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Space

How do you know if space will work?

  • Look at the total square feet
  • How is it laid out? Can you imagine/plan your work in that space?
  • How close is the space to colleagues of interest to you? To requisite shared equipment?
  • Is it near your proposed office? Far away? Which do you want (people vary a lot)?
  • Think about what you envision doing and then put yourself and your research group in the proposed space

Questions to ask

Space may be “start-up” with the potential to expand when your group expands (it may also not be expandable)

  • Ask if additional space will be possible when your group reaches critical mass
  • Ask if “shared” space is feasible when you expand beyond current assigned space

Questions to ask

  • Does your teaching assignment matter to you?
    • Within what limits?
    • What courses would you like to teach?
    • What would you be willing to teach?
  • Will you have a teaching “break” as you start your research program? How long?
  • Will you have TA support?

Salary

SALARY SCALES VARY A LOT BY DISCIPLINE

How do you know if the salary is in the appropriate range?

  • Hard to get salary figures from privates
  • Can get national “averages,” but may not be informative
  • Talk with faculty in your department to get a sense of the starting range in your field
  • Think about what you need to live with some level of comfort in the community
    • Salaries vary considerably depending on local cost-of-living

Can i ask for more?

Salary is the most sensitive of the issues in some ways

  • The department wants you to come, so they’ll work hard to offer a good salary
  • Your salary impacts the salary ladder in the department/school/institution
  • Providing a salary higher than previously hired assistant professors (or worse still, associate professors/professors) creates long-standing resentments and problems
  • If you ask for more, do it with good information and no expectations

State vs. Private institutions

  • State institutions have greater “rule-based” limitations
    • Salary grades may be set and harder to negotiate
    • Less flexibility in fund management
  • Private institutions are generally smaller
    • Stepping out of “salary lineup” has greater consequences

Appointment terms

Initial term of appointment is set by institutional policies

  • 3 year, 4 year with renewal is common
    • Renewal is determined by a review process
  • Tenure decision at 6-8 years is common
    • Tenure is determined by internal/external review process
  • Definition of academic year/summer also may vary with institutions

When to talk about start-up

  • You can inquire generally about research start-up during the interview process.
  • If a faculty member (or the Chair) asks you about equipment needs, answer them clearly and concisely
  • If the Chair initiates a discussion of start-up needs, provide detailed and clear information, keeping the option to give more information later
  • Ascertain whether the information sought is for equipment/supplies (usual) or everything

Form of information

  • If the request is verbal, provide verbal answers and inquire if more detailed information would be useful
  • If more detailed information is requested, give written information
    • Excel sheet is easy to manage (can give hard copy and also send via email)
    • Make sure that all information is correct and pricing is current

      • Use catalog prices or quotations

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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