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Master Gardener Posting

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on March 29, 2018 in News

Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University

Posting Date:   03 April 2018
Application Deadline: 10 April , 2018

Teaching Position

Department:  Plant, Food, and Environmental Science
Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019

Pay rate: Commensurate with education and experience

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development.  Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside the province.  Our 6, 000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, poised to celebrate 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University is a small research-intensive campus located in Truro, NS.  Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, environment and related life and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Coordinate, develop course modules,

·         Teach online courses

·         Conduct summer school relating to the Master Gardener Program.

·         Responsible for all aspects of coordinating the program, developing course modules, communicating with students online, teaching online courses and test preparation and evaluation; and organizing summer school. 

·         This position works collaboratively with the Instructors in Horticulture, Manager Botanical Garden Unit and Extended Learning.

·         The position reports to the Chair of the Department.


At least one year experience in teaching in a postsecondary educational institution, Excellent oral, written communication skills, collegiality and interpersonal skills. Online teaching experience is critical. A Masters degree with two year experience in Landscape Horticulture.

Applications should include a resume.

If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing by the application deadline to:

Dr. Raj Lada, Chair
Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences
Dalhousie University
50 Pictou Rd, Suite 219
Truro, NS   B2N 2R8

E-mail:  &   Fax: (902) 893-1404


All offers of employment are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, people with a disability, racially visible persons and women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.