Summer 2019 Employment Opportunity- Chemistry Instructors and Teaching Assistants

Summer 2019 Employment Opportunities

Chemistry Instructors and Teaching Assistants

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is seeking instructors and teaching assistants for our summer programs. CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. Positions are available at residential and day sites at colleges, universities, and schools on the East and West coasts, as well as internationally in Hong Kong. A full list of site locations can be found here.

We are currently seeking individuals to work with the following Chemistry-related courses:

  • The Edible World
  • Crystals and Polymers
  • Chemistry in Society
  • Fast-Paced High School Chemistry
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry

A full list of science courses, course descriptions, and sample syllabi can be found at:

Why teach for CTY?

  • competitive salary plus room and board at our east and west coast residential sites
  • all classes are taught by both an instructor and teaching assistant, and are limited to a maximum of 18 students per class
  • opportunity to teach gifted students, and work with other professionals in your field
  • science instructors are allotted a generous lab budget

Core Dates for 2019*:

Session 1: June 20 – July 13, 2019
Session 2: July 13 – August 3, 2019

*Note: dates may vary depending on location and position. For a full list of locations and dates, please visit

Terms of Employment

  • Starting salary for two sessions is $4,800 – $6,000 for instructors and $2,540 for TAs
  • Room and board are provided at residential sites. Travel assistance is provided to Hong Kong.

Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching assistant candidates are generally graduate or undergraduate students with experience tutoring or as a TA.
  • Instructor candidates generally have independent classroom teaching experience, graduate coursework, and at least a bachelor’s degree. 

More Information

Instructor and Teaching Assistant position descriptions:

To Apply

Fill out an online application at

Questions? Contact us at


UC Davis Summer Abroad


Dear UC San Diego Chemistry and Biochemistry Students,


Want to spend the summer earning GE credits in fun and unique ways? UC Davis is currently accepting enrollments for almost 30 summer study abroad programs, and many are interdisciplinary classes based in history, literature, and religious studies—academic areas that some UC science majors postpone completing until later in their college careers. What better way to knock out some of your GEs than by studying abroad?
2019 UC Davis Summer Abroad

  • Open to all UC students (freshmen through graduating seniors) and students from any college or university
  • UC summer financial aid applies
  • UC Davis courses, led by UC Davis faculty
  • Courses taught in English

Note: UC San Diego students should meet with a financial aid advisor to determine summer aid eligibility. If needed, students can request a ninth unit of 199 to help qualify for summer aid.

Create an online interest profile to receive email updates about programs that interest you. (It only takes a minute!) Visit the program webpage links below for details on fees, excursions, class schedules, and more. If you’d like to search by major rather than exploring options that carry GE credits, make sure to check out the “Search Programs by Major” box on this page!

Europe (Iceland, Germany & Denmark), Viking Visions
Courses: German 48 or 112 & 198 (taught in English – open to all majors!)

Explore the worlds of Thor, Odin, Freya, and more while studying the sagas, historical chronicles, and modern adaptations of old Viking myths in Iceland, Northern Germany, and Denmark.


Austria, Crossroads of Central Europe

Courses: History 102S & 198

From the Renaissance to the United Nations, experience life and history in one of Europe’s grand imperial capitals.


Europe (France, Switzerland & Italy), World Cinema and the European Film Festival

Film Studies 125 & 198

Attend an entire A-level film festival in the Italian-Swiss Lake region, with two-weeks of preparatory film studies in Cannes, France.

Bhutan, GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Courses: Landscape Architecture /Applied Biological Systems Technology 150 & 198
Learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the peaceful, culturally rich, and biodiverse country of Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains, where progress is measured in Gross National Happiness.

France, Sex and Space

Courses: Art History 122 & 198
Examine the wide range of the relationship between architecture and sexuality in the context of European modernism.


Europe, Celtic Connections—Ireland, France, Spain

Courses: English 138 & 198
Experience Celtic culture through literature, culture, language, music, and politics.


Italy, Rome—Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City

Italian 107S & 198 (Taught in English)

Visit Roman, Etruscan, and Greek ruins and discover why Rome is considered an outdoor museum.


If you have any questions about our 2019 Summer Abroad programs, please reach out to me anytime!

All the best,


— —


Leigh Cocanougher

Program Coordinator and Advisor

Study Abroad

Global Affairs


University of California, Davis

International Center | Suite 1120

463 California Ave | Davis, CA 95616 | (530) 752-9627 | Staff Profile

*UC Davis Study Abroad Emergency Response Info*


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Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, Congratulations!

Professor Susan Taylor and Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla were both named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Congratulations! –

Smith College Postdoctoral Fellow

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in David Gorin’s lab in the Chemistry Department at Smith College.  The Fellow will conduct research into the use of modified DNA molecules as chemical reagents to selectively modify one compound in a complex mixture (for our recent progress, see: Chem. Sci., 2018, 2105). There are extensive opportunities to directly mentor undergraduate researchers. The current postdoc in the lab is leaving to start a tenure-track job at a liberal arts college, and this position is potentially a great fit for someone intending to pursue a career at such an institution.

The desired start date is summer 2019.

Additional information and application instructions may be found at:

Contact for questions:

David J. Gorin
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Smith College
310 Ford Hall
(413) 585-3889

Neal Devaraj Wins Eli Lilly Award!

Neal Devaraj Wins Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry! Congratulations! –

Student Town Hall


Paths to PhD: Q&A Panel

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Tau Beta Pi is hosting a Paths to PhD: Q&A Panel (ft. Takeda Pharmaceuticals) on Monday, February 4th from 1-2pm in Qualcomm Room of Jacobs Hall EBU1.

We have a selection of distinguished guests consisting of both professors and industry representatives. If you have questions about the process of applying to graduate school, debating between a route in academia or industry, or just want career advice in general, this is a great event for you! In addition, Takeda Pharmaceuticals California will be present if you are interested in getting into the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Adam Engler – Professor and Vice-Chair of Bioengineering
Dr. Ryan Kastner – Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Dr. Mack Flinspach – Associate Director of Structural Biology of Takeda Pharmaceuticals California 
Dr. Darren Lipomi – Associate Professor of NanoEngineering

Here is the link to our event page
And don’t forget to RSVP here

Questions: Email Daniel Cheah at