Tenure-Track position in Biochemistry
Albion College is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of Chemistry beginning in August 2015.
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A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Chemistry is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry or the chemistry of biological systems. The preferred candidate will also be able to contribute to either our inorganic or analytical chemistry curricula.
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.
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/chemistry/campus-facilities for more information on our facilities including our recently completed Science Complex.)
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.
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 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the College or the Chemistry Department see www.albion.edu/chemistry.
Dr. Craig R. Bieler, Co-Chair
Department of Chemistry
Albion, MI 49224
U. S. History
Office: Robinson Hall 213
- Whitman College, B.A., history (1961)
- University of Washington, M.A., history (1965)
- University of Washington, Ph.D., history 1973
- University of Washington, 1961-1968
- Albion College, 1968-Present
COURSES TAUGHT IN RECENT PAST
- American Dreams & Realities
- A Sense of Place: Albion & the American Dream
- U.S. History Since 1877
- America in Crisis: Great Depression, World War II, & Cold War
- Environmental History
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Summa Cum Laude
- Phi Alpha Theta
- Ford Foundation Cooperative Teaching Fellowship (1960-2)
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowships
- (1973) (1977) (1984) (1988)
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellowship (1998)
- Council on International Educational Exchange Environmental Program, China (1999)
- U.S. Department of Energy Summer Seminar Fellowships (1978) (1979) (1980)
- American Historical Association/American Political Science Association Fellowship (1983)
- Albion College Students’ Choice Award (1997)
- Albion College Arthur Anderson Teacher of the Year Award (1997)
- Albion College Richard Baird Excellence in Teaching Award (2000)
- Designer of National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Grant for Interdisciplinary
- study of the community of Albion, Michigan—awarded for 2003-2004; renewed for 2004-2005.
- Director, (NCUR)/Lancy Initiative Grant (2003-2005)
COMMUNITY & SERVICE AWARDS
- Albion College Black Student Alliance Kwanzaa Committee Community Contribution Award (2011)
- Inductee, Albion Multicultural Hall of Fame (2009)
- NAACP Community Service Award for contributions to the goal of “equality and justice for all by
- precept and example” (1988)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award for “commitment to making Dr. King’s Dream a reality”
- (Albion Kwanzaa Youth Group) (1997)
- Recognition “for commitment to the youth of Albion” by Albion Minority Program Services (1997)
- Faculty Award: Michigan Campus Compact “in recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Community
- Service Learning at Albion College” (2003)
- NAACP President’s Award in recognition of “outstanding service and commitment to Human and Civil
- Rights” (2004)
- 2013: “America in Search of its Conscience: History & Hope,” presentation for the Albion
- community sponsored by the Albion Historical Society on participation in the 50th Anniversary
- Commemoration of the March on Washington.
- 2013: Participant at August 24th Commemorative March for the 50th Anniversary of the March on
- Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech.”
- 2013: Participant as representative of Albion Branch, NAACP at 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther
- King, Jr.’s march and speech in Detroit—commemorative march and symposium.
- 2013: Participant at Newseum, Washington, D.C. symposium commemorating 50th anniversary of the
- assassination of Medgar Evers, featuring Myrlie Evers-Williams, Julian Bond, & Gwen Ifill (PBS).
- 2013: Participant at Kent State symposium, march, and vigil, commemorating May 4, 1970.
- 2013: Coordinated visit of MLK Convocation keynote speaker and Coy James Memorial lecturer, Dr.
- Cleveland Sellers.
- 2013: Coordinator and discussion leader for Black History Month film, “Scarred Justice: The
- Orangeburg Massacre, 1968.”
- 2013: Participant, “Civil Rights South: In the Footsteps,” tour directed by Julian Bond.
- 2013: Faculty Mentor for Center for Sustainability and Environment trip to New Mexico (May).
- 2012: Invited as liaison for Judge Damon Keith, fall convocation speaker.
- 2012: Invited speaker as part of Albion Branch, NAACP, for Black History Month at Coldwater State
- 2012: Coordinator and Discussion leader for Black History Month film, “Freedom Riders.”
- 2012: Faculty Mentor, Center for Sustainability and the Environment trip to South Carolina.
- 2012: Coordinator for Albion College CSE students and faculty seminar with President Cleveland
- Sellers at Voorhees College, Denmark, South Carolina.
- 2012: Participant, “Civil Rights South: In the Footsteps of the Movement,” with Julian Bond.
- 2012: Participant at “Malcolm X” forum at the Charles Wright African American History Museum.
- 2012: Delegate to Michigan State NAACP Convention, Detroit.
