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Position Title Part-Time Academic (Lab Insructor for ERTH 3500 & ERTH 4530)
Posting Number PTAP957P
Department/Unit Earth & Environmental Sciences
Location Halifax
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
POSITION: Part-Time Academic for ERTH 3500.03 – Geoscience Information Management for the fall term & ERTH 4530.03 – Environmental Remote Sensing (September 1 – December 31) of 2021/2022. Please see academic timetable at dal.ca for current course days, times, and locations.
DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Halifax (Studley) Campus
WORK ASSIGNMENT: The instructor will be responsible for the delivery of four lab section components (1 x ERTH 4530, 3 x ERTH 3500) the listed courses. The Part-time Academic will be responsible for delivering prepared workshops, monitoring / responding to discussion board posts, grading weekly workshop submissions, as well as coordinating any additional Teaching Assistants assigned to these courses. The candidate will work closely with and take direction from the primary course instructor (Dr. Christopher Greene) for planning, development, and delivery of these courses. Detailed course description are available in the Undergraduate Calendar (dal.ca) under Earth & Environmental Sciences.
Qualifications/Requirements of Position
Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Geography, Geology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science,) with specific expertise in geographic information science and remote sensing (both theory and application). Relevant teaching experience will be considered an asset.
Salary Range/Pay Rate Per CUPE Collective Agreement
Additional Information
All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Term of appointment September – December 2021
Open Date 07/21/2021
Close Date 08/03/2021
Open Until Filled
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Documents Needed to Apply

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 



Position Title Part-Time Academic (ERTH/GEOG 1030 – Intro to Physical Geography – Fall Term 2021)
Posting Number PTAP903P
Department/Unit Earth & Environmental Sciences
Location Halifax
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
The instructor will be responsible for the preparation and in-person delivery of ERTH/GEOG 1030. This includes the preparation and delivering course content, holding office hours, hiring and managing TA’s and for evaluation of students
Qualifications/Requirements of Position

Minimum of MSc. in Geography, Geology or Earth Sciences with relevant expertise and teaching experience.

Salary Range/Pay Rate Per CUPE Collective Agreement
Additional Information
All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Term of appointment September – December 2021
Open Date 06/30/2021
Close Date 07/12/2021
Open Until Filled
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Position Title Part-Time Academic (ERTH/GEOG 1060.03 – Natural Disasters – Fall Term)
Posting Number PTAP899P
Department/Unit Earth & Environmental Sciences
Location Halifax
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
We seek a geoscientist who will introduce assignments to the class and assist undergraduates in their completion of assignments during the winter semester; post all grades for the course (quizzes, exercises, exams) using Brightspace; assist in lectures; proofread and proctor two mid‐term tests and one final exam; and efficiently respond by email or in person to assist students with questions regarding the
course. The course will be offered in an online format only, so experience in teaching using MS Teams and Zoom will be an asset.
Qualifications/Requirements of Position

Minimum of MSc. in Geology or Earth Sciences with relevant expertise and teaching experience.

Salary Range/Pay Rate Per CUPE Collective Agreement
Additional Information
All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Term of appointment January – April 2022
Open Date 06/28/2021
Close Date 07/05/2021
Open Until Filled
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 


Position Title Part-Time Academic (ERTH 3140)
Posting Number PTAP515P
Department/Unit Earth & Environmental Sciences
Location Halifax
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities The position will require the development and delivery of online laboratory exercises for Structural Geology. The exercises developed must provide the theoretical background and investigative methods in structural analysis. The successful applicant will mark all labs, mark lecture-based mid-term and final exams, meet with students online as required and interact closely with the primary instructor of the course. Anticipated enrolment is approximately 16 students.
Qualifications/Requirements of Position The minimum educational requirement for this position is an MSC in Earth Sciences, Geology or closely related field, with demonstrated aptitude in structural geology, which should be highlighted in the cover letter. Experience in teaching at the university level is a highly desirable asset, as well as experience teaching online. Familiarity with Brightspace would be an asset, as well as experience using Zoom and MS Teams.
Salary Range/Pay Rate Per CUPE Collective Agreement
Additional Information All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Term of appointment January – April 2021
Open Date 11/09/2020
Close Date 11/18/2020
Open Until Filled
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter

 

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