Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Chemistry Department Head Search


The College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for the Department Head of Chemistry. The applicant must demonstrate outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, and have a distinguished record of research and undergraduate and graduate education. It is expected that the applicant will continue an active, extramurally funded, research program while providing vision and administrative leadership to advance the department. Key objectives include increasing the number of both undergraduate majors and Ph.D. students, and increasing the breadth and depth of interdisciplinary research, with an emphasis on biological and nanoscale areas of chemistry. Opportunities exist for substantial research collaboration with other departments in Arts & Sciences and the Colleges of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Medicine. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.chemistry.drexel.edu. The application should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of intent that describes research, teaching, and administrative accomplishments and goals. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references should also be included. Application materials should be sent to: Chairman, Chemistry Department Head Search, Room 4020 - McAlister Hall, College of Arts & Sciences, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA 19104. Drexel University is a private, urban university with over 10,000 full-time undergraduates and is well-known for its emphasis on technology and its cooperative education program. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Drexel University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified women, members of minority groups, disabled individuals and veterans.

Saturday, November 19, 2005


Jay Bhatt just told me about Chmoogle, the new eMolecules search engine for chemicals. Doing a quick search, I was able to find many commercial sources for fragments the potential HIV protease inhibitors on the watch list at UsefulChem.

This is going to have a significant impact on chemical research and teaching.