- 2011: Invited to give the Coy James Memorial Lecture, “Albion & the American Dream.”
- 2011: Keynote co-speaker with Robert Wall for MLK Convocation: “In the Footsteps of Dr. Martin
- Luther King, Jr.”
- 2011: Invited to introduce Daoud Lecture, Steven Solomon, author of Water, The Epic Struggle for
- Wealth, Power, and Civilization.
- 2011: Coordinated Coy James Lecture with Phillip Mason, “Rum Running and the Roaring Twenties:
- Michigan and Prohibition.”
- 2011: Albion College Faculty Lecture: “Albion & the American Dream.”
- 2011: “Civil Rights South: In the Footsteps of the Movement,” Civil Rights tour with Julian
- 2011: Faculty Mentor for the Center for Sustainability and the Environment trip to Louisiana.
- 2011: Albion Branch representative to NAACP conference on “Environmental Justice,” Detroit.
- 2010: Participant, “Race to the South: From the Klan to Katrina,” Civil Rights tour with Julian
- 2010: Faculty Mentor for Environmental Institute to Oregon and Washington.
- 2010: MLK Convocation Committee, featured speaker: Dr. Clayborne Carson, editor of the MLK
- 2009: Witness to History: Participant, Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
- 2009: Faculty Mentor, Environmental Institute trip: “California: Imperial Valley, Salto Sea,
- Imperial Valley, Joshua Tree.”
- 2009: “Following in the Footsteps: Civil Rights Tour with Julian Bond.”
- 2009: Participant: NAACP Centennial Convention, New York City.
- 2009: Invited by the Elkin Isaac Honors Symposium to introduce James Gignac (Sierra Club), as
- the Alumni Speaker.
- 2009: Coordinated Washington, D.C. First-Year Seminar trip with World War II theme—World War II
- Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Museum of American History, U.S. Holocaust Museum,
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.
- 2009: Wrote columns for the Albion Branch NAACP Newsletter: “Making History: Campaigning for
- Barack Obama in Albion, Michigan”; “New York City: The NAACP & Dorothy Height—Long Distance
- 2009: Wrote “Brief History of Albion NAACP” for annual Freedom Fund Banquet.
- 2009: Sabbatical, spring semester: “Albion, Michigan Goes to War.”
- 2008: Appointed by Albion College President to committee for designing and implementing Albion
- College Sustainability Initiative
- 2008: “Civil Rights South: In the Footsteps of the Movement.” (Civil Rights tour of Georgia and
- Alabama with Julian Bond, Professor History, U. of Virginia, civil rights pioneer, NAACP
- 2008: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Florida Everglades
- (Albion College Environmental Institute)
- 2007: Participant, conference on “Environmental Justice and Diversity,” University of Michigan
- 2007: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Chesapeake Bay
- 2006: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Appalachia (Smoky
- Mountain National Park, TVA, Oakridge National Laboratory, and mountain-top removal site.
- 2005: Published with co-author Jennifer Cook, “A Window on America: Bringing Home
- Interdisciplinary Research” in CUR QUARTERLY (cover article)
- 2005: Presentation with Leslie Dick, “A Sense of Place: Albion & the American Dream” to Michigan
- Archivists Association Conference for session entitled “History in the Classroom: Fostering
- Relationships Between Students and Archives.”
- 2005: Faculty mentor for environment trip with students and faculty to California (Yosemite
- National Park, Hetch Hetchy, Mono Lake, Central Valley, Steinbeck Museum, Monterrey Bay, and Big
- 2005: Directed NCUR/Lancy student scholars who presented at National Conference for
- Undergraduate Research in Lexington, Virginia
- 2004: Directed 10-Week Summer (NCUR/Lancy) Interdisciplinary Seminar: “Boom, Bust, Recovery:
- Explorations of Albion, Michigan—the Last Fifty Years.”
- 2004: Coordinated & mentored NCUR/Lancy scholars who presented at National Conference for
- Undergraduate Research in Indianapolis.
- 2004: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Louisiana (New Orleans
- and the Gulf)
- 2003: Directed 10-Week Summer (NCUR/Lancy) Interdisciplinary Seminar: “Boom, Bust, Recovery:
- Explorations of Albion, Michigan—the Last Fifty Years.”
