Adjunct Professors @ Acadia University

Adjunct professor status is granted to an individual who has the potential to enhance the stature and effectiveness of a department/school's teaching and research.  The guidelines for adjunct professor status can be found here.  The following is a list of our current Adjunct Professors (updated in February 2016):

Aleksejevs, Dr. Aleksandrs

Department of Physics

Aston, Dr. Shaughney

Department of Education

Auger, Dr. Jeanette

Department of Sociology

Barkanova, Dr. Svetlana

Department of Physics

Basquill, Mr. Sean

Department of Biology

Belgrave, Mr. Michael

School of Education

Best, Dr. Janice

Department of Languages and Literatures

Blatt, Dr. Suzanne

Department of Biology

Boates, Dr. Sherman

Department of Biology

Bradford, Dr. Rod

Department of Biology

Brackney, Dr. Williams

Department of History &Classics

Brazner, Dr. John

Department of Biology

Breton, Dr. Sophie

Department of Biology

Browne, Dr. Robin

Department of Biology

Callaghan, Dr. Edith 

School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology

Callon, Dr. Gordon

School of Music

Chafe, Mr. Donald

School of Education

Clark, Dr. Sharon E.

Department of Psychology

Cohen, Dr. Alice

Department of Politics

Colbo, Dr. Murray

Department of Biology

Connor, Dr. Angela

Deparment of Psychology

Countryman, Dr. June

School of Education

Curtis, Dr. K. Alexandra

Department of Biology

Cutler, Dr. Chris

Department of Biology

Dadswell, Dr. Michael

Department of Biology

Dalton, Ms. Laurie

Department of History & Classics

Day, Dr. Deborah

School of Education

Dehler, Dr. Sonya A.

