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Instructor (Landscape Architecture)

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on November 9, 2017 in News

Thirteen-month Term
Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering a wealth of programs through diverse faculties. With campuses located in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, as well as a Medical School site in Saint John, New Brunswick, Dalhousie has more than 6,000 faculty and staff who make up the university’s energetic academic community.

The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University campus is located in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, food, environment, and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies.  This position will be located in the Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences of the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Truro, Nova Scotia. The Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences offers a stimulating academic environment featuring a breadth of expertise, a strong applied research focus, and linkages across the university and beyond.

The Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture invites applications from qualified candidates for a limited term position in Landscape Architecture with teaching, international articulated programme coordination and service responsibilities with salary appropriate to qualifications and experience.

A minimum of a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA) from a recognized university, plus at least one year of teaching/professional experience in Landscape Architecture is required.  Applicants must have knowledge and experience in Landscape design, design process, construction and detailing, professional practice, and landscape studio and/or digital graphic communication. Evidence of teaching at the undergraduate level is desirable. A record of independent and/or collaborative projects, and a professional practice portfolio is required.  Eligibility for membership in the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects is required.

Demonstrated excellence and strong passion in teaching in a multi-cultural, multi-national environment, with strong leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and an ability to work in co-operation with a number of university-, government-, and industry- groups are desirable assets. The individual must be highly motivated with sound judgement, professionalism, integrity, collegiality, resourcefulness, innovation, self-motivation, excellent communication skills and strong organizational skills.

The successful applicant will teach distance, diploma, and degree courses in Environmental Horticulture and Landscape Architecture programmes within Dalhousie University and at international universities where articulation agreements are in effect.  The successful applicant must be aware of all latest software applications relating to Landscape Design studio. They will be expected to supervise undergraduate landscape studio/projects. The incumbent will also act in the role of a coordinator for an international articulation programme (40% of the position’s duties are service-oriented to the university). The successful applicant is expected to build strong connections with the Canadian and regional landscape architects associations and landscape industries through teaching and outreach activities. The applicant must have a strong commitment to teaching and service to the university.

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 Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Application Process:

In your cover letter, please quote the competition number, department (Environmental Sciences) and competition name (Instructor, Landscape Horticulture/Architecture).

Applicants must submit a cover letter stating qualifications and abilities, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and service interests, a portfolio of successfully implemented creative landscape architecture project(s) included as a pdf file and the name, address, and phone number of four referees to: Chair of Selection Committee (Landscape Architecture), Anne LeLacheur , Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, 50 Pictou Road, PO Box 550 Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5E3 or email to

Applicants must also submit a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin on December 7th, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

A more detailed description of the Faculty and Department is available at