- 2003: Faculty Mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Chesapeake Bay
- Watershed (Amish farms, Three Mile Island, Susquehanna River, and Eastern Shore)
- 2003: Individual travel to Japan to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Memorials & Museums
- 2002: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Southwest: Nevada, Utah,
- Arizona (Yucca Mountain nuclear burial site, Zion, Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, Hoover Dam)
- 2001: Member of Albion College team participating in: “The Greening of the Campus” conference,
- Ball State U., Muncie, Indiana
- 2001: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Pacific Northwest
- (Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River, Hanford Atomic
- 2000: Coordinator for Albion College Symposium: “Environmental Activism for the New Millennium”
- in honor of the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. keynote speaker)
- 2000: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Florida (Florida Keys,
- Everglades, Florida Coast)
- 1999: Member of Albion College team participating in: “The Greening of the Campus” conference at
- Ball State University
- 1999: Participant, Orion Society National Conference on Community Based Environmental Action,
- National Conservation Training Center at Shepardstown, West Virginia.
- 1999: Delegate to Chinese Environmental Conference with focus on the Three Gorges Dam Project on
- the Yangtze River arranged through the Council for International Education Exchange in
- cooperation with the Chinese Environmental Protection Agency
- 1998: Fellow, NEH Summer Institute: “Environmental History and World History, 1500-2000,” U. of
- California, Santa Cruz
- 1998: Participant, “Green & Gold: California History Conference,” U. of California, Santa Cruz
- 1996: Participant, “Watershed: Writers, Nature, and Community,” Washington, D.C. (sponsored by
- the Orion Society, the Library of Congress, and Poet Laureate Robert Hass.)
- 1994: Presented paper, “Dammed Salmon: Economy, Equity, Ecology, and Columbia River Dams in the
- 1930s,” to conference on Power and Place in the North American West, Third Annual Symposium of
- the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington, Seattle.
- 1994: Presented Commentator’s paper, “Resource Utilization Through History,” to “The Environment
- Through World History” program for the World History Association Annual Meeting, Aspen Insitute,
- Aspen, Colorado
- 1990: Published “When Dams Weren’t Damned: The Public Power Crusade and Visions of the Good
- Life in the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s” in Environmental Review
- 1990: “Declaration of Interdependence,” Earth Week Symposium featuring David Brower
- 1990: Hosted Cesar Chavez on campus for program on Farm Workers, Pesticides, and Social Justice,
- including a viewing of the film, “The Wrath of Grapes.”
- 1989: Chaired Workshop on “The Columbia and the Music of Woody Guthrie,” the classic documentary
- film, American Society for Environmental History meeting, Evergreen State College
- 1988: Delegate, “North American Bio-regional Congress,” British Columbia, Canada
- 1988: Fellow, NEH Seminar, “The American West: Environment & History,” directed by Donald
- Worster at the Mountain West Center for Historical Studies at Utah State University
- 1986: Delegate to “Fate of the Earth Conference,” coordinated by David Brower (Ottawa, Canada)
- 1986: Coordinated “A Declaration of Interdependence: Society, Environment, and the Land Ethic,”
- A Symposium in honor of the Aldo Leopold Centennial (Gaylord Nelson, keynote speaker)
- 1984: Delegate to “Fate of the Earth Conference,” Washington, D.C.
- 1984: Fellow, NEH Seminar, “The Frontier & the Environment,” Indiana University
- 1983: Participant, “Appalachian Life & Culture,” featuring Harry Caudill, author of Night Comes
- to the Cumberlands and My Land Is Dying, Hindman Settlement School, Kentucky
- 1982: Participant, “Energy Futures, Energy Implications,” National Science Foundation Chautauqua
- Short Course with Amory and Hunter Lovins at the University of Iowa
- 1982: Delegate, “Fate of the Earth Conference,” inspired by David Brower, linking environmental,
- peace, and social justice groups at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City
- 1980: Participant, “Energy Policy in the Southwest and the Native American,” USDOE Institute,
- University of San Diego
- 1978: Participant, “Indians and Ecology, “NSF Chautauqua Short Course with Clara Sue Kidwell,
- 1978: Participant, “Energy, Conservation, & Public Health,” USDOE Seminar at Harvard School of
- Public Health, Boston
- 1977: Fellow, “American West: New Trends in Historical Interpretation,” NEH Summer Seminar, U. of
- California, Davis.
- 1973: Fellow, “Literature and the American West,” NEH Summer Seminar, U. of Oregon
- 1973: “Visions of Abundance: The Public Power Crusade in the Pacific Northwest in the Era of
- J.D. Ross and the New Deal,” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Washington
Carrie Booth Walling, Associate Professor
Carrie Booth Walling is Associate Professor of Political Science and teaches courses in international politics and human rights. Her research focuses on international responses to mass atrocity crimes including military humanitarian intervention and human rights trials; and how human rights norms are changing the meaning of state sovereignty at the United Nations. Walling is author of All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press 2013).
