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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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Assistant Professor of Chemistry  
Pacific Lutheran University | Tacoma, WA | ACS PSS Posting Date: 07/17/2019     
The Chemistry Department at Pacific Lutheran University will be hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry for the 2020-2021 academic year. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 3, 2019.   

Visiting Assistant Professor in Chemistry  
Saint Martin’s University | Lacey, WA | ACS PSS Posting Date: 07/06/2019     
Saint Martin’s University, a private Catholic, Benedictine university located in Western Washington, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Chemistry program to begin in August 2019.  The successful candidate will have a Ph. D. in chemistry with expertise in biochemistry.  The candidate will be expected to teach at least one semester of Biochemistry plus lab, Chemistry for Engineers or General Chemistry, and other courses as needed. The candidate should have a strong desire to teach at the undergraduate level. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to perform original research involving undergraduate students.
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.
Please submit a letter of interest, current c.v., unofficial or official copies of graduate transcript(s), a statement of teaching philosophy, 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.  Inquiries may be directed to Gregory Milligan by email at gmilligan@stmartin.edu or by telephone at 360-688-2673.
Saint Martin’s University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff.
Application procedures:   To be considered for this position, please visit us at   WORK@SMU    

Part-Time Adjunct Chemistry Instructors  
Green River College | Auburn, WA | ACS PSS Posting Date: 06/28/2019     
Green River College in Auburn, WA, is in need of part-time adjunct instructors to teach any of the four chemistry sections listed below for Fall 2019, with the quarter starting Monday, September 23, 2019.
CHEM 121 Section F meets MF 1-2:50 pm & WTh 2-2:50 pm.
CHEM 121 Section G meets M 3-3:50 pm & WThF 3-4:50 pm.
CHEM 140 Section A meets TWF 8-9:50 am & Th 8-8:50 am.
CHEM 161 Section E meets MW 12-1:50 pm & TThF 12-12:50 pm.
All four sections meet face-to-face at the Auburn main campus.  For more information or to submit an application, please see the job posting. 

Chem 121 Instructor  
Highline College | Des Moines, WA | ACS PSS Posting Date: 06/01/2019     
Highline College is searching for an instructor interested in teaching Chem 121 for the summer (June 24-Aug 15). The Chem 121 course is a double section and meets for lecture MTh 12:45-2:35pm and TW 12:45-1:35pm and has lab on TW from 1:45-3:35pm. If interested, please email a CV to Melissa Moehlig at mmoehlig@highline.edu. 


Instructional & Classroom Support Tech 3 (Chemistry)  
Shoreline Community College | Shoreline, WA | ACS PSS Posting Date: 04/01/2019     
Shoreline Community College has a new job opening:  Instructional & Classroom Support Tech 3 (Chemistry).  Date of first consideration: April 29th, 2019.  Check out our openings at www.shoreline.edu/hr. 

Full-time Lecturer
Central Washington University | Ellensburg, WA | ACS PSS Posting Date: 04/01/2019     

The Department of Chemistry at Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) is hiring a full-time lecturer for the 2019-20 academic year.  Teaching responsibilities will primarily be in general chemistry.  Required qualifications: Master’s Degree in chemistry or related field; applicants must show evident of their ability to be an excellent teacher; experience and demonstrated commitment to diversity.  Preferred qualifications: PhD in chemistry or related field (ABD candidates may be considered; however, the terminal degree must be completed within one year of start date); university-level teaching experience; experience working with a diverse student population. To apply, please go online to https://careers.cwu.edu and search for job 2765.  Screening date is Tuesday, April 9th, 2019.

Science Communication Fellowship
Science Communication Network | Bethesda, MD | ACS PSS Posting Date: 03/01/2019     
The Science Communication Network (SCN), along with Advancing Green Chemistry, offers a Science Communication Fellowship for early career researchers in environmental health and green chemistry. Supported by the Target Foundation, the program is a one-year fellowship for doctoral students and post-docs chosen for their potential to become the next leadership in the fields of environmental health and green chemistry.  We are now accepting applications <http://advancinggreenchemistry.org/collaborations/science-communication-fellows/> for the 2019-2020 Fellowship which begins in May 2019.  If youknow an amazing researcher who with some communications training might step into a leadership role in our field, please share this application and send Amy Kostant (amy@sciencecom.org | o: 301-654-6665) a note indicating that your recommend this candidate.  More info can be found here: http://advancinggreenchemistry.org/collaborations/science-communication-fellows/ 


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