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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

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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