Saturday, June 27, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
Thompson Rivers University: Physical Sciences - Term Assistant Teaching Professor (Organic Chemistry)
Monday, June 15, 2020
Queen’s University: Department of Art History and Art Conservation ADJUNCT TEACHING POSITION in ART CONSERVATION SCIENCE
ADJUNCT TEACHING POSITION in ART CONSERVATION SCIENCE AVAILABLE – Fall 2020
ARTC 802-Properties of Materials
ARTC 808-Instrumental Methods of Analysis
ARTC 898-Research Project
Department of Art History and Art Conservation Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6
The Department of Art History & Art Conservation at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in the following: Properties of Materials (ARTC 802*), Instrumental Methods of Analysis (ARTC 808*), Research Project (ARTC 898). These courses will be delivered remotely with an expected enrolment of 11 students. Candidates should have a M.Sc. or Ph.D, and teaching experience in science or conservation science. This is a fall term appointment for the period 1 September 2020 to 31 December 2020, with classes in session from 14 September 2020 to 4 December 2020. Due to COVID-19 these courses will be offered remotely for the Fall Term.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Diane Platt, Administrative Assistant, at email@example.com.
The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective- agreement.
To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, contact details for two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:
Dr. Norman Vorano, Head of the Department of Art History & Art Conservation, Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
Applications will be received until July 1 2020, or until the position is filled. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of Art History and Art Conservation can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/art.
ARTC-802* Properties of Materials This course discusses organic and inorganic materials important in conservation. Topics covered will include the chemical structure, properties, degradation processes, and conservation treatments of the different materials. Scientific principles that are encountered in conservation treatment will also be studied. Half course. A. Murray.
ARTC-808* Instrumental Methods of Analysis This course is designed to give an understanding of selected instrumental methods of analysis used in art conservation. Aspects covered include the fundamental principles underlying the techniques, the instrumentation, and the practical applications and limitations. The principles of colour and light will also be covered. Half course; fall.
ARTC-898 Research Project Research will be carried out in consultation with and under the guidance of the instructor. Each student will conduct a research project and produce a written report. Students will need to obtain the instructor's permission to pursue research in an area relevant to the field of art conservation. The course will include oral presentations and formal reports. The fall term of this full year course will be taught remotely and focuses on the development of the project and research design.
Posted: 10 June 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Institution: Department of Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland
What is your philosophy and plan for training students?At the start of their programs, I have open conversations with students about their aspirations. Often, it’s not to have a career in science; many want to go to a professional school or get permanent residence in Canada as soon as possible. We work out a plan where our objectives are best aligned.
My core training strategy is to have one-on-one interaction with students consistently. I remain actively involved in their research to the point that I can understand their raw data and help with obstacles on a day-to-day basis. I interact with each student individually using Slack and weekly scheduled one-on-one meetings.
I place a high priority on publishing research work. The standard of peer review forces everyone to be very meticulous in our work and the process of writing the manuscript refines our thinking. It also builds confidence and helps students compete for awards and scholarships. We discuss plans for publication early in their project and then work out a plan about what we will need to accomplish before we publish our work.
In keeping with this, I make a serious effort to make sure my students graduate on schedule. All my MSc students have had their theses submitted and evaluated within 2 years of starting, which is rare now. Having the work peer-reviewed already makes the thesis writing process much easier to complete and control how long it will take.
What is your philosophy and plan for equity, diversity, and inclusion issues in the sciences?I am most concerned about gender equity in the computational sciences. The emergence of artificial intelligence and robotized laboratories creates the risk that students with computer programming skills will have huge advantages in productivity and career prospects, so underrepresentation could have larger costs in the years to come. The biggest areas I’m working on are recruiting and retention.
RecruitingAlthough computational chemistry has traditionally been male-dominated, about 50% of the grad and undergrad students in my lab have been women. This has never been an intentional strategy - I accepted the strongest students who were available, judged according to their past achievements. In part, this is because I often recruit exceptional students from my undergraduate physical chemistry class and the strongest performing students have usually been women. A direct invitation from a supervisor does a lot to make a student feel confident that they can work in that area. I also supervised several Women in Science and Engineering Summer Students, who are high-school students who complete an internship in a research job. My first WISE student is completing her MSc in physical chemistry now.
RetentionThe GARCIA working paper on the leaky pipeline found that concern about job prospects and unsupportive supervisors were leading reasons why women left careers in science. Being a responsible, attentive supervisor is the right thing to do in general, but it helps underrepresented students more because the fear of a poor career outcome and the toll of a bad supervisory relationship weighs more heavily. By having their work published reliably, graduating on time, and having a sane, responsible working relationship with me, I hope they can avoid some of the existentially terrifying moments of a career in science.
My darkest fear about underrepresentation in academia is that some of these students are just making a sensible objective judgement that the rewards aren’t worth the costs and risks. While we can address flagrant barriers that only exist for underrepresented groups, many of the biggest problems about career prospects, overwork, and toxicity affect everyone but the impact is felt disproportionately. Making academia a healthier environment for everyone is the best thing we can do.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
University of Victoria: Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in Quantum Computing for Modeling of Molecules and Materials
Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technologies CAMTEC - Faculty of Science
Friday, May 15, 2020
In 2015, Eric was selected as one of the 45 international Reaxys Ph.D. Prize finalists, and was awarded an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, UK, working with Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones in mechanistic organic chemistry. On his return to Canada, Eric’s second postdoctoral fellowship was at the University of Toronto working with Professor Robert Morris designing bifunctional ligands for applications in catalytic hydrogenation. Eric will begin his appointment at Trent University in July and begin a research program dedicated to homogeneous catalysis and the development of synthetic methods for conjugated organic materials.
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