Limited Term Instructor Position, Environmental Science

The Environmental Science program in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a 12-month, limited term appointment (100% FTE) at the rank of Instructor commencing June 15, 2021 (negotiable).

The Environmental Science program provides a dynamic setting for innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship that addresses important societal challenges related to the interaction of earth system processes and human development. We have a passion for making the world a much better place through the establishment, application and integration of knowledge in support of sustainability. Our program delivers a major/honours in Environmental Science (B.Sc.) as well as several options for combined majors with other sciences, arts or the College of Sustainability and a minor in environmental studies in degree programs across the university.

Instructor (100% FTE, 12-Month Limited Term Appointment)

We are seeking a colleague with interdisciplinary competencies and teaching experience in the environmental sciences and associated issues. The ideal candidate has expertise related to earth systems science, human use of resources and current sustainability challenges. We seek a scholar with excellent teaching records suited to student directed, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. The position includes responsibility for teaching the following courses: ENVS 1100 and ENVS 1200 (Foundations and Challenges in Environmental Science), ENVS 2500 (Field Methods in Environmental Science), and an additional course as determined in consultation with the Chair of the Department.  It should be noted that ENVS 2500 is an intensive 2-week course offered in May 2022.  In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for the Coordination of the Science Atlantic Environment Student Conference to be held at Dalhousie University in March 2022, and will sit as a member of the Faculty of Science First year Science Committee.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Environmental Science or a related discipline (candidates that are all but defended will be considered).  In addition, candidates must demonstrate their ability to instruct students in a range of field methods relevant to environmental science including field methods to monitor biological populations; taxonomic identification; use a compass and GPS; and field data analysis.  Preference will be given to applicants with strong teaching record at the university level. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are needed, as are strong organizational skills. Attention to detail and the ability to work with minimal supervision is required.  

The Environmental Science program is part of the Faculty of Science, Atlantic Canada’s science powerhouse. The Faculty of Science, with over 3,700 students, 200 faculty members and 470 graduate level students, is Dalhousie’s largest faculty. Information about the Environmental Science program can be found at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current CV, a statement of teaching experience and competencies (teaching dossier) together with evidence of teaching effectiveness (portfolio), if available, and contact details for two academic referees. Applications should be submitted via PeopleAdmin by February 15, 2021.