Simon Fraser University
Applications and nominations are invited for the Shrum Chair in the Faculty of Science at Simon Fraser University. Candidates should be outstanding scholars whose research interests match those represented in our Departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Physics, and Statistics and Actuarial Science. The Chair is a five-year appointment and the appointment will hold a tenured position as Professor in an appropriate Department. The salary will be commensurate with a distinguished Chair appointment and the appointment will be effective September 1, 2003. For more information the Faculty of Science please visit the web site at: www.sfu.ca/~science.
Applications or nominations, together with a curriculum vitae, and where appropriate, the names of six referees, should be sent by January 10, 2003 to:
W.S. Davidson, Dean
University of Alberta
The University of Alberta invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Science. The Dean is responsible to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) for the supervision and administration of the academic programs, budget, and all activities of the Faculty. Candidates should have proven administrative ability, well-developed leadership skills and strong academic qualifications in a field of research that enhances the activities of the Faculty. The appointment will take effect on July 1, 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. Written nominations or applications,accompanied in the latter case by a resume of qualifications and experience, and the names of three referees should be submitted by December 15, 2002 to:
Dr. D.R. Owram, Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
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professors to help jobseekers and employers connect, conveniently and directly.
The service is open to all, but has special features to facilitate recruiting
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Next Wave's Career Development Center (http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/feature/careercenter.shtml) is a free, comprehensive source of advice and guidance for young scientists pursuing academic research career in today's scientific community. In conjunction with our network of experts, we offer practical advice on a variety of topics including: writing grant applications, review criteria, becoming faculty, designing your lab, budgeting and becoming an administrator.
Anyone who needs information about US grants or funding can e-mail questions to the GrantDoctor, a weekly advice column (firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition, researchers can link to GrantsNet (www.grantsnet.org). This free service helps researchers locate US funding in the biological and medical sciences through a searchable database of over 580 programs.
Next Wave's Career Development Center is published by Science and the AAAS.
Schoolnet Programs to Develop Employability Skills
Information is on their site http://www.schoolnet.ca/yei/e/index.html
The scientific magazine Nature has an effective job resource site with several new enhancements at www.naturejobs.com
The Canada Career Consortium is an alliance to help Canadians better
access the information they need to make sound decisions for the future.
They have a number of publications and other resources to help young (and
older) people explore their options, including a book Career Directions
and a tabloid, Canada Prospects. Check out www.careerccc.org
for more information
is a directory of links for women biologists, covering history, organizations,
career resources, education, bibliographies, quotations, and gender issues.
Additional links of interest include sites encouraging girls and young
women in science. The site is maintained by Susan L. Forsburg, Associate
Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California.
The Women in Science, Technology, Trades and Engineering website http://taz.cs.ubc.ca/wistte/ has several reports on women in the high tech sector and other useful resources.
Here are some sources on information on job opportunities:
Public Service Commission of Canada -
The Public Service Commission of Canada runs a Management Trainee Program and Accelerated Economist Program. For information on jobs and programs and to apply on-line, check out http://jobs.gc.ca
The PSCC is the agency responsible for recruitment to the federal Public
Service. The InfoTel service at (709) 772-4812, is an effective way to
find out about job openings in the Public Service of Canada. Information
is also available on the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
which gives full-time students access to temporary full- or part-time jobs
in the public service.
Human Resources Development Canada
has information on job opportunities and worksearch skills at http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/common/work.shtml
Career Information Resource Centre
The Centre provides several routes to explore employment possibilities:
- Reference library with the major newspapers, as well as information
on resumes and interview skills