The Department of Neuroscience is seeking contract instructors for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 semesters for the courses listed below.
“The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.”
A note to all applicants: As per Articles 16.3 and 16.4 in the CUPE 4600 (Unit 2)Collective Agreement, the posted vacancies listed are first offered to applicantsmeeting the incumbency criterion. A link to the current CUPE 4600 (Unit 2) CollectiveAgreement can be found at the Academic Staff Agreements webpage on the CarletonUniversity website.
Candidates should be proficient in the English language and have a graduate degree in Neuroscience. Priority will be given to candidates whose research and/or teaching expertise is a strong match with the core material of the course being taught. Please include a cover letter that describes your suitability for the course you are applying to teach. For those applicants who have not taught in the Department of Neuroscience, a letter of reference in support of your teaching ability is required.
Final decision for hiring may be determined through an interview process.
NEUR 1202 [0.5 credit] Fall & Winter OnlineNeuroscience of Mental Health and Psychiatric DiseaseClinical symptoms of psychiatric disease, including biological, developmental, experiential and environmental factors that contribute to disease. Topics may include depressive disorders, schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, anorexia, narcolepsy, substance abuse, and personality disorders.
NEUR 1203 [0.5 credit] Fall & Winter OnlineNeuroscience of Mental Health and Neurological DiseaseClinical symptoms of neurological disease, including biological, developmental, experiential and environmental factors that contribute to disease. Topics may include stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, seizure disorder, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease and concussion.
NEUR 2001 [0.5 credit] FallIntroduction to Research Methods in NeuroscienceA general introduction to research process within neuroscience. Topics covered include research strategies, methods, and techniques; basic descriptive statistics; research communication; and responsible scientific conduct.
NEUR 2004 [0.5 credit] Fall & Winter Fundamentals of Scientific Writing in NeuroscienceIntroduction to various forms of scientific writing appropriate to neuroscience, with a focus in fundamental skills in scientific writing.
NEUR 3301 [0.5 credit] FallGenetics of Mental HealthMost common mental health diseases have a genetic component. By focusing on specific diseases, this course will discuss how disease susceptibility genes are identified, and describe the genetic, genomic and epigenetic mechanisms through which DNA alterations can predispose to disease.
NEUR 3401 [0.5 credit] FallEnvironmental Toxins and Mental HealthExposure to environmental toxins from the air, water or food can interfere with neuronal function, alter neurodevelopment, and damage the brain. This course will explore associations between toxins and diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and depression, focusing on mechanisms underlying development of pathology.
NEUR 3501 [0.5 credit] FallNeurodegeneration and AgingPerspectives on aging and neurodegeneration from psychosocial and neuroscience points of view. How factors including TBI, stroke and alcohol make the brain vulnerable and contribute to neurodegeneration. Clinical overview of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and ALS and the underlying pathology that differentiates these diseases.
NEUR 3502 [0.5 credit] WinterNeurodevelopmental Determinants of Mental HealthDevelopment of the human brain, the generation and differentiation of the various cell types, and the formation of the vast network of neural connections. How neurodevelopmental dysregulation can result in pathologies including dyslexia, ADHD, schizophrenia and autism.
NEUR 4203 [0.5 credit] Fall & WinterSeminar on Current Research in Neuroscience and Clinical NeurologyRecent research in neurological disease, including biological, developmental, experiential and environmental factors that contribute to disease. Topics may include stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, seizure disorder, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease and concussion.
NEUR 4301 [0.5 credit] FallNeurobiology of Energy HomeostasisFocus on neuroanatomical and molecular mechanisms underlying how mammals adapt to changes and challenges in the environment. Topics include regulation of feeding, energy expenditure, water balance, and temperature regulation.
NEUR 4302 [0.5 credit] WinterSex and the BrainNeurobiological processes behind reproductive behaviours in various animal species including humans. Evaluation of data concerning neurobiological differences between sexes, biological determinants of sexual orientation, and relating to neurobiology of sex disorders.
NEUR 4905 [1.0 credit] Full Year – Three Sections – One Section OnlineHonours WorkshopThe course will focus on active learning in areas that include written and oral communication, evaluation and interpretation of results, statistics and data management, emphasizing transferable skills that will be most appropriate for non-research career paths.
Article 17 Appointment:
The following courses have been assigned to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or visiting scholars. The department will contact the most senior incumbent to review their rights under Article 17 of the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement.
NEUR 2002 [0.5 credit] WinterIntroduction to Statistics in NeuroscienceA general introduction to statistical techniques employed within contemporary neuroscience. Topics covered include basic data analysis using descriptive and inferential statistics (t-tests, ANOVA, correlation, chi-square).
NEUR 4001 [0.5 credit] WinterSpecial Topics in NeuroscienceEach section of NEUR 4001 deals with a different topic. Topics change yearly. Students may register in more than one section of NEUR 4001 but can register in each section only once.
Deadline to apply is May 2, 2022 by 8:00am. Complete application consisting of a list of desired courses and resume should be sent to:Dr. Matthew Holahan, Chairc/o Ryan MacKay, Department AdministratorDepartment of NeuroscienceNeuroChair@carleton.caAll positions are subject to budgetary approval and adequate student enrolment.
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