Opportunity: U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) College Mentor

The USNCO seeks a Chemistry Olympiad College Mentor.  Some of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position are:

  1. helping to conduct a two-week study camp for the nation’s brightest twenty chemistry high school students for the following years: 2019, 2020 and 2021,
  2. developing practice problems, theoretical and practical tests for the study camp,
  3. preparing students for the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) competition,
  4. accompanying the U.S. team at the IChO in July of 2020 and 2021.

Most students at the study camp have completed Advanced Placement Chemistry or the equivalent; therefore, instruction at the camp is well beyond the level of high school general chemistry courses. The curriculum also includes considerable laboratory work.

Successful applicants are expected to have a background in one or more of the areas of organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, or biochemistry with classroom experience and current access to a laboratory and should demonstrate involvement with students in special projects or activities.  Applicants must be prepared to make a three-year term commitment.  ACS pays an honorarium and most expenses associated with the study camp and the IChO.

Interested individuals may obtain an application and additional information at: www.acs.org/olympiad or contact: Margaret Thatcher, Project Manager, at USNCO@acs.org or 202-872-6328.

The deadline to submit an application is February 2, 2018.

Applicants must arrange to send three letters of recommendation directly to Cecilia Hernandez, Assistant Director Assistant Director Student Experiences, Education Division, at USNCO@acs.org by February 16, 2018.