Department of Earth & Environmental Science

De Schiffart, Mr. Clarence

Department of Education

Dixon, Dr. Peggy

Department of Biology

Dogra, Dr. Shilpa

Department of Psychology

Doyle, Ms. Sharon

School of Education

Duizer, Dr. Lisa

School of Nutrition and Dietetics

Forsythe, Ms. Therese

School of Education

Frammartine Wilks, Dr. Anna

Department of Philosophy

Fraser, Dr. Sandy

School of Education

Gehrt, Dr. Stan

Department of Biology

Giffen, Ms. Cynthia

School of Education

Gilchrist, Dr. Grant

Department of Biology

Giles, Dr. Rick

School of Computer Science

Gingras, Dr. Jacqui

School of Nutrition and Dietetics

Graham-Migel, Dr. Janice

School of Education

Green, Dr. Mary

School of Education

Grey, Dr. Melissa

Department of Earth & Environmental Science

Hanninen, Ms. Stacy

School of Nutrition and Dietetics

Harris, Dr. Carole

School of Education

Hiatt, Dr. Eric

Department of Earth & Environmental Science

Horvath, Dr. Peter

Department of Psychology

Jacquard, Dr. Stillman  

School of Education

Johnston, Dr. Mark

Department of Psychology

Lackie, Dr. Kelly

School of Education

Lake, Dr. Craig

Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Landry, Dr. Scott

Department of Biology and the School of Engineering

Lane, Dr. Terry

School of Education

LaRue, Ms. Diane

Department of Biology

Lefebvre, Dr. José

Department of Biology

Leiter, Dr. Michael

Department of Psychology

Lonis, Dr. Dale

School of Education

MacLeod, Dr. Anna

School of Education

Malik, Dr. Haroon

School of Computer Science

Mallory, Dr. Mark

Department of Earth & Environmental Science

Mann, Dr. Karen

School of Education

McLearn, Ms. Michelle

School of Nutrition and Dietetics

McLeod, Dr. Peter

Department of Psychology

McWilliams, Dr. Lachlan

Department of Psychology

Mfoumou, Dr. Etienne

School of Engineering

Milton, Mr. Randy

Department of Biology

Moody, Dr. Barry

Department of History and Classics

Moreau, Dr. Debra

Department of Biology

Muldner, Dr. Tomasz

School of Computer Science

Murphy, Dr. Brendan

Department of Earth & Environmental Science

Naylor, Dr. Steven

School of Music

Nooriafshar, Dr. Mehryar

School of Business

Osmond, Mr. Bradley

School of Nutrition and Dietetics

Park, Dr. Adrian 

Department of Earth & Environmental Science

Petersen, Dr. Stephen

Department of Biology

Phillips, Ms. Karen

School of Nutrition and Dietetics

Powers, Dr. Ann Marie

Department of Sociology

Ranjan, Dr. Pritam

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Read, Dr. John

School of Computer Science

Reekie, Dr. Ed 

Department of Biology

Reekie, Dr. Julia Y.

Department of Biology

Reid, Dr. David

School of Education

Rhymer, Dr. Judith

Department of Biology

Risk, Dr. David

Department of Earth & Environmental Science

Roberts-Chevarie, Ms. Michelle

School of Nutrition and Dietetics

Robertson, Dr. Gregory

Department of Biology

Rosen, Dr. Natalie

Department of Psychology

Sargeant, Dr. Joan

School of Education

Scott, Dr. Fred

Department of Biology

Shafer, Dr. Aaron

Department of Biology

Sheltami, Dr. Tarek

School of Computer Science

Smardz Frost, Dr. Karolyn

Department of History &Classics

Smiley, Ms. Sue

School of Education

Smith, Dr. Duncan

Department of Biology

Snyder, Dr. Marlene

Department of Biology

Stanley, Dr. Ryan

Department of Biology

Sweeney, Dr. Jon

Department of Biology

Symer, Dr. Paul

School of Education

Thomson, Dr. Tony

Department of Sociology

Toope, Dr. Deborah

Department of Sociology

Van Rooyen, Dr. Deanne

Department of Earth & Environmental Science

Vanblarcom, Dr. Brian 

School or Recreation Management and Kinesiology

Veinotte, Dr. Linnea

Department of Biology

Walker, Dr. Tony

Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Watt,Dr. Margo 

Department of Psychology

Webster, Dr. Timothy

Department of Earth & Environmental Science

Wehrell, Dr. Roger

School of Business

White, Dr. Christopher

Department of Earth & Environmental Science

Windsor-Liscombe, Dr. Suzanne

School of Education

 

 

Guidelines for Adjunct Professor Status

Adjunct professor status is granted to an individual who has the potential to enhance the stature and effectiveness of a department/school's teaching and research.  This position, which normally is a result of active research collaboration, does not carry remuneration.  Adjunct professors may not represent themselves as employees of Acadia University.

A candidate for Adjunct Professor status must be nominated by a faculty member of the department/school.  The appointment, which is normally for a period of four years, requires majority approval of eligible[1] faculty members in the department/school.  Upon approval, the candidate will be recommended by the head/director of the department/school to the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for appointment as an Adjunct Professor.  The Dean of Research and Graduate Studies will ensure that the recommendation is processed through the appropriate administrative channels. The appointment may be renewed following a written request from the Head/Director to the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for reappointment which includes an evaluation of the individual's contributions to the department/school, and demonstration of a continuing need for the capabilities that the individual is able to bring to the department/school.

Advantages of Appointment:

  1. Listing in the relevant media in which university faculty are identified.
  2. Participation in the research and teaching activities of the department/school as appropriate.
  3. Access to department/school research facilities.
  4. Ability to apply for external research funding.

 Responsibilities of the Appointee:

  1. Collaborate in the on-going research of a faculty member in the department/school..
  2. Participate in the supervision of graduate, honours, and undergraduate research projects or theses.
  3. Where possible, participate in the seminars, thesis committees and graduate committees of the department/school to an extent that is consistent with the needs of the department/school and with the on-going responsibilities of the appointee's regular employment.

