Earth Science/Geology

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SMU

Position Available Fall 2020:

SMU Geology Dept. Part-time Instructor

Remote (online) delivery of 1 lecture section/1 lab section

 GEOL/ENVS 3340 Principles of Hydrogeology

Prerequisite: GEOL 1200 and GEOL 1201

Students are introduced to the essential concepts of groundwater flow and wells. Topics include: flow through varying geologic material, water resources management, baseline groundwater quality, contamination of sub-surface environments, and an introduction to quantitative methods. Students will learn to recognize and interpret groundwater flow and chemical data, and have an opportunity to apply this knowledge via course work, laboratory exercises and field work.

Responsibilities of Instructor:

By remote (online) format using Brightspace Virtual Classroom or another platform (to be facilitated by the employer):

  • To prepare and deliver introductory geology lectures and lab instruction to undergraduate students
  • To supervise teaching assistants with the lab instruction
  • To prepare and deliver lecture/lab assignments, midterm and final exams
  • To post and maintain a minimum of two office hours per week
  • To comply with the requirements for PT faculty at SMU, the SMU academic code of conduct, and safety regulations to maintain a safe environment in the lab

Qualifications:

  • The successful applicant must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Geology or a related field
  • Ideally, the successful applicant would have a track record of successful teaching hydrogeology at a post-secondary level

Salary according to the CUPE Local 3912 Collective Agreement in effect.

Required lecture section:  Monday and Wednesday 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Required lab section: Monday 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Start date (of classes):  September 9th, 2020

End date (of classes): December 9th, 2020 

Final exams are to be scheduled by the Registrar between December 12th and 22nd, 2020.

How to apply:

Individuals who have already instructed for the SMU Geology Department and who are PT faculty at SMU need only to send an updated CV (complete with education and past teaching experience).  Other applicants need to send a CV (complete with education and any previous teaching experience), a copy of their highest-level science degree, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, any course evaluations from other institutions (if applicable), and the name and contact information of three references. Posted position closes to consider applications on July 1st, 2020.

Send electronic application to:

Dr. Jacob Hanley, Dept. of Geology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3 at the email address:

jacob.hanley@smu.ca



Position Available Fall 2020:

SMU Geology Dept. Part-time Instructor

Remote (online) delivery of 1 lecture section

GEOL 1208 Environmental Geology: Atlantic Canada Perspective

This course examines geological principles that lie behind environmental problems facing society. Topics considered may include geological hazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes, slope instability, and pollution and waste disposal, as well as energy and mineral resources, and the quality of water. The course will include examples of environmental geology in the Atlantic Provinces.

Responsibilities of Instructor:

By remote (online) format using Brightspace Virtual Classroom or another platform (to be facilitated by the employer):

  • To prepare and deliver introductory geology lectures and lab instruction to undergraduate students
  • To supervise teaching assistants with the lab instruction
  • To prepare and deliver lecture/lab assignments, midterm and final exams
  • To post and maintain a minimum of two office hours per week
  • To comply with the requirements for PT faculty at SMU, the SMU academic code of conduct, and safety regulations to maintain a safe environment in the lab

Qualifications:

  • The successful applicant must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Geology or a related field
  • Ideally, the successful applicant would have a track record of successful teaching introductory level geology courses at a post-secondary level

Salary according to the CUPE Local 3912 Collective Agreement in effect.

Required lecture section:  Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Start date (of classes):  September 9th, 2020

End date (of classes): December 9th, 2020 

Final exams are to be scheduled by the Registrar between December 12th and 22nd, 2020.

How to apply:

Individuals who have already instructed for the SMU Geology Department and who are PT faculty at SMU need only to send an updated CV (complete with education and past teaching experience).  Other applicants need to send a CV (complete with education and any previous teaching experience), a copy of their highest-level science degree, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, any course evaluations from other institutions (if applicable), and the name and contact information of three references. Posted position closes to consider applications on July 1st, 2020.