Walling has published articles on ethnic cleansing, humanitarian intervention, transitional justice, and international human rights trials in the Journal of Peace Research, Human Rights Quarterly, International Journal of Human Rights, Civil Wars and New Global Studies. Working collaboratively with Susan Waltz (University of Michigan), Walling has launched a website on human rights advocacy and the history of international human rights standards - which she describes as is a free, online text book. She is active with the Holocaust Studies Service Learning Project at Albion College, serves on the Executive Board for the International Studies Association Human Rights Section, and is the editor for the human trafficking blog, Voices of Change for the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force. She was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Scholar of the Year Award in 2015 and the New Development Fellowship in 2014 for her scholarship.
Walling holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with a minor in Human Rights from the University of Minnesota (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Albion in 2011, Walling was a postdoctoral fellow with the Michigan Society of Fellows at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (2008-2011). She also holds a BA in International Relations from James Madison College, Michigan State University and Masters degrees in Strategic Studies and Political Science from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and University of Minnesota, respectively.
Walling was awarded the Student's Choice Teaching Award by the Albion College Student Senate for excellence in teaching and advising in 2014. Learn more about Walling's teaching on human rights in this feature article, "A Matter of Conscience".
Walling teaches the following courses at Albion College:
- PLSC 100: Introduction to Political Inquiry
- PLSC 103: Introduction to International Politics
- PLSC 206: Democratic Transitions
- PLSC 207: Transitional Justice
- PLSC 237: Controversies in Global Politics
- PLSC 256: Human Rights
- PLSC 301: International Organizations
- PLSC 357: International Law and Politics
- PLSC 372: Gender, Sex and International Politics
- PLSC 404: Causes of War
- “Human Rights Norms, State Sovereignty and Humanitarian Intervention,” Human Rights Quarterly, 37 (2015), 383-413.
- "The UN Security Council and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights," in Joel Pruce ed. The Social Practice of Human Rights (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015), 143-165.
- "Putting the Pieces Together: Human Rights Advocacy and the History of International Human Rights Standards," (with Susan Waltz) Human Rights Quarterly, 36 (2014), 909-915.
- All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).
- "Decision-makers in the Dock: How International Law, Trials and Human Rights Activism are Shaping the Justice Norm," New Global Studies, December 2012
- "The Impact of Human Rights Trials in Latin America," Journal of Peace Research, 44:4 (July 2007), 427-445, co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink.
- "Global Trends in Transitional Justice and Transitional Justice in Argentina," in Naomi Roht-Arriaza and Javier Mariezcurrena (eds.) Transitional Justice in the 21st Century: Beyond Truth and Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2006), co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink.
- "Ethnic Cleansing" in Ken Booth (ed.) The Kosovo Tragedy: Human Rights Dimensions (Frank Cass Publishers, 2001), 47-66.
- "The History and Politics of Ethnic Cleansing," International Journal of Human Rights, 4:3/4 (Autumn/Winter 2000).
- "Intervention, Emancipation and Kosovo," Civil Wars, 2:3 (Autumn 1999), 65-88.
2015 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote Address
“Before It Strikes: Viral Forecasting for Pandemic Prevention”
April 23, 2015
7 p.m., Goodrich Chapel
The Indiana Jones of virus hunting, Nathan Wolfe travels the world to track, study, and eradicate the next pandemic before it strikes. One of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2011, this Viral Storm author draws on his breakthrough discoveries to tell us where viruses come from, why they spread, and how to stop them.
"Virus Hunter" Nathan Wolfe rethinks pandemic control for our globalized world. By concentrating on how epidemic diseases—such as HIV, SARS, and West Nile—all stem from human contact with infected animals, he is able to discover new threatening viruses where they first emerge. According to Wired magazine, "Wolfe's brand of globe-trotting echoes an almost Victorian scientific ethic, an expedition to catalog the unseen menagerie of the world." His debut book, The Viral Storm, is an "engrossing and fast-paced chronicle of medical exploration and discovery" (Publisher's Weekly) that takes readers from the jungles of Africa to Wolfe's state-of-the-art labs, shedding light on the often overlooked but ultimately critical field of microbiology. It was published in six languages and shortlisted for the Royal Society's Winton Prize.
Wolfe is the Lorry I. Lokey Business Wire Consulting Professor in Human Biology at Stanford University; the Founder and CEO of Metabiota, a company that specializes in microbiological research, products, and services; and the Chairman of Global Viral, a non-profit that promotes understanding, exploration, and stewardship of the microbial world. Wolfe was named a Rolling Stone "100 Agents of Change," a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He is also the winner of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award. Wolfe has received over $60 million in grants and contracts from Google, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Defense, among others—making him a man poised to eradicate pandemics before they even happen.