 Criteria for Appointment:

  1. The candidate must hold the terminal degree in the discipline (normally the Ph.D.) or have extensive relevant employment-based experience (at least 5 years).
  2. The candidate must be able to demonstrate a high level of research capability.
  3. The candidate must have a significant academic interaction with one or more eligible members of the department/school. 

Procedure for Initial Appointment:

  1. Initiation of the process will normally be via a request to the department/school by an eligible faculty member of the department/school (the supporter) for permission to receive the nomination materials from a specific individual (the candidate).  Upon agreement of the head/director, the supporter will oversee the process of submission of the necessary documents for nomination.
  2. The candidate must submit to the head/director an up-to-date curriculum vitae and letter of intent indicating why the candidate wishes to be considered for Adjunct Professor status and how the candidate is prepared to interact with the department/school.
  3. The candidate may be invited to conduct a research seminar in the department/school and to meet with interested faculty members.
  4. Upon completion of items 1 through 3 above, eligible members of the department/school will vote on approval of the candidate for appointment as an Adjunct Professor.  The candidate will be informed, in writing, of the outcome of this vote by the head/director, who will then forward the nomination to the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for action.
  5. The department/school will take responsibility for identifying and allocating resources.

 Procedure for Reappointment:

  1. By January of the last year of an Adjunct Professor's term of appointment, the head/director of the department/school will enquire of the eligible members of the department/school whether they wish to proceed with reappointment.
  2. If the majority vote is for reappointment, the head/director will ask the incumbent if he/she wishes to seek reappointment.
  3. An incumbent wishing to be reappointed will submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae, together with a covering letter stating the ways in which he/she has interacted with the department/school during the preceding term of appointment and the way in which he/she is prepared to interact with the department/school during a renewed term of appointment.
  4. The department/school will examine the above documentation and vote on the reappointment. Approval of reappointment will be by majority vote of eligible members
    of the department/school.
  5. The head/director will advise the applicant in writing of the outcome of the vote and will take the necessary actions to complete the appointment process. 

Conditions of Participation in Research Activities:

  1. Adjunct Professors may serve as co-supervisors in the supervision of undergraduate, honours, or graduate students and must do so in collaboration with an eligible member of the department/school. Acadia faculty members are required to take responsibility for ensuring that the University's regulations regarding theses and undergraduate and graduate student research are followed and that the established timelines are met.
  2. Research contracts will only be administered by Acadia University only when an Acadia University faculty member is designated as Principal Investigator. Adjunct Professors will therefore be required to apply as a collaborator on the contract with a faculty member of a department/school.
  3. Adjunct Professors are allowed, however, to apply as Principal Investigator on Research Grants as per the policies of the granting agency.

 

 

 


[1] Eligible faculty members are those faculty members with tenure or holding tenure track appointments and those who have served for at least two consecutive years in a CLT position.

Policies and Procedures for Post Doctoral Fellows

 

A Registry of Postdoctoral Fellows will be maintained by the Division of Research and Graduate Studies. Faculty supervisors must file a copy of the following documents with the Division.

 Prior to recruitment of the postdoctoral fellow:
 - Agreement to Hire (Appendix I)

 Following selection of the postdoctoral fellow:
 - Letter offering appointment
 - Letter of acceptance
 - Employment authorization if a non-Canadian

1.  Definition

A postdoctoral fellow is an individual who has completed a doctoral degree, normally within the previous three to five years, who is supported by an externally awarded fellowship or by a research grant or contract held by an Acadia University faculty member. Postdoctoral fellows work under the supervision of and are mentored by a faculty member but are expected to become increasingly independent researchers over time.

2.  Status

Postdoctoral fellows are research colleagues and as such should be provided every opportunity to participate in the academic life of the Department, the Faculty and the University. Library and e-mail access will be provided by the university.

Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to apply for advertised faculty positions as they choose.

