish a robust research program, which is competitive for external funding and involves undergraduate research assistants.
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Chemistry/Science Education TT Faculty Position (Western Washington University)
Deadlines: 09/17/2018       
Location: Bellingham, WA 
ACS PSS Posting Date: 07/27/2018 
Brief Description: Applications are invited for one tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor levels in chemistry with a specialization in science education. This will be a joint appointment between the chemistry department and the Science, Math and Technology Education (SMATE) program at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, WA, beginning September 2019. The chemistry department and SMATE program are committed to WWU’s goal of recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, and welcome applications from diverse candidates. The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in education and research by teaching chemistry and teacher preparation courses as well as leading an active research program in science education. A Ph.D. by hire date is required. Please see the full position announcement for all required and preferred qualifications and to apply:  http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/495871/. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Emily Borda at (360) 650-3135 or bordae@wwu.edu.  WWU is an AA/EO employer.  For disability accommodation call (360) 650-3774. Review of applications begins September 17, 2018; position open until filled.
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