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Faculty and Staff

Building intimate learning communities

A talented, dedicated team of faculty and staff, make up our energetic academic community. Employment opportunities exist in a range of roles and environments, each one critical to the success of the university. From professors and academic advisors to technical support and campus security, our faculty and staff make essential contributions that enrich students' learning experiences, support teaching and enable us to maintain our position as one of Canada’s leading research and teaching universities.

Our staff

Over 2,100 staff across our campuses promote an enhanced learning environment by providing a variety of services that range from campus administration to facilities operations, technology infrastructure to supporting the student experience.

Our faculty

Our stellar academic reputation attracts more than 90 per cent of first-choice candidates for academic positions. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their achievement, research and teaching. More than 90 per cent of our faculty have a PhD or doctorate.

Dr. Jean Burnell

”I try to instill the desire to excel. Not just for the marks, but because it’s cool to know. That’s really why people should be going to university.”

– Dr. Jean Burnell, professor, Chemistry

We host 50 Canada Research Chairs — more than at any other university in the Atlantic Region. These chairs advance the frontiers of knowledge in their fields, not only through their own work, but also by teaching and supervising students and co-ordinating the work of other researchers.

Award-winning professors

Many of our professors are national and international award winners.

Dr. Vivian Howard

”I try to create an environment where people feel comfortable giving input, both positive and negative.”

– Dr. Vivian Howard, associate professor, School of Information Management and 2017 recipient of the Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Teaching

We've made a commitment to increasing the proportion of first-year teaching provided by tenured or tenure-track faculty ensuring solid foundations for future academic success.

Interested in working at Dalhousie?

One of the largest employers in Metro Halifax, we offer an attractive total compensation package. To view current opportunities, please visit Dalhousie Careers.