3.  Agreement to hire

Prior to recruiting a postdoctoral fellow, the faculty member wishing to appoint a postdoctoral fellow, the Department/School Head/Director and the Faculty Dean must reach agreement as to any Acadia University resources to be made available to the postdoctoral fellow. A copy of the 'Agreement to Hire' must be filed with the Division of Research and Graduate Studies prior to recruitment.

4.  Recruitment and selection

Once the 'Agreement to Hire' has been filed with the Division of Research and Graduate Studies and subject to relevant federal, provincial, granting agency and university regulations, for example, the Canadian Immigration Act, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act, etc., faculty members may recruit postdoctoral fellows directly through personal contacts, local, national or international advertisements or through whatever means the faculty member deems appropriate.

Postdoctoral fellows are exempt from immigration restrictions. It is the responsibility of postdoctoral fellows who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents of Canada to obtain employment authorization and the appropriate visa from Employment and Immigration.

The faculty member (s) who is responsible for funding the postdoctoral fellow is responsible for selection.

5. Offers of Appointment

The letter offering appointment as a postdoctoral fellow is issued by the supervising faculty member and must be countersigned by the Dean of the supervisor's Faculty. A copy of the Offer of Appointment letter and the subsequent acceptance letter must be filed with the Division of Research and Graduate Studies. The Offer of Appointment letter must specify:

  • The title of the appointment.
  • The nature and extent of the postdoctoral fellow's responsibilities. 
  • The term of appointment. 
  • A copy of items 6 through 10 of this policy document. 
  • A copy of the Acadia University Intellectual Property guidelines for students and postdoctoral fellows. 
  • The stipend and benefits offered and the method of payment. 
  • Any special conditions that apply. 
  • The deadline for written acceptance of the offer of appointment.
  • A clear explanation of rights and obligations regarding authorship and intellectual property and any policies for assignment of intellectual property

6.  Appointment

A.Term
A postdoctoral fellow is normally appointed for a twelve month period. The supervisor may renew the agreement annually to a maximum of three years. Supervisors are expected to give postdoctoral fellows two months notice of the intention to renew or not renew.

B. Compensation
The compensation level for postdoctoral fellows is not specified by the university. Compensation for externally funded postdoctoral fellows is determined by the funding agency. When a supervisor's research grant or contract funds are the source of support, compensation ranges specified by relevant Tri-Council programs should serve as a compensation guideline.
Payment to postdoctoral fellows is considered employment income and as such is subject to standard payroll deductions.

C. Benefits
Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible for employee benefit plans.
Postdoctoral fellows who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents must provide proof of medical insurance.

D. Termination for Just Cause
A postdoctoral fellow's appointment may be terminated without notice for just cause.

7.  Dispute Resolution Procedures

Problems, with the exception of termination for just cause, which cannot be resolved by the supervisor and/or the postdoctoral fellow may be brought by either party to the Department Head. If the dispute cannot be resolved by the Head it may be referred by either party to the Dean of the Faculty. If a dispute is of a serious nature, the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies may be invited to act as ombudsperson. If the dispute remains unresolved, it shall be referred to the Vice President Academic whose decision shall be final and binding.

8.  Authorship and Intellectual Property Rights

Postdoctoral fellows are to receive credit for publication of their research and for the transfer and commercialization of discoveries. Unless agreed to in writing, postdoctoral fellows retain ownership of intellectual property rights, solely in the case of their own work, and jointly when it has been created through joint effort.

The supervisor is responsible to deliver a clear explanation of rights and obligations regarding authorship and intellectual property and any policies for assignment of intellectual property, and to include same in the letter of appointment. The postdoctoral fellow must be informed of restrictions imposed on intellectual property rights by project funding sources.

9.  Research Grants and Contracts

Postdoctoral fellows may apply for external funding to agencies which accept applications from postdoctoral fellows. Research and contract accounts established for funds received must include the faculty supervisor as co-signature.

10.  Ethics

Postdoctoral fellows are responsible to ensure that human and/or animal research is conducted under approved protocols.

Appendix I[nbsp] Agreement to Hire a Post Doctoral Fellow