Few Positions Available | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 29 | p. 2 | Letters
Issue Date: July 20, 2015

Few Positions Available

Department: Letters

A recent issue of C&EN has just two classified ads, both for academic positions (June 15, page 37). Is this because of full employment, because downsizing is not over, or because of the summer doldrums? It makes one wonder about our chosen field of expertise.

Richard Adams

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Dr. Fenton Heirtzler (July 22, 2015 7:39 PM)
It is encouraging that C&E News is now allowing letters such as this one to appear, at least on its website. I am optimistic that, continuing in this trend, my comments will also be published.

Unemployment, leading to talented colleagues dropping out of chemistry, is the elephant in the room for us. Chemistry is connected to the Chemist. The American Chemical Society can not be a success if Chemists are also not successful, especially American Chemists.

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