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Register today for our complimentary Virtual Classrooms, where you'll learn live from skilled experts, who will help you target your career goals and give you the boost you need to succeed. Learn more and register here

ACS Career Days are scheduled for all virtual regional meetings. See: ACS Career Events.

Exploring Career Options

The ACS Career Navigator™ guides you in exploring the career roles you aspire to and provides the resources necessary to function effectively in each role.

ACS also offers financial support programs for students, research teams, and faculty in pursuit of scientific study and discovery. We award over $20 million annually in research grants, approximately $1.15 million in student scholarships, and more.

Professional Development Grants and Other Support for High School Chemistry Educators
 
Apply Soon for Programs Supporting High School Chemistry Educators
ACS-Hach Programs provide financial support for future and current high school chemistry teachers. Through these grants and scholarships, ACS carries on the work of the Hach Scientific Foundation Endowment, encouraging the development of high school chemistry teachers and improving the teaching and learning of chemistry in their classrooms.
ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship – provides financial support (up to $6,000 for full-time study, up to $3,000 for part-time study) for chemistry graduates with limited work experience to obtain a master's degree in education or teacher certification in chemistry. Apply by April 1.
ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship – provides financial support (up to $6,000 for full-time study, up to $3,000 for part-time study) for chemistry professionals to obtain a master's degree in education or teacher certification in chemistry. Apply by April 1.
ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grant – grants of up to $1,500 for high school chemistry teachers to use to cover basic classroom or laboratory needs, fund professional development experiences, or support innovative ideas in chemistry education. Apply April 14.
 
Visit the Funding Opportunities page for links to these and many other programs that support chemistry research and education at all levels.

 

ACS CAREER CONSULTANTS

Career Consultants and ACS members work together in developing career plans. A consultant can stimulate your thinking, ask important career planning questions to help clarify goals, provide encouragement, teach strategies for making meaningful career decisions, and aid you in your job search. Career Consultants are at National Meetings, Regional Meetings, Career Events and online.

Exclusive Career Counseling for ACS Members, Every Thursday

ACS Members, drop into Virtual Office Hours every Thursday at 12:00 PM ET to network and speak with career consultants, get answers to your career questions, and receive career guidance. You’ll discover new job search tools and different ways to navigate today’s job market. Register to attend and tell your fellow ACS Members about this exclusive opportunity to connect with knowledgeable ACS Career Consultants and other chemists.

Click here for more information and how to take advantage of Career Consulting by joining ACS!
 

LVACS CAREER CONSULTANT
Greglynn Gibbs

Greglynn is a research support technician and manager of the chemistry labs at Penn State Berks. She is very involved with ACS volunteer programs and enjoys reaching the younger chemists’ community, sharing her expertise in the chemical workforce. Greglynn looks at career development in terms of facing challenge: “every challenge you overcome in life can get you closer to the person you want to be. Despite what some might say, there is no ‘easy button’. Anything worth having is worth fighting for.” 

Contact Greglynn here.
 
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Chemistry Job Listings

These listings are posted to aid LVACS members in their career development and do not reflect a recommendation of these institutions by LVACS.

Cedar Crest College is offering a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Physical/Analytical Chemistry for the next academic year. Apply at the link below: http://apply.interfolio.com/88163

Southern Connecticut State University: Assistant Professor – Chemistry (Non-Tenure Track)
The Chemistry Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a one-year full-time faculty position starting in the fall 2021 with the possibility of extension into a second year based on mutual agreement. The primary responsibility will include teaching 100-level courses. Teaching upper level courses in an area of expertise may also be possible. The teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester. Participation in department/university committees and activities is also expected. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required, and prior experience teaching at the college level is preferred. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV with 3 references, and unofficial or official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Dr. Adiel Coca (Email: cocaa2@southernct.edu). Review of applications will begin July 5, 2021.  The position will remain open until filled.
Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff.  People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 

Professional Relations

LVACS works with local chapters of other scientific and professional societies such as AiChE, MRS and the BioPharma Network. Contact us if you represent such a group and would like to start an ongoing relationship with ACS! 

Section Chair
Roger Egolf, rae4@psu.edu
 
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