Science—General

Please Note:

Prospective job candidates are URGED to check with the respective department, dean, or payroll office for a more detailed description of qualifications.  DO NOT apply for jobs via CUPE 3912, but directly with the contact person for each job posting. Some departments may accept applications online; others might not. It is our recommendation that you include a COMPLETE CV with every application, even if it is not requested.

Jobs are listed newest-to-oldest and expired job postings are periodically archived.

DAL



Position Title Part-Time Academic (Writing in Science Instructor, SCIE 1506 & SCIE 1507)
Posting Number PTAP958P
Department/Unit Science – Dean’s Office
Location Halifax
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
The part-time academic will be responsible for the continued development and teaching of the Writing in Science component of the Dalhousie Integrated Science Program (DISP) (see https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/integrated-science-program.html), in collaboration with other DISP faculty. The position is valued at the equivalent of 2.5 CUPE PTA units over the fall and winter.

Responsibilities are as follows:

1 – Developing Writing in Science teaching materials for SCIE 1506 (Fall term) and SCIE 1507 (Winter term)
·  Develop instructions and supporting resources and rubrics for a new field trip report on coastal dunes. Align writing assignment instructions with field procedures established by DISP Faculty.
·  Develop Brightspace quizzes to assess student comprehension of an assigned scientific article.
·  Develop teaching resources for Fall and Winter writing in science workshops. Example topics include: Asking questions, anatomy of a scientific paper, citing the literature, paraphrasing and economy of expression.
 
2 – Instruction of Writing in Science content in SCIE 1506 (Fall term): 
·  Teach scientific writing to first year science students by preparing and delivering tutorials and exercises on the parts of a scientific paper and on the term writing assignments (~12 tutorials, Wednesdays 1630-1730) and by assisting teaching a field trip on coastal dunes (Sept 23) which is the basis for written assignments.
·  Consult with Dalhousie Libraries, DISP Faculty and guest workshop hosts to determine content and logistics for workshops of Types of Scientific Articles, Mapping (GIS), and Infographics. Attend and assist teaching these workshops (~5 workshops Tuesdays 835-955 or Friday 1435-1735)
·  Mark and provide extensive and timely written feedback on individual sections of the coastal dune field trip report: intro + methods, results + discussion, full report (for 25-30 students).
·  Hire and oversee field report marking completed by two TAs (marking report sections and field reports for 25 students each)
·  Meet with students to discuss writing during weekly office hours (1-2 hours per week) and by email.
·  Fulfill administrative duties associated with the Writing in Science component (e.g., update rubrics, upload learning resources to Brightspace, upload grades)
3 – Instruction of Writing in Science content in SCIE 1507 (Winter term)
Students in Integrated Science complete research projects in Dalhousie and affiliated host labs in the winter term, and complete writing assignments related to their research projects (research proposal, annotated bibliography, topic sentence outline and first and final research paper drafts). In April students present their projects in a conference-style event.
The Writing in Science Instructor will:
·  Update and teach tutorials and workshops on writing assignments (~8 at 1 hour each, Thursdays 1030-1130)
·  Provide extensive and timely written feedback to 30-40 students on the following: topic sentence outline, first draft research paper, final research paper. Consider input from host labs when providing written feedback to students
·  Meet with research supervisors as needed for clarification on research topics
·   Meet with students to discuss writing during weekly office hours (1-2 hours per week) and by email.
·  Coordinate marking with two teaching assistants who will each mark for 20 students
·  Fulfill administrative duties associated with the writing in science component (e.g., update rubrics, upload learning resources to Brightspace, upload grades)
·  Assist with research proposal and presentation marking
SCIE 1506 and 1507:
·  Attend weekly meetings with other Integrated Science faculty (fall and winter)
·  Support integrated aspects of DISP by invigilating, marking, and Brightspace work
·  Provide year end feedback on and suggestions for the writing in science curriculum by April 30th
Qualifications/Requirements of Position
Preference will be given to applicants with a background/degree(s) in life sciences and a working knowledge of core concepts in physical sciences. Graduate research experience in life sciences. Strong interest in teaching writing and critical thinking, outstanding writing skills, and experience preparing scientific manuscripts. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and previous experience reviewing scientific writing or teaching writing to undergraduates is an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to uphold values of equity, diversity, and inclusion within DISP.
Salary Range/Pay Rate
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
Open Date 07/21/2021
Close Date 07/30/2021
Open Until Filled
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. List of referees


