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Academic Posting ‑ Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on June 22, 2018 in News

Instructor (Landscape Horticulture and Maintenance)
Limited Term (12 month), Full time
Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Truro

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, NS. 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 internal candidates for a full-time, Instructor in Landscape Horticulture with teaching (domestic and international articulated programmes), academic programme coordination, and service responsibilities with salary appropriate to qualification and experience.

A minimum of a Master's degree in Landscape Horticulture and/or Landscape Architecture or a related field from a recognized university, plus at least one year of teaching/professional experience is required. Applicants must have knowledge and experience in landscape plants, horticultural practices, maintenance, landscape design, and installation. Evidence of teaching at the undergraduate level is required. A record of independent and/or collaborative projects/teaching, and/or a professional practice portfolio is desirable.

The individual must be highly motivated with sound judgement, professionalism, integrity, collegiality, resourcefulness, innovation, self-motivation, excellent communication skills and strong organizational skills. Interest and ability 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 successful applicant will teach distance, diploma, and degree courses in Landscape Horticulture and Landscape Architecture programmes within Dalhousie University and at international universities where articulation agreements are in effect.

The incumbent may also act in the role of Academic Advising and Coordination for the Landscape Horticulture programme as part of an international articulation agreement (under service-oriented to the university). The successful applicant is expected to build strong connections with the Canadian and regional landscape horticulture associations and landscape horticulture industries through teaching and outreach activities. The applicant must have a strong commitment to teaching and service to the university. All qualified internal 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 (Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences) and competition name (Instructor, Landscape Horticulture and Maintenance).

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 horticulture project(s) or teaching experiences included as a pdf file and the name, address, and phone number of four referees to: Chair of Selection Committee (Landscape Horticulture and Maintenance), Tracey MacKenzie , 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,  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The position will remain open and accepting applicants until it is filled. A more detailed description of the Faculty and Department is available