Join Albion College on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. for a program planned for Grand Rapids area high school students and their families.
You will get an insider's perspective about what it takes to succeed as a pre-med student in college and get into the medical school of your choice. Plus, Grand Rapids area physicians representing a range of specialties will offer tips on how to become a top candidate for medical school admission, and will answer your questions.
Kent Country Club 1600 College Ave., NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Biochemistry
POSITION: A full-time, tenure-track appointment starting August 2014.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry or biological systems. The preferred candidate will also be able to contribute to our inorganic or analytical chemistry curricula.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching responsibilities include courses within our biochemistry and general chemistry programs and the opportunity to develop courses in one’s specialty. In addition, Albion offers opportunities for faculty members to be involved in the First Year Seminar program or curricular involvement in the Honors Program and the Center for Sustainability and the Environment. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our undergraduate research program, including membership on thesis committees and the active direction of undergraduates in collaborative research projects. Support for developing an active research agenda is provided through start-up funds, departmental support, regular access to the College’s Faculty Development funds, participation in Albion’s Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity (FURSCA), and through pursuit of external grants.
DEPARTMENT: The Chemistry Department at Albion College is certified by the American Chemical Society and provides a stimulating teaching environment. The eight faculty members have a long tradition of commitment to quality teaching of undergraduates. There are two majors: a chemistry major and a biochemistry major. The curriculum, although traditional in many respects, has some novel features including a systematic introduction to inorganic chemistry in the second semester of the first year and a second-year organic course emphasizing mechanism. Extensive use of discovery and research-based experiments is made throughout the laboratory curriculum. Departmental instrumentation includes a 400 MHz FT-NMR, GC-MS (2), GC, HPLC-MS (electrospray), HPLC, Biochromatograhy System, IC, FT-IR, digital polarimeter, scanning UV-Vis, diode array UV-VIS (3), UV/Vis-Fluorescence microplate reader, fluorescence spectrometer, and electroanalytical instruments. (See http://www.albion.edu/academics/departments/chemistry/campus-facilities for more information on our facilities including our recently completed Science Complex.)
INSTITUTION: Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1300 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
APPLICATION: To apply, e-mail a curriculum vitae, photocopies of both graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and how they would be integrated into an undergraduate setting, and three letters of reference to
Review of applications will begin October 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the College or the Chemistry Department see www.albion.edu/chemistry .
Dr. Lisa B. Lewis, Co-Chair www.albion.edu/chemistry Department of Chemistry Phone: 517-629-0276 Albion College FAX: 517-629-0264 Albion, MI 49224 Email:
Institute for Healthcare Professions
Criteria for Graduating as a Member in Good Standing
In order to graduate as a member in good standing of the Institute for Healthcare Professions, you must complete the following requirements:
Number of students graduating from program who took examination.
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.
Documented Experiential Learning Project
To satisfy this requirement in the Institute for Healthcare Professions, your 40-hour DELP must take place in a healthcare setting. This project can involve any one of the following: (1) job shadowing, (2) practicum/internship, (3) volunteering, or (4) research on healthcare topic. Please note there will be additional requirements for students who are doing a practicum/internship for academic credit.
Directions for DELP
If you are completing your DELP this summer, you must submit field notes documenting your experiences. Below is a description of field notes.
Special instructions for your first field note
Describe the setting in which you are doing the project.
Identify the person who will supervise and confirm your hours.
Include supervisor's email address and phone number.
Include your phone number.
Send first field note ASAP after starting project.
Write a field note for each day and save in an electronic file as a Word document.
Include the date and number of hours worked at the top of each field note.
Submit the electronic file to
at the end of your project.
General Guidelines for DELP
As soon as possible after leaving your experiential learning site for the day, you should find time to reflect upon and discuss your work experiences. Remember timely documentation is essential for any healthcare professional, and you need to develop the ability to describe your experiences promptly, carefully, and concisely.
Do not simply list the events of the day but, instead, discuss the highlights of the day: successes, failures, challenges, questions, ethical dilemmas, etc. If you want to discuss your interactions with or observations of a client/patient, staff, or volunteer/intern, use a pseudonym when referring to that person. Do not provide any protected healthcare information about the individual. Be sure to observe any additional rules and regulations mandated by the setting in which you are working.
Finally, at the end of your project, please ask you supervisor to email
or send a note verifying the hours you spent working on this project. If your supervisor wants to send a note, provide him or her with a stamped envelope addressed to:
Institute for Healthcare Professions Albion College 611 E. Porter St., KC 4678 Albion, MI 49224