Employment Opportunity: Part-time Academic Posting in the History of Science and Technology Program

The University of King’s College’s History of Science and Technology Program invites applications for a part-time instructor who would be responsible for teaching the following course:

HSTC 2410   Imagining Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 
Though the term ‘artificial intelligence’ was first coined in 1956, human beings have dreamt of creating intelligent machines for centuries. In this course, we will uncover the rich history of both artificial intelligence and robotics. We will begin with the automata of ancient Greece and work our way through the Islamic golden age toward the modern era of artificial intelligence research. This historical picture will be complemented by an examination of current advances in AI and robotics in a number of different fields, including mathematical proof, policing, high-frequency trading, art, agriculture, law, and advertising. Along the way, we will also pay close attention to the philosophical, social, and ethical implications posed by these technological developments and their applications to nearly every aspect of modern life.

The class will be offered on-line as an Asynchronous Session summer term (June 3 – August 27, 2021).

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting online classes and discussions, evaluating assignments, attending staff meetings, and holding online office hours.  If eligible, the candidate may be required to supervise a teaching assistant.  This position reports to the Director of the Program.

Qualifications and Experience: 

Applicants should possess, as a minimum requirement, a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies or a relevant discipline or field of research. Prior experience teaching at the University level is a strong asset.

Pay Rate: Remuneration is based upon qualifications and experience

To apply: Applicants must submit, in electronic form, a cover letter stating their qualifications for, and interest in, teaching the class, a curriculum vitae, two confidential letters of reference and evidence of teaching effectiveness by January 15, 2021 to:

Dr. Gordon McOuat, Director

c/o Sharon Brown

History of Science and Technology Program

Email: sharon.brown@ukings.ca

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient enrolment in the course and approval by the University. ​

We strongly encourage the application of those who would contribute to the diversification of our staff and faculty including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. 



Employment Opportunity: Part-time Academic Posting in the History of Science and Technology Program

The University of King’s College’s History of Science and Technology Program invites applications for a part-time instructor who would be responsible for teaching the following course:

HSTC 3415   Brewing Civilization: The History, Culture and Science of Beer
Beer and the process of brewing stand at the origins and centre of the key developments of the “West”, its cultural institutions and scientific developments. This lecture/seminar class will take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the relation between brewing history, science and culture by focusing on primary texts along with reconstructions of particular activities and experiments associated with the history of brewing.

The class will be offered on-line as an Asynchronous Session summer term (June 3 – August 27, 2021).

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting online classes and discussions, evaluating assignments, attending staff meetings, and holding online office hours.  If eligible, the candidate may be required to supervise a teaching assistant.  This position reports to the Director of the Program.

Qualifications and Experience: 

Applicants should possess, as a minimum requirement, a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies or a relevant discipline or field of research. Prior experience teaching at the University level is a strong asset.

Pay Rate: Remuneration is based upon qualifications and experience

To apply: Applicants must submit, in electronic form, a cover letter stating their qualifications for, and interest in, teaching the class, a curriculum vitae, two confidential letters of reference and evidence of teaching effectiveness by January 15, 2021 to:

Dr. Gordon McOuat, Director

c/o Sharon Brown

History of Science and Technology Program

Email: sharon.brown@ukings.ca

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient enrolment in the course and approval by the University. ​

We strongly encourage the application of those who would contribute to the diversification of our staff and faculty including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.