Thursday, December 28, 2017

Chemistry Bumper Cars, 2018

Multiple anonymous internet comments agree: Faculty moves still occur with rapidity and fluidity. Think of them like a "jobs plasma," flowing around major campuses every few years.

The 2017 list had grown like a wild blackberry bramble, so it needed a trim. If you hear of an impending 2018 move, please tell me in the comments, and I'll post in the "Pending Confirmation" section. Escape from this purgatory involves sending me a link or other documentation from the new institution. Happy speculating!


Philip Cole (JHU to Harvard)
Tanja Cuk (Berkeley to UC Boulder)
Eilaf Egap (Emory to Rice)
Aaron Esser-Kahn (UCI to Chicago)
Fabien Gagosz (CNRS to Ottawa)
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (UIUC to Yale)
Eva Harth (Vanderbilt to Houston)
Jen Heemstra (Utah to Emory
Ryan Hili (UGA to York)
Rong Huang (VCU to Purdue)  
Tristan Lambert (Columbia to Cornell
Michael McGehee (Stanford to UC Boulder)
Christian Melander (NC State to Notre Dame)
Pere Miro (UNF to South Dakota)  
Garrett Miyake (UC Boulder to Colorado State
Peter Nemes (GWU to UMD - College Park)
Rob Paton (Oxford to Colorado State)  
Scott Phillips (PSU to Boise State) 
Mario Rivera (Kansas to LSU)
Christine Thomas (Brandeis to Ohio State)
Bill Tolman (Minnesota to Washington U St. Louis)  thanks, Chemjobber and Bill!
Greg Verdine (Fog or LifeMine)
David Walt (Tufts to Wyss Institute
Ryan White (UMBC to Cincinnati
Junrong Zheng (Rice to Peking) 

Pending Confirmation

Nozomi Ando (Princeton to Cornell)  two sources
Alan Aspuru-Guzik (Harvard to Toronto)

OK, it's an imperfect employment metaphor, but stellar profs *are* like mutant superheroes....right?

New Hires

Keriann Backus (UCLA Biochem)
Jennifer Bridwell-Rabb (Michigan)
Carson Bruns (UC Boulder)
Scott Hansen (Oregon)
Dugan Hayes (URI)
Scott Horowitz (University of Denver)
Ashlee Howarth (Concordia)
Tim Johnstone (UCSC)
Rashad Karimov (Auburn)
Steven Lopez (Northeastern)
Marek Majewski (Concordia)
Lara Malins (ANU)
Jarad Mason (Harvard)
Jesse McDaniel (Georgia Tech)
Jeff Mighion (Kent State)
Jia Niu (Boston College)
Malay Patra (TIFR)  
Sudeshna Roy (Ole Miss)
Bess Vlaisavljevich (South Dakota)
Yiming Wang (Pitt)  
Elizabeth Young (Lehigh)
Ran Zhao (Alberta)

Pending Confirmation

Alison Strom (Smith)


For 2017 moves, click here
For 2016 moves, click here
For 2015 moves, click here
For 2014 moves, click here.
For 2012-2013 moves, click here