Send electronic application to:

Dr. Jacob Hanley, Dept. of Geology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3 at the email address:

jacob.hanley@smu.ca



Position Available Fall 2020:

SMU Geology Dept. Part-time Instructor

Remote (online) delivery of 1 lecture section

GEOL 1207 Environment, Radiation and Society

Radioactivity has an impact on our society and environment. Radiation given off during the process of radioactive decay is harmful, but is accompanied by the release of energy that can be harvested. The course reviews radioactive decay and explores geological sources of radiation, uranium deposits and mining, economics of nuclear power and the geological aspects of radioactive waste disposal. The course will foster an understanding of issues that surround the use of nuclear technology in our society.

Responsibilities of Instructor:

By remote (online) format using Brightspace Virtual Classroom or another platform (to be facilitated by the employer):

  • To prepare and deliver introductory geology lectures and lab instruction to undergraduate students
  • To supervise teaching assistants with the lab instruction
  • To prepare and deliver lecture/lab assignments, midterm and final exams
  • To post and maintain a minimum of two office hours per week
  • To comply with the requirements for PT faculty at SMU, the SMU academic code of conduct, and safety regulations to maintain a safe environment in the lab

Qualifications:

  • The successful applicant must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Geology or a related field
  • Ideally, the successful applicant would have a track record of successful teaching introductory level geology courses at a post-secondary level

Salary according to the CUPE Local 3912 Collective Agreement in effect.

Required lecture section:  Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Start date (of classes):  September 9th, 2020

End date (of classes): December 9th, 2020 

Final exams are to be scheduled by the Registrar between December 12th and 22nd, 2020.

How to apply:

Individuals who have already instructed for the SMU Geology Department and who are PT faculty at SMU need only to send an updated CV (complete with education and past teaching experience).  Other applicants need to send a CV (complete with education and any previous teaching experience), a copy of their highest-level science degree, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, any course evaluations from other institutions (if applicable), and the name and contact information of three references. Posted position closes to consider applications on July 1st, 2020.

Send electronic application to:

Dr. Jacob Hanley, Dept. of Geology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3 at the email address:

jacob.hanley@smu.ca



Position Available Fall 2020:

SMU Geology Dept. Part-time Instructor

Remote (online) delivery of 1 lecture section

GEOL 1206 Global Change

This course examines global changes in the Earth’s crust, oceans, biota and atmosphere caused by natural processes and human activity. Topics covered include the reconstruction of ancient environments, some of which were dramatically changed by meteorite impacts, volcanic activity and glaciation, and the evaluation of accelerating environmental change caused by phenomena such as ozone depletion and greenhouse gas emissions.

Responsibilities of Instructor:

By remote (online) format using Brightspace Virtual Classroom or another platform (to be facilitated by the employer):

  • To prepare and deliver introductory geology lectures and lab instruction to undergraduate students
  • To supervise teaching assistants with the lab instruction
  • To prepare and deliver lecture/lab assignments, midterm and final exams
  • To post and maintain a minimum of two office hours per week
  • To comply with the requirements for PT faculty at SMU, the SMU academic code of conduct, and safety regulations to maintain a safe environment in the lab

Qualifications:

  • The successful applicant must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Geology or a related field
  • Ideally, the successful applicant would have a track record of successful teaching introductory level geology courses at a post-secondary level

Salary according to the CUPE Local 3912 Collective Agreement in effect.

Required lecture section:  Monday and Wednesday 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Start date (of classes):  September 9th, 2020

End date (of classes): December 9th, 2020 

Final exams are to be scheduled by the Registrar between December 12th and 22nd, 2020.

How to apply:

Individuals who have already instructed for the SMU Geology Department and who are PT faculty at SMU need only to send an updated CV (complete with education and past teaching experience).  Other applicants need to send a CV (complete with education and any previous teaching experience), a copy of their highest-level science degree, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, any course evaluations from other institutions (if applicable), and the name and contact information of three references. Posted position closes to consider applications on July 1st, 2020.

 

Send electronic application to:

Dr. Jacob Hanley, Dept. of Geology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3 at the email address:

jacob.hanley@smu.ca